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2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE
2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE
2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE
2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE
2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE
2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE



2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE Review

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE

THE MOTO GUZZI SPECIAL EDITION WILL BECOME A COLLECTORS ITEM....

Pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art. The Griso 8V SE might well be one of the most unique and captivating motorcycles to come out of the Mandello Del Lario factory. The bold character expressed in the nonconformist styling of the Griso is given further emphasis by the aggressive new black/silver color concept in a matte tone that flows elegantly with the numerous black painted metal elements such as the frame, wheels, steering plates, handlebar and instrument panel covers.

Griso 8V SE has impeccable style; this machine is an instinctive creation, pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art.

The design details are discreet but elegant and pure quality; the lines blend together and are accentuated by the chrome finishing and satin metal form.  The fuel tank lends itself superbly to the strong frame creating an aerodynamic teardrop body which is continued through to the tail which houses three high intensity LED light units.
 
The Griso is decidedly masculine and powerful yet the “Quattrovalvole” engine seems to be set like a jewel in a frame that shows off its revolutionary design to the utmost effect.  Returning to the performance, it becomes obvious that the sophisticated components are not mere technical details included for the sake of style but enhances performance and provides guaranteed reactivity.

The Moto Guzzi Griso SE features the latest transverse 90° V-twin from the “Quattrovalvole” series and produces a peak power of 110 hp at just 7500 rpm with a whopping 108Nm of torque at 6400 rpm allowing the Griso SE to dominate the road with a smooth power delivery whilst the outstanding chassis keeps all those horses in check. The chassis is comprised of a twin overhead tubular element made from high tensile steel and generously sized lateral reinforcement of the lower cradle with ribbing that has been added not only for aesthetic purposes but also for increased rigidity.

The stylish black and silver livery contrasts elegantly with the black metal of the frame which also ties in the black rims, steering plates and handlebars. It also boasts chrome spoke wheels and colour coordinated badges. The incredible two-into-one exhaust system highlights the Griso SE’s boldness and further ads to the character of this unique motorcycle. Its details like this that leave an impression before you even ride the Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE.

 

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE Key Features

• Black frame
• Saddle with leather upholstery
• Racing foot pegs
• 1200cc V 90 degree "Quattrovalvole" twin horsepower
• Tubeless spoke wheels
• Two - into - one coiled pipes exhaust system

 

 

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE Features and Benefits

The Griso 8V SE might well be one of the most unique and captivating motorcycles to come out of the Mandello Del Lario factory. The bold character expressed in the nonconformist styling of the Griso is given further emphasis by the aggressive new black/silver color concept in a matte tone that flows elegantly with the numerous black painted metal elements such as the frame, wheels, steering plates, handlebar and instrument panel covers.

The Bike
“His power became greater in reality and in the minds of others.” This is a description of ‘Griso’, a character in ‘I promessi sposi’ by Alessandro Manzoni, one of the most famous works of Italian literature. In the book, Griso is a tough and fearless leader of the Bravi, and a man “who naturally undertook all the most daring enterprises”.

This description could just as well be applied to the new Griso 8V SE, the most exciting and spirited of all Moto Guzzi models, designed to create a new, more intense concept of sports riding based on sheer power and four valve cylinder technology. Designed to respect a tradition that has lasted forty years, the new engine adopts the rational 90° transverse V twin layout but with 563 new parts, and introduces for the first time a single overhead cam valve timing and silent running Morse chains to operate the four valves per cylinder. 75% of this highly developed Moto Guzzi 1200cc engine has been modified compared to its predecessor, to produce 110 HP at only 7500 rpm and a maximum foot pounds of 80 foot pounds at 6400 rpm.

The Griso 8V SE is an instinctive creation, pure, solid and distinctive and in many ways a work of art. The design details are discreet but elegant and pure quality; the lines blend together and are accentuated by the chrome finishing and satin metal form. The fuel tank lends itself superbly to the strong frame creating an aerodynamic teardrop body which is continued through to the tail which houses three high intensity LED light units.

The Griso is decidedly masculine and powerful yet the “Quattrovalvole” engine seems to be set like a jewel in a frame that shows off its revolutionary design to the utmost effect. Returning to its performance, it becomes obvious that the sophisticated components are not mere technical details included for the sake of style but enhance performance and provide guaranteed reactivity.


 

 


 

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,690 USA

ENGINE
Type Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity 1,151cc
Bore and stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 11:01
Maximum power output Over 110 hp at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 80 foot pounds at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Exhaust system Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Lubrication Oil bath
Final drive CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase 61 inches (1,554 mm)
Trail 4.25 inches (108 mm)
Steering rake 26.30°
Steering angle. 34°
Front suspension Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial callipers.
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel 110 mm
Front brakes Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakes Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons.
Wheels Tubeless spoke wheels with aluminium Ber rim and Alpina spokes.
Front wheel 3.50" x 17"
Rear wheel 5.50" x 17"
Front tire 120/70 ZR17"
Rear tire 180/55 ZR17"

DIMENSIONS
Length 89 inches (2,260 mm)
Width 32.6 inches (830 mm)
Height 42.12 inches (1,070 mm)
Saddle height 31.4 inches (800 mm)
Minimum ground clearance 7.28 inches (185 mm)
Dry weight 489 pounds (222 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4.4 gallons (16.7 litres)
Reserve .5 gallon

 

 


 

2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $13,590 CDN

ENGINE
Type Four-stroke V 90 twin
Cooling Air and oil cooled with independent cooling pump
Capacity 1,151cc
Bore and stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 11:01
Maximum power output Over 110 hp at 7,500 rpm
Max Torque 80 foot pounds at 6,400 rpm
Fuel supply/ignition Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.
Exhaust system Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speed
Lubrication Oil bath
Final drive CA.R.C reactive drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Clutch Single plate with integrated flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame High tensile steel tubular twin cradle
Wheelbase 61 inches (1,554 mm)
Trail 4.25 inches (108 mm)
Steering rake 26.30°
Steering angle. 34°
Front suspension Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial callipers.
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression).
Rear wheel travel 110 mm
Front brakes Twin floating 320 mm stainless steel wave discs, Brembo radial callipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brakes Single 282 mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons.
Wheels Tubeless spoke wheels with aluminium Ber rim and Alpina spokes.
Front wheel 3.50” x 17”
Rear wheel 5.50” x 17”
Front tire 120/70 ZR17”
Rear tire 180/55 ZR17”

DIMENSIONS
Length 89 inches (2,260 mm)
Width 32.6 inches (830 mm)
Height 42.12 inches (1,070 mm)
Saddle height 31.4 inches (800 mm)
Minimum ground clearance 7.28 inches (185 mm)
Dry weight 489 pounds (222 kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4.4 gallons (16.7 litres)
Reserve .5 gallon



2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE - UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £9,799

Engine 90° V-twin, 4 stroke
Displacement 1151cc
Power 81 kW (110 HP) at 7,500 rpm
Torque 110 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Exhaust System 2 into 1 stainless steel, with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe
Transmission 6 speed
Secondary Drive Compact reactive shaft drive CA.RC. Double universal joint with oating bevel gear,
ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3,666
Cooling Air Cooled
Front Suspension ø 43mm upside down fork with adjustments for spring preload and compression
and rebound damping. Radial caliper mounting on bottom sleeve
Rear Suspension Single leverage with progressive separate gas reservoir (spring preload and
hydraulic extension and compression)
Front Brake Twin ø 320mm stainless steel wave discs. Radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear Brake ø 282mm stainless steel disc, oating caliper with 2 opposed pistons
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17"
Rear Tyre 180/55 ZR17"
Length 2260mm
Width 880mm
Height 1070mm
Running Weight 240kg
Fuel Tank 17 litres (3.5 litre reserve)
Accessories • Semi-Rigid Panniers • Windshield Kit
• Large Tank Bag Kit • Electronic Anti Theft System
• Small Tank Bag • Homologated Silencer
• Tail Bag • Carbon Fibre Front Mudguard
• Anti-Theft Luggage Rack • Carbon Fibre Heat Shield
• Fly Screen • Carbon Fibre Clock Cover
• Bike Cover
Colour Black Silver Devil
Griso SE

 


2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AUD

Engine 90° V-twin with 4 valves per cylinder.
Capacity 1,151cc
Power 80.8kW (108HP)
Tor que 108Nm
Gear Box 6 speed transmission .
Front Brakes Twin floating Ø 320mm stainless steel wave discs, radial
CALLIPERS with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear Brakes Single Ø 282mm fixed stainless steel disc, floating caliper
with 2 parallel pistons.
Front Suspension
Upside down 43mm fully adjustable forks (spring Preload
and hydraulic rebound and compression damping).
Rear Suspension
SINGLE SIDE SWING ARM, MONOSHOCK WITH ADJUSTABLE SPRING
PRELOAD AND REBOUND DAMPING.
Wheels FRONT: 3.5” x 17” REAR: 6.0” x 17”
Front Tyre 120/70/17
Rear Tyre 180/55/17
Dry Weight 222kg
Seat Height 800mm
Tank Capacity (include reserve)
16.7l (3.3l reserve)

 


2013 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE - Italy Specifications/Technical Details
Italian MSRP Price: €12,190 EUR

Motore bicilindrico a V di 90°, 4 tempi
Cilindrata 1.151 cc
Alesaggio e corsa 80x74 mm
Potenza massima 81 kW (110CV) a 7.500 giri/minuto
Coppia massima 110 Nm a 6.000 giri/minuto
Impianto di scarico in acciaio inox, del tipo 2 in 1 catalizzato a 3 vie con sonda Lambda
Cambio 6 marce
Trasmissione nale Cardano Reattivo Compatto CA.R.C., doppio giunto di cardano e coppia conica fottante,rapporto 12/44 = 1:3,666
Sospensione anteriore forcella a steli rovesciati Ø 43 mm completamente regolabile (precarico molla e idraulica in estensione e
compressione) con piedino per pinza freni attacco radiale
Sospensione posteriore monobraccio con leveraggio progressivo, monoammortizzatore con serbatoio gas separato completamente
regolabile (precarico molla e idraulica in estensione e compressione)
Freno anteriore doppio disco fottante in acciaio inox, Ø 320 mm, pinze radiali a 4 pistoncini contrapposti
Freno posteriore disco _sso in acciaio inox, Ø 282 mm, pinza _ottante a 2 pistoncini paralleli
Pneumatici 120/70 ZR17” (ant.) - 180/55 ZR17” (post.)
Lunghezza massima 2.260 mm
Larghezza massima 880 mm
Altezza 1.070 mm
Altezza sella 800 mm
Peso a secco 231 kg
Capacità serbatoio 17 litri
Riserva serbatotio 17 litri (riserva 3,5 litri)
Griso 1200 8v S.E.

 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

 


 

 

 

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