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2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX
2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX



2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX Review

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX

THE EAGLE WITH AN APPETITE FOR ADVENTURE...

An appetite for adventure - The Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX represents Italian style, engineering excellence and riding pleasure, and is perfect for riders with an appetite for adventure.

Named after the famous Alpine pass that connects Valtelline Valley to Vinschgau Valley with 84 amazing s-bends between them, Stelvio has launched Moto Guzzi back among the stars of the maxi enduro world. A highly appreciated bike that has now reached a coming of age at a technical-functional level, thanks to the updates and final tweaking undergone by the new 1200 8V and NTX.
It all starts with style, now even more attractive and trendy rounding off the fuel tank by integrating it within the lightweight fairing, which now highlights a clearly smooth streamlined effect which flows into the double front headlight assembly. The latter feature is a distinctive element of the Stelvio design, and the only detail inherited from the previous version. The top fairing, windshield and the half-fairing with integrated turn indicators are all brand new elements that combine to give the front-end of the Stelvio 8V a cutting-edge, more aggressive and dynamic look. It has an original design, but it is above all more functional and versatile, features that are of uppermost importance on models of this type. From an objective standpoint, the style of the new surfaces emphasises two fundamental project milestones compared to the previous version: more efficient aerodynamic protection, thanks to the new top fairing and practically twice fold range capacity thanks to the outstanding new fuel tank with a 32 litre record capacity.

This new Stelvio bike has an air of complete renovation about it, fine examples being the cockpit with brand new graphs on the on-board control panel, a new increased scale fuel indicator.

The heart that beats inside this touring bike is the renowned V-shaped 90° transverse twin-cylinder "Four valve" engine, the highest performer among all the families of engines manufactured at Mandello del Lario, which has now reached exclusive levels as far as its technical/performance development is concerned. 

This latest version can boast the careful attention paid to achieve a more silent and smooth running of the engine, whilst tweaking the electronic control, timing system and cooling system. The brand new integrated ignition and injection ECU now exploits the signals sent by the two lambda probes to guarantee adequate feeding throughout the entire combustion cycle, improving response to the throttle control, low-to-mid-range power delivery further to consumptions and emissions. The ECU also includes the ATC system to prevent sliding: this system controls ignition advance and injection to cut torque delivery whenever a sudden loss of grip is detected so as to help the rider to remain in control under extreme, unexpected conditions. The system can be deactivated, just like ABS.
The engine now boasts a maximum torque of over 113 Nm delivered at a mere 5,800 rpm and easily reaches a peak in output of over 105 HP; it practically reaches an automobile-level speed of 7,250 rpm.

The NTX is the more “adventurous” version of the Stelvio, and now has all the technical features of the base version, plus some exceptional new fixtures, i.e. the sturdy "armour" that embraces it and comprises the oil sump guard, engine guard, cylinder guard, full cover hand-guards and extra large windshield with additional wind deflectors to protect the rider and his bike against the hidden dangers throughout his trip.

A bike dedicated to long haul travellers naturally needs luggage space, hence the spacious aluminium panniers and additional halogen lights. Even more luxury options are available on the accessory catalogue including a GPS navigator installation kit, heated hand-grips, CA.RC protection (Compact Reactive Cardan Shaft Drive), aluminium top box for the NTX or side wind deflectors, extra large windshield, dedicated body coloured plastic polymer panniers and top box kit for the 1200 8V version.

The new Stelvios are available in Guzzi Black, Moon White and Sienna colour schemes, while the NTX will flaunt a brand new colour concept on a black satin finish base (Lava Black).

Style

It all starts with style by rounding off the fuel tank and integrating it within the lightweight fairing, which now highlights a clearly smooth streamlined effect which flows into the double front headlight assembly. The latter feature is a distinctive element of the Stelvio design, and the only detail inherited from the previous version. The top fairing, windshield and the half-fairing with integrated turn indicators are all brand new components that combine to give the front-end of the Stelvio NTX 8V a cutting-edge, more aggressive and dynamic look.

This All New NTX has an original design, but it is above all more functional and versatile, features which are of critical importance on models of this type. From an objective standpoint, the style of the new surfaces emphasises two fundamental project milestones compared to the previous version: more efficient aerodynamic protection, thanks to the new top fairing and super long range capacity thanks to the outstanding new fuel tank which holds capacity record of 32 Litres.

The heart that beats inside this touring bike is the renowned V-shaped 90° transverse twin-cylinder “Four valve” engine, the highest performer among all the families of engines manufactured at Mandello del Lario, which has now reached exclusive levels as far as its technical/performance development is concerned.

 

 

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX Key Features

MAIN DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS
• New headlight fairing.
• New 32 litre fuel tank.
• New windshield.
• New saddle lining.

ENGINE
• 1200 90° V-shaped Twin-cylinder "Four Valve"
• Single overhead camshaft timing system with decreased valve control noise level.
• Two lambda probes.
• New profile camshafts.
• Single plate clutch.
• New exhaust system.
• Transmission with compact reactive cardan shaft drive.
• 6-gear gearbox.
• Euro 3.

CHASSIS
• High tensile steel upper dual beam frame.
• Front fork with 45 mm legs, adjustable spring preloading and hydraulics fitted with a new set of progressive action springs.
• Shock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound fitted with a new more preloaded spring.
• Rear suspension with progressive articulation single arm.
• 4 horizontally opposed piston front brake system with new 320 mm discs, deactivatable ABS.
• Rear 282-mm disc brake, floating calliper with two parallel pistons. Deactivatable ABS
• Rear tyre  150/70-17.
• Front tyre  110/90-19.

NTX STANDARD EQUIPMENT
• ABS;
• ATC traction control;
• Black satin-finish aluminium side panniers;
• Cylinder guard;
• Long-range lights;
• Aluminium sump guard;
• Hand guards;
• Spoked wheels;
• Extra large windshield with side wind deflectors

STELVIO 1200 8V STANDARD EQUIPMENT
• ABS;
• ATC traction control;
• Alloy rims.

 

 

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX Features and Benefits

COMFORT:
Unstoppable long-time tourers.

Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX are great tourers that can also be used off-road, and with excellent performance on asphalt. These characteristics emerge immediately once you are seated on the bike, where the perception of carefully-designed ergonomics can be felt straightaway: saddle, footrests and handlebar form a perfect triangle for all users. Moreover, for the perfectionists, there is still room for minor adjustments: windshield, saddle height (820 or 840 mm), handlebar inclination, levers, pedals, as well as race-style adjusters for hydraulic compression/rebound damping. In a few seconds, everything is at the right place to face any challenge, from city traffic to the most inaccessible off-road paths. In motion, reduced vibration and the efficient aerodynamic protection offered by the new top fairing and windshield and original side wind deflectors (dedicated for NTX) ensure riding comfort for rider and passenger as well, ideal to tackle long trips.

Major improvements are also found in the controls, with a new dashboard including a 12V power outlet, a new fuse box compartment, cockpit and instrument panel with new rpm indicator graphics and a dash display with six-mark fuel indicator that integrates with on-board computer functions such as average and current consumption, average speed, trip time, maximum speed peak reached and diagnostics. The display also lets you control hand grip heating (option) and activate the ATC system, fitted as standard on both models.

CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
Designed for non conventional paths.

You should not be mislead by its luxury off-road appearance: the Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX feature driving effectiveness superior to the average of many road motorcycles, since they are equipped for the unexpected and able to withstand any off-road driving strains.

The secret is the new upper twin spar frame, made of high-strength steel, with 2.5mm thick directional tubes, where the engine is anchored through six connecting points, two more than in usual frames, which give high rigidity to the assembly at twisting moments. 
Chassis positions have been defined to facilitate handling, a headstock with a 27° inclination for a 125mm trail, improved by a 1535-mm wheelbase which guarantees impeccable steering precision.

High quality suspension whose adjustable preload and hydraulic response during compression and rebound combine to ensure instant, smooth response to pressure on the handlebar. The front end is controlled by a new upside-down Marzocchi fork, with 45mm stanchions and 170mm travel, whereas at the rear, suspension kinematic mechanisms with progressive rising rate are moved by a Sachs unit that works on a 155mm stroke.

The refinement of the suspension department guarantees a neutral setting at all times. When going out of a bend, and the action of the 105 horsepower generated by the new “Quattrovalvole” engine is requested, or when braking, under the quick deceleration generated by the three-disc Brembo braking system supported by the deactivatable Continental ABS, fitted as standard on NTX and Stelvio 1200 8V. Both sport a new couple of 320mm front brake discs with a new holder flange, while retaining a 282mm brake disc at the rear. Innovation also for the wheels which boast a cutting-edge designed set of light alloy rims with 150/70-17 rear tyre, new on the 1200 8V version, previously exclusively mounted on the NTX, which comes standard with tubeless spoked wheels (patented Alpina STS system).

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION.
The “Quattrovalvole” evolution continues.
 
The Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX boast the latest evolution of the "Quattrovalvole" engine”, introduced in 2006 and universally acknowledged as the most advanced version of the V-shaped 90° transverse twin-cylinder.

This highly sophisticated mechanical gem, which is unique in terms of both architecture and engineering clarity, is built using advanced componentry and technical solutions. Worth mentioning are the raised cam profile single camshaft timing system driven by silent "Morse" type chains” with hydraulic chain tensioners, the forged pistons with three rings cooled by oil jets in the crankcase, the ultra-light valves in special alloy steel with 5mm stems, and the conical valve springs that eliminate resonance and power loss at high engine speeds. Lubrication and cooling are ensured by two coaxial pumps that circulate lubricant through a separate duct in the head up to the exhaust valve seats, where the highest temperatures develop. The cylinders feature an extremely modern design, with the cooling fins tapered toward the front of the cylinders, while the valve covers - which proudly flaunt the “Quattrovalvole” moniker - feature a floating mounting system to reduce mechanical noise.

As far as the fuel system goes, the "Quattrovalvole" engine premiers the new Marelli IWP 189 injectors located on the intake ducts of the sizeable 50mm throttle bodies, whereas the brand new integrated ignition and injection ECU now exploits the signals sent by the two lambda probes to guarantee adequate fuel metering throughout the entire combustion cycle, improving response to the throttle control, mid range power delivery further to consumptions and emissions. In terms of electronic components, the new Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX debut the ATC system to prevent sliding, an invaluable help in keeping out of trouble in poor grip conditions.
The gearbox is a genuine six speed mechanical gem that excels for quietness, an easily selectable neutral position and precision, thanks also to the quiet and smooth single plate clutch. 
 


 


 

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $15,990 USA

ENGINE
Type 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke
Cooling Air and oil and, independent cooling pumps
Engine capacity 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 11:01
Maximum power 105HP (77 kW) at 7,250 rpm
Maximum torque 83.3 Ft. Lbs. (113 Nm) at 5,800 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition Multipoint sequential electronic ignition, Magneti Marelli IAW5A phased, alfa-n system; two Ø 50mm throttle body, Weber IWP 189 injectors, two lambda probes.
Exhaust system stainless steel, 2-in-1 type, three-way catalytic converter with lambda probe

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Gearbox 6-speed
Final drive Compact reactive cardan shaft drive system (CA.R.C.); double cardan joint and floating bevel gear seat, drive ratio 12/44 = 1: 3.666
Clutch single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer
Chassis High yield strength tubular steel with integrated engine
Wheelbase 60.4 in. / 1,535 mm
Trail 4.92 in. / 125 mm
Headstock angle 27°
Steering angle 34°
Front suspension completely adjustable USD fork (spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping) with 45 mm diam.
Front wheel travel 6.69 in. / 170 mm
Rear suspension single arm with progressive linkage, monoshock with adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload adjuster knob
Rear wheel travel 6.10 in. / 155 mm
Front brake Brembo 320 mm stainless steel floating double discs, radial calipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake Brembo 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels Light alloy (tubeless, spoked)
Front wheel rim 2.50" x 19"
Rear wheel rim 4.25" x 17"
Front tire 110/80 R19"
Rear tire 150/70 R17"

DIMENSIONS
Length 88.53 in. (2250 mm)
41.33 in. (1,050 mm)
Height 58.26 in. (1,480 mm)
Saddle height 32 - 33 in. (820-840 mm) adjustable
Minimum ground clearance 8.26 in. (210 mm)
Curb weight (Ready to Ride) 598 lbs (272 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity 8.5 Gallons (32 liters)
1.8 Gallons (Reserve) / 7 liters (Reserve)

 

 


 

2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

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2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX - UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £11,849

Type 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke
Engine capacity 1,151 cc
Maximum power 77 kW (105HP) at 7,250 rpm
Maximum torque Above 113 Nm at 5,800 rpm
Cooling Through air and oil and an independent cooling pump
Fuel supply / Ignition Multipoint sequential electronic ignition, Magneti Marelli IAW5A phased, alfa-n system; two Ø 50mm
throttle body, Weber IWP 189 injectors, two lambda probes.
Gearbox 6-speed
Primary drive With helical teeth, ratio 26/35 = 1: 1.346
Final drive Compact reactive cardan shaft drive system called CA.R.C.; double cardan joint and oating bevel gear seat, drive ratio 12/44 = 1: 3.666
Clutch Single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buer
Front suspension Completely adjustable fork (spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping) with
45 mm diam. upside down stanchions and caliper mounting for radial brake calipers
Rear suspension Single arm with progressive linkage, monoshock with adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload adjuster knob
Front brake Dual 320 mm stainless steel oating discs, radial calipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake 282 mm stainless steel xed disc, oating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Front tyre Tubeless 110/80 R19”
Rear tyre Tubeless 150/70 R17”
Standard Equipment ABS, ATC traction control
Length 2250 mm
Width 1,050 mm
Height 1,480 mm
Saddle height 820-840 mm (adjustable)
Kerb weight 272 Kg
Fuel tank capacity 32 litres (Reserve 7 litres)
Type approval Euro 3

 


2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AUD

Engine
90°V TWIN, SOHC, 4 VALVES PER CYLINDER, AIR OIL COOLED, 4 STROKE.
Capacity 1151CC
Power 77KW (105HP)
Torque 113NM (83FT LBS)
Gear Box 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION.
RIDER ASSIST two channel continental ABS and Active Traction Control (ATC).
Front Brakes DUAL Ø 320MM ROTORS, DUAL 4 SPOT RADIAL MOUNTED CALIPERS.
Rear Brakes SINGLE Ø 282MM ROTOR, SINGLE SPOT FLOATING CALIPER.
Front Suspension
45MM UPSIDE DOWN FORKS, FULLY ADJUSTABLE (SPRING PRELOAD,
COMPRESSION AND REBOUND DAMPING).
Rear Suspension
SINGLE SIDE SWING ARM, MONOSHOCK WITH ADJUSTABLE SPRING
PRELOAD AND REBOUND DAMPING.
Wheels FRONT: 2.50 x 19” REAR: 4.25 x 17”
Front Tyre 110/80/19
Rear Tyre 150/70/17
Dry Weight 257KG
Seat Height 820-840MM
Tank Capacity (include reserve)
32L (7L RESERVE)

 


2013 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX - Italy Specifications/Technical Details
Italian MSRP Price: €14,350 EUR

Motore bicilindrico a V di 90°, 4 tempi
Cilindrata 1.151 cc
Potenza MAX 77kW (105CV) a 7.250 giri/minuto
Coppia MAX 113 Nm a 5800 giri/minuto
Rareddamento aria e olio
Impianto di scarico in acciaio inox, del tipo 2 in 1 catalizzato a 3 vie con doppia sonda Lambda
Cambio 6 marce
Trasmissione nale cardano reattivo compatto CA.R.C.; doppio giunto di cardano e coppia conica ottante,
rapporto 12/44 = 1:3,666
Sospensione anteriore forcella a steli rovesciati completamente regolabile (precarico molla e idraulica in estensione
e compressione) con piedino per pinza freni attacco radiale
Sospensione posteriore monobraccio CARC con leveraggio progressivo, monoammortizzatore con regolazione idraulica in
estensione e registro precarico molla a pomello
Freno anteriore doppio disco ottante in acciaio inox, Ø 320 mm, pinze radiali a 4 pistoncini contrapposti (Abs
disinseribile)
Freno posteriore disco sso in acciaio inox, Ø 282 mm, pinza ottante a 2 pistoncini paralleli (Abs disinseribile)
Sistema Antipattinamento Sistema ATC in grado di limitare lo slittamento della ruota posteriore in caso di improvvise perdite di
aderenza, disinseribile dal cruscotto.
Pneumatici Tubeless 110/80 R19” (ant.) - Tubeless 150/70-R17” (post)
Lunghezza max 2.250 mm
Larghezza max 1.050 mm
Altezza 1.550 mm
Altezza sella regolabile 820/840 mm
Peso in ordine di marcia* 272 kg
Capacità serbatoio 32 litri (riserva 7 litri)
* Peso con moto pronta all’uso, con tutti i liquidi di esercizio, senza carburante
Stelvio 1200 NTX

 

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

 


 

 

 

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