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2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V Review
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At the top of riding pleasure…
(Editors note: Translated from Italian, will replace with English once available)
Named after the famous Alpine pass that connects the Valtellina with Val Venosta through the legendary 84 hairpin bends, Moto Guzzi Stelvio reported one of the stars of the maxi enduro.
Watching it is natural to imagine even at home, as well as between the Alpine passes, the slopes of the Sahara, because of its design that evokes the great African marathons. Moreover, the Stelvio is the bike with the right stuff, look at how its big 32-liter tank and fairing are connected to a light fairing that incorporates the double front headlight assembly recessed to protect it from damage if dropped.
Even the cockpit of driving, with a very complete instrumentation and prepared for the application of the GPS navigator, is designed for large travelers, who will appreciate the ability to adjust the height of the windscreen and to have integrated rack with the handle of the passenger and the connections for the side cases.
The beating heart of this fascinating touring is the famous V-twin engine of 90 ° Series 1.2 “Quattrovalvole” the most powerful among the families of engines manufactured at Mandello del Lario at the peak of its technical / performance.
This configuration is another important feature low noise and smooth operation acting on the electronics, power distribution and cooling.
The integrated ignition and injection signals uses two lambda probes to ensure accurate feeding throughout the entire combustion cycle, improving response to the throttle, delivering the low and mid range as well as fuel consumption and harmful emissions significantly reduced. There is also the traction control ATC: the system is able to limit the torque delivered by the engine in the case to detect a sudden loss of adhesion, by acting on the advance on the injection and ignition, so as to help the driver to control the bike even in the most difficult and unpredictable. The device, such as ABS, is excludable.
In terms of performance the “Quattrovalvole” expresses a maximum torque greater than 113 Nm delivered at only 5,800 rpm / min and easily reaches a peak power of more than 105 horses, all at a maximum speed of almost Automotive, 7250 revolutions / min .
The NTX, version “adventurous” of the Stelvio 8V, now shares all the technical features of the basic version and differs from it for the rugged and imposing “shell” that surrounds, consisting of guard, engine guard, cylinder protection, and integral hand guards large windshield with additional appendices to protect the rider and his mount from the dangers of any route.
There are, in a motorcycle dedicated to the great travelers, aluminum panniers and additional halogen headlights. A lavish budget could be expanded by drawing on the catalog of accessories available as options which include among others, the mounting kit GPS, heated grips protection CA.RC (Compact Reactive Shaft), the aluminum top case for the NTX or Appendices side, the large windshield kit bags and top case plastic polymers in body color, depending on what version 8V.
• STANDARD NTX
• Traction control system ATC;
• Saddlebags aluminum satin black;
• Spotlight depth;
• sump guard in aluminum;
• Hand guards;
• Spoked wheels;
• windshield with lateral appendages
STANDARD Stelvio 1200 8V
• Traction control system ATC;
• Alloy wheels.
2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
• 1200 V 90 ° “Quattrovalvole”
• Distribution of single-overhead cam head
• Dual oxygen sensor.
• plate clutch.
• Transmission with compact reactive shaft.
• 6-speed transmission.
• Euro 3.
• Frame double overhead beam high-strength steel.
• Front fork with 45 mm stanchions, adjustable pre-load.
• Shock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound with a new more preloaded spring.
• Rear suspension with single progressive swingarm.
• Brakes 4-piston opposed front and new 320 mm discs, ABS system can be switched off.
• Rear brake with 282 mm disc with floating caliper with two parallel pistons. ABS can be switched off
• Rear tire 150/70 -17.
• Front tire 110 / 90- 19.
• Continental ABS can be switched off
• ATC system as standard
• New instrumentation with fuel gauge of greater scale.
• Alloy wheels
• Pre-heated grips.
• Setting up navigation system.
• Aluminium cases
• aluminum sump guard.
• Engine guard made ??of steel.
• Integral hand guards.
• Additional lights
• Spoke wheels
• Additional air deflectors
• ABS as standard
2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Unstoppable longtime female travelers.
The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX are great women travelers, with quality off-road and excellent performance on asphalt. These characteristics emerge immediately once in the saddle, where the perception of carefully-designed ergonomics is straightaway: saddle, footrests and handlebar form a perfect triangle for all users. Moreover, for the perfectionists there is the possibility to adjust a bit ‘all: windshield, saddle height (820 or 840 mm), handlebar inclination, levers, pedals, in addition to professional registers for the brake hydraulic compression and rebound of the suspension.
In short, everything is in place to deal with any challenge, from city traffic to the most inaccessible paths of off-road driving. In motion, reduced vibration and an efficient aerodynamic protection of the fairing and windshield and side deflectors (specific on NTX) ensure that the driver and passenger a comfortable ride ideal to tackle long trips.
On the bridge, the bridge includes a 12V power socket, a fuse compartment and cockpit instrumentation with analog tachometer and fuel gauge display with a six notches that is integrated with the other functions provided by the on-board computer such as average fuel consumption and instantaneous, average speed, journey time, maximum speed peak reached and diagnostics. Also from the display, you can control the heat level of the heated grips (available as options) and activate the anti-slip regulation ATC is standard on both models.
Designed for unconventional paths.
Do not be fooled by the look of luxury off-road: the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX have an efficiency of above-average driving many street bikes, while being equipped for the unexpected and able to withstand the stresses of driving off road.
The secret is in the upper twin spar frame in high-strength steel, with pipes leading from the thickness of 2.5 mm, where the engine is anchored through six connecting points, two more than in usual frames Moto Guzzi, which gives exceptional rigidity to torsional moments.
The geometry has been defined to facilitate handling with a steering angle of 27 ° and rake at 125 mm, wheelbase 1535 mm from the important right that guarantees rigidity.
To make an immediate and precise response to any steering, suspension contribute high-quality, pre-load is adjustable both in response to hydraulic compression and rebound damping. The front end is dominated by an upside-down Marzocchi fork with 45 mm and 170 mm of travel, while the rear suspension kinematic progressive action are driven by Sachs unit that works on 155 mm stroke.
The sophisticated suspension ensures a neutral set-up out of the corners, when action is required of the 105 horsepower generated by the engine “Quattrovalvole” is braking, under the quick deceleration generated by the Brembo brake system assisted by the action Continental switchable ABS as standard on the Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX. On both there is also a pair of front discs 320 mm rear disc 282 mm.
As for the wheels of the two versions differ clearly: spoked wheels for tubeless NTX and light alloy for the 8V, while both fit a rear tire 150 / 70-17.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION.
A “Quattrovalvole” evolving.
The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX are powered by the latest evolution of the engine 1.2 “Quattrovalvole” universally regarded as the most advanced evolution of the legendary V-twin engine of 90 °.
It is a sophisticated mechanicals are unique in the motorcycling for architecture and engineering clarity that boasts many parts of absolute value. Among these are worth mentioning: the distribution system, single raised cam driven by silent chain “bit” with hydraulic tensioner skids, pistons forged in 3 segments and cooled by oil jets in the crankcase, the ultralight valves made ??of special steel tied with 5 mm stems, the conical valve springs that eliminate resonance and power loss at high revs. Lubrication and cooling are ensured by two coaxial pumps that pump oil through a separate channel in the head to reach the exhaust valve seats, the point where it develops the highest temperature. Especially modern design of the cylinder cooling fins tapered towards the direction of travel, while the valve covers, emblazoned with the “Quattrovalvole” have a system of floating attachment that reduce mechanical noise.
On the front of the engine power “Quattrovalvole” introduced the use of the new Marelli IWP 189 injectors placed on the supply line of the throttle bodies, the respectable diameter of 50 mm while the integrated ignition and injection ECU now exploits the signals two lambda probes in order to ensure an accurate dosage along all the conditions of use by improving the response to the command of the gas supply to the intermediate speed in addition to fuel consumption and emissions. Staying within the electronic components of the Stelvio 1200 8V and NTX leading up to the debut of anti-skid system, ATC, a valuable aid to bail under conditions of poor grip.
Confirm the quality of the gearbox is a six speed mechanical, with multiple qualities: quiet, simple finding neutral and accurate, thanks to the adoption of the silent and smooth single plate clutch.
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UK/European MSRP Price: 14,370 Euro
Type: 90 ° V-twin, 4-stroke
Cooling: air and oil and an independent cooling pump
Displacement: 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke: 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 11: 1
Distribution diagram: Intake valve opening 36 ° BTDC
(to play 1 mm) Intake valve closing 62 ° ABDC
exhaust valve opening 58 ° P.P.M.I.
exhaust valve closing 30 ° D.P.M.S.
Maximum power: 77 kW (105CV) at 7,250 rev / min
Maximum torque over 113 Nm at 5,800 rev / min
Power supply / Ignition: Multipoint electronic injection, sequential, timed Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 throttle bodies of 50 mm diameter, Marelli IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe double.
Spark plugs: NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Exhaust system: stainless steel, such as 2-in-1 3-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
Homologation: Euro 3
Gear ratios: 1st 17/38 = 1: 2.235
: 2nd 20/34 = 1: 1,700
: 3 ^ 23/31 = 1: 1.348
: 4th 26/29 = 1: 1,115
: 5th 31/30 = 1: 0.968
: 6 29/25 = 1: 0.862
Clutch: helical teeth, ratio 26/35 = 1: 1.346
Final drive: Compact Reactive Shaft CA.RC; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1: 3,666
Clutch: Single plate with integrated flexible couplings
Frame: Tubular steel with high tensile strength with motor carrier
Wheelbase: 1,535 mm
Trail: 125 mm
Rake: 27 °
Steering angle: 34 °
Front suspension: Upside down Ã˜ 45 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial calipers
Front wheel travel: 170 mm
Rear suspension: single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload adjuster knob register
Rear wheel travel: 155 mm
Front brake: double stainless steel floating disc, Ã˜ 320 mm, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake: fixed stainless steel disc, Ã˜ 282 mm, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels (NTX): Light Alloy (tubeless-ray)
Front rim: 2.50 “x 19”
Rear rim: 4.25 “x 17”
Front tire: 110/80 R19 “
Rear tire: 150/70 R17 ”
System voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 550 W
Length: 2250 mm
Width (NTX): 920 mm (1050mm)
Height (NTX: 1430mm (1480mm)
Seat height: 820-840 mm (adjustable)
Minimum ground clearance: 210 mm
Weight in running order. (NTX): 257 kg (272 lbs)
Fuel tank capacity: 32 liters
Including an exclusive 7-liter
* Weight with motorcycle ready for use with all operating fluids and without fuel.
Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.