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2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX
2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX
2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX
2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX



2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX Review

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At the top of riding pleasure…

With 84 hairpin corners at an altitude over 9,000 feet, the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps is known as the “greatest driving road” in the world and it’s also the testing ground for the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX ABS. The Stelvio 1200 NTX ABS brings together Moto Guzzi character with state-of-the-art performance, design and an 8.5 gallon gas tank perfect for long distance riding . It comes standard with ABS, Automatic Traction Control, aluminum side bags, hand guards, and adjustable wind screen, saddle height, handlebar, clutch levers and foot pegs.

(Editors note: Below is translated from Italian)

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.


 

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

DESIGN
• New headlight fairing
• New 8.5 gallon / 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.
• 45mm USD Fork, 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, stiffer 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 tire: 150/70-17
• Front tire: 110/90-19

NTX STANDARD EQUIPMENT
• ABS
• ATC traction control
• Black satin-finish aluminum sidebags
• Cylinder guard
• Long-range lights
• Aluminum sump guard
• Hand guards
• Tubeless Spoked wheels (Alpina STS System)
• Extra large windshield with side wind deflectors

 

 

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The Bike
Named after the famous Alpine pass that connects Valtelline Valley to Vinschgau Valley with 84 amazing s-bends between them, the Stelvio 1200 NTX brings together Guzzi character with state-of-the-art performance and design. The Stelvio has reached a new level thanks to the technical and functional upgrades on the new Stelvio 1200 NTX.

It all starts with design. The Guzzi design team has streamlined the Stelvio by rounding off the fuel tank and integrating it with the lightweight half-fairing. The new half-fairing improves wind protection and flows seamlessly into the twin headlight assembly. The latter feature is a distinctive element of the Stelvio design, and the only detail inherited from the previous version.

The front fairing, windscreen and the half-fairing with integrated turn signals are all brand new elements that together, give the front-end of the Stelvio 8V a cutting-edge look. It has an original design, but it is above all more functional and versatile, qualities that are of the utmost importance in the Adventure Touring segment.

The styling 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.

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 83 foot-pounds delivered at a mere 5,800 rpm and easily reaches a peak horsepower of 105 HP at 7,250 rpm.

COMFORT
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 (32 or 33 inches), 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 ensure riding comfort for rider and passenger as well, ideal to tackle long trips.

The NTX features more protection for the motor and the rider alike. Aluminum crash bars protect the oil sump, engine, and cylinder heads. While hand-guards and the extra large windshield with additional wind deflectors offer more protection and comfort for the rider.
A bike dedicated to long haul travellers naturally needs luggage space, hence the spacious aluminium panniers and additional halogen lights.

Major improvements are also found in the controls, with a new dashboard including a 12V power outlet, a new fuse box compartment, dashboard 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 activate the ATC system (traction control system), fitted as standard on both models.

CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
The Stelvio 1200 NTX tackles a twisty mountain pass or a gravel strewn fire road with equal aplomb. 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.

Chassis positions have been defined to facilitate handling, a headstock with a 27° inclination for a 125mm trail, improved by a 60.4 inch/1535mm wheelbase which guarantees impeccable handling. The fully adjustable 45mm USD Marzocchi fork with 170mm of travel ensures an instant, smooth response. At the rear, a rebound and preload adjustable Sachs monoshock supports 155mm of travel. The refinement of the suspension guarantees a neutral setting at all times.
When accelerating out of a corner, 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 selectable Continental ABS, fitted as standard on NTX. The Stelvio NTX sports 320mm double disc front brakes with a new holder flange, while retaining a 282mm brake disc at the rear. The wheels boast a cutting-edge designed set of light alloy rims with a 150/70-17 rear tire. Tubeless spoked wheels (patented Alpina STS system) come standard on the NTX.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The Stelvio 1200 NTX boasts 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.

The 1200cc 90° V-Twin boasts the following advances:
• Raised cam profile single camshaft timing system driven by silent “Morse” type chains” with hydraulic chain tensioners
• Forged pistons with three rings cooled by oil jets in the crankcase
• Ultra-light valves in special alloy steel with 5mm stems
• 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 NTX debuts the ATC system (traction-control system) providing the rider with confidence in poor riding 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.

 

 


 

 


 

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com American Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price:
$15,990 USD

ENGINE
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.
Starter: Electric
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

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox: 6-speed
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

CHASSIS
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 Ø 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, Ø 320 mm, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake: fixed stainless steel disc, Ø 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 ”

ELECTRICAL
System voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
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


 


 

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $16,290 CDN

ENGINE
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.
Starter: Electric
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

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox: 6-speed
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

CHASSIS
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 Ø 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, Ø 320 mm, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake: fixed stainless steel disc, Ø 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 ”

ELECTRICAL
System voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
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


 


 

2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European/UK Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road) (including 20% VAT + Pre-delivery Inspection)

ENGINE
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.
Starter: Electric
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

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox: 6-speed
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

CHASSIS
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 Ø 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, Ø 320 mm, radial calipers with 4 opposed pistons
Rear brake: fixed stainless steel disc, Ø 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 ”

ELECTRICAL
System voltage: 12 V
Battery: 12 V – 18 Ah
Alternator: 12 V – 550 W

DIMENSIONS
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.

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