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2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100
2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

– 2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100

Moto Guzzi heralds debut of the much anticipated Grise 1100 “Techno Custom” motorcycle to the US Market.


The definitive Griso 1100 is here at last and is clearly refusing to be slotted neatly into any conventional category.

As befits the latest heir to Moto Guzzi’s unique motorcycling traditions, the Griso 1100 embodies innovative technical solutions and bold styling.

No compromise has been made in turning the original concept into reality around the magnificent new V-Twin engine. And like the concept, the reality of the Griso is guaranteed to amaze and to offer a unique riding experience.

A UNIQUE MOTORCYCLE.
The clearly visible frame and engine, generous fuel tank, and closely packed fins on the legendary Moto Guzzi V-Twin cylinders leave no margin for doubt. The Griso is aggressive and solid. Rock solid. The tubes of the mighty frame combine with the 1100 cc engine to form a super-rigid assembly, from which only those elements that define the bike’s character stand out: the large headlight, the handlebars and instruments, the sleek tail with its high intensity LED rear light cluster, and the exhaust headers that flow into the single imposing silencer. The Griso is a Naked, a Power Cruiser, a Techno-custom. In fact, the Griso is every type of motorcycle though its fits no single category. To be honest, it can only be defined in one way: as a Moto Guzzi; a pleasure to behold and a thrill to ride, a bike that defies the conventions because it exceeds all expectations. The Griso is an object of desire for all who seek a unique, distinctive machine, a masterpiece of design and a source of absolute pleasure, to show off around town or to burn up the road on bends and straights.


LOVE OF WINDING ROADS.
It is the road itself that demonstrates the amazing agility of the Griso 1100. Sit on the saddle and you immediately feel absolute confidence. Perfect balance is instantly apparent, so you know that sports performance can be yours at a twist of the throttle, thanks to the extraordinary characteristics of the chassis. The earliest road tests showed that the Griso was amazingly maneuverable and agile, and simply loved winding roads.The Griso is as stable as a power cruiser, as agile as a lightweight naked, as sophisticated as a techno-custom and as powerful as a muscle bike, yet on the road the Griso simply defies all comparison. The legendary torque of the Guzzi 90° V-Twin thrusts you forward as soon as the engine leaves idling speed, aided by a transmission that benefits from the fantastically smooth CA.R.C. compact reactive shaft drive (the patented Moto Guzzi drive system that is also a tribute to the name of Giulio Cesare Carcano, father of the amazing V8 grand prix race bike from the 1950’s that emerged from Mandello del Lario).

BORN TO PERFORM.
The Griso 1100’s long and low power cruiser profile conceals frame and chassis solutions that give this great new Italian motorcycle superior rigidity and unexpected agility, permitting you to establish and maintain surgically precise trajectories.

The high strength tubular steel frame that envelops the engine is partnered by a swingarm incorporating the reactive shaft drive system. In terms of handling, the Griso feels like a natural extension of your mind and body. The front stays well planted, and glued to the tarmac by the upside-down fork with its rugged 43 mm stanchions, a technical solution that ensures pinpoint steering, transmits tremendous feel, and keeps the bike perfectly stable even at the highest speeds. The front suspension is naturally adjustable in spring preload and in compression and rebound damping, so you can set it up to suit any riding style and conditions. Road holding and safety are guaranteed when you power out of bends too, thanks to a rear suspension based on a single sided swingarm with rising rate linkages, and a monoshock that is again adjustable in preload, compression and rebound.

The surefooted Griso also boasts a high performance braking system. At the front there are two 320 mm floating discs and two powerful calipers with four opposing pistons, while the back end is stopped by a single 282 mm disc with a floating caliper and 2 parallel pistons.

Grip is guaranteed by imposing high performance tires, 120/70 ZR17” at the front and 180/55 ZR17” at the rear, both fitted on magnificent hollow three-spoke, aluminum alloy wheels.

Instrumentation is generous, and includes an active matrix LCD and a futuristic on-board computer for displaying fuel consumption, average and maximum speeds, odometer, and even autodiagnostic information.

A TWIN MADE TO SURPRISE.
Any Moto Guzzi enthusiast can see that this 90° V-Twin is a completely new engine. Its secret lies in a host of technical improvements introduced by the engineers of Mandello del Lario. The alternator is no longer in front of the crankshaft but snuggles neatly in the space between the two cylinders, making the whole engine shorter and more compact, and improving weight distribution in the process.

This new 1100 cc power unit incorporates an amazing number of technical advances. The connecting rods are 10% lighter, dramatically reducing the rotating mass. The ratio between connecting rod length and piston stroke has been improved too, to reduce inertia and vibrations.

The piston rings are thinner, and the pistons have shorter skirts and improved profiles. The gudgeon pins are lubricated by double oil sprays for improved durability and efficiency. The metal cylinder head gaskets are new too, and designed to improve heat transfer and to ensure that pressure from the cylinder head studs remains constant. Finally, the rocker covers are new, and play an important role in the appearance of the Griso as seen from the side. Even the gear ratios have been tweaked to ensure that the bike is absolutely unbeatable when it comes to fulfilling its mission in life.


UNMISTAKABLE SOUND.
Start that Moto Guzzi 90° V-Twin and those deep throated pulsations are simply unmistakable. Yet this new power unit is equipped with stepper-motor control, electronic fuel injection for silky smooth idling and touch-of-a-button starting even in cold climates. Power delivery is smooth and progressive, and emissions and consumption are reduced to a minimum so that the Griso conforms fully to Euro3 emissions standards. This Guzzi engine delivers instant torque and is more than capable of sport bike speeds. Consistent high performance is ensured by technical solutions like twin spark ignition and fuel injectors in the inlet manifolds for improved combustion. Maximum power is 64.8 kW (88.1 HP) at 7,600 rpm and maximum torque is 89 Nm at 6,400 rpm. But of course, these are mere statistics; interesting, but unable to convey the feeling you get from riding the Griso, an extraordinary and immediate connection between man and machine. The innovations made to the intake and exhaust systems enable this latest Guzzi V-Twin to pull even harder at lower revs. The impressive exhaust system, with its twin header pipes, stainless steel, triple chamber silencer and aluminum end plate, also contribute to the unique character of the engine.

Guzzi’s classic shaft drive has been totally redesigned for superior comfort and ridability. The CA.R.C. compact reactive shaft drive system integrates the final drive inside the aluminum alloy swingarm, leaving the bevel gear and shaft free to oscillate. The drive shaft incorporates two universal joints with built-in torsional shock absorbers. The system delivers smooth, precise and jerk-free power, and eliminates the lifting effect associated with conventional shaft drives. On the Griso, even the ordinary components are simply superior. The gearbox, for example, brings you previously unobtainable feel and performance, the result of a total redesign aimed at maximum comfort and ease of operation. The unit also weighs 2 kg less than its predecessors and is quiet and precise in selecting neutral and shifting gears.

THERE IS ONLY ONE GRISO. MOTO GUZZI GRISO 1100.

Every rider is an individual and therefore different. That is why Moto Guzzi has designed a range of dedicated accessories to let you personalize your Griso, turning it into a mirror for your own unique character. Specially designed to enhance the personality of a machine that is already unique, these original Moto Guzzi accessories help the Griso express its many talents in line with your own personal style, preferences and needs.

The Griso accessory range includes 25 liter semi-rigid panniers, easy to fit and remove, thanks to Moto Guzzi’s patented Fast Click® system; a luggage rack in chrome plated steel, that also serves as a practical grab handle for the passenger; a sleek semi-transparent nose fairing; a tank bag. Finally, in line with the unique concept and lifestyle of the Griso you can also choose from a collection of fashion accessories including eyewear, jacket and sweatshirt.

The Griso comes in a choice of color schemes: Guzzi Black or Corsa Red.

The Grise 1100’s Bold Styling and Aggressive Performance evokes passion from existing enthusiasts and excitement from a new generation of Moto Guzzi fans.

Moto Guzzi USA, manufacturer of the legendary “Italian Eagle” Moto Guzzi® motorcycle and a pioneer of two-wheel vehicles, has announced the debut of the Griso 1100 in the U.S. market. A unique and distinctive machine, the new Griso 1100’s modern engineering and design delivers high performance and style that places it in a class all its own.

Completely redesigned for feel and performance, Moto Guzzi’s renowned Italian racing heritage is clearly visible in the Griso’s slim and streamlined frame, engine, fuel tank, and closely packed fins. Built from extraordinary components, the Griso’s power delivery is smooth and aggressive, with emissions and consumption reduced to a minimum.

“For the last 85 years, motorcycle enthusiasts have looked to Moto Guzzi for outstanding European motorcycle design and technical engineering,” said Paolo Timoni, CEO and President of Moto Guzzi USA. “The Griso is a distinctive machine, a masterpiece of design and a source of absolute riding pleasure”

A new category of motorcycle that Europeans call “Techno Custom,” the Griso 1100’s long and low power cruiser profile delivers a unique riding experience as stable as a power cruiser, as agile as a lightweight naked, and as powerful as a muscle bike.

With twin cylinders and electronic injection, the fuel-efficient and eco-friendly Moto Guzzi V-Twin engine (Euro3 and CARB-compliant), has been completely redesigned for the Griso 1100. The new 1100 cc power unit incorporates innovative technical advances which ensure smooth power delivery as well as low noise and maintenance levels. Its twin spark ignition and fuel injectors combine to deliver perfect combustion and consistent high performance.

The impressive exhaust system, with its twin header pipes, stainless steel triple chamber silencer and aluminum end plate also contributes to the unique character of the engine.

Even Guzzi’s classic shaft drive has been totally redesigned for superior comfort and ridability. The new patented CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Drive Shaft system for the Griso 1100 integrates the drive shaft inside the aluminum alloy swing arm to guarantee smoothness and precision. The system delivers precise and jerk-free power, and eliminates the anti-shaft effect associated with conventional shaft drives.

The surefooted Griso also boasts a high performance braking system. At the front are two 320 mm floating discs and two powerful calipers with four opposing pistons, while the back end is stopped by a single 282 mm disc with a floating caliper and 2 parallel pistons. Grip is guaranteed by high performance tires, 120/70 ZR17” at the front and 180/55 ZR17” at the rear, both fitted on hollow three-spoke, aluminum alloy wheels.

The Griso 1100 will begin to appear in authorized Moto Guzzi dealers throughout the months of May and June, at an MSRP of $13,490.

The Griso is available in Corsa red, the color of the legendary Moto Guzzi racing bikes, and classic Guzzi black.

Additional Optional Features:

Fairing kit
Panniers
Tank bag




SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100:
2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 Specifications USA:

ENGINE



Type
:
90° V-Twin, four stroke

Cooling system : Air cooled
Displacement
:
1,064 cc

Bore and stroke
:
3.6” x 3.15” (92 mm x 80 mm)

Compression ratio
:
9.8 : 1

Valve gear
:
Two overhead valves operated by light alloy push-rods and rockers;
exhaust valve maximum lift: 106° B.T.D.C. of overlap inlet valve maximum
lift: 104° A.T.D.C. of overlap

Maximum power
:
64.8 kW (88.1 CV) at 7,600 rpm

Maximum torque
:
89 Nm at 6,400 rpm

Fuel system
:
Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection with stepper motor control

Starting
:
Electric

Ignition
:
Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition

Exhaust system
:
stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three way catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor




TRANSMISSION



Gearbox
:
6 speed

Lubrication
:
Splash

Primary drive
:
Helical gears, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458

Final drive
:
CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive

Clutch
:
Dry


CHASSIS



Frame
:
Double cradle, in high tensile strength tubular steel

Wheelbase
:
61.2” (1,554 mm)

Trail
:
4.25” (108 mm)

Steering head angle
:
26°

Steering angle
:
34°

Front suspension
:
Ø1.7” (43 mm) upside down fork, fully adjustable in spring preload and
compression and rebound damping

Front wheel travel 4.7” (120 mm)
Rear suspension
:
Single sided swingarm with rising rate linkages, monoshock with
separate gas reservoir, fully adjustable in spring preload and
compression and rebound damping

Rear wheel travel
:
4.33” (110 mm)

Front brake
:
Twin Ø 12.6” (320 mm) stainless steel floating discs and two calipers
with four opposed pistons

Rear brake
:
Single Ø 11.1” (282 mm) stainless steel fixed disc and floating caliper
with two parallel pistons

Wheels
:
Chill cast aluminum alloy, triple hollow spoke

Front wheel
:
3.50” x 17”

Rear wheel
:
5.50” x 17”

Front tyre
:
120/70 ZR17”

Rear tyre
:
180/55 ZR17”


ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT



Voltage
:
12 V
Battery
:
12 V – 18 Ah

Alternator
:
12 V – 540 W


DIMENSIONS



Length
:
89” (2,260 mm)

Width
:
34.65” (880 mm)

Height
:
42.1” (1,070 mm)

Seat height
:
31.5” (800 mm)

Ground clearance
:
7.3” (185 mm)

Dry weight
:
500.5 lbs (227 kg)

Fuel tank capacity
:
4.54 gallons (17.2 liters)

Reserve
:
.87 gallons (3.3 liters)





Colors : Black, Red

MSRP
:
$13,490

Two-year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance come standard.


 

 

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100:
2008 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 Specifications Canada:

ENGINE



Type
:
90° V-Twin, four stroke

Cooling system : Air cooled
Displacement
:
1,064 cc

Bore and stroke
:
92 mm x 80 mm (3.6” x 3.15”)

Compression ratio
:
9.8 : 1

Valve gear
:
Two overhead valves operated by light alloy push-rods and rockers;
exhaust valve maximum lift: 106° B.T.D.C. of overlap inlet valve maximum
lift: 104° A.T.D.C. of overlap

Maximum power
:
64.8 kW (88.1 CV) at 7,600 rpm

Maximum torque
:
89 Nm at 6,400 rpm

Fuel system
:
Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection with stepper motor control

Starting
:
Electric

Ignition
:
Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition

Exhaust system
:
stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three way catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor




TRANSMISSION



Gearbox
:
6 speed

Lubrication
:
Splash

Primary drive
:
Helical gears, ratio 24/35 = 1 : 1.458

Final drive
:
CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive

Clutch
:
Dry


CHASSIS



Frame
:
Double cradle, in high tensile strength tubular steel

Wheelbase
:
1,554 mm (61.2” )

Trail
:
108 mm (4.25”)

Steering head angle
:
26°

Steering angle
:
34°

Front suspension
:
Ø 43 mm (1.7”) upside down fork, fully adjustable in spring preload and
compression and rebound damping

Front wheel travel 120 mm (4.7”)
Rear suspension
:
Single sided swingarm with rising rate linkages, monoshock with
separate gas reservoir, fully adjustable in spring preload and
compression and rebound damping

Rear wheel travel
:
110 mm (4.33”)

Front brake
:
Twin Ø 320 mm (12.6”) stainless steel floating discs and two calipers
with four opposed pistons

Rear brake
:
Single Ø 282 mm (11.1”) stainless steel fixed disc and floating caliper
with two parallel pistons

Wheels
:
Chill cast aluminum alloy, triple hollow spoke

Front wheel
:
3.50” x 17”

Rear wheel
:
5.50” x 17”

Front tyre
:
120/70 ZR17”

Rear tyre
:
180/55 ZR17”


ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT



Voltage
:
12 V
Battery
:
12 V – 18 Ah

Alternator
:
12 V – 540 W


DIMENSIONS



Length
:
2,260 mm (89”)

Width
:
880 mm (34.65”)

Height
:
1,070 mm (42.1”)

Seat height
:
800 mm (31.5”)

Ground clearance
:
185 mm (7.3”)

Dry weight
:
227 kg (500.5 lbs)

Fuel tank capacity
:
17.2 liters

Reserve
:
3.3 liters


Colors : Black, Red

MSRP
:
$16,995



Specifications and features are subject to change


Specifications and features are subject to change

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