Moto Guzzi has released their official video of the updated version of the 2011 Norge GT 8V.
While we understand that the Piaggio owned company is pretty traditional in it’s ways, but give us a break on the music, Coldplay’s Viva la Vida has been done to death in motorcycle and car ads.
After this personal little rant, let’s get back to the Italian sport tourer, that gets a more modern bodywork with a new reshaped fairing that improves protection for rider and passenger, but also increases airflow to the air-cooled engine, but also revamped electronic controls, timing and cooling systems, new integrated ignition and injection ECU.
Specs after the jump.
Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 strokeDisplacement : 1,151 ccMaximum torque : 75 KW (102 CV) at 7,000 rpmMax Torque : 104 Nm at 5,500 rpmExhaust system : stainless steel, 2 into 1 type with catalytic converter, height-adjustable mufflerGears : 6 speedSecondary drive : Compact Reactive Shaft Drive CA.
; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.
666Front suspension : telescopic hydraulic fork with Ø 45 mm, preload adjustableRear suspension : single arm suspension with progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)Front brake : double stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 piston calipers – absRear brake : single steel disc, Ø 282 mm, 2 piston caliper – absFront tyre : 120/70 ZR17″Rear tyre : 180/55 ZR17″Length : 2,195 mmWidth (handlebars) : 870 mmHeight (dashboard) : 1,125 mmSeat height : 800 mmDry weight : 251 kgFuel tank capacity : 23 litres (Reserve 4 litres)Accessories : Top Case, heated handgrips, rear carrier