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PostSubject: totalmotorcycle.com reviews the 2014 GRiSO 1200 SE   Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:14 pm

2014 Moto Guzzi Motorcycles  ↵ Click here for the full review

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The GRiSO 8V SE might well be one of the most unique and captivating motorcycles to come out of the Mandello Del Lario factory. The bold character expressed in the nonconformist styling of the GRiSO is given further emphasis by the aggressive new black/silver color concept in a matte tone that flows elegantly with the numerous black painted metal elements such as the frame, wheels, steering plates, handlebar and instrument panel covers.

Derived from one of the most innovative and courageous of all modern Moto Guzzi models, the GRiSO 8V SE is a special edition destined to become a classic.

The bold character expressed in the nonconformist styling of the GRiSO 8V is given further emphasis by the sophisticated "Black Devil" livery in a particular tone of matte black that contrasts elegantly with the silver stripes and painted metal elements such as the frame, the wheels, the steering plates and the handlebar.

Among the details making this a genuine special edition there are the attractive spoke wheels with a red Moto Guzzi logo cloned from high end new California 1400 Custom.

Powered by a modern transverse 90° V-twin "Quattrovalvole" series engine developing a peak power of approximately 110 hp at just 7500 rpm, the GRiSO 8V SE dominates the road with silky smooth power delivery and a commanding presence, inviting the rider to delve into the ability of the outstanding chassis to keep all those straining horses in check.

This is all thanks to the chassis, with twin overhead tubular elements in high tensile steel and the generously sized lateral reinforcement of the lower cradle, with ribbing that is much more than just an aesthetic suggestion but actually designed to confer extremely high torsional rigidity to the bike as a whole. The geometry has been defined for maximum stability, with a headstock inclined by of 26° resulting in a trail of 108 mm and a wheelbase of 1544 mm. Nonetheless, the GRiSO 8V SE is surprisingly nimble and sincere, rewarding the rider with lightning fast directional changes.

The impeccable road manners of the GRiSO 8V SE SE benefit from the low centre of gravity and the rock steady front end, with reduced offset plates to ensure an immediate and precise response to any steering input. This is a veritable scalpel on two wheels allowing the most discerning rider to carve perfect lines in the asphalt.

The sum of all of this innovation is expressed in the engine's vital statistics: an impressive 110 HP peak power at 7500 rpm with a maximum torque of 11 Kgm at 6400 rpm, earning the Mandello-made twin membership in the exclusive club of the most powerful air cooled engines ever made. Even with a final drive ratio of 12/44, the engine has a sufficient reserve of power to propel the bike beyond 230 Km/h. And while this figure may seem irrelevant for use on public roads, it is an unequivocal indicator of just how powerful the new GRiSO 8V SE.

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2012 MOTO GUZZI GRiSO 1200SE

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PostSubject: Re: totalmotorcycle.com reviews the 2014 GRiSO 1200 SE   Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:52 am

Preaching to the choir. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: totalmotorcycle.com reviews the 2014 GRiSO 1200 SE   Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:51 am

Talking gibberish more like! Where is this 'Reinforced lower cradle' the idiot is banging on about? And what 'Ribbing'? Does he mean on the inside of the footrest hanger plates? The ones that are mounted to the frame by four 8mm stainless bolts with almost no shear strength? Sure, they add an enormous amount to the frame's torsional rigidity!

Why is it these tools have to try and justify their like or dislike of a machine by spouting irrelevant and inaccurate bollocks! It just goes to show the pathetic standard of motorcycle 'Journalism'. No wonder I stopped reading magazines decades ago. All they do is increase my blood pressure.

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PostSubject: Re: totalmotorcycle.com reviews the 2014 GRiSO 1200 SE   Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:57 pm

Laughing Laughing  That's funny.

I'm going to have to do a better job of vetting my sources. Or at least read them first...  Wink

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PostSubject: Re: totalmotorcycle.com reviews the 2014 GRiSO 1200 SE   Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:33 pm

Steak wrote:
Laughing Laughing  That's funny.

I'm going to have to do a better job of vetting my sources.  [i]Or at least read them first...[/i]  Wink

Nah, don't worry about it. Yer a man.
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PostSubject: Re: totalmotorcycle.com reviews the 2014 GRiSO 1200 SE   Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:18 pm

When you have a choice of only one model is it really a special edition Smile.

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