Standard, or ""naked,"" motorcycles typically have minimal bodywork and no fairings. They notably position the rider between the forward sport bike position and cruiser’s reclined position. Standard super sport motorcycles are designed and built for local distance riding, often a commuter bike due to its greater visibility and comfort. This standard super sport motorcycle is made by Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi, the prominent leader in the racing and motorcycle innovation scene.
The Moto Guzzi Griso comes in several submodels, including the Griso 1200 8V, the Griso 1100, the Griso 8V, and the Griso 850. The 2009 Griso 1200 8V standard super sport model (the most popular of the line) has an overall user ranking of No. 45 out of 51 comparable standard super sport motorcycle models ranked on the 2006 standard motorcycle overall comparisons list. Overall user rating and individual user ratings for performance, quality and reliability, ride, and comfort and value are not available.
The Guzzi Griso 1200 8V tubular frame is constructed of high-strength steel. This 2009 Moto Guzzi model comes standard with a four-stroke, two-cylinder, air-/oil-cooled 90-degree V-twin engine and a six-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The engine displacement to weight is 2.35 cc with maximum torque of 79.7 lb-ft (108 Nm) at 6400 RPM. The Griso 1200 8V model engine generates 7500 RPM (108.3 bhp) of horsepower put into motion by a Magneti Marelli electronic digital ignition (with inductive spark).
Overall model dimensions of the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V include a standard length of 89 in. (2260 mm), width of 32.7 in. (830 mm), and height of 42.1 in. (1070 mm). The Griso 1200 8V’s ground clearance is 7.3 in. (185 mm). The standard dry weight of the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V is 489.4 pounds (222 kg).
The 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso is equipped with tubeless 17-inch diameter wheels front and rear that are 3.5 inches wide on the front and 5.5 inches wide in the rear.
Digital instrumentation is standard on the 2009 Moto Guzzi Griso and features a speedometer, tachometer, trip computer, trip odometer, clock, temperature warning light and fuel warning gauge, and a routine service reminder.
Other standard features on the Moto Guzzi Griso include hand grips, standard handlebars, driver and passenger foot pegs, engine case guards, front and rear fenders, and kick stand. Bags and storage are not standard equipment.
Introduced in 2006, 2009 was a major revision year for the Moto Guzzi Griso.
- Increased maneuverability, convenience, comfort, and power improvements.
- Air-/ oil-cooled, 90 degree V-Twin engine
- Increased compression ratio (new heads and pistons)
- Magneti Marelli fuel injection and ignition systems
- Increased horsepower and torque
- Large saddle and convenient controls/multifunction display.