2011 Moto Guzzi Griso

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2011 Moto Guzzi Griso

2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE


In general, Moto Guzzi motorcycles are an acquired taste. From cantankerous cold morning starts to hand-tingling long-ride fatigue, the Guzzi V-twin takes some time to get to know. Once acquainted, a bulletproof engine and an exceptionally comfortable ride make for a satisfying long-term relationship. The 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso is a true head-turner. Genuinely possessing Italian design (in the very best sense), the Griso is as unique looking as a cycle can get. The 2011 Griso embodies Moto Guzzi’s classic proportions united with a thoroughly modern design. Part cruiser, part standard upright, and part sportbike, the naked Griso is an unusual attention-grabbing mount. Sold only as the 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE, and only as an Omobono Tenni special edition (one of Moto Guzzi’s most successful racers), Moto Guzzi may have made its most fetching bike yet.

The 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso encourages a riding stance somewhere between that of an upright and a sportbike. A rider’s body tends to lean over the engine, while the footpegs take a slightly set-back position much like higher, racing-style pegs. This position is ideal for leveraging the Griso’s wide handlebars and for creating a front-end geometry perfectly suited for sweeping turns and canyon corners. As a result of its cruiser and upright design influences, the 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso is entirely suited for slow speeds as well. The wide handlebars provide excellent steering with only the slightest of touch required to shift direction. But don’t mistake the Griso for a slow-speed boulevard cruiser; this Italian steed possesses handling which would shame many sportbikes. Adding to its superb handling in canyons and back roads, the Moto Guzzi emits a continuous and distinctive sonorous growl which agreeably completes the Griso’s character.

While exceptionally comfortable to ride, low-frequency vibrations and that extended stretch to reach the bars make this a short-trip bike for all but the most dedicated riding enthusiasts. Vertically challenged riders may find the reach to the handlebars a tad too far. Older riders may find the aggressive riding position too much for their lower backs during long stints. Because the kickstand is positioned so far forward, accidental shifts while operating the stand may occur. Nevertheless, the 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso offers enough overall ability to keep the bike on the list of serious buyers. The Griso’s looks and styling alone should be enough to bring buyers.

New For 2011
  • Only available as an Omobono Tenni special edition.
  • An eye-catching Tenni color scheme of matte green paint on a powder-coated black frame. Includes unique green-metallic and chrome trim pieces.
  • Tubeless tires wrapped in striking wheels which include aluminum Ber rims and Alpina spokes come standard.
  • A Tenni edition saddle, upholstered in premium brown leather with visible stitching.

2011 Moto Guzzi Griso Specs

  • Model: Griso 8V SE
  • Engine Type: 1151-cc, 90-degree, Pushrod V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.74 inches x 3.2 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: N/A
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Compact reactive Cardan shaft drive (CARC), double universal joint with floating bevel gear
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.4 gallons, 0.5-gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Twin-floating 12.5-inch stainless steel disc, radial caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Single 11.1-inch stainless steel disc, floating caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Upside-down, 1.6-inch fork adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
  • Suspension (Rear): Progressive single swing arm, monoshock with separate gas reservoir adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
  • Wheelbase: 61.2 inches
  • Rake: 34 degrees
  • Trail: 4.25 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: 488 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR17


  • TomTom Rider navigation system
  • Powder-painted, steel service stand
  • Large and small tank-bags with rain cover
  • Sport tail-bag with handle
  • Touring tail-bag
  • Semi-rigid pannier kit
  • Windshield kit

Key Competitors For The 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso

  • Harley-Davidson XR1200X
  • Ducati GT1000
  • BMW R1200R
  • Triumph Speed Triple ABS
  • Honda CB1000R

Available Griso Sub Models

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