2012 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V

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2012 Moto Guzzi Norge GT8V

Model Overview:

2012 Norge GT 8V

Bodystyle Sport-Touring
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Italy
Introduction Year 2007
Displacement (cc) 1151
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V


Motorcycles in the sport touring category seek to combine daily-driver usability and weekend warrior responsiveness. Typical sport touring motorcycles have a more upright seating position and a practical geometry coupled with responsive and well thought-out engines that deliver low-speed punch and high-speed reliability with sporty handling. It is no surprise that law enforcement motorcycle patrols select sport tourers for their fleet motorcycles because they are quick and comfortable over long distances, designed to carry light cargo, and handle on par with the top sportbikes. The 2012 Moto Guzzi Norge is no exception.

The Italian-made 2012 Moto Guzzi Norge sport tourer was first introduced in 2007 and received its fair share of criticism. However, the 2012 Norge answers those complaints and puts the naysayers to rest. For 2012, Moto Guzzi went back to the drawing board and returned with a highly revamped version of the Norge. According to Moto Guzzi, over 80 percent of the components on the new Norge are new including the eight-valve motor for which it was named. The updated high-cam V-twin, has 20 percent more torque and an increased horsepower. The chassis is revised with new damping rates and firmer springs at both ends and the ABS brakes are new from Brembo. Even the bodywork has been restyled, although the Norge retains the traditional rounded look and twin headlamps.

The name Norge is Italian for Norway and the bike is named in celebration of a Moto Guzzi's 4000-mile journey to the Arctic Circle in 1928. Living up to its name, the standard 70.2 cubic inch engine delivers 102 horsepower and 76.7 pounds of torque in a package that ably handles both long tours and short distances with the precision and comfort that sport touring motorcycles are known for.

New For 2012
  • 80 percent of the components are new including the eight-valve motor.
  • Updated high-cam V-twin, which Guzzi says has 20 percent more torque across the rev range as well as an extra 7 horsepower.
  • Revamped chassis with firmer springs at both ends and new damping rates.
  • New brakes are from Brembo with ABS fitted as standard.
  • Restyled bodywork (although it still retains the traditional rounded look and twin headlamps).
  • The seat is re-contoured as is the windscreen, and the handlebar has been lifted and brought closer to the pilot for a more upright riding position.
  • There are now grab handles for a passenger and the standard-fitment saddlebags have been redesigned.
  • A top box is available as an accessory.

2012 Moto Guzzi Norge Specs

  • Model: Norge
  • Engine Type: Air-cooled four-stroke, fuel injected, V-twin, eight-valves, four-valves per cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.72 x 3.2 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead valve (OHV)
  • Induction: Fuel injection
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual transmission
  • Final Drive: CARC compact reactive cardan shaft drive system; double cardan joint and floating bevel gear set, drive ratio 12/44
  • Fuel Capacity: 6 gallons, including 1 gallon reserve
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 12.6 inch stainless steel floating discs and calipers with four horizontally opposed pistons with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Brakes (Rear): 11.1 inch stainless steel fixed disc, floating caliper with two parallel pistons with ABS
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic hydraulic fork with 1.8 inch stanchions and adjustable spring preload, 4.7 inches of travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Single arm with progressive linkage and monoshock with adjustable rebound and ergonomic dial for setting preload, 5.5 inches of travel
  • Wheelbase: 58.9 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 31.9 inches (30.7 inches with optional lowered gel-padded saddle)
  • Curb Weight: 542 pounds, dry
  • Tires (Front): 17 inch, 120/70 ZR17
  • Tires (Rear): 17 inch, 180/55 ZR17


  • Rear-mounted top box: Available in grey, black, or white, this durable color- matching top box can accommodate two full face helmets. Includes passenger backrest and rear reflectors. Kit comes complete with luggage rack, steel brackets, and mounting plate.
  • Navigation system: TomTom Rider 1, includes mounting kit.
  • Bike Cover: Cover in red non-scratch material, with the Norge logo in black on both sides, fits over sidebags and topbox.
  • Inner Bags Kit: These semi-rigid inner bags are specially designed to fit inside the side bags. Constructed of nylon and complete with shoulder strap for easy transport.

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