The Stelvio is a capable on-road adventure-tourer, and could be made to work better off-road with the accessory steel engine and drive shaft protectors and aluminum sump guard. The Stelvio is a capable on-road adventure-tourer, and could be made to work better off-ro Having a tough off-road image and the long legs to match hasn't done the BMW GS any harm, and there are doubtless some riders who will make good use of the Stelvio's ability to ford rivers while keeping their feet dry. A few refinements would make Guzzi's adventurer better suited to its likely role. But as it stands, the Stelvio is a stylish, distinctive character with the toughness and all-around ability to make a lasting impact. Just like Jason Bourne. Tech Spec EvolutionYet another contraption powered by Guzzi's venerable V-twin, this one in semi-modern eight-valve guise. TECH Price $14,990 Engine type a-c 90-deg. V-twin Valve train SIHC, 8v Displacement 1151cc Bore x stroke 95.0 x 81.2mm Compression 11.0:1 Fuel system Marelli EFI Clutch Dry, single-plate Transmission 6-speed Claimed horsepower 105 bhp @ 7500 rpm Claimed torque 80 lb.-ft. @ 6400 rpm Frame Tubular-steel trellis Front suspension 50mm Marzocchi inverted fork, adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping Rear suspension Single Boge shock, adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston radial calipers, 320mm discs Rear brake Single Brembo two-piston caliper, 282mm disc Front tire 110/80-19 Pirelli Scorpion Sync Rear tire 180/55-17 Pirelli Scorpion Sync Rake/trail 27.0/4.9 in. Seat height 32.3-33.1 in. Wheelbase 60.4 in. Fuel capacity 4.8 gal. Claimed dry weight 472 lbs. Colors Red, black Available August Warranty 2 yrs., unlimited mi. They say: "Devours off-road surfaces."We say: "It might be the surface that does the devouring." ContactMoto Guzzi USA140 E. 45th St.New York, NY 10017800.631.1101http://www.motoguzzi-us.com VerdictA stylish, distinctive character with the ability and toughness to make a lasting impression. « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Roland Brown Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!