2008 Moto Guzzi Stelvio - Reborn Identity

Moto Guzzi Stelvio

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

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

Evolution
Yet 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."

Contact
Moto Guzzi USA
140 E. 45th St.
New York, NY 10017
800.631.1101
http://www.motoguzzi-us.com

Verdict
A stylish, distinctive character with the ability and toughness to make a lasting impression.

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