2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V | First Ride

Third time's a charm

By Roland Brown, Photography by Milagro

tech SPEC

EVOLUTION
The Stelvio gets upgraded for the third time with more power, improved wind protection and greater fuel range.

RIVALS
BMW R1200GS, Ducati Multistrada 1200, Suzuki V-Strom, Triumph Tiger 1050, Yamaha Super Tenere.

TECH

Price na
Engine type a/o-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve train SOHC, 8v
Displacement 1151cc
Bore x stroke 95.0 x 81.2mm
Compression 11.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Dry, single disc
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 105 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Claimed torque 83.0 lb.-ft. @ 5800 rpm
Frame Steel double-cradle with single-sided swingarm
Front suspension 45mm Marzocchi inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs with ABS
Rear brake Two-piston Brembo caliper, 282mm disc with ABS
Front tire 110/80-18 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
Rear tire 150/70-17 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
Rake/trail 27.0°/4.9 in.
Seat height 32.2 in.
Wheelbase 60.4 in.
Fuel capacity 8.5 gal.
Claimed dry weight 617 lbs.
Colors Black, white
Available Winter
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Piaggio Group Americas, Inc.
257 Park Ave. S., 4th floor
New York, NY 10010
212.380.4400
www.motoguzzi-us.com
VERDICT 4 out of 5 stars

Incremental improvements add up-this latest Stelvio is a legitimate contender.

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