2015 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE and V7 Stone | FIRST LOOK

The Italian maker introduces the first of its 2015 models including a special-edition Griso 1200 and a restyled version of their best-selling V7 Stone.

Moto Guzzi kicks off its 2015 line with the latest Griso, the 1200 8v SE. It’s billed as “one of the most beguiling motorcycles in Moto Guzzi’s 93-year history,” and it’s hard to argue with that. It’s powered by one of the company’s trademark 90-degree V-twins, this one displacing 1200cc. Other features include shaft drive, fully adjustable suspension, radial-mount front calipers, and a wide handlebar. For 2015 there’s a special-edition Rosso Trophy version, with a black chassis, racing footrests, black instrument-panel covers, red double-stitched saddle lining, and red-accented spoke wheels. MSRP is $12,990.

The 750cc Stone, a perennial best seller in Moto Guzzi’s line, returns in 2015 with more options than ever. The retro V-twin gets a restyle to emphasize its minimalist mission statement by replacing some of the chrome with black. The shocks, the fenders, the side panels, and the mirrors are updated with a black finish, too. Technical improvements to the Stone include the ability to cover over 250 miles on a tank of gas, and extending limited-service intervals to 6200 miles. You can get your own rolling Stone in three colors, a gloss-finish Rosso Corposo, a “militaristic” satin-finish Verde Agata, and a stealthy Matte Black. MSRP is $8490.

2015 Griso 1200 8V SE
V7 Stone