Motorcycle Forum banner
Showcase cover image for Moto Guzzi

General Information

Moto Guzzi
Griso 1200 8V SE
Italian Name-Rosso Trophy USA Name-Burnt Orange
Moto Guzzi Since 1921

MG built the Griso for the fiery-eyed pegdraggers among us. Designed for torsional rigidity, the frame keeps the center of gravity low. While the steering head angle is only set at 26.3 degrees, the offset steering brings the total steering angle to 34 degrees to provide an overall wheelbase of 61.78 inches with 4.25 inches of trail. This makes for an agile ride that responds well to handlebar pressure, and it can make decisive reversals when tackling particularly twisty roads. The beating heart for the Griso is the recently developed 1200 Quattrovalve engine, which represents the pinnacle (so far) of its transverse V-twin development program. MG touts this engine as the most powerful it has ever built.

The raw power and torque of this 8 valve shaft drive 110 HP 1200cc 11 to 1 compression ratio performance V twin motor took me by surprise, its a brute torque monster. The looks of the bike drew me in, but it was the ride that set the hook. The fit & finish on the Griso is impeccable, the paint work pristine, and the curves and lines of this roadster are striking to say the least. The V twin rumble is a note that I've had to get use to after coming from several Triumphs and a few Japanese bikes. Its a deep tone rumble at idle that turns into a deep tone growl with the twist of the throttle, its a sound I've really come to like. Its unique one of kind 2 into 1 into 2 exhaust system, must have been inspired by Dali himself.

Being equipped with fat tires and Alpina tubeless spoke wheels, it really adds to the character and ride of this machine. Its definitely not a bike for the beginner or inexperienced. The bike has a heavy duty feel and requires a firm hand, much like riding a horse that wants to know whether it's the boss or you. The whole bike offers a great deal of feedback, and it brandishes a manly attitude. There is nothing subtle about this bike in every aspect of its personality. Depending on the rider, this may or may not be a selling point.

2016 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V SE Specs:

•Motor: 90-degree V-twin
•Bore x stroke: 95 x 81.2mm
•Displacement: 1151cc
•Compression ratio: 11:1
•Cooling: Air- and oil-cooled
•Maximum power: 110 horsepower @ 7500 rpm
•Maximum torque: 81/ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
•Fuel delivery: Twin 50 mm diameter throttle bodies w/ Weber IWP 189 injectors
•Exhaust: Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalyzed with Lambda probe.
•Transmission: 6-speed
•Clutch: Single plate w/ integrated flexible couplings
•Final drive: CA.R.C reactive shaft drive

•Frame: High tensile tubular steel; twin cradle
•Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted 43mm forks; 4.7 inches of travel
•Rear suspension: Fully adjustable shock w/ reservoir; 4.3 inches of travel
•Front brakes: 320mm floating stainless steel wavy discs w/ radially mounted four-piston Brembo calipers
•Rear brakes: 282mm fixed stainless steel disc w/ two-piston floating Brembo caliper
•Front tire: 120/70-17; Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact
•Rear tire: 180/55-17; Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact

•L x W x H: 89 x 32.6 x 42.1 inches
•Wheelbase: 61.3 inches
•Rake: 26.3 degrees
•Trail: 4.25 inches
•Seat height: 31.4 inches
•Dry weight: 489 pounds
•Fuel capacity: 4.5 gallons
2016 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V SE (Italian Name-Rosso Trophy USA Name-Burnt Orange)


Wheel and Tire
Alpina Tubeless Spoke Wheels



There are no comments to display.