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Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

Named after the wicked character from "I promessi sposi" by Alessandro Manzoni, the Griso 8V SE is one of the most unique and captivating motorcycles to ever be produced from the Moto Guzzi factory.

Specifications, 2015 Model

Type 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, SOHC 4 valves per cylinder
Cooling Air and oil cooled with an independent cooling pump
Engine capacity 1151 cc
Bore & stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio 11:1
Timing system diagram Intake valve opens 36° BTDC
Intake valve closes 62° ABDC
Exhaust valve opens 58° BBDC
Exhaust valve closes 30° ATDC
Max. power 80 kW (108HP) at 7500 rpm
Max. torque 108 Nm at 6400 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW5.9AM, 2 x Ø 50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors.
Starter Electric
Spark plugs NGK CR8EB
Exhaust system Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalytic converter with Lambda probe
Emission standard Euro 3
Gearbox 6 speed
Gear ratios 1st 17/38 = 2.23:1
2nd 20/34 = 1.70:1
3rd 23/31 = 1.34:1
4th 26/29 = 1.11:1
5th 31/30 = 0.96:1
6th 29/25 = 0.86:1
Primary drive Helical gears set, ratio 26/35 = 1.346:1
Final drive CA.R.C (Cardano Reattivo Compatto) reactive drive unit with floating bevel gear set, ratio 12/44 = 3.66:1
Clutch Single plate
Frame High tensile steel tubular perimeter with down tubes
Wheelbase 1554 mm
Trail 108 mm
Rake 26.30°
Steering angle 34°
Front suspension Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic rebound and compression)
Front wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Single sided swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock (spring preload and hydraulic rebound and compression) with progressive linkage
Rear wheel travel 140 mm
Front brake Dual 320mm stainless rotors, Brembo 4 spot radial mounted callipers
Rear brake 282mm stainless rotor, Brembo 2 spot floating calliper
Wheels Behr aluminium spokes rims
Front wheel rim 3.5" x 17"
Rear wheel rim 5.5" x 17"
Front tyre 120/70R17
Rear tyre 180/55R17
Electrical System
System voltage 12V
Battery 12V – 18AH
Alternator 12V – 550W
Length 2260 mm
Width 880 mm
Height 1070 mm
Saddle height 800 mm
Min. ground clearance 185 mm
Kerb weight 244 kg
Dry weight 227 kg
Fuel tank capacity 16.4 Litres
Reserve 3.3 Litres

Source: John Sample Group

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