Demo 2017 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX 1200



Demo ProgramThis year, Aprilia & Moto Guzzi have revamped their demo programs to encourage more people to take demo rides and more dealers to offer them. We have always been big on demo rides but we were most often squeamish about letting people ride for more than a few miles. But now, we are encouraged to get more people riding and to encourage them to ride further. Also, we are encouraged to sell our demos when they have been in service for 3 months or accumulated 250 miles, whichever comes first. And before, a demo bikes was warranty-registered the day it was invoiced to us but now, a demo is like any other bike: the full two-year unlimited-mile warranty only starts when purchased by its owner.

So we ordered far more demo bikes than usual, and not just one of a model for the year but one for each quarter. This all means that we needed to create this space so that we could show people what they can demo ride and what we have for sale. Looking for a better price on a 2017? Here's your chance. Perfer a perfectly new bike? We have them too.

Demo Price: $14,490.00 plus freight, setup, and tax, $50 document fee, and title transfer / tab renewal unless verifiable out-of-state residency. All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

Warranty: Two years with unlimited miles begins when purchased.

Financing6.59% for 24-36 months, 7.39% for 48, 7.59% for 60, 8.59% for 72, or 9.09% for 84 months OAC (rates based on 715+ credit score, higher rates for lower scores) through Freedom Road Financial. 

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Special Note: It is now Moto International's standard practice to update this model to NGK spark plug caps and to add fuses to the driving light circuits for safety and reliability. 

ENGINE

Type: 90° V-twin engine, 4-stroke
Cooling: Air and oil and, independent cooling pumps
Engine capacity: 1,151 cc
Bore and stroke: 95 x 81.2 mm
Compression ratio: 11:01
Maximum power: 105HP (77 kW) at 7,250 rpm
Maximum torque: 83.3 Ft. Lbs. (113 Nm) at 5,800 rpm
Fuel supply / Ignition: Multipoint sequential electronic ignition, Magneti Marelli IAW5A phased, alfa-n system; two Ø 50mm throttle body, Weber IWP 189 injectors, two lambda probes.
Exhaust system: stainless steel, 2-in-1 type, three-way catalytic converter with lambda probe
 

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Gearbox: 6-speed
Final drive: Compact reactive cardan shaft drive system (CA.R.C.); double cardan joint and floating bevel gear seat, drive ratio 12/44 = 1: 3.666
Clutch: single-disc with integrated anti-vibration buffer
Chassis: High yield strength tubular steel with integrated engine
Wheelbase: 60.4 in. / 1,535 mm
Trail: 4.92 in. / 125 mm
Headstock angle: 27°
Steering angle: 34°
Front suspension: completely adjustable USD fork (spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound damping) with 45 mm diam.
Front wheel travel: 6.69 in. / 170 mm
Rear suspension: single arm with progressive linkage, monoshock with adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload adjuster knob
Rear wheel travel: 6.10 in. / 155 mm
Front brake: Brembo 320 mm stainless steel floating double discs, radial calipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons
Rear brake: Brembo 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, floating caliper with 2 parallel pistons
Wheels: Light alloy (tubeless, spoked)
Front wheel rim: 2.50” x 19”
Rear wheel rim: 4.25” x 17”
Front tire: 110/80 R19”
Rear tire: 150/70 R17”
 

DIMENSIONS

Length: 88.53 in. (2250 mm), 41.33 in. (1,050 mm)
Height: 58.26 in. (1,480 mm)
Saddle height: 32 – 33 in. (820-840 mm) adjustable
Minimum ground clearance: 8.26 in. (210 mm)
Curb weight (Ready to Ride): 598 lbs (272 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity: 8.5 Gallons (32 liters), 1.8 Gallons (Reserve) / 7 liters (Reserve)

I was not pleased with the Stelvio in its first year here, 2009. It seemed I had to keep answering the same frustrating questions. People would ask why it didn’t have ABS (To make the MSRP lower). And what’s that goofy-looking loop off the back? (A luggage rack) Oh, does it flip up like the one on the Buell Ulysses? (No) Showing them the little camera compartment always lead to a question if the left side opened up too (No). Why not? I (I don’t know). Then they would comment that they’d rather have a bigger gas tank than a glove box. We also learned that first year that the valve covers were fragile and stuck out if dropped without crashbars installed. Oh, and the powerband of the engine was a little thin down low, coming on like gangbusters at 6,000 rpm. And some people wished for a smaller rear tire size so that better off-road tires could be substituted. So for 2010 Guzzi gave the Stelvio ABS brakes and different cams & intake system for broader power. Oh, and a $1000 price increase.

The real updates came in 2012 with the NTX version. Here Guzzi added the popular aluminum saddlebags, aluminum skid plate, hand guards, a larger windscreen, 150mm-wide rear tire, 8½ gallon gas tank, engine safety bars, and driving lights. And a lot of things just got sweeter. The bike seems more refined & smoother and every little point of contact seems better. In fact, our best customers for NTX are people with 2009 Stelvios. I wouldn’t go so far as to say the newer version is better. The 2009 Stelvio is kind of Guzzi’s hotrod, having a bit more horsepower, a more aggressive powerband, a bit more character, it’s noticeably lighter, and a bit rough around the edges. Ya pays your money and you take your choices. But in all seriousness, I’d say more people are going to be happy with the NTX; just not everybody.

So how does it stack up against the competition? Well, Motorcycle Consumer News raved about the NTX and as soon as their road test was published, the Guzzi became the standard by which subsequent adventure-touring bikes were compared. Yes, it’s heavy, but we don’t see broken swingarms or blown-up rear drives. And no, the Stelvio doesn’t have cruise control. Sorry. But it’s known to be extremely comfortable, talks to you nicely, and is very reliable. It’s certainly not as off-road oriented as a KTM or BMW GS Adventure, but it works well on a forestry road. Our only bugaboo has been shorts in the driving lights. We add fuses now to every new Stelvio to better protect important circuitry.

Range used to be our Achilles’ heel but no longer. The NTX gets better mileage than the first Stelvio. Coupling that with the huge gas tank and you have a potential range of over 400 miles. Yes, customers report into the 30s but also over 50 mpg.

The biggest surprise is always the handling. The Stelvio is far lighter steering and far more fun to crank into a corner than people suspect. Why? Because the crankshaft’s center line is about 1¼” above the transmission’s to position the engine’s weight higher. Higher? I’ll bet we all thought low center of gravity was preferred! But for a motorcycle at road speed, having the engine mass closer to the roll center (think like an airplane) means that it takes less leverage (strength) to lift the bottom of the engine to the (as an example) right side in order to lower the top of the bike into a left turn. This really works! 

Ciao,

Dave Richardson

Named after the famous Alpine pass that connects Valtelline Valley to Vinschgau Valley with 84 amazing s-bends between them, the Stelvio 1200 NTX brings together Guzzi character with state-of-the-art performance and design. The Stelvio has reached a new level thanks to the technical and functional upgrades on the new Stelvio 1200 NTX.

It all starts with design. The Guzzi design team has streamlined the Stelvio by rounding off the fuel tank and integrating it with the lightweight half-fairing. The new half-fairing improves wind protection and flows seamlessly into the twin headlight assembly. The latter feature is a distinctive element of the Stelvio design, and the only detail inherited from the previous version.

The front fairing, windscreen and the half-fairing with integrated turn signals are all brand new elements that together, give the front-end of the Stelvio 8V a cutting-edge look. It has an original design, but it is above all more functional and versatile, qualities that are of the utmost importance in the Adventure Touring segment.

The styling compared to the previous version: more efficient aerodynamic protection, thanks to the new top fairing and practically twice fold range capacity thanks to the outstanding new fuel tank with a 32 litre record capacity.

The heart that beats inside this touring bike is the renowned V-shaped 90° transverse twin-cylinder "Four valve" engine, the highest performer among all the families of engines manufactured at Mandello del Lario, which has now reached exclusive levels as far as its technical/performance development is concerned.

This latest version can boast the careful attention paid to achieve a more silent and smooth running of the engine, whilst tweaking the electronic control, timing system and cooling system. The brand new integrated ignition and injection ECU now exploits the signals sent by the two lambda probes to guarantee adequate feeding throughout the entire combustion cycle, improving response to the throttle control, low-to-mid-range power delivery further to consumptions and emissions. The ECU also includes the ATC system to prevent sliding: this system controls ignition advance and injection to cut torque delivery whenever a sudden loss of grip is detected so as to help the rider to remain in control under extreme, unexpected conditions. The system can be deactivated, just like ABS.

The engine now boasts a maximum torque of over 83 foot-pounds delivered at a mere 5,800 rpm and easily reaches a peak horsepower of 105 HP at 7,250 rpm.
  

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I just love my Moto Guzzi NTX. As a previous owner of a Moto Guzzi Griso I already was ennamoured with the character and style of this iconic and unique brand of motorcycles. You cannot manufacture heritage and soul overnight. It is the privilege of long lineage and Moto Guzzi has it. Being part of this family of owners is something special that you immediately feel upon saddling up on one of these beautiful machines.

The Stelvio NTX has added one more dimension to this beautiful experience. The freedom and balance of comfort and power of this motorcycle is truly something exhilerating no matter how bad the road to your destination gets. It glides you to whatever destination you set in your sights with ease and purpose. It is nimble and surefooted in the tightest paved hairpins like a racer. Its height and might gives you a commanding view of the road ahead and its balanced technological simplicity makes you feel confident all the while to adventure off the grid without hesitation, especially given the security of the huge fuel tank that guarantees you long autonomy from nearby gas stations. I just love to get lost with this bike. I also love the attention you get from everyone, riders or not, because of its unmistakable presence and character. A real headturner that will make you grin with happiness even when sitting still in your garage, inciting you to plan your next adventure ride. Just get one! You know you want to be happy, no?

Giorgio Pranzo

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I bought my Stelvio from Moto International in 2013 and so far have done around 24,000 very enjoyable miles. The bike is working out great for me, whether it comes to short weekend rides or long distance touring. 

The bike is just stunning in terms of the look, especially the burnt orange model. It was designed by Miguel Galluzzi, one of the best motorcycle designers in the world. They say “If you can park it and not turn around to admire it before walking away, you bought the wrong one”. After more than two years of owning the bike I still pause to admire it. I liked that bike from the moment I saw it. Back in 2012 I had other bikes on my radar. Then I came across a review of Stelvio in the Rider magazine, and I was instantly intrigued. First by the looks of the bike and the review, later by everything else I read about Stelvio, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles in general. Moto International was offering a fly & ride promotion. I took advantage of the opportunity to do some riding in the Pacific Northwest and then ride it home to Vermont. I took a chance and bought my bike without ever riding a foot on a Moto Guzzi bike. I am really glad I took this gamble to buy a bike based on the looks and the reviews/experiences of other riders because it quickly became my favorite bike to ride from my growing collection of bikes.

Moto Guzzi bikes are known for having character, and I get a lot of that from my Stelvio. You get a vast variety of noises and vibrations from the engine, depending on the speed, gear and the throttle level. A reviewer once said that Moto Guzzi should charge for the sound and I agree with that 100%. The grunt you get when accelerating up a steep hill in fourth gear is amazing. A mechanic told me once that Guzzi bikes like speed. This bike confirms that. At lower speeds there is a lot of shaking, vibrating and loud noises but once you get to that sweet spot around 85MPH, the whole thing just calms down, you get a nice humming sound, and it feels like you can cross the whole continent with no effort. It’s an interesting phenomenon because all other bikes I have ridden become buzzy and shake at high speeds, while this one does the opposite.

In terms of the cost, Stelvio is a great deal. It costs slightly less than a new GS, and it came with a nice set of adventure touring accessories that cost me almost $2,000 on my other bikes – auxiliary set of lights, hand protectors, bash plate, crash bars and side cases. The only money I spent on the extras was for heated grips  (a bargain compared to how much BMW charges) and a top case.

Considering the weight, the bike has excellent handling and is a lot of fun in twisties. The bike really shines when it comes to long distance riding. It’s the only bike for me that makes even long highways stretches enjoyable, partially because of the Guzzi character and how it behaves when ridden fast as I already described. The seat is very comfortable even for 12 hour rides, no need for a Corbin.

I found the staff at Moto International to be extremely knowledgeable, interesting, passionate, entertaining, and many other things. It’s a true, old-fashioned bike shop where most people that work there are also riders. I now make it my regular stop when I am in Seattle even if it’s not a motorcycle trip. They have been supporting me remotely with any questions, issues, supplying parts, etc.

Overall, I am extremely happy with my bike and the whole shopping experience. Since the first fly & ride cross-country trip home I have shipped the bike back to Moto International  for a service and rode it home to Vermont again. I plan to do that in the future whenever the timing is right. 

Roman Rehak

Type
Demo
Available Colors
Green
Stock Status
In Stock
Pricing
MSRP: $16,190.00
Demo disc.: -$1,700.00
Demo price: $14,490.00
Freight: $500.00
Set-up: $310.00
Document fee $50.00
Subtotal: $15,350.00
Tax: $1,596.40
License (est.): $285.00
Total: $17,231.40

*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.