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2013 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
Available colors: Competition Black -or- Pearl White
Please also see Hot Deals for lower-priced offerings. Many of our demos have been recently added. These are all bikes that have never been sold or titled and therefore get their full warranty beginning when purchased.
My Take - by Dave Richardson
The basic motorcycle that is currently the Norge 8V GT has, in its combined models, been the most popular bike in our 21 year history. Even though it’s only been with us for 8 of our 21 years, it’s been the choice of 22% of our new Guzzi purchasers. That’s impressive, and so is the bike. We first saw it as the Breva 1100. Then it came to us as a sport-tourer with a larger engine, saddlebags, and fairing as the Norge 1200. That bike morphed into the 1200 Sport as a slimmer, sportier variant. And now we have an update of the original Norge with the 8-valve engine and revised brakes, ergonomics, fairing, suspension, cooling, & fuel management.
But the essential bike remains the same. Guzzi conceived it as the return of the V7 Special, an early V-twin renown for unspecialized versatility but with great competence. True to form, our modern version has proven very comfortable – you don’t see many custom seats on them – with ergonomics that have people from the low 5-foot range to well over 6 feet saying, “It feels like it was meant for me.”
Some of the features are easily apparent: the chrome-moly steel perimeter frame, thick 45mm adjustable forks, anti-lock 4-piston Brembo calipers gripping 320mm stainless discs, heated grips, adjustable windscreen, quadpolyelipsoidal halogen headlights, damping- & preload-adjustable single-shock rear suspension with linkage, and color-matched keyed-alike quick-detach saddlebags.
But other engineering is subtle. For instance, mounting the high-output alternator up between the cylinders allows the mass of the engine to be located closer to the front wheel for the better handling of forward weight bias. And here’s a novel idea adapted from Aprilia’s world champion sport bikes: 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.
The result is a big roomy bike that’s quite light steering. Remarkable!
Type: 90° V-shaped twin cylinder, four-stroke, air cooled
Displacement: 1,151 cc
Max output: 102 HP at 7,000 rpm
Max torque: 76.7 ft lbs at 5500 rpm
Exhaust system: stainless steel with central equalizer and with 3-way catalytic converter with two Lambda probes (Euro 3)
Final drive: CARC compact reactive cardan shaft drive system; double cardan joint and floating bevel gear set, drive ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.666
CHASSIS, SUSPENSION AND BRAKES
Front suspension: telescopic hydraulic fork with 45 mm stanchions and adjustable spring preload
Rear suspension: single arm with progressive linkage and monoshock with adjustable rebound and ergonomic dial for setting preload
Front brake: dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs and calipers with 4 horizontally opposed pistons - ABS
Rear brake: 282 mm stainless steel fixed disc, floating calliper with 2 parallel pistons - ABS
Tires: 120/70 ZR17" (front) - 180/55 ZR17" (rear)
Max length: 86.4 inches (2,195 mm)
Max width: 34.25 inches (870 mm)
Height: 44.2 inches (1,125 mm)
Saddle height: 31.9 inches (810 mm) (-1.2 inch/30mm with lowered gel saddle available as an option)
Dry weight: 566 pounds (257 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity: 6 gallons (23 liters) (including 1 gallon/4 liter reserve)
Fitted with the latest version of the 8v Twin-cylinder engine and a substantial level of new components. The New Norge GT 8v has been developed for enhanced comfort, performance and handling.
New components include:
• New forks and rear shock for improved handling and corner stability, even while fully loaded
• New electrically adjusted windshield
• New 8v engine with more torque and power: 104Nm torque@ 5,500 and 102bhp.
• New fairing with improved wind protection and noise reduction for rider and pillion
• Easier to read instrument panel with trip computer, re-positioned closer to rider
• Anti slip seat with body forming foam for rider and pillion comfort
• Factory fitted centre stand with improved lever arm design
• Vibration damping footrests
This fascinating touring now has a twin transverse 90° V-series "Quattrovalvole" engine, the most powerful among the family of engines produced in Mandello Lario and has now reached the peak of its technical and performance specification.
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