Grand Touring and Italian Style Fuse In Model Made for Comfort and Safety
Moto Guzzi USA, manufacturer of the legendary "Italian Eagle" Moto Guzzi motorcycle and a pioneer of two-wheel vehicles, today announced the debut of its highly-anticipated Norge 1200 GT in the U.S. market. Built to deliver superior comfort and safety, the Norge 1200's unique styling, performance and technology offer a smooth and stable ride, mile after mile.
Thoroughly tested in Moto Guzzi's Italian factory wind tunnel, the Norge 1200 fairing was designed for remarkable rider protection. Its distinctive form creates stability by enhancing down force at high speeds. The addition of lowers and splash guards on the U.S. models will further improve rider protection in inclement weather. The windshield has electronic height adjustment, so the rider can manipulate the amount of air necessary to maximize comfort.
The Norge features an anti-lock braking system that increases safety and improves stopping in difficult conditions. Precise steering provides stability at every turn, while poly elliptical headlights illuminate surroundings for safer driving at any hour, further demonstrating the Norge's impressive versatility on the road.
At the heart of the Norge 1200 is a new and improved version of the trademark 90 degree V-Twin engine. The new engine has more power, more torque, and less vibration compared to previous versions. The new engine is also paired with the patented C.A.R.C. single sided shaft drive system for improved handling and smoothness.
Norge riders will appreciate advanced technological features designed to enhance their rides. An on-board trip computer can be operated from the hand grips to provide information such as trip time, average fuel mileage and average speed. The electric heated grips improve comfort on colder morning rides, while large saddle bags allow passengers to carry their necessities for any long trips.
2006 marks the 85th anniversary of the Moto Guzzi brand, making it one of the longest continuously produced motorcycle brands in the world. Just as they did 85 years ago, the company's finely crafted machines reflect the sensibilities and timeless beauty of its birthplace at Lake Como.
The Norge 1200 was released in Europe earlier this year and received a great reception from riders and the press all over Europe. In the United States the bike will be displayed at various International Motorcycle Shows and to date has received an overwhelming response from the public. The Norge 1200 GT will begin to appear in authorized U.S. Moto Guzzi dealers in December of 2006 at an MSRP of $14,990. For more information, please visit http://www.motoguzzi-us.com/
ENGINE TYPE: 90 V-Twin, four-stroke
COOLING SYSTEM: Air cooled
BORE AND STROKE: 3.7" x 3.15" (95 mm x 80 mm)
COMPRESSION RATIO: 9.6 : 1
TIMING SYSTEM: Two overhead valves operated by light alloy push-rods and rockers
MAXIMUM POWER: Over 65 KW (90 CV) at 7,500 rpm
MAXIMUM TORQUE: Over 95 Nm at 6,800 rpm
FUEL SYSTEM: Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection with stepper motor control
STARTING SYSTEM: Electric
IGNITION: Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition
EXHAUST SYSTEM: Stainless steel, 2 in 1, with three ways catalyser and Lambda probe oxygen sensor
GEARBOX: 6 speed
PRIMARY DRIVE: Helical gears, ratio 26/35 = 1 : 1.458
FINAL DRIVE: CA.R.C. Compact Reactive Shaft Drive; double universal joint with floating bevel gear, ratio 12/44 = 1 : 3.667
FRAME: Double cradle, in high tensile strength tubular steel
WHEELBASE / TRAIL: 58.8" (1,495 mm) / 4.7" (120 mm)
FRONT SUSPENSION:Telescopic hydraulic fork with 45 mm, preload adjustable
REAR SUSPENSION: Single arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound and pre-load (hydraulic)
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL: 4.7" (120 mm)
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL: 5.5" (140 mm)
FRONT BRAKE: Twin 12.6" (320 mm) stainless steel floating discs, four piston calipers
REAR BRAKE: Single 11.1" (282 mm) steel disc, two piston caliper
WHEELS: Three spoke light alloy wheels, gravity casting
FRONT / REAR WHEEL: 3.5" x 17" / 5.5" x 17"
FRONT / REAR TIRE: 120/70 ZR17" / 180/55 ZR17"
VOLTAGE / BATTERY: 12 V / 12 V - 18 Ah
ALTERNATOR: 12 V - 540 W
LENGTH / WIDTH / HEIGHT: 86.4" (2,195 mm) / 34.25" (870 mm) / 44.3" (1,125 mm)
SEAT HEIGHT: 31.5" (800 mm)
GROUND CLEARANCE: 7.3" (185 mm)
DRY WEIGHT: 542 lbs (246 kg)
FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 6 gallons (23 liters), 1 gallon (4 liters) reserve