In addition to the Italian design. the new independent and powerful engine, the V2-Moto Guzzi Stelvio make a bestseller.
As its name the new travel enduro by Moto Guzzi served Stilfer the yoke, one of the highest motorable passes in the Alps.
That has it in the Stelvio to the European Enduro upper class, shows, among other things on the high quality features: multi-function display in the cockpit, height-adjustable windscreen, heated hand grips, adjustable brake and clutch levers, in the framework of integrated luggage holder, adjustable seat height, spoked wheels, single-sided swingarm. shaft drive and the latest version of the new four-valve V-2 engine, which is already done in the Griso 8V his service.
At the Guzzi engine engineers are particularly proud to finally have you developed it in a record time of one and a half years and put to use.
He still owns the brand’s typical layout of a luft-/0lgekuhlten and longitudinally mounted 90-degree V-2 engine, thanks to larger 95 mm bore and longer stroke of 81.2 millimeters, his capacity now stands at 1151 cubic centimeters.
More than 75 percent of the components should have been exchanged over the old two-valve engine. The major difference is the new cylinder head in which a camshaft driven now, by silent chain four valves controls.
The result is a more compact design, including improved performance at the Stelvio to 77 kW/105 hp at 7000 rpm / min and a torque of 108 Nm at 6,500 U /. These are full 20 hp more than the old two-valve Guzzi.
This is also why the V2 engine is a true powerhouse. A slight pressure on the starter button – functions, unusually, a tilt mechanism and simultaneously serves as a kill switch – already shaken the whole machine in a known manner Guzzi. At idle, wiggle the bar ends, as she wanted to dance boogie.
The vibrations can, however, immediately after, when the throttle is rotated only a few millimeters. Soft flowing the individual gears of the six-speed transmission and the stylish spoked wheels, the Stelvio rolls left to meet her goal. Min up to 4500 U / way to describe the power delivery as unspectacular, then she literally explodes.
As if you turned on the turbo, it shoots forward with power. Min at 8,000 rev / signal lights warning that the red area has long been exceeded.
This break in the power band is not for everyone, especially overtaking especially in the lower and medium engine speed range, the critical driving maneuvers such as take place and accelerating out of corners. This feature is known to the technicians, through different engine control settings have attempted to neutralize it somewhat.
This is downright sporty engine characteristics is a matter of personal feeling, so there is little disagreement in terms of ergonomics. The position on the split bench is relaxed; the seat height is adjustable to 82 or 84 millimeters. The distance to one meter wide handlebars fit both large and small people, and the footrests are easily accessible and the knee angle is not too steep.
That larger driver with their knees on the outstanding cylinder might encounter some as disturbing. While driving the falls but little weight. Noticeably, however, is the difference between each setting of the mechanically adjustable windshield?
Subjectively, the wind noise around the helmet in the higher position significantly lowers. Why the heated handlebar grips to be controlled by the switch of the multifunction display and not via a simple toggle switch seems to be explainable only by the playfulness of digital designers. A useful and missing in the digital gear display is easy to integrate it.
There is little to complain on the suspension. Due to the design, the focus of the Stelvio quite high, which could make it difficult for inexperienced riders to handle. But at least 265 kg ready to ride enduro most surprised with amazing agility and maneuverability targeted.
The 50-upside-down fork at the front and 155 mm spring travel bidding monoshock adjustable in compression and rebound and show himself capable both on tarmac and off-road challenges the gross pavements. This also applies to the brake system with two fully floating brake discs and four-piston radial front brake calipers and a stainless steel disc with two-piston caliper rear.
However, it still requires a strong hand to operate the brake lever with pinpoint accuracy. An ABS is not currently available, it will be offered as an option starting in June. At extra cost are also the case system and the matching tank bag on the Stelvio.
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