The Tourer That Stands Out: The 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 Motorcycle
As tourers go, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 is one motorcycle that gets little, if any fanfare. Under the shadow of such giants as Harley Davidson, Honda, and even Yamaha, the Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 soldiers on as a motorcycle that just won’t be seen much out on the roads. While that isn’t to say that it’s particularly rare, overly expensive, or even undesirable, it is true of the whole Moto Guzzi Company that you just see more of them in Europe than you do stateside.
The 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 is a curvaceous bike- almost sultry in its proportions, the curve of its bodywork, and the growl of its exhaust. Cut loose on the open road, however, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 takes on the spirit of a woman unfettered by preconception. This bike can carve up some corners.
By that token, it’s also true that riders might want to steer clear of freeways with the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200. It’s not that the bike isn’t up to the task, but simply because the ride is so much more enjoyable when you have time to check out the scenery, rather than just the 18-wheeler beside you.
The 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 is powered by a 90-degree four stroke V-twin engine with air cooling that displaces 1,151cc. At 7,500 RPM, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 produces its peak horsepower rating of 95 horsepower, with peak torque of 100 Nm appearing at 5,800 RPM. Dual 45mm throttle bodies with twin spark ignition feed the power, while a six-speed transmission makes acceleration and cruising effortless and fun.
A seat height of 31.5 inches on the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 is low enough for most riders, while its 542 pound dry weight tosses around the roadways with a flickability inherent not in a touring motorcycle, but in a sportbike. The 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 has a plentiful 6 gallon fuel capacity, ensuring that you’ll not be needing to stop at every fuel station on your trip.
The 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 is available in three colors, Silver, Red, and Graphite Black, and each has an MSRP of $15,590. If you’re looking for a motorcycle that gets noticed, stands out from the crowd, and has plenty of power to haul you all over any road you might wish to travel, than the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 might just be the motorcycle you’ve been searching for. Not as ordinary as Asian tourers and not as expensive as some of the domestic touring bikes, the 2009 Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 has got it all.
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