New 2011 Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V

The secret lies in the high-tensile steel frame with twin upper supports whose design owes little to aesthetics and much to sophisticated engineering concepts that provide exceptional rigidity under moments of extreme torsional stress. Thanks to this modern transverse V 90 twin-cylinder "Quattrovalvole" on the open road the rider really can come to appreciate a frame that keeps all that horsepower under control. These results were achieved by adopting new cam profiles, new and more efficient injectors and a revised air box, which make the "Quattrovalvole" engine even more responsive at low engine speeds while still producing practically the same maximum power.

Once in the saddle, the reality proves to be even better than you could have imagined, with the powerful "Quattrovalvole" engine delivering, in its latest incarnation, a maximum torque of 113 Nm at just 5800 rpm, marking a significant improvement over the 108 Nm at 6400 rpm of the previous version.