2011 Moto Guzzi MotorcycleCertainly a different way to go sport-touring, the Norge GT 8V is capable of guiding the rider comfortably and quickly through 500+ mile days on sporting roads.
With an upright seating position and nicely protective fairing, fatigue is effectively kept at bay. Although the Norge GT 8V powerplant puts out a seemingly modest 77 ft/lbs of torque and just over 100 horsepower, excellent suspension and handling keep it in the hunt when the roads get twisty.The windshield is electronically adjustable, so the rider can select the height he wants at the push of a button.2011 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V Quick Stats
ENGINE TYPE: 90° Pushorod V-twin cylinder
CURB WEIGHT: 566 pounds
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