2012 Moto Guzzi MotorcyclesFor 2012, Moto Guzzi’s adventure tourer has reached a new level of technical and functional upgrades. And this week, the Italian subsidiary of Piaggio reports that the 2012 Stelvio 1200 NTX motorcycles are now in dealers throughout the country.
Named after the famous Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps with 84 amazing hairpin corners, the Stelvio 1200 NTX brings together Guzzi character with state-of-the-art performance and design.The Stelvio 1200 NTX boasts some exciting new features, including a huge 8.5 gallon fuel tank, a selectable traction control system, an integrated ignition and fueling ECU which improves throttle control and low to mid-range power.With a host of standard features like 30 liter aluminum panniers, ABS, aluminum crash protection, hand guards and an extra-large windshield, the Stelvio 1200 NTX is an Adventure-Tourer loaded with value.2012 Moto Guzzi Stevlio 1200 NTX:
Engine: 1200cc 90° V- Twin, four valves per cylinder
Max Power: 105 hp at 7,250 rpm
Max Torque: 83.3 Ft. Lbs. at 5,800 rpm
Colors: Lava Black, Burnt Orange
Available: Currently in U.S. Dealerships
For more information on the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX please visit motoguzzi-us.com and the all-new Guzzi microsite, motoguzzioriginals.com, which provides users with insights on Guzzi’s history and heritage from the perspective of Moto Guzzi designers, owners and of course, the Guzzisti.For a preview of the 2012 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 NTX, click here.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!