Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT8V
Five years have passed since I attended the original Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 launch in Mandello del Lario, Italy.
This time in the hills of Tuscany, Moto Guzzi has finally added the latest eight-valve engine to its 2011 Norge 1200, replacing the old four-valve version of the 90-degree transverse V-twin.
Gran Turismo Motorcycle
Whether riding on freeways, canyons, city, track or dirt: practically all motorcycle disciplines are gratifying to me. But on most Sundays, you can find me blasting up the freeway for 60 miles to the serpentine roads snaking through the Santa Monica Mountains where another 150 miles are added to the odometer before heading home again. It’s a long day but the right motorcycle makes the routine more enjoyable. One motorcycle that fits this weekend escape perfectly is the Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 GT.
Moto Guzzi motorcycles have delighted riders with their unique motor music and long-distance ridingcomfort for over 80 years. Now, one of this storied brand’s thoroughly modern sport touring motorcycles, the Moto Guzzi Norge, will travel cross-country on the 15th anniversary Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride, starting in Stevenson, Washington on May 8th, 2009.