Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8v?

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by A Knight Who Says Ni, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    I still want one of these bikes.
  2. Oilhed

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    I got mine done last March. Was walking in April. Didn't know when I'd ride again. I think it was the end of May. Good luck.
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    I had the left one done 5 years ago, and I swore I'd never do the right one after all the trouble the left one gave me.
    Long story short, I'm going to a different doctor for this one.
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  4. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    After a few years of lust, I've finally found and secured a GRiSO. It joins the collection of mostly Italian bikes you see in my signature below. It's a 2014 model with an aftermarket exhaust system w/ECU flash, tail tidy, a Corbin gunfighter seat, and a few other tasty bits. Low miles, too - 5k-ish.

    I fly down to California a week from today to finalize the deal and ride her (or is him? I think it's a he) home along the California and Oregon coast. I'm quite excited!

    Once I have my grubby mitts on it, I'll post some pictures.
  5. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    @Florida Lime I may have asked you this before... what rack is that pictured on your bike? I've been trying to find the same and I can't seem to do so. I wonder if it's still available?
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    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    It was on the bike when I bought it, but I thought it was a Moto Guzzi accessory.
    I've noticed many items previously available now unavailable. :(

    Edit to add:
    I found other pictures that look the same, and I think the part number is GU06677200. It's shown as unavailable on ebay.

    Edited again
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2437259002970074/
  7. br8vhrt

    br8vhrt Been here awhile

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    Me too. I got caught napping on a low mileage, properly priced local bike a couple of years ago and I regret it to this day. It’s the only Guzzi I lust after.
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  8. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    Well, he's home. (It's the only bike in the garage that's a he, not a she)

    After a nice, three-day ride up through the Redwoods and the Oregon coast, it joins a nearly all-Italian garage.


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    It's a weird and wonderful bike. Admittedly, I set pretty low expectations for it and I love it now. It's far better than I thought, especially when stacked up against the other bikes in the garage.
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    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    Welcome to the club !

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    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    Now I see why you were asking about the rear rack ! Looks like it could have been useful. :D
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  11. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Fresh Off The Couch Racing

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    Indeed. I made it work with what I had. Unfortunately, that rack is no longer produced as it was a Moto Guzzi part and, well... yah. No matter as the GRiSO isn't intended to be a touring bike, so I'm good.
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    Saw one during my Sunday ride. Parked with a newish Multistrada. Damn that Griso is one sweet looking bike. Shame all the CARC bikes are history.
  13. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded" Supporter

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    History??
  14. windmills

    windmills Gnearly Adventurer

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    No more Grisos, Stelvios made.
    I got one of the last off the line. 2015.

    For all their charm, they are quite a primitive design (and I love them for that)...
    Air/oil cooled, no abs (on the Griso at least) simple ECU, no modes fly by wire TC etc
    Presumably too much to keep up with the Euro regs?
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  15. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded" Supporter

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    Yep - that's why I have an 1100 Griso. Something very special about these. Actually thinking about getting an 8v Griso as well. I just wasn't sure what you meant.
  16. Oilhed

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    The Frame & Swingarm are actually pretty advanced, for Guzzi.
    Very similar to the BMW boxers. Now all they make are backbones & dual shocks.
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  18. BobcatSig

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    I believe that some were sold here in the US in 2016 and even later model years. Rumor was that the later bikes sold in the US were unsold units from other markets that were collected, and re-kitted for sale in North America. I'm guessing many of those were casualties of Euro5 and under-served markets.

    Oh, and forget the Norge. It also used the CARC platform.
  19. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded" Supporter

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    Yes - there are a few 16 and 17's for sale right now in the US.
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  20. TuonoBiker

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    I still don't understand why the Griso was never more popular - it oozes soooooo much more charm and character than a R9T ever will. (Nothing wrong with the 9T - awesome little bikes....)

    Did Moto Guzzi just build them 10 years too soon?
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