Moto Guzzi released information on their 2007 motorcycle line at
November 2006 EICMA show in Milan.
Following is a translation of the detail
and technical information, edited from the Moto Guzzi
press releases along with photographs of the 2007 motorcycles.
Moto Guzzi 2007
Ambassador of the best of Italy.
As a blend of comfort, elegance and leading edge technology, the 2007 Moto Guzzis simply
ooze the dynamism behind this legendary name.
The machines offer what is best
We aim to create machines that meet riders’ needs and, along with tourism models
that are the
very life and soul of Moto Guzzi, create new concepts in both style and
With this in
mind, we are proud to present our two new models in the 2007 Moto Guzzi range -
The Griso 8V and the 940 Custom.
Both with brand new engines like the powerful 4 valve 1200cc and the
940cc, these new models express Italian style and superb engineering in the
The Griso 8 V takes the original stroke of brilliance seen in the
1100 and 850
and goes that step forward with its overall sports appearance. This new look is
easily seen in
the new streamlined multi-valve engine and in the exclusive exhaust system
From the looks point of view, the Griso 8 V has undergone
includes particular stylistic details like the new saddle and streamlined side
panels as well
as equipment of the highest possible level.
Other details include the new Brembo
made up of P4/34 radial calipers that act on floating 320mm diameter wave discs.
astride the bike, the rider can immediately sense the sports riding position
that the new setup
between handlebars, saddle and footpegs provides.
These are all new components
specially designed to make the rider feel completely in control.
With the 940 Custom, Moto Guzzi has created a new market segment that was
previously dominated by the California models. They have taken a more sports
that perfectly conveys a message of individuality and freedom with elegance and
combination of a shorter wheelbase and redistribution of weight over the rear
the bike less bulky from the side and creates a classy but aggressive look. The
bike seems to
be glued to the ground yet is more than ready to take off with all the power
generated by the
940 cc engine.
The aggressive appearance is further enhanced by the twin chromed
pipes that hint at the exceptional performance that the 940 Custom is capable
Other details like spoked wheels, chrome decorations on the tank and the retro
styled instrumentation all convey a sense of elegance and beauty that go so well
otherwise muscular design.
The 940 Custom and the Griso 8V blend feature looks with an elegance that
Moto Guzzi traditions of a rich heritage of know-how and expertise dating back
to 1921. It is
this unmistakable identity and personality that differentiates Moto Guzzis from
This is very much the case with the Norge that marked the return of
to its rightful place as leader in the “Gran Turismo” sector. A “raid” was
arranged as a mark of
this return and it followed the route taken in 1928 by Giuseppe “Naco” Guzzi on
board an early
GT 500 “Norge”. For 2007, the 1200 cc flagship will be flanked by an 850 cc
that will be available in red as well as black and silver colour schemes (may
not be available in the U.S.A.).
Among the “Gran Turismo” models, the Moto Guzzi range will feature the
Vintage as an elegant cruiser with a legendary past. There can be no doubt
machines are well represented by the Nevada Classic and California Classic as
examples of Moto Guzzi at its best, however it is the “naked” that has won Moto
Guzzi so much
recent public acclaim and success.
The “naked” range consists of three families, touring (Breva), fashion (Griso)
and sport (1200
Sport) with their 750 to 1200 cc engines. The most popular touring versions are
versatile 750 cc Breva and the sophisticated, elegant 850 and 1100.
are now fitted
with the Moto Guzzi’s revolutionary reactive shaft drive system. Both are available with
ABS and are fitted with new electric switches as well as new saddle covering not
mention the suave new mother-of-pearl colour scheme.
The term “fashion naked” is perfect for the Griso range and these machines are
the perfect setting for the new colour schemes with satin orange bodywork on
and yellow on the 850. Apart from the aggressive racing exhaust, other special
components are available as after-sales options.
The latest appearance is the
1200 Sport, the elegant sports model designed for
wanting a motorbike to suit all occasions. The 1200 boasts generous performance
that can be
boosted by a racing kit or the bike can be converted to a sports tourer with 36
As for the racing sector and its proud traditions, there is still a lot in store
enthusiasts. The star in absolute is the MGS-01 Corsa. This machine brought
victory to Moto
Guzzi in both the “Battle of twins” in Daytona and the “Supertwins”
championship. It has not
been technically altered and is manufactured on request as should any machine
those that collect dreams.
2007 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V
The power of the eagle.
The Griso 8 V is the outcome of some of the most challenging work carried out by
for its new generation machines. With its graceful lines, the Griso 8 V has opened the way to a
new, absolute sense of “sports” that is created by the power and technology of the innovative
Although designed along traditional lines, the new engine is a
celebration of the logic
behind the 90 degree V concept. It features a single overhead camshaft that
operates the four
valves on each cylinder with noiseless timing chains. This is quite an evolution
to the already
tuned 1200 cc engine that now puts out 110 CV at 9,500 rpm with maximum torque
The power delivery is silky smooth and on the open road the bike’s true sports
shines along with the countless technical innovations and the new sense of
style. Although the
exclusive exhaust system with twin coiled pipes has been seen before, it now
truly reflects the
greater power of these machines.
From the looks point of view, the Griso 8 V has undergone
stylistic details like the new saddle and streamlined side panels as well as
equipment levels of
the highest possible level. Even the most discerning of palates will appreciate
the front end
with its Brembo P4/34 radial caliper brakes that act on wave floating discs
320mm. They will also be able to count on Showa upside-down forks that have had
of carbon nitride treatment.
Sitting astride the bike, the rider can immediately sense the sports riding
position that the new
setup between handlebars, saddle and footpegs provides. These are all new
were specially designed to make the rider feel completely in control. The
creates a wonderful backwards view and there seems to be a tail like on a single seater. In fact
there is in fact more than enough room for a passenger to sit in great comfort.
Powerful, elegant and exclusive, the Griso 8V will beyond doubt become a cult
true enthusiasts of elite motorbikes.
The legendary Norse in the 850 class.
Even in the city you can rediscover the pleasure of riding in total comfort.
All you need is a perfectly balanced motorbike like the Norge 850.
Right from the start you will appreciate the complete control offered by the
where you are held snug in a comfortable saddle that feels more like an
The legendary low down torque ensures fabulous acceleration even from the low
are typical of city traffic. It doesn’t matter if your journey is short as the
protection offered by
the fairing is truly excellent.
Thanks to the high level of comfort, the Norge
850 means you can
travel no matter the season. The 1200 T version comes with the same equipment.
The manually controlled adjustable screen is worth a separate mention. It can
regulated to offer the maximum protection against the elements or to provide a
aerodynamic efficiency with less drag.
The ABS that is fitted as standard further enhances safety. Other little items
like the 12 volt
socket mean you need never again be without a power supply.
After you have used the Norge 850 every day for going to work and back and the
holiday period approaches, the bike becomes a reliable, tireless traveling
doesn’t even notice any difference in the weight of baggage and an extra
"Naked" Bikes: The Breva 750, Breva 850 (ABS), Griso 850,
Breva 1100 (ABS), Griso 1100,
1200 Sport, Breva 750
Excellent forecast for all roads.
It is no accident that this machine bears the name of a wind that sweeps away
clouds and is
another way of describing good weather. The design is contemporary and
exhilarating from the
first moment. It is however the unmistakable Moto Guzzi look.
Even down to the
detail like the soft flowing lines of the tank, the touch of class in the
three-spoked wheels and
the outlines of the fairing leave nothing to the imagination. But appearances aren’t everything.
The Breva 750 is easy to ride, instinctive and creates a feeling of confidence
right from the
first time you climb aboard. The manageable size and excellent riding position
useful in city traffic but the Breva 750 is also great fun to ride over mixed
you are alone or with a friend.
2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 750 in Black.
This is due to the short wheelbase and the high
cradle frame as well as to the steering geometry that was specially designed to
picking your line into curves and fast changes of direction.
The sheer pleasure
of riding is
further enhanced by the electronic fuel injection system that provides smooth
More new items include the colour and graphic schemes that create a model that
will be much
appreciated by women.
A special lower saddle is now an option along with a vast
accessories designed to make your Moto Guzzi even more attractive. The liveries
two types of spirit that dwell inside Moto Guzzis. We have the traditional Guzzi
Racing Red alongside the trendy black/silver that is new for 2007.
A modern classic.
Some people use logic to choose a motorbike. This is like a mathematical exercise – an
exercise involving a certain amount of a measurable quality leading to an
Others use their hearts. They look for that indefinable something that simply
says “this is it”. It
is something they know the instant they sit in the saddle for the first time. The
Breva 850 falls
into both these categories.
The modern sharp lines of the “naked” make it seem ready for any
challenge. The specially designed frame makes it agile,
manageable and easy to ride while the engine that has the entire
history of Moto Guzzi behind it provides the power.
2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 850 in Silver.
2007 Moto Guzzi Breva 850 in White.
It is only the unmistakable 90 degree gap between the cylinders that makes it
this 90 degree V engine that the California models of the 70’s made their name. The rest of the
engine has evolved considerably. It is technologically very advanced offering
but yet provides startling acceleration. The virtually vibration-free
performance only adds to
the pleasure of riding.
All these factors add to the enjoyment even if you don’t
need to lie
sprawled flat out on the tank.
The Breva 850 is ideally suited to fast, comfortable commuting but is also just
the answer for
The Breva 850 makes you stand out from the crowd with its
chrome engine and transmission, its grey paintwork contrasting against the black
new rocker box covers and its decisive high-tech look.
There are also countless
ways to Customize your machine with a vast range of accessories and dedicated clothing
or you can
improve safety by opting for the ABS version. A modern classic could do no less
than carry the
Racing Red or the legendary Guzzi Black colour scheme or the elegant light
silver that is the
new colour of 2007.
How could you not be seduced by the Griso that is so far removed from all the
others and the
dream of every rider? It’s not often that you can feel the heartbeat of a big
twin engine even
when the engine isn’t running – with the Griso you can.
Moto Guzzis have such extraordinary
personalities that they attract enormous followings and so Moto Guzzi decided to make a
model that would allow more access to an already legendary machine. This machine
fitted with an 850 engine that enthusiasts know well.
Obviously the only thing
that belongs to
the past is the size of the engine. All you have to do is twist the throttle to
realize that under
the aggressive appearance a new heart beats.
The new engine is technologically
advanced and offers sports-like performance especially when the road starts to
becomes a series of wonderful twists and curves.
From first appearances, there
is nothing to
show that this is the “little sister” of the Griso 1100. If you look closely you
may notice that
there is no oil cooler on the right hand side, you may notice the black frame or
transmission and wheels. All in all it is a bike with a determined, exuberant
character and its
strength lies in its charm.
For this very treason, Moto Guzzi has created a wide
accessories and clothing designed and manufactured to the highest standards for
for both quality and something that makes them stand out from the crowd.
the picture we have three colour schemes ranging from racing red to sober black
or the more
extrovert yellow that is new for 2007.
Breva 1100 (ABS)
A “naked” for the 21st century.
The Breva 1100 is a comfortable “naked” whether you are alone or have a
passenger. Like all
Moto Guzzis it is rock solid and seems like a 21st century version of an idea by
Carlo Guzzi: To
build a motorbike for all, using technology to ensure comfort, ease of riding, reliability and a
All of this would of course have to lie beneath an attractive
exterior with clean lines
that form an unmistakable style. The beauty of the Breva 1100 doesn’t hide but
The jutting cylinder heads and the bulk of the Moto Guzzi patented shaft drive
add to its beauty. They sit perfectly in the overall design where weight is
dynamically efficient balance and underlines the sporting character of a bike
that is all
substance. The engine and frame confirm what the look suggests.
The latest generation 90 degree V twin is a modern engine with low down torque
to spare but
offers smooth delivery thanks to the fuel injection system. Uptake is fluid and
Euro 3 standards.
The engine finds a perfect mate in the frame and specially
suspension. The end result is superb performance along with impeccable handling
holding. In simple terms this means great fun on the busier roads where the
forks guarantee excellent cornering characteristics and, on exiting curves, the
shock absorber keeps you glued to the road.
Braking is more than looked after by
twin floating 320 mm front discs and a 282mm disc at the rear. The new
version of the Breva
1100 ABS increases safety margins on difficult or slippery surfaces.
same colour schemes - Racing Red, the legendary Guzzi Black or the new mother-of-pearl
mica finish Other items worth mentioning for 2007 are the new electric controls
shared with the Norge flagship model.
Distinguishing marks - beautiful.
The sinuous tubes of the frame wrap around the tank - the sides are like
straight ahead – the exhaust manifolds coil round the engine. Everything about
the Griso is a
little strange, a little unsettling maybe – not normal…It is however very like
the bike we all
imagine or even dream of having.
The Griso is a masterpiece on wheels. A dynamic
work of art
that demonstrates sheer Italian creativity crowned by the Moto Guzzi eagle that
puts it way
beyond any classification.
The feelings aroused by its aggressive raw lines get
you climb aboard. The riding position offered by the saddle and wide handlebars
maximum control and fast changes of direction whether in heavy traffic or on the
Thanks to the long wheelbase, the bike is very stable but surprisingly agile due
to its wonderful
frame. The steel frame is both rigid and reactive. The adjustable suspension
adapts to all
surfaces and changes in loads.
Constant full-bodied power is supplied by a 90
degree V twin of
the latest generation that has been completely updated and meets Euro 3 emission
The torque produced by the engine is delivered to the wheels via a silky smooth
drive transmission system patented by Moto Guzzi.
The sound made by this machine
comparison. It is a deep throbbing note that comes first out of twin manifolds
then on to
stainless steel silencers. No matter how many miles flick by on the futuristic mile-o-meter
display on the onboard computer, your Griso will never go unnoticed. Its elegant
Racing Red or new satin Orange colour schemes make it both elegant and hard
Touring: The Norge 1200 T - TL, Norge 1200 GT, Norge 1200 GTL
(Note: See the wBW
Moto Guzzi Norge 1200 page
for more information.)
Every journey is unique – like every rider.
The TL version is a clear demonstration that Moto Guzzi pays great attention to
a rider’s needs.
The “Norge Project” aims at offering every rider the opportunity of choosing
equipment that has apparently small but significant differences.
takes in even the
The personality of the Norge 1200 is the central theme with its elegant, dynamic
superb layout of the controls and riding position. Rider and passenger comfort
as is the superb handling provided by the shortened wheelbase.
The Norge 1200 TL offers riders excellent protection from the elements with its
fairing. The versatility of the bike is simply underlined by the electrically
(manual on the T version). All you have to do is press a button and you change
the degree of
protection and adopt the protection best suited to any conditions.
Although touring does not always involve long distances, the fact that ABS is
fitted as standard
means you always have wide safety margins even on slippery surfaces.
has everything it needs to transport you in comfort no matter where. The vast
accessories means you can easily increase the distances you wish to travel and
still do so in
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Norge 1200 GT
Born to travel.
You can see right from the start that this machine was designed to eat up the
fairing for instance is an integral part of the machine and seems like a natural
extension of the
bike itself. But it is not alone; each component on the 1200 GT has been
designed to offer
The integrated fairing also protects the legs and reduces spray at the rear
overall protection regardless of the weather.
The heated handlebar grips can be adjusted to different temperatures to suit
even the worst
The manually adjustable screen protects the rider’s upper half from the wind and
can be set to
suit differing riding conditions.
The powerful headlight unit with four poly-helicoidal lamps offers superb visibility even under
the poorest of lighting conditions as well as adding charisma to the machine
aggressive, feline look. This design once again enhances the blend between form
The dedicated pannier bags match the bodywork and only enhance the flowing
lines. A 12 volt
socket means you can recharge your mobile phone or use other electronic devices. It is these
little things that demonstrate the loving design, the care taken with even the
and transform even the most ordinary journey into a safe comfortable journey
thanks also to
the ABS. A true Gran Turismo bike.
Norge 1200 GTL
Arrive anywhere, at your leisure.
We always dream or wish for something more. We always want comfort and luxury. This
sensation is perhaps difficult to define but it is easy to feel. There are those
who want it all,
even when they are out on the road and have no limits of time or space.
the Norge 1200 GTL precisely for sophisticated riders like these. The Gran Turismo in a luxury
version with every extra. The wonderful fairing covering the elegant mass of the engine
protects the rider’s legs and reduces spray while side panels protect the frame.
The large electrically operated screen protects the rider from the elements. The
for the best compromise between protection and aerodynamic efficiency.
When the weather is at its worst, heated handlebar grips will keep the rider
For longer journeys, there are splendid rigid lockable pannier bags that are
integrated into the
overall design of the bike and are colour coded.
For travelers that need even more room, a large top box is available that
increases the carrying capacity.
You will never get lost on a Norge 1200 GTL thanks to the satellite navigation
countries covered by the service). This too comes as standard.
You will make your journey in complete safety thanks to the ABS, the smoothness
provided by the reactive shaft drive system and the reliability offered by the
Moto Guzzi engine.
Even the longest journey will be just as you always imagined it.
Custom: Nevada Classic 750,
California Vintage, Nevada Classic 750
The Custom bike for everyone.
Fantastic to see, easy to drive, easy to recognize with its retro look that is
always popular, the Nevada Classic 750 is the Custom bike par excellence. The philosophy of relaxing
represented excellently in this model whose design and technology has been constantly
improved over the years.
Details such as the LCD display show that this
motorbike has come a
long way since it first appeared on the market. One of its strong points is
still how easy it is to
ride, together with the extent of control at low speed, aided by the nearness of
the saddle to
the ground: just 760mm. There are no problems, therefore, for city riding, where
motorcyclist’s balance makes him more agile.
The equipment on the motorbike is top-level, with the Marzocchi fork at the
front and the dual,
adjustable shock absorber on the rear axle. The brake system is extremely safe,
320mm diameter front disk with a clamp with 4 opposed pistons, aided by a rear
The engine’s positive characteristics are emphasized thanks to the precision of
injection that has been remapped to reduce emissions. The new catalyst
converter, with its
higher concentration of noble metals (from 70 to 140 g/ft3) also contributes to
The Nevada Classic 750 also has new upholstery, with new designs and new
Red; Guzzi Black, Sport Yellow and Pearly Blue/White.
The secret of eternal youth.
If there is an elixir for long life, Moto Guzzi California knows all about it. It has emerged
unscathed from the changeover from one millennium to the next and brought a
relaxed version of motorcycling to entire generations. It is now ready for 2007
in top form, in
the Classic version.
It has been totally renewed, starting from the inside. The
degree V engine, the company’s symbol, has borrowed some of the heat exchange
components from the Breva 1100 and thus acquired unheard of standards of
The engine components have been slimmed down to limit weight and
to increase efficiency. Piston rods and pistons have been made
lighter, while the piston rod length/stroke ratio has been increased
with the aim of reducing inertia and transforming it into motion and
thus reduce vibrations.
Above and Below: Moto Guzzi California Custom
Traveling is a pleasure, thanks also to the changes made to the
sintered guides ensure constant play and the Nymonic exhaust valves increase
heat and wear
resistance for longer. Timing gears are controlled by using reliable, tried and
tappets. The alternator is now more powerful and the flywheel has been modified.
of comfort is the same as the Moto Guzzi comfort that has become famous
worldwide. A more
efficient brake distribution system has been added and the design is an
“evergreen” with a
young engine inside. There are other touches of class such as new protection for
the throttle bodies and new cable sheathes between cylinders and tank.
The California Classic
is now ready
to travel through another century, in the classic Racing Red, Guzzi Black and
An Italian Custom for the American police force.
Thirty-five years have gone by, but Moto Guzzi still plays a leading role in the
imagination of motorcyclists all over the world.
When the first model came out
in 1971, the Custom market was divided between the original USA- lated models and imitations
East. Moto Guzzi introduced a motorbike with a strong personality, based on
their tested frame
used on the V7 Special and on the legendary 757cc, 90 degree V engine. This was
pair that brought international success as it also offered a new way to ride a
the exasperated search for performance.
On the Guzzi California it was, and is,
travel in total relaxation. The saddle which is as comfortable as an armchair
allowed the rider
to enjoy the landscape protected from the wind behind the large windscreen that
was fitted as
standard along with the pannier bags; both a clear sign of the bike's vocation
to these very qualities, the V7 California was also a success across the ocean,
and was adopted
by the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) and later by other American States. The rest is
The California can be seen in films and advertisements. It has become a
part of the list
of industrial design objects that have marked our history. Its legendary two
wheels have never
stopped and it has never stopped evolving. Year after year, the design and
been updated, while maintaining its original character and spirit.
years after its
creation, Moto Guzzi has decided to pay a tribute to this extraordinary motorbike, creating an
exclusive Vintage version that is dedicated to anyone who wants to carry on dreaming.
Technology and tradition have inspired the various changes that define the
character of the
California Vintage, which has become a cult object even before being launched. The image of
the past can be seen in its fantastic radial-spoked wheels, in the new-design
the new front Brembo calipers and the extra fog lights controlled by a switch on
The model has been personalized to the tiniest of details. The windscreen
adorned with a stainless steel band. The handlebars are exclusive to this model,
as is the two-tone
saddle. The classic engine is protected by chrome-plated steel pipes. The
bags are waterproofed, permanently attached to the bike and protected by
The parcel rack is chrome-plated providing a luxurious tourist
look. The California
Vintage is a precious object that has to be guarded carefully with due care and
this reason, Moto Guzzi has created a special motorbike cover, for this bike
where luxury is
The motorbike manufacturing company that has chalked up 3329 victories in
competitions, including 14 world speed titles, 22 world records and 11 Tourist
racing in its DNA.
This is why it gives full attention to the sports model
market segment, in the
heart and minds of entire generations of fans. For this reason it has created a
laboratory” where research can be carried out freely, looking for new ways to
enthusiasts dreams come true.
A new fully-developed motorbike, that has been
the first time it appeared in public, brings back all the heady emotions linked
to those wins on
racetracks around the world.
The MGS-01 Corsa is a winning motorbike for
with all the personality of yesterday’s models, and with a lot more technology. Moto Guzzi does
not say so on paper, but proves it on the racetrack.
The “standard” MGS-01 Corsa
to be competitive since the first time it put rubber to track on March 6-7th
2006 when it won
two consecutive races with Gianfranco Guareschi in the “Battle of Twins” during
International Speedway Bike Week in Florida - one of the USA’s most important
Moto Guzzi MGS01 and Guareschi then repeated this supremacy with another
victories and two second places, winning the national Supertwins title.
If there was any need for confirmation of Moto Guzzi's return to the aristocracy
motorcycle racing, it came straight from the racetrack.
It looks like it is moving even when it stands still. It has a streamline,
feisty profile, with its
aerodynamic cockpit, and streamline, nimble tail. The gold-colored forks aim
road, almost embracing the front disks where the powerful radial calipers stand
impression of power and elegance is emphasized even more by its performance.
1125 cc V 90 degree two-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine pushes forward
at all speeds.
All it takes is a look at the components to understand why. The three-segment Cosworth
pistons guarantee high compression, the chrome-plated cylinders reduce friction
minimum; brass bearings are replaced by roller bearings.
Control comes together
controlled from a riding position that has been studied for use on the
racetrack. The excellent
distribution of weight, with just 200 g between the front and rear axle, helps
to make the bike
so easy to handle, together with the limited weight (192 kg) and the reduced wheelbase
(1450mm) The front 43 mm Öhlins forks can be adjusted to three positions.
is looked after by a 513mm swingarm in boxed aluminium and a vertical shock
behind the engine. Two 320mm discs op front and a single twin caliper 220mm disc look after
The MGS-01 Corsa is an exclusive motorbike that is built with the care of
intended for true motorbike enthusiasts. This is why each model comes with a
book with the
rider’s personal details and the frame number. The motorbike cover and the stand
theMGS-01 Corsa logo and even the packaging used to ship the product to the new
owner is personalized.
Whoever chooses a motorbike like this one deserves nothing less.
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