EICMA 2010: Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 unveiled

Newest Stelvio features monster fuel tank

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Nov. 02, 2010, Photography by Piaggio
Moto Guzzi introduced the revamped Stelvio 1200 to its model lineup at the 2010 EICMA show in Milan. It will be available in U.S. dealerships in late 2011, along with the Stelvio NTX.

The Stelvio reaches a record range thanks to a new, 8.45-gallon fuel tank. The massive tank has been rounded off by integrating it within the fairing. This flows into the double front headlight assembly, which was inherited form the previous version. The top fairing, windshield and the half-fairing with integrated turn indicators are all brand new elements.

The heart of the Stelvio is the 1,151cc transverse-mounted V-Twin engine which pumps out a claimed 102 horsepower and 81 ft-lbs of torque at 5,500 rpm.

The Stelvios range has been nearly doubled thanks to a massive 8.45-gallon fuel tank.

According to the manufacturer, careful attention has been paid to achieve a more silent and smooth running of the engine, while tweaking the electronic control, timing system and cooling system. The brand new integrated ignition and injection ECU now uses the signals sent by the two lambda probes to guarantee adequate feeding throughout the entire combustion cycle, improving response to the throttle control, mid range power delivery further to consumptions and emissions.

Other changes include updated alloy rims and the a standard rear tire size of 150/70/17, which was previously only mounted on the NTX model. Consumers can request the wheels be assembled with Ber rims and Alpina spokes, which are standard fixtures on the NTX version while both models are fitted with the new Continental ABS anti-lock system.

The Stelvio NTX will be making its first appearance on U.S. shores late in 2011.

The NTX is the more adventurous version of the Stelvio, and now has all the technical features of the base version, plus hard luggage and armor.

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