The Stelvio is Moto Guzzi’s adventure bike and named after the Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps, a road that BBC’s Top Gear once called the best road in the world. The new 1200 8V is a highly appreciated bike that has now reached a coming of age at a technical-functional level. With 105bhp and 113Nm of torque, the ‘Quattrovalvole’ 1151cc engine is quite up to the task of pushing the Stelvio along at a fairly respectable pace.
This new Stelvio bike has an air of complete renovation about it, fine examples being the cockpit with brand new graphs on the on-board control panel, a new increased scale fuel indicator. The Stelvio is comfortable enough that one wouldn’t want to stop before needing fuel. The new seat is supportive over long periods and it’s manageably low for average and some shorter riders. The standard ABS worked well, too, and can be deactivated for off-road riding. The nips and tucks have made the Stelvio a brilliant all-rounder. Take a look!