Based on the Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 (Rider, August 2009)–which returns for 2011 at $15,990 and gets its name from a pass in the Italian Alps–the new 2012 Stelvio NTX adventure tourer should have enormous range thanks to a new, 32-litre (8.5-gallon) fuel tank. The bike’s new integrated fairing-windscreen-tank and redesigned saddle sit atop Guzzi’s 90-degree, longitudinal V-twin with four valves per cylinder, its highest performer, which has numerous changes to bring output up to a claimed 102 horsepower. To emphasize its macho adventurer status the NTX adds an oil sump guard, engine guard, cylinder guard and full-coverage hand guards to the Stelvio package, as well as aluminum panniers and halogen lights. It will be in dealerships at the end of 2011.
Moto Guzzi will also offer the Norge GT8V sport-tourer for 2011 ($15,990) with the improved 102-horsepower quattro valvole engine like the NTX. New design elements include revised suspension, improved side- and centerstands, a one-piece fairing, new panniers and the saddle shape. The Norge GT8V will be available in the U.S. in the first half of 2011.
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