Moto Guzzi Griso Custom Motard by Ghezzi-Brian [Video] [Photo Gallery]
There is much more than meets the eye to the Ghezzi-Brian V-twin motard, as one of the niftiest feature is almost tto well hidden. It's fairly easy to miss the diminutive command console on the handlebar: thos two small buttons control one of the most advanced feats of the bike: the Dynamic Damping Action suspension (DDA).
The DDA system has been developed together with Traction Suspension and offers three damping modes for solo, solo and luggage and pillion plus luggage riding, with no less than 9 presets. A simple press of a button engages a preset, while the dedicated computer tracks numerous variables 25,000 times a second. This means that the system will auto-adjust from the smoothest ride without any further human intervention.
The original Griso also got a new ECU, bigger and better airbox/ filter combo, and high-performance, lightweight titanium exhaust. These mods took the Griso to 115 hp and 111 Nm (82 lb-ft). The modded, full-options bike retails for €20.350 ($26,770), but Ghezzi-Brian are also offering a kit for those who want to mod their bikes themselves.
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