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2015 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 8V NTX Has a 32-Liter Tank

Moto Guzzi has updated the Stelvio 1200 8V flagship adventure-touring machine, and the current model year now looks more capable to fight the rest of the bikes in this class. That is, the BMW R1200GS, the new Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally, the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure and more will have to welcome yet another serious contender in the segment, whether they like it or not.
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One of the coolest things about the Stelvio 1200 8V is its 32-liter (8.45 US gal) tank. Mandello del Lario says that the new ECU of the machine is not only providing a better overall riding stance, but has also managed to reduce the fuel consumption. This means that the larger fuel tank will now provide a better range and this could definitely be a big selling point for Guzzi.

It looks like the new engine management unit has only optimized the fuel consumption, as the power of the new 2015 Stelvio 1200 is still at the 105 hp mark around 7,250 rpm, with a maximum torque of 113 Nm (83.3 lb-ft) at 5,800 revs. The engine remained the same longitudinal crankshaft 1,51cc 90-degree v-twin you can find in the Griso 8V. The final drive is a reactive shaft at the rear end of a 6-speed gearbox.

ABS and traction control are also in the menu, with the fork being supplied by Marzocchi and the rear monoshock delivered by Sachs. Both suspensions are fully adjustable to comply with varying road condition and loading. The touring purpose is furthermore supported by an adjustable windshield, spacious aluminium panniers. Of course, numerous accessories are also available.Not the lightest of bikes, definitely
Now comes the hard part, namely the weight. Just like its competitors, the 2015 Stelvio 1200 is not at all a light machine. The NTX weighs in a hefty 272 kg (598 lb), tank full and ready to ride, and this may be discouraging for a lot of riders.

In comparison, the BMW R1200GS Adventure tips the scales at 260 kg (574 lb) ready to ride, a full-tank Yamaha’s XT1200Z Super Tenere weighs 257 kg (567 lb), while the dry weight of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure is 229 kg (505 lb) with a 30-liter (7.9 US gal) of fuel to be added. As for the Aprilia Caponord 1200 Rally, it has always been really heavy.

Adding in the accessories most customers buy for their bikes will increase the weight even more, and make off-roading harder. Still, it’s good to see that Moto Guzzi offers the 2015 Stelvio 1200 8V with both cast aluminium and wire spoked wheels in its NTX version.

We’ve got $15,990 for the US and €15,100 for the Stelvio 120 8V NTX, but the sources were not 100% accurate as to whether these were the 2014 or 2015 prices. We’ll pick the right ones at EICMA, however. And of course, it's nice to see that the new Stelvio still hasn't got a beak!

 
 
 
 
 

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