Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V S.E.




Make Model

Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 8V S.E.


2015 - 16


Four stroke, V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 4 valve per cylinder.


1151 cc / 70.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.


Multipoint sequential electronic injection, Magneti Marelli IAW 5A phased, alfa-n system; 2 x Ø50 mm throttle bodies with Weber IWP 189 injectors, Lambda probe.


Inductive discharge, digitally controlled, electronic twin spark ignition 

Spark Plugs

NGK PMR8B (Long Life)
Starting Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.

Max Power

80.8 kW / 108.3 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

108 Nm / 80 lb/ft @ 6400 rpm
Clutch Single plate with integrated flexible couplings


5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235  2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700   3rd 23/31 = 1 : 1.348   4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115   5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.968   6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Frame High tensile steel tubular twin cradle

Front Suspension

Upside down Ø 43 mm fully adjustable forks (spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression) with mounting for radial calipers.
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7

Rear Suspension

Progressive single swingarm, fully adjustable monoshock with separate gas reservoir spring preload and hydraulic for rebound and compression.
Rear Wheel Travel 110 mm / 4.3 in

Front Brakes

2x 320 mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 282mm disc 2 piston caliper
Wheels Tubeless spoke wheels with aluminium Ber rim and Alpina spokes.
Front wheel  3.50” x 17”
Rear whee l 5.50” x 17”

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Steering angle  34°
Rake 26.3°
 Trail 108 mm / 4.2 in
Dimensions Length 2260 mm / 89.0 in
Width   830 mm / 32.6 in
Height  1070 mm / 42.1 in
Wheelbase 1554 mm / 61.0 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.4 in
Ground Clearance 185 mm / 7.28 in

Dry Weight

222 kg / 489 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16.7 Litres / 4.5 gal



Moto Guzzi announces the new 2015 Griso 8V Special Edition, a bike delivered in a nifty livery which now seems to be even more luxurious than what we’ve seen previously from Mandello Del Lario. One of the two color options Guzzi offers is Trophy Red, and it will definitely make heads turn.

It follows the same design scheme of its silver and matte black “Black Devil”sibling (apparently Euro version), but the red paint is definitely adding more styling points to the bike. That is, the Trophy Red color matches better the fiery red Moto Guzzi logo accents on the black, wire spoked rims.

The bike itself has only received minimal updates, as it looks like the recipe was as popular as it was rewarding to the riders. The riding position was tweaked a bit, Guzzi says, to provide better long-range comfort, with the seat-bars-pegs triangle now being less fatiguing over extended hours of riding. The Griso 8V Special Edition is also equipped with racing footpegs as part of the SE package.


Other aesthetic upgrades are also on the menu, such as a LED tail light with high-intensity modules, smoke tinted turn signals, a black chassis, and matching black instrument housing.

Same old 110hp engine

The 2015 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition has not undergone engine modifications. This means that the 90-degree longitudinal crankshaft 1,151cc v-twin will deliver the same 110 hp at 7,500 revs, and 80 lb-ft (108.5 Nm) of torque at 6.400 revs. The fuel injection is supplied by Magneti Marelli, the guys who make the MotoGP ECUs.

Griso’s power unit sits in the same tubular steel frame, and sports the same 6-speed, shaft final drive transmissions, which can hurl the bike north of 143 mph (230 km/h). The asymmetric silencer retains the retro looks and is a nifty trademark of the Griso, too.


The 43mm upside-down Ohlins forks are fully-adjustable. The brake calipers come from Brembo, and they squeeze dual 320mm rotors in the front and a 282mm one in the rear. The dry weight is 222 kg (489 lb) and thins keeps the 2015 Moto Guzzi Griso 8V Special Edition on the decent side of weight in the class. The tank however, is rather skimpy, as it can carry 16.7 liters (4.4 US gal) of gas.