Moto Guzzi Norge 1200


Make Model

Moto Guzzi Norge 1200


2006 - 07


Four stroke, V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder.


1151 cc / 70.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 81.2 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Lubrication Splash
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 
Starting Electric
Exhaust Stainless steel two-into-one 3-way catalysed with Lambda probe.

Max Power

88.5 hp / 64.6 kW @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

100 Nm / 73.8 lb-ft @ 5800 rpm
Clutch Single plate with integrated flexible couplings


6 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Gear Ratio 1st 17/38 = 1 : 2.235   2nd 20/34 = 1 : 1.700 3th 23/31 = 1 : 1.347 4th 26/29 = 1 : 1.115 5th 31/30 = 1 : 0.967 6th 29/25 = 1 : 0.862
Frame Tubular cradle, high tensile steel

Front Suspension

45mm Telescopic hydraulic fork, preload adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Single arm suspension progressive linkage, rear shock absorber adjustable in rebound ad pre-load
Rear Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Front Brakes

2x 320mm discs 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 280mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17
Rake 25.0°
Trail 120 mm / 4.7 in
Dimensions Length 2195 mm / 86.4 in
width 870 mm / 34.2 in
Height 1125 mm / 34.2 in
Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58.9 in
Seat Height 800 mm / 31.5 in
Ground clearance 185 mm / 7.3 in

Dry Weight

246 kg / 542.3 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres / 6.0 US gal

Consumption Average

16.2 km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

13.0 sec

Standing 1000m 24.9 sec

Top Speed

201.  km/h / 125 mph

Moto Guzzi has a venerable history of technological firsts. Many of the components now used on the majority of today's motorcycles were introduced for the first time in the historic Guzzi factory on the Lariano mountains. This was the case, for example, with the rear suspension with swingarm - also the origin of a legendary motorcycle raid in which Giuseppe Guzzi, the founder's brother and production engineer, played a leading role. In 1928, long-distance excursions were hampered by a serious technical flaw - the lack of rear suspension. The alternatives used until then were not able to maintain the frame under correct torsional rigidity and what was gained in comfort was lost in lack of handling. The inventiveness of the Guzzi brothers created an elastic frame with a sheet steel box enclosing four springs, together with a swingarm in tubes and sheet metal which they then used on the G.T. It was also the embryo of the first modern rear suspension and the basis for the first genuine Gran Turismo motorcycle. Original in everything, the Guzzi Brothers chose a highly particular test - a 4000 mile journey from Mandello del Lario to Lapland in northern Norway, inside the Arctic Circle. A monumental enterprise, considering the disastrous condition of European roads at that time. But in four weeks, Giuseppe reached his destination. The elastic frame with rear suspension was so successful that it was introduced in production machines and the G.T. was named "Norge" in memory of that unprecedented feat. This is why Moto Guzzi decided to name the first "Gran Turismo" of the new era the "Norge".

Norge 1200. Moto Guzzi starts again from the top - of the world.

The Gran Turismo for the 21st century is born… at Mandello del Lario of course. A tribute to its predecessor and not just in name - the concept of absolute protection and comfort has simply been translated into modern day language and technologically updated. The Norge 1200 has an elegant and dynamic design, excellent ergonomics and comfort and short wheelbase to make it competitive even in the traffic. Dynamic and responsive, the Norge 1200 is a modern Gran Turismo which makes flexibility its main strong point as it crosses city centres and boundless distances with the same ease.

Its generous and tireless heart is a new version of the 90° V-Twin, in a 1200cc version improved to obtain higher torque. So maximum pleasure on mountain passes and complete safety when overtaking on the motorway. The mechanics go hand in hand with the engine, with a steel frame and a suspension system which guarantees maximum comfort, even when carrying a passenger and luggage, thanks to the numerous possibilities for adjustment.

The Norge 1200 does not shy away from even the roughest roads, as it is fitted as standard with ABS which can be deactivated as desired. In the seat of a bike like this, the North Pole is really not that far away!

Born to travel.
It is immediately obvious that it has been designed to eat up the miles. From the front fairing, for example, which rises up from the profile of the motorcycle as if it were a natural extension. But everything on the Norge 1200 is in the name of total protection. The front fairing is integral and includes leg guards at the front and mudguards at the back to cope with any form of weather without problem. As well as deflecting turbulence away from the rider's chest, the windshield can be adjusted electrically to adapt to the various riding conditions. The powerful front light assembly with its four polyelipsoidal headlights provides a clear view even on poorly lit roads and adds to the charisma of the front of the motorcycle, giving it an aggressive feline look and a design which once again emphasises the combination of form and function.
Available as an accessory the Tom Tom “Rider” GPS navigation system has been perfectly integrated into the cockpit, offering a Bluetooth wireless connection in addition to satellite navigation; the calls are automatically relayed from the cellphone to the earpiece inside the helmet, allowing the rider to stay in contact with the rest of the world in complete safety.

The dedicated panniers, in the same colours as the body and with single lock, do not affect the total dimensions of the motorcycle or project beyond the rear view mirrors. Small details which are signs of the close attention paid to every aspect of the design, transforming even the simplest trip into a comfortable and safe journey. In genuine Gran Turismo style.

Features and Benefits:

The new Moto Guzzi range. Every trip is a journey.

The journey is more important than the destination. The knee-down excursion on tortuous roads, the leisurely cruise across the continent in company, even the simplest commuting between home and office all have a common denominator - the pleasure of riding your motorcycle, soothed by the throb of the 90° V-Twin, in the seat of the maximum expression of technology and Italian creativity. The new range reflects this idea and applies it to all the facets of motorcycling today.

The custom segment has always expressed the purest and most direct essence of freedom and is well represented by the Nevada 750 Classic and California Classic, two motorcycles immune to the passage of time.

The naked segment is also fierce, with the Breva 750, agile and robust as a genuine Moto Guzzi, its big sister the Breva 1100, attractive and fun to ride.


Completing the picture is the extraordinary Griso 1100, a flash of originality and passion to be enjoyed down to the last drop.

Every future trip on the back of a Moto Guzzi will not just be a pleasure, but also more "cleaner", with the Euro3 engines fitted on the entire range.

All Moto Guzzi motorcycles include a 2 year factory warranty and 24-hour Roadside Assistance. With our factory warranty and roadside service you can ride with the peace of mind knowing that help and service is just a phone call away. Please see your local dealer for more details.