Says Kevin Ash
Highly-respected motorcycle journalist and road tester Kevin Ash was at the launch of the 2011 Moto Guzzi Stelvio NTX & Norge GT this week – here’s what he had to say:
“It’s pitched as the Stelvio always has been, directly at BMW’s R1200GS, and this time, if you go for the Guzzi instead of the default German bike, you don’t have to suffer for your eccentricity. In short, Moto Guzzi has done it, the Stelvio is a match, and for many riders even, it’s a better choice.
“The Stelvio really does compete with the GS on level terms, and it comes out better in terms of comfort, wind protection and range of the standard models, while throwing into the mix its unique and highly appealing character. Even the quality appears to be very good (this is dealt with by Aprilia these days), while BMW has had issues in this respect.
“Opt for a Stelvio then and you lose very little while gaining some individuality – BMW does suffer for the vast numbers of GSs everywhere, even if it’s a good problem to have – and making a useful saving too. “
Read Kevin Ash’s full review here