This thing is from the deep archives of the internet. It was built 12 years ago, but somehow I don’t think it was ever featured anywhere.
It is actually a second Griso featured on this blog. I thought about this model as there are rumours about bringing it back! Guzzi did their homework this year, releasing awesome looking V85TT, which doesn’t lack the power (like the V7 model). The new engine is promising and I hope they will build some bigger displacement unit.
The second Griso from the same workshop – Officine Rossopuro
These guys from Pescara are experts in modifying any Moto Guzzi You can imagine. If you check their portfolio – You’ll find many classic constructions based on Lino Tonti’s frame, as well as unlikely donor models – like Bellagio or this one – Griso.
The donor bike was Griso 1100 – the first version. An attempt of Moto Guzzi to revive the power cruiser genre, unfortunately, the first aspect of the segment was missing. The 1100 cc engine lacked power compared to the competition. It “only” produced 87 hp.
It’s not little. It’s enough to comfortably cruise around. But…
the competition was better in many aspects.
Moto Guzzi always was a little behind on the tech and performance side (with some rare exceptions years ago), but you cannot mistake these characteristic V-twins with the drive shaft with anything else. This is their way, their heritage. And they sound soo cool!
Officine took this “young” (at the day) model and tried to direct it into a more vintage look. I love the red accents and spoked wheels. The simplified bodywork – made with carbon fibre. The exposed exhaust that ends in a muffler built in the tail. A very stylish and clean look.
The front end is a Marzocchi 50 upside-down fork, with Brembo radial brakes. The rear shock is a single fully adjustable Bitubo. These are the top quality components here. It not only looks good, but the workshop improved on the performance side also.
As always – I appreciate and promote “different” builds. And I can’t wait to see something new from the Officine.