Post Listing Update: This Griso did not meet reserve despite 24 bids up to $9,600 on eBay.
The Moto Guzzi Griso SE is a special edition of the venerable Griso, that is set off by beautiful Tenni paint reminiscient of Guzzi’s racebikes of the 1950s. The SE got several extras, including spoked wheels, the beautiful paint (and brow leather seat), and blacked out parts all over the place. Mechanically, you also got adjustable suspension, and giant Brembo brakes – this bike was an interesting balance between the style of a custom with the components of a sportbike.
In general, Guzzi’s don’t sell well in the US, and this bike was no different. But for the small group of riders that love these bikes, this bike is a solid all-arounder that drips exclusivity. As the wonderful Kevin Ash (RIP) once said in an article for BikeEXIF:
…the bike whose looks do the most for me is the Guzzi Griso, sweeping and elegant on the left, overtly mechanical and rugged on the right.
As you’d expect from a 2 year old bike, this specific Moto Guzzi Griso SE has had just one owner since new. The owner has tried something interesting, in that he’s attempted to make the Griso as sporty as possible. He even calls this bike a Ducati Monster in the title of the listing – we fear there’s some sort of identity crisis going on. Nevertheless, this Griso SE has seen some serious upgrades, including Matris suspension as used in the Italian Griso race series, Vesrah race brake pads, Rizoma bars, and even AMA race tires, which are a surprising sight on an already distinctive looking bike. Cosmetically, the only shame is that the signature muffler has been replaced with a Mistral pipe, though it’s hard to take fault with the non-cosmetic reasons for doing so. While it would be easy to dismiss the efforts to make a 550+ pound bike that is over 5 feet long into a sportbike, we appreciate the novelty of the effort – plus, everything’s reversible.
Find this Moto Guzzi Griso SE for sale here on eBay with bidding currently at $7,345 in Portland, Oregon.