Already one of the most unconventionally attractive bikes on the market, the special edition Moto Guzzi Griso is ditching its trademark “Teni” green for a new black and silver graphic. Dubbed “Black Devil,” its intended to visually shorten the bike’s length to create a more cohesive visual package.
“A new colour concept that transmits a greater impact to the non-conformist style of Griso with a “matt [sic] black” look interrupted by a sharp silver graphic pattern that generates a beam of light extending from the tank to the lateral ducts,” design talks Guzzi. “The visual impression is of an overall feeling of greater compactness of the assembly in a picture of great elegance, typical of the special series produced by Mandello del Lario.”
“Among the details that make it an authentic “custom-built” are the saddle lining, matching grey thread double-stitching, the attractive spoked wheels with custom channels from Moto Guzzi red, in addition to the above mentioned Black Devil graphic,” concludes the hyperbole.
If you’d asked us last year, when we first rode the Griso, if graphics could improve the already stunning looks, we’d have laughed at you. But, the minimal use of color and the strong pattern really ties together the mechanical and styling elements to create a cohesive effect the matte green never really managed. Ditch that plate hanger and you’ve got one of the most uniqeuly appealing bikes — both to ride and look at — on sale right now.