The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello can refer to a number of firsts. The first production motorcycle with active aerosols. The first Moto Guzzi with semi-active propulsion suspension…an IMU…Curve ABS…Quickshifter…Liquid cooling… Well, it’s the first Moto Guzzi with pretty much everything modern, but it’s the Adaptive Aerodynamic Package that should really make a splash, and it’s interesting to see that the Piaggio Group is using this Technology for the Eagle brand rather than for the Aprilia sports name. which first raised the idea.
Just as the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello marks the centenary of the brand, it announces the arrival of Moto Guzzi in the twenty-first century. Named after the brand’s legendary factory in Mandello del Lario, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello still has a bit of Vintage, because it is a real sports touring machine, a Segment that was considered dead a long time ago. However, the Touring Sports Segment is experiencing a revival, as is Moto Guzzi, perhaps even more so today.
With a 90° transverse V-Twin engine, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello develops 115 hp from its displacement of 1,042 cm3. With four valves per cylinder, finger followers and a double overhead camshaft, the engine package is 103 mm shorter than the current V85 TT platform. The maximum torque is 105 Nm (77 lbs*ft•, with 90% of this value available at 3,500 rpm. The drive to the rear wheel is done by a shaft drive that passes next to the aluminum wing.
Moto Guzzi says that the output position of the drive shaft is much lower compared to previous Moto Guzzi engines, thus eliminating any suspension movement of the torque transmission and therefore not requiring an oscillating link. The Italians say that this ensures a smooth ride both during acceleration and braking, much like a chain transmission, but with the typical advantages of a shaft transmission. To help with hiking tasks, there is a wide and wide saddle for the driver and passenger, and the fuel tank is 4.6 gallons (17.5 liters).
For maximum driver comfort, Moto Guzzi uses adaptive air deflectors at the front of the bike fairing (near the fuel tank), which expand differently depending on the driving mode and the speed of the bike. Fully deployed, you can reduce the wind for the driver by 22%. Öhlins’ semi-active suspension completes the Techno magic for the high-end equipment, although both trim levels offer a six-axle IMU that drives The ABS when cornering.
Four levels of traction control are also available as standard, as well as three engine Characteristic maps and three engine-braking levels, all controlled by a 5″ TFT dashboard. The high-quality Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello also has a quickshifter, heated grips, the Moto Guzzi multimedia connection kit and a Smartphone connector. There is no word yet on prices or availability in the United States, we are almost sure that this bird will fly to the United States, and we are excited about it.