Moto Guzzi celebrates its second century with an all-new model.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

The Italian factory’s V100 Mandello broke cover at the big EICMA show in Milan – and with it, Moto Guzzi has revealed a new engine platform that it’ll likely be using for years to come. The V100 Mandello is an all-new machine, with plenty of well-thoughtout details to help it stand out from the crowd.

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From a design perspective, there’s no doubt the V100 Mandello is a Guzzi. Designed for covering big miles fast, the compact windscreen and spoilers divert the airflow away from the rider, while the svelte frame is complemented by the immediately identifiable Guzzi cylinder layout.

The V100 Mandello is powered by a liquid-cooled 1,048cc engine which will kick out 115bhp and 77.5ft-lb of peak torque, which is available nice and low down in the revs. In fact, 90 per cent of the torque is available at just 3,500rpm, while the redline is up at 9,500rpm. It’s the first Moto Guzzi powered by a new ‘compact block’ engine, and it stands out from all the engines recently built in Mandello del Lario for its cylinder heads, which are rotated by 90 degrees. It gets an overhead camshaft with finger followers and four valves per cylinder, which are chain driven.

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It also has a wet sump lubrication system, a liquid cooling system, and a hydraulically-controlled wet clutch. The chassis consists of a steel-tube frame with the engine as a stressed member, while suspension consists of electronically managed Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 components (for the top-ofthe- range model, at least). The rear suspension uses a long single-sided aluminium swingarm with a single cantilevered shock absorber, incorporating Guzzi’s classic shaft final drive.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

There’s a comprehensive electronics suite on hand, too. It’s the most advanced ever fit to a Moto Guzzi (with the factory making full use of all the hard work put in by its sister brand Aprilia). More specifically, the V100 Mandello gets a six-axis inertial IMU which looks after cornering ABS, traction control, cruise control and four riding modes (Travel, Sport, Rain and Road, which have three engine mappings each). There’s also the option of up and down quick shifters, heated grips, full LED lighting, and a 5-inch TFT instrument panel. The dash also offers bluetooth connectivity to your smartphone using the bike’s multimedia platform.

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Available in two versions, the topspec model gets the Öhlins semi-active suspension as standard, and adds a quick shifter, heated handgrips and a Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform. At this stage there’s been no confirmation of prices, but you can pre-order yours now from a Moto Guzzi dealer near you.

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Mark Lancaster

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