Unveiled on 11/9/21 and now finally available the all new Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello opens a new chapter in the line up of Moto Guzzi Motorcycles. V100 signifies both the Anniversary of the historic brand but also gives denotes the engine capacity in typical Moto Guzzi Style.
The V100 is redefines the sports tourer with a more sporty stance and a host of electronic goodies to combine the best of both sports bikes looks and touring bike practicality.
This bike features a liquid cooled 1048cc engine producing 115hp and 105Nm of torque. Retained is the 90 degree V twin transverse cylinder layout synonomous with the brand however the exhaust outlets have been moved to the side of the engine to make space for the radiator and the rider. The Engine also features a chain driven, Double Overhead Cam design (DOHC) for improved efficiency compared to the more traditional 2 valve push rod designs. This new design guarantees better performance and overall greater efficiency in order to provide maximum riding pleasure, fun and reliability. Also new for is the hydraulic multi plate wet clutch with anti juddering system. To put into perspective this engine is 103mm shorter than the V85TT “small block”!
One of the highlight features of this bike is the introduction of active aerodynamics, (a first for a production motorcycle) the windscreen is adjustable from the bars but so are two flaps on the front, these can be lifted to improve weather protection or lowered for that sporty naked look and are raised all the time in Rain mode.
The bike has 4 riding modes; Tour, Rain, Road and Sport. The bike also has 4 engine maps (MGCM), 2 levels of engine braking (MGFM), 4 levels of traction control (MGTC) topped off with cruise control to take the wrist ache out of the longer motorway journeys,
The design of the new bike acknowledges the brands history, there are many small details that have been adapted from the extensive archive of vehicles going back 100 years. The LED headlamps feature the Eagle daytime running light, now common across all current models but the headlamps are made from 2 separate rings are reminiscent of Stelvio and Norge models. The fuel tank, flared out over the cylinder heads and the vent on the side panel are other details uniquely Guzzi..
The model benefits from a new single sided swing arm, made possible by the shortening of the final drive both looks stunning and gives the bike a sporty ride. The drive shaft exit has been lowered to counteract the suspension reaction, commonly associated with shaft drive engines under acceleration and deceleration, the improved design also saves weight as it does not require a separate linkage.
This “S” model benefits from the following additions to the standard version:
- Two stunning colours; Verde 2121 and Grigio Avanguardia
- Ohlins 2.0 Semi Active Suspension
- Up and Down Quckshifter
- Heated Grips – controlled through a dedicated button on the handlebars
- Moto Guzzi MIA platform with bluetooth smartphone integration and navigation.
- Tyre pressure monitoring system.