Moto Guzzi has published vision of its all-new V100 Mandello, revealing a highly specified sports tourer with a new V-twin powertrain and innovative technology features.
While the Italian bikemaker has stopped short of disclosing specification information, like power outputs and weight figures, the images and video posted this week give away key details about what can be expected from the incoming model.
Notably, the V100 Mandello draws power from a new V-twin engine that is likely around 1000cc in capacity, putting power to the ground via a shaft-driven single-sided swingarm.
Unlike current Moto Guzzi models, this new powertrain debuts a new head design, with exhaust headers exiting on either side of the motor, rather than from the front of the engine.
The bike’s large TFT colour dash will surely give access to rider modes, with advanced traction control and cornering ABS, while touring-focussed tech includes active aerodynamic winglets, and an electronically adjustable windscreen.
It appears that the V100 Mandello will be available in at least two variants, with the version pictured in the brand’s green-and-silver ‘Centenario’ colour scheme to sit atop the range.
As well as styling changes, the higher-spec variant appears to adopt an Ohlins semi-active electronic suspension system, similar to that found on the Aprilia Tuono V4.
The bike’s overall design could be considered a modernised, sporty approach to Moto Guzzi’s established design language. This is most pronounced by its aggressive LED headlight signature, front fairing with aerodynamic elements, and lightweight multi-spoke wheels, while its red-stitched leather saddle and badging maintains Moto Guzzi’s retro Italian theme.
In press images published this week, the V100 Mandello is equipped with large Brembo brakes and sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tyres.
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will make its full public debut on November 23, and will likely join its more adventure-oriented V85 TT and V9/V7 naked bike siblings in local showrooms in the second half of 2022.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.