Moto Guzzi will this week present its new Stelvio adventure tourer, the second model built on its new ‘V100’ platform following the Mandello sports tourer that launched earlier this year, and distinguished by long-distance ergonomics and light-off-road capabilities.
The Moto Guzzi Stelvio builds upon the V100 Mandello with touring comforts like longer travel suspension, a taller windscreen, revised handlebars and riding position, a 19-inch front wheel (up 2-in) and a 21-litre fuel tank (up 4L).
While in keeping with the new platform’s design language, the Stelvio sees revised bodywork and much larger rider and pillion seats, also aiding its long-distance credentials.
Pictures reveal that at least two variants will be on offer, with the higher-spec grade boasting a front radar for adaptive cruise control, among other features.
Notably, the Stelvio misses out on the adaptive aero flaps and Ohlins electronic suspension that is available on the range-topping Mandello sports tourer.
Other key specifications include Michelin Anakee dual-sport tyres, expansive luggage options and revised rider mode settings.
The Moto Guzzi Stelvio is motivated by the same 1042cc twin-cylinder engine with shaft drive as the Mandello, outputting 84kW and 104Nm.
This adventure touring segment is occupied by the likes of the BMW S 1000 XR, Yamaha Tracer 9 GT and Honda NT1100, all of which combine sporty performance components with long-haul ergonomics and comfort features. Models in this category are generally unfit for any serious off-road terrain, with Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT its most dirt-capable model.
The previous Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200, which launched in 2008 before being discontinued in 2016, took the form of a large-capacity dual-sport positioned against the BMW R 1200 GS of the time.
The 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio will be unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this week.
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