Moto Guzzi has today confirmed that its all-new V100 Mandello sports tourer, which made its public debut late last year at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, will be available in two distinct variants in Australia and is expected to hit showrooms in the spring of 2023.
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will be joined by a higher-spec Mandello S variant that benefits from equipment such as Ohlins semi-active suspension, an up/down quickshifter, heated grips, a 5.0-inch TFT dash and cornering lights.
Pricing for the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello has yet to be locked in, although INFO MOTO expects it to be the brand’s flagship offering to sit above the V7 ($18,030) and V9 ($19,330), as well as the V85 TT adventure bike ($22,230).
Motivating the V100 Mandello is a new 1042cc twin-cylinder engine that generates 84kW and 104Nm, sending drive to the rear wheel via a single-sided swingarm.
The Italian sports tourer also features a six-axis IMU to provide advanced traction control and cornering ABS that can be tailored via four rider modes, Travel, Sport, Rain and Road.
Notably, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello debuts a new active aerodynamics system that sees wind deflectors on either side of the 17.5-litre tank adjust automatically to optimise wind protection.
Moto Guzzi claims that the aerodynamic ‘appendages’ reduce air pressure on the rider by 22 per cent, allowing a level of air protection ‘afforded by more voluminous and less sporty tourers’.
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.
Moto Guzzi expects the V100 Mandello to launch in Australia in the spring of next year. At the same time, the Italian bikemaker will release a special edition version of its V7 Stone that sees a ‘shining black’ livery, red details and a new Arrow exhaust.
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