After the preview last September on the occasion of the presentation of the renovation project of the historic factory on the shores of Lake Como, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello was officially presented at Eicma 2021, confirming a series of technical characteristics on which they had chased each other. different voices. The first is the new engine that Guzzi define as “compact block”:
the architecture of the twin cylinder is the historic 90 ° transverse V but the project is totally new, so much so that the engine is 103 mm shorter than that of the V85 TT. The cylinder heads have been rotated 90 degrees to increase the on-board roominess and rationalize the position of the components of the intake line and electronic injection. The actual displacement is 1042 cc; the distribution is double overhead camshaft with finger rocker arms and four valves per cylinder, controlled by chain.
Wet sump lubrication, liquid cooling, while the oil bath clutch is equipped with a hydraulic control. Maximum power is 115 hp and torque reaches 105 Nm, with 90% already available at 3,500 rpm, while the limiter intervenes at
9,500 rpm. The transmission is a cardan shaft, inserted in an aluminum single-sided arm positioned on the left and much lower than usual, allowing the reaction rod on the swingarm to be eliminated. The frame, on the other hand, is made of steel tubes and the wheelbase is contained in 1486 mm. Speaking again of technology, the V100 Mandello will represent a turning point for Moto Guzzi, as it will be the first motorcycle with the six-axle inertial platform, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension and quick shift gearbox. Active aerodynamics, then, is a first in the two-wheel sector.
The system automatically adjusts the position of the deflectors on the sides of the 17.5-liter tank depending on the speed and the Riding Mode selected, reducing the air pressure by up to 22%. In any case, the V100 Mandello is also designed for travel as a couple, as the passenger has a large and well-padded portion of the saddle available. There are four driving modes – Travel, Sport, Rain and Road – each of which manages engine maps, traction control and engine brake (even the electronic suspensions present in the richer version).
The 5-inch color TFT instrumentation, the full LED lighting system with DRL and the “bending lights” system to illuminate the inside of the curve complete the picture. The Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform is also available, which allows you to connect your smartphone to the instrumentation via bluetooth, extending its functions. The new Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will arrive on the market by next summer, but the price is yet to be defined.