Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviation Navale, the limited series inspired by the F35 fighters

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The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is preparing to debut on the market and in the meantime is enriching its range with a very special version in a limited series. It is called V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale and was built in close collaboration with the air component of the Italian Navy. Only 1913 copies will be produced, a number that refers to the founding year of the Aeronautical Service of the Regia Marina, from which Naval Aviation was born in 1956. This Guzzi is characterized by a unique livery inspired by the F-35B fighters
of the Navy and was unveiled yesterday on the deck of the Cavour aircraft carrier which is the flagship of the Navy and entered service in 2009, after being built by Fincantieri.

The graphics of the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale faithfully follow those of the F35B, with the insignia on both sides of the fairing, also enlivened by the typical jet intake stripes that indicate the air intakes of the jets. The livery is also enriched by the low visibility tricolor cockade on the sides of the tank, the Naval Aviation emblem and the Aerei Imbarcati Group logo. The standard equipment starts from that of the “S” version and adds the TPMS tire pressure sensor and heated grips, while the serial number is laser engraved on the handlebar riser. In addition, a dedicated motorcycle cover and a commemorative plaque are supplied with each model.

The relationship between Moto Guzzi and Naval Aviation has distant roots. Those who know the history of the Lombard brand will remember that the spread eagle, emblem of Moto Guzzi since its foundation in 1921, has its origin in the common militancy of the founders Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi in the Aeronautical Service of the Royal Navy during the First War. World. Just during the conflict the two friends, together with the pilot Giovanni Ravelli decided to devote themselves to war
finished, to the construction of motorcycles. Ravelli, however, could not fulfill his dream because he was the victim of an accident in 1919. So Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as a symbol also to remember
the friend.

In any case, the V100 Mandello opens a new chapter for the Mandello company. Designed starting from the proverbial white sheet, a little naked and a little sport tourer, it uses cutting-edge technologies, including active aerodynamics which is the first motorcycle in the world to
to adopt. It is also the first Moto Guzzi equipped with a six-axis inertial platform, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension and quick shift. The twin-cylinder engine, while maintaining the classic architecture
90 ° transverse V is completely new, with liquid cooling and 4 valves per cylinder: it delivers 115 hp and 105 Nm, with 82% of the torque available already from 3,500 rpm.

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