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Moto Guzzi Presents V100 Mandello Production Model with Specifications

Moto Guzzi teased the new V100 Mandello in early September and now unveils the production model with detailed specifications in the press release below.

If the Moto Guzzi brand makes you think of industrial design and older technology, think again. The new V100 Mandello is, according to Moto Guzzi, “the first bike in the world to offer adaptive aerodynamics.” It also features semi-active suspension, quick-shift and other modern technologies.

Take a look at the photos and the following press release on this new-age Moto Guzzi which displaces 1,042cc and puts out “more than 115 horsepower”. No word yet on U.S. pricing.

THE MOTO GUZZI V100 MANDELLO IS EXCLUSIVELY UNVEILED AT EICMA

MOTO GUZZI PAVES THE WAY FOR FUTURE MOTORCYCLE INNOVATION WITH A COMPLETE, POWERFUL, COMFORTABLE, FUN BIKE THAT IS PACKED WITH FIRST-RATE TECHNOLOGY

THE FIRST BIKE IN THE WORLD TO OFFER ADAPTIVE AERODYNAMICS. THE FIRST MOTO GUZZI TO FEATURE SEMI-ACTIVE SUSPENSION, AN INERTIAL PLATFORM, CORNERING ABS, QUICK SHIFT, AND AS ANTICIPATED, LIQUID COOLING

COMPACT, SPORTY, AND DYNAMIC, IT RIDES LIKE A ROADSTER, BUT WITH THE COMFORT AND TRAVEL VOCATION TYPICAL OF THE BEST TOURERS

In marking its centenary in 2021, Moto Guzzi does not just celebrate a milestone but rather a starting point, a base on which to construct the future. The beginning of a new century in which Moto Guzzi will continue producing magnificent motorcycles, authentic and strong in character.

Oozing with charm and cutting-edge technology, these modern machines will be proudly made in Italy, as always, at the Mandello del Lario factory, which will continue to be the epicenter of Moto Guzzi passion.

The Moto Guzzi headquarters will also benefit from a new look, the result of an ambitious project to reconstruct, expand and develop over the coming years. The factory will be opened to the public, becoming a place in which to meet and share the love for motorcycling. This brand-new industrial vision, based on the concepts of environmental sustainability and the efficient use of resources, will serve to promote a totally unique technical and cultural heritage by carefully balancing tradition and innovation, engineering, and design.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, a First Step Toward 2121

“100” as in the history written during its first century, one of passion, skill, innovation, and success, both sporting and commercial. “100” as in the second century that has just begun. “100” to indicate, as is Moto Guzzi tradition, the displacement of the very modern new engine, the basis for a family of new generation motorcycles that will come to light in the future.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will mark the start of a brand-new chapter in the Moto Guzzi story. A bike that refuses to conform or fit into just one category, it will combine dynamic flair with the travel vocation that lives in the soul of every Moto Guzzi. A never-before-seen Moto Guzzi, one characterized by cutting-edge technology, as the brand paves the way towards the future with innovative technical solutions and aerodynamics.

V100 Mandello will also present an innovative design which, as with all Moto Guzzis, focuses on showcasing the unique and inimitable v-twin engine. Lines that are far from nostalgic and that offer a modern take on the very cornerstones of Moto Guzzi style. This is clear to see in the shapes of the tank, which appear to be molded directly to the muscular engine heads, in the under-seat side panels, the slots of which are a clear reference to the legendary 1976 Le Mans, and in the top fairing, a tribute to the 1981 Le Mans 850 III. A 21st century bike, in its style and technology, that embodies the character and authenticity typical of all Moto Guzzis.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will represent a turning point in the brand’s history, the project introducing some very important technological innovations. It will be the very first motorcycle to offer adaptive aerodynamics, and the first Moto Guzzi to be equipped with advanced electronic solutions such as the six-axis inertial platform, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension, and the quick shifter, to cite just a few of the most important features.

And it will be the first Moto Guzzi to be powered by the new “compact block” engine, with its sophisticated technical characteristics. Tradition is respected with the 90° transverse V architecture of the twin, which guarantees that unique torque delivery and inimitable Moto Guzzi sound, but the project is in fact all new.

An innovative design has allowed for the development of an extremely compact and lightweight engine, which is 103 mm shorter than the V85 TT small block. The new twin stands out from all the engines recently built in Mandello del Lario for its cylinder heads, which are rotated by 90°, a decision that increases on-board comfort and rationalizes the positioning of components in the intake and electronic injection systems.

Its actual displacement equates to 1042cc, while timing involves a double overhead camshaft with finger followers and four valves per cylinder, which are chain driven. It also flaunts a wet sump lubrication system, a liquid cooling system, and a hydraulically controlled wet clutch.

Performance is second to none, with power more than 115 HP and torque of more than 105 Nm, with 90% already available at 3500 rpm and the limiter set at 9500 rpm. Data that effectively showcases the character and power of the new engine, gutsy and with real drive already at low speeds, and able to offer a riding experience worthy of the Moto Guzzi name.

The shaft drive employs a long aluminum single-sided swingarm, now positioned on the left. The drive shaft exit position, much lower with respect to previous Moto Guzzi engines, does away with any suspension reaction owing to the transfer of torque, with no need for linkage on the swingarm. This makes for a smooth ride during both acceleration and release, like that offered by a chain drive, but with the typical advantages of the shaft, so less maintenance and greater cleanliness.

The sports character of V100 Mandello does not just have to do with the performance of the new engine, but also the qualities of a compact and manageable chassis, which offers excitement through the turns and fast sections but also real stability over more long-range trips, with that inimitable front wheel feeling, synonymous with fun and riding pleasure. This is also thanks to the steel tube frame with 1486 mm wheelbase, fruit of a first-rate Moto Guzzi construction culture and ideal for showcasing the bike’s agility.

Its touring attitude is boosted thanks to the significant comfort that the generous saddle and active, relaxed riding position afford. The adoption of a single variable-section aluminum handlebar is in line with the philosophy of the model, perfect for ensuring control during sports riding while also offering a higher and more relaxed riding position when touring. Two-person travel is at the base of the project, the passenger able to count on a significant, well-padded portion of saddle and practical grab handles, with a posture that ensures a relaxing trip. The comprehensive, dedicated accessories catalogue also includes a set of bike cases, which do not require any additional supports for assembly and contain both the side bulk and weight of the bike. Moto Guzzi technology also contributes to increasing both comfort and air protection, with the world-first adoption of an adaptive aerodynamic system that automatically adjusts the position of deflectors on the sides of the 17.5-liter tank depending on the speed and selected Riding Mode. The fully raised aerodynamic appendages reduce air pressure on the rider by 22%, which brings V100 Mandello close to the level of air protection afforded by more voluminous and less sporty tourers, thanks also to the protection provided by the top fairing, the height of which can be electronically adjusted.

This system contributes to what is a first-rate electronics package, comprising the Ride by Wire electronic accelerator for precise performance and consumption control, the advanced Marelli 11MP ECU, the six-axis inertial platform for effective management of the electronic controls, cruise control, and Cornering ABS to ensure active safety when braking through the turns.

Four Riding Modes are available, namely Travel, Sport, Rain and Road. Each of these manages three different engine mappings, four levels of traction control, three levels of engine brake and (in the version that introduces them as standard) also calibration of the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension, which can adapt automatically, minute by minute, to suit the type of riding and the road conditions, for the best possible bike behavior in any situation.

As ever, Moto Guzzi technology does not only aim to ensure a safe and exciting ride, but also facilitate life on-board. The rider need only select the Riding Mode that best suits their riding requirements to benefit from the best automatic adjustment of the electronic parameters, which can also be personalized so that every rider can find their preferred settings. Also included as standard is the 5″ color TFT instrumentation, full LED lighting with DRL and the “bending lights system with a pair of additional lights that illuminate the entire corner, increasing visibility when leaning.

V100 Mandello is available in two versions, which differ in terms of their trim. The more comprehensive version includes Öhlins semi-active suspension as standard, but also the quick shift, heated hand grips, and the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform that allows a smartphone to be connected to the instrumentation via Bluetooth to extend its functions. Moto Guzzi MIA includes both the infotainment system for management of the voice assistant, phone calls and music via the intuitive handlebar controls, and the GPS function, which allows the rider to view directions directly on the instrument panel once a destination is set on the smartphone.

58 Comments

  1. Dennis F. Otto says:

    WOW! This is the first bike in years whose styling I find positively stunning. The use of COLOR beautifully accentuates the various sculpted shapes that tie the bike together.

    A creative design that totally shuns the angry bug look in blACK that most UJMs seem to have now. I’ll never replace my ’91 Honda VFR 750F for any of those horror show look bikes! This Guzzi tho…SIMPLY WOW!! DFO

  2. Arten says:

    BMW always better.
    Newetheless – good moto

  3. VLJ says:

    Btw, could that Mandello promotional video have been any more of a direct copy of Honda’s “Day of Freedom” promotional video for the 2013 CB1100…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLgpWro9mR0

    • todd says:

      It’s probably made by the same people.

      • VLJ says:

        Funny thing is, those two videos really appeal to me. I’m an absolute sucker for that sort of freedom/flying/sunny days/wide-angle imagery. Also, I love the looks of both bikes. Never rode a Mandello, obviously, but I think I’d love it, and I did own and love my 2017 CB1100.

        That’s why this Mandello video struck such a chord with me. I recognized the old Honda video as soon as I saw this one.

  4. Hot Dog says:

    Wow, what a beautiful bike!

  5. Allan says:

    Do you still have to remove the back half of the bike to replace the clutch? If so, I’m out. Did that job on a few Beemers, what a PITA.

  6. Ralph Glorioso says:

    Midway through my 9th decade and very slight of stature, my ’04 Guzzi Breva 750 likely will be my last Guzzi as my need to downsize is looming large on my agenda.

    No matter, the Mandello in silver and green is reflective of what Guzzi can do and has done. It clearly is one of the most beautiful bikes I ever have seen. I hope Piaggio is rewarded for their efforts by selling a shipload of these, perhaps attracting some new dealers in the process.

    Ralph

    • mickey says:

      You are in your mid 90s and still riding? That’s awesome Ralph. Congratulations. Ride safe.

      • Nick says:

        I stand to be corrected, but I think Ralph means he’s 85. Still a brilliant effort and it means a lot to me, being little more than 10 years younger. Like him, the sheer bulk of bikes is becoming more significant, and I don’t mean Gold Wings or Hardly Ableson dressers!

        Go Ralph!!

      • Motoman says:

        Hats off to both Ralph and Nick. I’ll even throw mickey in although he’s just a pup… 😉

        Just entered my 7th decade a couple years ago and I hope I can go for a nice ride the day before I check out for good.

  7. Mick says:

    I find all the positive styling comments interesting. I feel that this would be a nice looking Honda. But, for me at least, it’s a disappointing Guzzi. Guzzi has a pretty high style bar.

  8. VLJ says:

    What a gorgeous bike, especially those gold wheels. Really fun paint scheme.

  9. Jeremy says:

    I really like it. Modern, but not overly fussy.

  10. Rapier says:

    It doesn’t seem to have any anti jacking system like the old big bores with the CARC. The TT has none either and nobody complained but this is another 30HP. Maybe the very long swingarm mitigates it. Or maybe the whole issue was never as big a deal as it seemed. I had an original V7 Sport and even as dumb as I was then I knew about the shaft drive jacking, and didn’t really care.

  11. Centauro Jim says:

    Stunning bike, I haven’t loved one like this since the 02 LeMans. Long overdue. Guzzis run forever. My 98 and 02 California are still going strong and I’d ride across the country on either one if I had to. They just work and handle great. The current generation of small-blocks have been stone reliable.

  12. TP says:

    Lovely bike, and I’m delighted Moto Guzzi is finally receiving the money and attention from Piaggio to start showing what it can do against BMW. I don’t know if this bike is for me but it sure is nice to look at.

  13. Fred N says:

    I see a lot of MG’s Owner, Aprilla, using their styling details here.
    Hopefully. there’s a good bit of Aprilla Tuono 1100 excitement too included there too.

  14. Jim says:

    Mmm, good looking Guzzi. I wonder if the winglets and windscreen really have that servo-whine when they move. That would be cool in a 007 sort of way.

  15. Brinskee says:

    I’m not a Guzzi fan at all, but that is one gorgeous bike right there. Stunner! Same feeling I had when I first saw the Ducati 1098S Tricolore – I can’t find a single fault. Well done MG!

  16. Dave says:

    I’m generally indifferent to the Guzzi style and brand. They’ve done so,e nice bikes that mostly aren’t my flavor. This thing looks amazing. All of the right things/attributes and beautifully styled and proportioned. I’ll wait until it’s reviewed by real people to find out if it’s as good as it looks but This may be “the one”.

    • newtonmetres says:

      Yeah likewise indifferent to Guzzi. Been riding since 1973 and theres always been some shadow over MG-quality control, quirky engine and handling-very rare to see one on Australian roads.If i see one i say:”Gee someone bought one”. MG seem to have always been trying to play catch-up with the other brands. Maybe should have hired some Ducati people…

  17. OldBiker says:

    Probably too small for me but WOW!!! What a beautiful bike!

  18. DR007 says:

    I’m a Guzzi fan and will always be one. This bike is perfection. Modern with a tiny flare of the past. The Centauro was a great bike and this brings a great riding position and the look is stunning. The new adaptive aero is very cool and innovative. And the reliability of a Guzzi takes the worries away. Time to place an order!

  19. Donk says:

    Seems once someone owns a Guzzi they will always own a Guzzi, or 2! Says something for the bikes. This one looks great. Hopefully it will be in the same league as the ‘78 LeMans.

    • Scotty says:

      Thats about it. Once I started riding them in 2004, I knew I had found the bikes for me. Had 2 x Breva 750s – fantastic bikes for everything, touring, commuting, fun. Would have one of these V100s, probably the red one, if I could afford it.

  20. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Perfection, if only all one color. Wonderful to imagine owning.

  21. fred says:

    Bike looks and sounds great. There appear to be 3 dealers within 30 miles – I hope to do a test ride if/when possible. At first glance, MotoGuzzi appears to have a winner here.

  22. Tank says:

    Nice looking bike. Too bad it’s a Guzzi.

    • cagefree says:

      Yep, you should get a Honda.

      • Lynchenstein says:

        Snark aside, what is the reliability of the modern Guzzi bikes? I’m generally wary of anything that’s not Japanese (been a Honda rider for 30 years), but…this is a stunning looker of a machine, and I’m happy to hear anecdotal evidence of how these are to live with for a few years.

        • Nick says:

          Modern MG reliability has not been good, as I understand it, especially their valve gear. Otherwise, I agree with the comments that this is a beautiful machine and I’d love it to be the first MG I could bond with. Not going to happen though, unless I dispose of several bikes I do love…

          • Jdgretz says:

            Guzzi reliability is much better than it used to be. My ‘07 Norge is 83,000+ miles of virtually trouble free ownership. Other than some initial sorting, she has really been as dependable as my Goldwing. While I have been thinking of the V85TT as a replacement for the Norge, this has me reconsidering.

  23. larlok says:

    Finally. An attractive motorcycle.

  24. mickey says:

    Pretty bike.

  25. SVGeezer says:

    Is that Green and Gold color to attract Packers fans?

    With the valve cover color they could even call it the Cheese Head edition, with a little stretch..

  26. ABQ says:

    “Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform that allows a smartphone to be connected to the instrumentation via Bluetooth to extend its functions. Moto Guzzi MIA includes both the infotainment system for management of the voice assistant, phone calls and music via the intuitive handlebar controls, and the GPS function, which allows the rider to view directions directly on the instrument panel once a destination is set on the smartphone.”

    With all of this tech I have to wonder if the bike is tracking your location and listening in on conversations. I’ll ask Alexa.

  27. VFR Marc says:

    At last – a Guzzi for the 21st Century. Very BMW-ish.

  28. Mike Simmons says:

    A visually stunning bike! Tic’s all the boxes, except significant dealer service centers. I wish them well.

  29. JC says:

    This is a beautiful bike. I hope the weight is reasonable. The typical Moto Guzzi torque with the extra punch of 115hp is promising.

  30. dp says:

    Another “useless” beauty. But you can have it, if you have passion, vanity and cash.
    Or better get Harley Bronx instead.

    • tuskerdu says:

      and in USA you can have it if you are fortunate enough to have access to a dealership.

    • Dave says:

      We’d love to buy a Bronx, if only they’d produce it..

    • newtonmetres says:

      You said it! I dont know MG sales figures In Italy but despite the good looks and having all the flash gear it wont sell. And what is “more than 115HP” ? 116? 150? Needs 120 true measured HP.

      • Scott the Aussie says:

        Why wont it sell? The V85TT and the V7s have been good steady sellers for Mandello for a while now.

        Why does it need 120hp? 39hp seems to have taken me all over Europe fine, including running on the Autobahn. 115 seems just fine, having ridden the Stelvio, St Gotthard and Sustenpass that will be the natural playground of this bike.

      • Dave says:

        What does it “needs at least 120 true measured HP” for? That’s an arbitrary number that means very little without greater context. We don’t know what this bike weighs and it was never meant to be a racer in the 1st place

        115hp from an engine that only revs to 9,500rpm(stated redline) tells me it should have big, fat, satisfying torque down in the revs where people really ride.

  31. Bob in IL says:

    Very nice paint job! Never owned a Guzzi because I didn’t like my knees hitting the cylinder heads. Looks like they solved the issue on this one, based on the photo with the rider. This one caught me by surprise.

    • MGNorge says:

      I remember when I took my Norge for a test ride I was concerned about my knees hitting the valve covers and what that meant for riding it. I’m a tall guy too, about 6’8″ on a good day and I found it just fine. My normal riding posture has my legs splayed out some so my knees really just took up a spot just outboard and to the rear of the covers. Do I feel some warmth, certainly but never feels hot. On a warm day just spreading my legs out a tad further brings in extra cooling air for me so all is good. On cold days the proximity to those valve covers is more than welcome. I really don’t even give it a thought anymore.

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