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EICMA 2021: Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Unveiled

Moto Guzzi has officially showcased the V100 Mandello at EICMA 2021. The motorcycle was first revealed in September and was the first of a new generation of models to come. Now, the Italian marquee has shared information on all that it offers, and it certainly looks promising.

For starters, the V100 Mandello will be the first production motorcycle in the world to feature adaptive aerodynamics. The system automatically adjusts deflectors on either side of the fuel tank, depending on speed and riding mode. Moto Guzzi claims that the fully raised deflectors reduce air pressure on the rider by 22%. The windscreen is also electronically height-adjustable, and along with the adaptive aero tech, allows for the V100 Mandello to provide wind protection that’s on par with more substantial motorcycles. 

The V100 Mandello is also the first Moto Guzzi to feature a liquid-cooled engine, quick-shifter, six-axis IMU, and semi-active suspension. Powering the bike is a new 1042cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90° V-Twin engine that produces peak output figures of 115hp and 77.4lb-ft. This lightweight and compact engine is 103mm shorter than the V85 TT’s engine. points out that in traditional Moto Guzzi fashion, the engine is mounted with the cylinders pointing to either side ahead of the rider’s legs, so the new head design was also chosen to improve rider comfort. 

The engine is paired with a hydraulically-controlled wet clutch, with power delivered to the rear wheel via shaft drive encased in an aluminum single-sided swingarm. The swingarm is also directly connected to the suspension without a linkage.

As we mentioned above, this is the most technologically advanced motorcycle to leave the Moto Guzzi stable. Some of the electronics on offer include cornering ABS, cruise control, cornering lights, and four ride modes — Travel, Sport, Rain, and Road. Each of these manages three different engine mappings, four levels of traction control, three levels of engine braking, and calibration of the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension (on the higher-spec variant.

The V100 Mandello will be available in two variants. The higher-spec version will include the Öhlins semi-active suspension, along with a quick shifter, heated grips, and the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform as standard. The Moto Guzzi MIA allows you to connect your smartphone to the motorcycle, use voice assistance, and control navigation and music via handlebar-mounted controls. 

Prices for the 2022 Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello are yet to be revealed, and we shall post an update when they are available.

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