Moto Guzzi Marks a Century with the V100 Mandello
Hey, did you know that Moto Guzzi has been around for 100 years? The famed motorcycle company has been producing some of the hottest, most amazing bikes for a century now, and from the looks of things, they’re aiming to keep going into the next hundred years in style. Rather than focus on what they’ve accomplished in the past—and that’s a lot of ground to try to cover—Moto Guzzi is looking to the future with the 2022 Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello sport-tourer.
Attendees at EICMA 2021 were treated to a look at all the glorious details and specs of the new V100 Mandello. What they discovered was that the new sport-tourer comes equipped with a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1042cc transverse V-Twin engine. That’s a mouthful all to say that this bike produces 115 horsepower and 77.4 lb-ft of torque. The engine also has a more compact block architecture, coming in a full 4.1 inches shorter than the V85 TT’s V-Twin.
The shorter block architecture lent itself well to a shorter wheelbase as well (58.5 inches). To keep the Mandello steady at high speeds, the bike has a long single-sided swingarm, where you’ll also find the drive shaft. While this bike is plenty steady, it’s also plenty agile thanks to that shortened chassis. To keep the weight down, Moto Guzzi used tubular steel for the frame. An Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension keeps your ride smooth as well. You get four riding modes out of the throttle-by-wire system: Travel, Sport, Rain, and Road. The Mandello also offers four-level traction control, three engine braking settings, suspension calibration, and three engine maps. Plus, don’t forget the cornering ABS, cruise control, and adaptive LED lighting.
What really attracts the eye, though, is the adaptive aerodynamics. The wind deflectors on the sides of the fuel tank adapt to the speed and ride mode, providing 22 percent more wind protection when fully deployed. The windscreen is also adjustable. No word as of yet on when the 2022 Moto Guzzi V10 Mandello will be available, but don’t worry—with a bike like this coming out of their shop, Moto Guzzi will be here for a long time.