Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, la moto più innovativa del marchio svelata a EICMA 2021 thumbnail

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

For the 2021 edition of EICMA, Moto Guzzi has put the new V100 Mandello in the limelight of the Milan event, which will represent a turning point in the history of the brand, a project in which many important technological innovations will debut. First, it will be the first motorcycle with adaptive aerodynamics, and the first Moto Guzzi equipped with advanced electronic solutions such as the six-axis inertial measurement unit, cornering ABS, semi-active suspension and quickshifter.

The V100 will also be the first Moto Guzzi powered by the new compact block engine. Traditionally, Moto Guzzi used a 90-degree transverse V architecture for the twin cylindersi, but the company returned to the drawing board from scratch and developed an extremely compact and lightweight motor. It is now 103mm shorter than the known V85 TT. The new twin-cylinder engine has the heads rotated by 90 degrees, a choice that rationalizes the position of the intake line and electronic injection. The displacement is 1,042 cc with double camshaft, while the distribution is controlled by the chain. Liquid cooling also makes its début for a Moto Guzzi while the oil bath clutch is hydraulic.

The performance is therefore of course much better thanks to 115 HP of power and torque of over 105 Nm of which 90% is available from 3500 rpm and a limiter set at 9500 rpm. The final drive uses a cardan shaft consisting of an aluminum one-sided arm and is now positioned on the left. The output of the drive shaft, located much lower than previous Moto Guzzi engines, it eliminates the reactions on the suspension due to the transfer of torque in the front without the need to use the reaction rods on the swingarm, making driving smoother under acceleration in addition to the typical advantages of a crankshaft such as less maintenance. This engine is now encased in a sporty tubular steel frame.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, the first in the world with adaptive aerodynamics

Moto Guzzi, for the first time, has adopted the world’s first adaptive aerodynamics. This new technology takes care of automatically adjusting the position of the deflectors on the sides of the 17.5-liter tank according to the speed and the Riding Mode selected. The fully raised aerodynamic appendages reduce the pressure from the air to the rider by 22%, also aided by the electrically height-adjustable windscreen. Electronics foresees an advance Marelli 11MP control unit, a 6-axis IMU, cruise control e cornering ABS to ensure active safety when braking when cornering.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

There are four driving modes that manage different engine maps, four levels of traction control, three levels of engine brake and the calibration of the Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active suspension. The instrumentation is also standard 5 inch color TFT, full LED lighting system with daytime running lights and cornering lights with the pair of additional headlights in the parabolas that illuminate the inside of a curve, increasing visibility. Two versions of V100 Mandello are available. The “top” model comes standard with Öhlins semi-active suspensions, quick shifters, heated grips and the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform that allows you to connect your smartphone to the instrumentation via bluetooth and also take advantage of navigation via GPS.

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