At the EICMA 2021, Moto Guzzi has introduced the V100 Mandello sport-tourer to the world. The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello was teased through a series of pictures on the web world in September and has been unveiled as the new flagship motorcycle from the Italian bike maker.
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello wears a semi-faired bodywork with relaxed ergonomics, which make it look like a proper sport tourer for long distances. The motorcycle gets a wide U-shaped all-LED headlamp with a curved daytime running LED at its bottom. The entire headlamp unit is encased in a half-fairing which gets a small transparent windscreen at the front and seamlessly blends with the fuel tank.
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is the first production in the world to get an active aerodynamics system, in which the bike comes with two adjustable deflectors on the sides that can be opened wide while on the move. These deflectors, along with the electrically adjustable front windscreen aims at reducing pressure due to wind blasts by 22 per cent.
Other highlights of the design of the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello include golden-coloured engine casings, wheels and front forks, wide split seats with golden V100 logos, an LED tail lamp and a full TFT instrument console
Engine and Transmission
Powering the new Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is a liquid-cooled, V-twin, DOHC, 1042cc engine, which happens to be the first-ever liquid-cooled engine from Moto Guzzi. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox, which transfers the power to the rear wheel via a wet clutch and shaft drive, the engine makes a maximum power output of 115 bhp and a maximum torque output of 105 Nm.
Sitting on a simple tubular steel frame in which the engine sits as a stressed member, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is equipped with fully adjustable upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock with an aluminium swingarm at the back. The suspension setup is electronically adjustable through Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 module. The motorcycle gets four riding modes on offer – Road, Rain, Sport and Travel, all of which come with three different engine mappings, four different traction control levels and three different engine braking levels. Dual-channel ABS and cruise control are also offered as standard.
The new Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello has been introduced in two variants. The more premium variant gets features like Ohlins semi-active suspension module, up-and-down quick-shifter, heated grips and MIA multimedia platform for smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, through which one can operate navigation, music streaming and attending phone calls.
Will it come to India?
Currently, the only motorcycle Moto Guzzi has on sale in India is the V85 TT. As of now, there is no confirmation whether Moto Guzzi will bring the V100 Mandello to India or not. However, if it arrives here, it will be priced around Rs 15-17 lakh and will be a one-of-its-kind semi-faired sport tourer in India.