Moto Guzzi has given us our first glimpse at the forthcoming V100 Mandello which will be fully showcased for the first time at this year's EICMA show in Milan.
Hailed as the brand's first new model since turning 100 earlier this year, the V100 Mandello is somewhat of a departure from what we've come to expect from Moto Guzzi in recent years.
While it still retains the signature transverse V-twin powerplant that Moto Guzzi is known for, the V100 Mandello moves into Guzzi's 101st year with the addition of water-cooling and a much more modern aesthetic than recent models from Mandello del Lario.
With the official presentation of the model still a couple of months away there is very little information on the ground as to the full specs regarding the V100, but here's what we know so far.
The engine of the V100 is an all new design (well, apart from the usual 90-degree v-twin layout anyway) and forms a stressed member of the chassis.
With the name V100, we expect a displacement of around 1000cc and an output around the 100hp mark based around previous Guzzi naming convention.
From the styling, the V100 Mandello looks to be aimed at the Sport Touring market with a sleek integrated half-fairing blending perfectly with the long (and rather large looking) fuel tank.
Rolling stock is a set of gorgeous 17-inch alloys with the rear wheel mounted to a single sided swingarm/shaft drive unit.
Braking is Brembo supplied at both ends with twin discs and calipers at the front. The V100 Mandello looks set to move Moto Guzzi forwards in a lot of ways. From its great styling to its new take on the age-old Guzzi V-twin, we’re excited to find out all the solid facts when the bike is fully revealed in November at EICMA.