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Moto Guzzi Stelvio set to return to NZ dealers Returns

The fact a new Stelvio was on the way was one of the worst-kept secrets of the Moto Guzzi V100 launch, and now we finally know all the important details of the brand-new 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio adventure tourer.

Based on the same “Compact Block” 90º V-twin as found in the new V100 Mandello, the Stelvio returns the Italian brand to the heavyweight adventure tourer world after a notable absence

The similarities with the V100 Mandello continue into the swingarm position, with the Stelvio also placing the single-sided swingarm and drive shaft on the combo on the left side of the bike. However, as the Stelvio is expected to take on a bit of the rough stuff, Moto Guzzi has reinforced the unit on the Stelvio for added durability.

The suspension system has been exclusively tailored for the Stelvio, delivering both control and excitement in sporty riding, as well as the necessary comfort during long journeys and reliable grip on what Guzzi calls “less conventional terrain.”

That all comes courtesy of its ample 170-mm travel. The Sachs fork, equipped with 46 mm stanchions, is adjustable for rebound hydraulics and spring preload, while the KYB shock absorber allows adjustments for rebound hydraulics and spring preload via convenient manual controls. Its sloping configuration is meticulously designed and fine-tuned to provide a progressive response and sensitivity in cushioning bumps in the road.

The Brembo braking system incorporates a pair of 320-mm floating steel discs at the front, engaged by radial-mount monoblock callipers. The handlebar master cylinder, along with the clutch master cylinder, is also of a radial design, and both feature adjustable levers for distance to the handlebar. For the rear brake, a 280-mm disc is engaged by a dual-piston calliper. Tubeless spoked wheels, with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear, accommodate tyres designed with a structure and tread pattern suitable for light off-road riding.

A 21-litre fuel tank provides enough juice for a touring range of around 400km while the rider can choose from up to five different riding modes to tailor the ride to their liking. These link in with the bike’s 6-axis IMU to help offer the best solutions from the traction control and ABS systems.

While the V100 Mandello debuted a first for Guzzi in the form of the highly refined “Comfact Block” engine, the Stelvio also brings to the table a first for the Italian brand.

The Stelvio is the first Moto Guzzi equipped with the PFF Rider Assistance Solution, which is offered as a factory option (the bike can be ordered with or without). This cutting-edge driving assistance platform is built on 4D Imaging Radar technology. According to Moto Guzzi, this is the first time that such radar sensors (one is located above the front headlight assembly and one below the rear headlight assembly) have been implemented for use on a motorcycle. The advantages, compared with a traditional ultrasonic sensor-based driver assistance system, lie in an extremely wide field of vision and reliable monitoring regardless of lighting and environmental conditions.

These devices play a key role on the active safety front, providing the Following Cruise Control (FCC), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and Lane Change Assist (LCA) functions. FCC represents an advanced cruise control system that utilizes the front radar to adapt the speed based on the vehicle in front. This system intervenes in engine brake control, amplifying it if the vehicle in front decelerates. The system acts on engine brake control, increasing it if the vehicle in front slows down.

Once again, Moto Guzzi is taking a huge step forward with its latest offering and we can't wait to see how the brilliant Compact Block engine goes in the new adventure chassis.

Kiwi fans of the brand can expect the Stelvio to arrive in dealerships in the latter half of 2024.


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