Moto Guzzi is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, and the commemorate the occasion, the Eagle brand has a special motorcycle debuting at this year’s EICMA show.
We are getting an early look at the machine though, as Moto Guzzi also announced today that it was going to undertake a massive overhaul of its headquarters in Mandello del Lario, and is using the bike’s teasing to help communicate that message.
The Italian brand isn’t giving away too many details on the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello just yet however, beyond what we can see, which isn’t an inconsequential amount.
From the images, we can see that the V100 Mandello continues the use of Moto Guzzi’s iconic transverse engine layout, but with a giant radiator to aid with water-cooling the engine.
This means a new powerplant has been designed for the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, and judging from the bike’s other sporty features, we can expect this new v-twin to be a bit more punchy than its air-cooled brethren.
From Moto Guzzi’s teaser video above, we can also see that the Italian brand is playing with some active aerodynamic elements – something the company’s sister brand, Aprilia, announced at EICMA several years ago.
The moveable body panels seemed designed for rider comfort, and deflect wind around the rider’s body when traveling at highway speeds.
This looks like a useful feature, as the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello strikes us a bike that will fill the shoes as a sport-touring model in most riders’ garages.
We can expect a full electronics suite, including cornering ABS and other high-tech features to accompany the V100.
However, we will have to wait until the 2021 EICMA show to know fully all the details about the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello.
Source: Moto Guzzi