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Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello images and video leaked

You are looking at the water-cooled engine that will power Moto Guzzi into its next century fitted to the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, the first model to be powered by it.

The Italian heritage brand, owned by the giant Piaggio Group, has leaked images of a model that celebrates its 100th anniversary by looking forward while retaining important design elements of old. Check out the other Moto Guzzi 100th Anniversary models here.

Full details will be revealed at November’s EICMA Show, but the images and video of the V100 Mandello clearly show this is a performance model aimed at everyday practicality.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

While the engine boldly maintains Moto Guzzi’s traditional architecture of a transverse V-twin it is water-cooled and at least of 1000cc capacity, making it the largest engine in its range. Similarly, that engine is a stressed member of the frame and retains Moto Guzzi’s long-held commitment to shaft drive.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello

Also obvious is the level of technology. There appears to be semi-active suspension, aerodynamic and adjustable bodywork, high-end brakes and sports-oriented tyres.

Not convinced Moto Guzzi is about to roll out new models? As part of the Mandello tease, it released conceptual images of a completely new factory and museum to be built using eco-friendly principles at its current site in Mandello del Lario. This is where every Guzzi has been built to date.

Hamish Cooper