CYCLE WORLD EXCLUSIVE FIRST RIDE: V100 MANDELLO
A brand-new engine and model to carry the marque into its next century.
The long awaited arrival of the V100 Mandello is almost here and Cycle World had the exclusive opportunity to test ride the new machine prior to its market release.
The passion around the Piaggio group is infectious, and Moto Guzzi’s team was fully up to the task of creating something very special. Although the engine at the heart of the V100 is arguably the bike’s greatest attribute, that wasn’t enough for the team; the bike needed something else to make it stand out against the sea of motorcycles currently on the market. The team decided to pursue semi-active aerodynamics, not for the motorcycle but for the rider and passenger; this is something that has never been brought to market before. Additionally, it was well understood that Guzzi’s traditional customers still expect the brand to deliver its unique character.