Italian Motorcycle Manufacturer Moto Guzzi Reveals New Adventure Bike: The Stelvio
the Moto Guzzi Stelvio is poised to make a significant impact in the world of adventure biking.
Moto Guzzi, the renowned Italian motorcycle manufacturer, has unveiled its highly anticipated adventure bike, the Stelvio. This exciting revelation is set to take place at the upcoming EICMA exhibition in Milan, scheduled for the following month. The Stelvio has been a subject of great anticipation and speculation ever since the introduction of the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello. Details regarding this exceptional adventure bike have been emerging through patent documents and spy images, creating quite a buzz in the motorcycling community, with the latest insights coming as recently as September of this year.
The Stelvio's Return
The return of the Stelvio was first hinted at by Moto Guzzi during a show last year, and since then, prototypes have been spotted testing in the vicinity of the company's headquarters situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Como. The resurrection of the Stelvio is an exciting development for Moto Guzzi enthusiasts and adventure bike aficionados.
Power and Performance
The heart of the Stelvio is its robust 1,042cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-twin engine, arranged in the traditional Moto Guzzi fashion with a transverse layout. While precise power figures are yet to be officially disclosed, expectations are that the Stelvio's performance will be in the ballpark of the Mandello, boasting around 115 bhp and 105 Nm of torque.
Off-Road Capabilities and On-Road Touring
Despite its undeniable off-road capabilities, the Stelvio carries its name as an homage to the Stelvio road in the Italian Alps. This nomenclature emphasizes its prowess in on-road touring, a testament to its versatility as an adventure bike. The Stelvio comes equipped with a range of features designed to enhance its on-road and off-road capabilities.
Full LED Lighting
The Stelvio features full LED lighting, ensuring optimal visibility in various riding conditions. This advanced lighting system not only improves safety but also adds a touch of modernity to the bike's design.
For those long journeys, cruise control is a game-changer. The Stelvio offers this feature, making highway cruising more comfortable and less fatiguing.
Cornering ABS and Traction Control
Safety is a top priority, and the Stelvio does not disappoint. It is equipped with advanced safety systems, including cornering ABS and traction control. These features provide greater stability and control, particularly during challenging riding situations.
Customizable Riding Modes
The Stelvio offers five customizable riding modes, allowing riders to tailor their bike's performance to their preferences and riding conditions. This level of customization enhances the overall riding experience.
PFF Rider Assistance Solution
Moto Guzzi has taken safety to the next level by incorporating the PFF Rider Assistance Solution, which utilizes 4D imaging technology. This innovative system enhances rider safety and situational awareness.
Adaptive Cruise Control
For the first time in a Moto Guzzi, riders have the option to equip their bike with a radar system that enables adaptive cruise control. This feature further elevates the Stelvio's touring capabilities.
The Stelvio inherits the adaptive aero dynamics from the Mandello V100, ensuring improved stability and reduced wind resistance during high-speed riding. These advanced functionalities are seamlessly controlled through the same 5-inch TFT dashboard and switchgear shared with the 2021+ Aprilia large motorcycles and the Mandello V100.
Suspension and Handling
The Stelvio is equipped with a suspension system designed to handle both on-road and off-road challenges. With 6.69 inches of travel in the front and rear, thanks to 46mm forks working in tandem with a single shock at the back, riders can expect a comfortable and controlled ride. Both components, the forks and the shock, can be hydraulically modified for rebound and preload, allowing riders to fine-tune their bike's handling to their liking.
With a substantial fuel tank capacity of 21 liters, the Stelvio is well-equipped for long-distance journeys. While the exact weight of the Stelvio has not been disclosed, it is reasonable to predict that it will weigh more than the Mandello, given its larger fuel tank and the additional features it offers.
The motorcycle world is eagerly awaiting the full unveiling of the Stelvio at the EICMA exhibition, scheduled to take place between November 7, 2023, and November 12, 2023. It is during this event that Moto Guzzi is expected to reveal further important details about this remarkable adventure bike.
A Sneak Peek
Moto Guzzi has been generous in providing a sneak peek of the Stelvio on its official website. Interested enthusiasts can find pictures and technical details that indicate an adventure tourer with a strong inclination for on-road performance. These insights have no doubt piqued the curiosity of motorcycle enthusiasts and potential buyers alike.