Moto Guzzi capped off its 100-year anniversary celebration by unveiling the 2022 V100 Mandello. Whereas the mannequin upheld Guzzi’s long-held transverse V-twin configuration, it launched the primary liquid-cooled engine to the Italian agency’s lineup. That modern-day mill already has lovers wanting on the Mandello Del Lario manufacturing unit in a brand new gentle.
That features digital designer Oberdan Bezzi, and the prolific artist not too long ago launched his V10 Idea, a roadster variant of the V100 Mandello. Bezzi begins by stripping again the sport-tourer’s entrance fairing. He then replaces the unique headlamp cluster with a single spherical headlight unit. To keep up the V10 Idea’s neo-retro aesthetic, a brand new spherical speedometer takes the place of the V100’s TFT sprint.
The designer matches that nostalgic entrance finish with a vintage-inspired gasoline tank with knee cutouts. The V100 Mandello’s facet panels survive virtually fully intact, however Bezzi re-sculpts the tail unit to align with the V10’s traditional silhouette. A throwback rear mudguard solely amps up that profile. Bezzi takes related measures by ditching the Mandello’s forged wheels for a wire-spoke wheelset. He even simplifies the top can to streamline the exhaust system.
Except for altering the cylinder cowl colours, the liquid-cooled, DOHC, eight-valve, 1,042cc engine involves the V10 Idea unchanged. We belief that Bezzi’s design additionally retains the V-twin’s 115 horsepower and 77.4 lb-ft of torque. In flip, the V10 additionally holds onto the Mandello’s radiator, shaft drive, and port-mounted monoshock.
In a silver, black, and purple livery, Bezzi’s idea leans right into a classic racing design. The purple racing stripes, traditional Moto Guzzi emblem, and eagle tank emblem all uphold the neo-retro motif. A V10 Particular graphic on the facet panel solely provides a cherry on high. Moto Guzzi could also be shifting full velocity forward towards its second centennial, however Oberdan Bezzi desires to verify the model’s retro roadster roots don’t go forgotten.