Stelvio reborn! Moto Guzzi’s adventure twin gets a remix

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Moto Guzzi has brought the Stelvio adventure bike back, but it’s a whole new ball game this time around with the much-admired Mandello providing a brilliant base..

The old old, air-cooled, 1200cc, 105bhp transverse V-twin used on the 2008-2016 Stelvio is replaced with the all-new ‘compact block’, liquid-cooled, 1042cc 113bhp twin as introduced in last year’s Mandello sports-tourer.

Stelvio - side

But the new Stelvio is even more advanced and better equipped than the Mandello by being the first Guzzi with front and rear radar-controlled ‘Rider Assistance’ as well as an electrically adjustable screen.

At its heart is the all-new transverse V-twin with traditional Guzzi shaft drive which has already impressed in the Mandello, is mostly distinguished over the old by its liquid-cooling, 90-degree rotated cylinders and compact size and is essentially unchanged in this adventure bike format. Peak power is 113bhp at 7500rm with peak torque of 77lb.ft at 6750rpm. As with the Mandello there are expected to be four riding modes, traction control and cornering ABS.

Stelvio - landscape

The Stelvio has a taller, more adventure-style chassis, courtesy of longer suspension front and rear giving 170mm of travel, plus a 19in/17in cross spoke wire wheel combination in place of the Mandello’s 17in cast alloy items, together giving a seat height that’s grown from 815 to 830mm.

The Stelvio also has revised bodywork comprising a new wind-tunnel-developed front fairing which includes a new, electrically adjustable screen height-adjustable over 70mm and two new side deflectors. There is also an enlarged fuel tank (going from 17 to 21 litres) which now extends below the seat; new front mudguard, revised side panels and new saddle. Its handlebars are taller and wider, too.

Stelvio - tft handling

Its new radar-assistance is a genuine first for Moto Guzzi. Developed by parent Piaggio and dubbed ‘Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) Rider Assistance Solution’, it’s available as an optional extra and uses radar sensors front and rear to assist cruise control and hazard perception. Two paintschemes will be offered but price and availability have yet to be announced.

Moto Guzzi confirm adventure bike will return for 2024

Stelvio - main

First published 27 October 2023 by Dan Sutherland

Just a few months on from being spotted in testing, Moto Guzzi have abruptly whipped the covers off their finished 2024 Stelvio adventure bike – revealing a number of details on their website.

Although we won’t get the full story until the Eicma trade show in Milan in early November, Guzzi have confirmed they’ve drafted in the existing 1042cc liquid-cooled, 8v, V-twin already found in the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, producing a claimed 113bhp at 8700rpm and 77.4lb.ft of torque at 6750rpm.

This has been built to meet Euro5+ emissions regulations and is fed via a 21-litre fuel tank that Guzzi claim is good for 250 miles of range.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio seen riding on the brand's website

As such, it’s also likely to use the same tubular steel trellis frame with the engine housed as a stressed member. Where the pair differ more noticeably is in the wheel department, with the Stelvio getting a spoked 19in front and 17in rear for claimed light off-road use.

The Mandello, meanwhile comes with a pair of 17s and features subtle adaptive aero either side of the bulky fuel tank. This doesn’t appear to have been carried over to the Stelvio, which is suspended by 46mm upside down forks with 170mm of travel plus a single shock – both of which are fully adjustable.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio shown online

Away from the springs, the Stelvio gets a raft of new tech including radar technology available as an optional extra.

Mounted on the front and rear, it’s likely to be linked to the cruise control, as well as possible blind spot detection. There’s also full LED lighting, cornering ABS and more.

This is all then controlled via a 5in full colour TFT dash, with the bar-mounted switchgear taken from a raft of existing Piaggio Group models. Check back with MCN soon for the full story and of course, the definitive Moto Guzzi Stelvio review.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio returns: Transverse twin adventure bike spotted in testing following 2022 show teaser

First published 03 July 2023 by Dan Sutherland

Moto Guzzi V100 Stelvio spy shot front

Moto Guzzi are gearing up to revive the Stelvio, with fresh spy shots showing a new adventure bike model in testing – and it appears to be based on the existing V100 Mandello platform.

We’ve known that a new Stelvio is on the cards since the 2022 Eicma show in Milan, when the Italian firm displayed a plinth featuring two wheels in front of footage of the Stelvio Pass mountain road in northern Italy.

These images taken close to Guzzi’s technical centre provide a first indication of how the machine might look. With much of the bike shrouded, the most prominent element is the engine, which looks to be the 1042cc liquid-cooled, 8v, V-twin already found in the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello, producing a claimed 113bhp and 77lb.ft.

Moto Guzzi V100 Stelvio spy shot

The rear shaft drive, shock placement, and engine mounting points also look to be the same as the Mandello, suggesting the new machine will share the same tubular steel trellis – using the motor as a stressed member.

Likely to be called the V100 Stelvio, its adventure proportions should make it a rival to the likes of the incoming BMW R1300GS and the Ducati Multistrada V4, however it will be down on power without significant internal revisions.

Away from the engine, there are a number of technical innovations to keep it in contention. For starters, above the wide winged LED headlight lies what looks to be a radar unit.

Moto Guzzi V100 Stelvio spy shot rear

This is joined by another at the rear, integrated beneath the rounded rear light. This suggests the Stelvio will feature both radar assisted cruise and blind spot detection – a system already found on the Multistrada and more than likely to appear on the imminent new BMW.

Being based on the Mandello, you can also likely expect a six-axis Marelli 11MP ECU for cornering ABS and traction control, cornering headlights, and more. A ride by wire throttle would facilitate cruise control and riding modes.

These modes would likely be controlled via the large TFT dash, which can be seen in a number of the photos – placed just behind the adjustable clear front screen. Also lurking here is a USB-C port for charging devices like satnavs.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello is base for new Stelvio

Elsewhere, the images reveal a lack of electronically adjustable suspension, with the forks appearing to show no signs of manual adjustment either. This could imply the bike seen here is a base-spec version, or that the bike hasn’t yet reached that stage of its development.

MCN approached Piaggio Group about the images, but they declined to comment.