Moto Guzzi revealed the Stelvio, an adventure bike based on V100 Mandello’s engine and chassis.
- Cross-spoked rims allow tubeless tires
- Radar-assisted adaptive cruise control is an optional extra
- The electronic adjustable adaptive aero from V100 Mandello
The Stelvio uses the same 1,042cc 90-degree liquid-cooled V-twin motor, which is mounted in the typical Guzzi style, transversely. The peak output figures have not been released yet but shouldn’t deviate too much from the Mandello 115hp/105Nm. The Stelvio, like most adventure bikes today, uses a 19/17 inch tubeless wire-spoke setup with dual-purpose tires.
The full range of electronic aids for riders is available, including five riding modes, cornering ABS control and traction control, as well as cruise control. You can now equip your Moto Guzzi with adaptive cruise control for the first time. The adaptive aero is also carried over from the Mandello V100. The same switchgear and 5-inch TFT display found on the Mandello V100, as well as the Aprilia 2021+ big bikes, controls all of this.
The Stelvio has a fuel tank that is 4 liters bigger than the Mandello. This vehicle weighs 233kg at the curb, so it’s reasonable to assume the Stelvio would be heavier.
Stelvio’s unknown secrets will be revealed during the EICMA, which will take place between November 7-12. Keep an eye on this page for the latest information.
Linger in Champagne
Book a trainline ticket for the high-speed TGV to Reims (with WiFi). It’s only 45 minutes away. Reims is one of France’s Top French Cities, meaning that it’s one the best examples of joie-de-vivre. Rent a car at the Reims station (book in advance for automatic transmission rentals). If you don’t have a car, it’s difficult to travel around the Champagne region. Taxis are also not readily available. You can hire iGoVE to chauffeur you around Champagne in a Tesla if you don’t feel like driving (because of the booze, obviously). Visit the 800-year-old Reims Cathedral. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where French kings have been crowned between 1027 and 1825.
Your Champagne home is Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa, a 49-room property that opened just this summer. Royal Champagne, located in Champillon, is conveniently situated between Reims and Epernay. This is where you will find many of the tours and tastings. You’ll be unable to leave the Relais & Chateaux Hotel, which is so comfortable. The sommelier will help you choose from 200 bottles of champagne at the hotel bar. You can also enjoy the view of rolling vineyards in the Montagne de Reims while relaxing by the outdoor pool. Royal Champagne hired Jean-Denis Rieubland to oversee the hotel’s culinary program, which includes Le Royal, a fine-dining restaurant decorated with portraits depicting the most significant women in Napoleon Bonaparte’s life.