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Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

On the spectacular stage of the flight deck of the Cavour aircraft carrier, Moto Guzzi and the Italian Navy have celebrated the close ties that have united them for more than one hundred years.

The Cavour (CVH 550) is a short take-off and vertical landing aircraft carrier that is the Italian Navy’s flagship

The spread-winged eagle, the unmistakeable emblem of Moto Guzzi since it was established in 1921, dates back to the military service of the company’s founders, Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi, in the Italian Royal Navy’s Aeronautical Arm in World War One.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale
Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

It was during the war that the two friends, and pilot Giovanni Ravelli, decided to go into motorcycle manufacturing once the conflict ended. Ravelli was killed in an accident in 1919 and was unable to achieve his dream. Guzzi and Parodi chose the Eagle as their symbol in memory of their companion.

Italy's Naval Aviation – Aviazione Navale – is the air component of the Italian Navy, created to operate at sea in close contact with its ships.  Its origins date back to 1913, when the Aeronautical Service of the Royal Navy was officially formed.
Italy’s Naval Aviation – Aviazione Navale – is the air component of the Italian Navy, created to operate at sea in close contact with its ships. Its origins date back to 1913, when the Aeronautical Service of the Royal Navy was officially formed.

The event was an emotional occasion, which included the world preview of the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale, a special numbered limited-edition of the latest arrival in the Moto Guzzi family.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale
Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

Produced in a limited edition of 1913 numbered motorcycles, a tribute to the year in which the aviation arm of the Italian Navy was formed, the exclusive Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale is a unique model, starting with its special livery inspired by the Navy’s F -35B fighter jets.

A watershed in the brand's history, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello introduces many important technological innovations: the first two-wheeler with adaptive aerodynamics, the first Moto Guzzi model to feature a six-axis inertial platform, ABS cornering, semi-active suspensions and quick -shift.
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello introduces many important technological innovations:
First motorcycle with adaptive aerodynamics.
First Moto Guzzi model to feature a six-axis inertial platform, ABS cornering, semi-active suspension and quick-shift.

The graphics are a faithful reproduction of those of the aircraft, with the insignia on both sides of the cowl, together with the typical “jet intake” stripes.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

The livery is enhanced by a low-visibility tricolor rosette on the sides of the fuel tank, the emblem of the Italian Naval Aviation, and the logo of the Boarded Aircraft Unit.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale
The V100 Mandello is the first Moto Guzzi bike powered by the all new compact-block engine with 115 hp
82 per cent of the 105 Nm maximum twist is available from a lowly 3,500 rpm.

Standard features include a tire pressure monitoring system and heated handlegrips, while the serial number is laser etched on the handlebar riser. Each one of the bikes comes with its own cover and a commemorative plaque.

Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale
Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale

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