Moto Guzzi V100 Italian Navy Aviation Version

A fitting stage for Moto Guzzi’s latest special edition: The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale sits on the flight deck of Italian aircraft carrier Cavour.

A becoming stage for Moto Guzzi’s newest particular version: The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale sits on the flight deck of Italian plane service Cavour. (Moto Guzzi/)

The ties between Moto Guzzi and Italian aviation are well-known: Carlo Guzzi and his associate and sponsor Giorgio Parodi met throughout their World Conflict I army service within the Italian navy’s aviation department, and the spread-winged eagle of the Moto Guzzi crest is a direct reference to their shared expertise.

With its one centesimal anniversary, Moto Guzzi has dug deeply into firm historical past and drawn inspiration from the lives of the founders. We see a part of that historical past celebrated right here: A particular V100 Mandello mannequin impressed by Guzzi’s and Parodi’s connection to Italian naval fliers, and in addition by the most recent jet within the Italian navy’s stock, Lockheed Martin’s F-35B Lightning II, arguably essentially the most superior multirole plane on this planet in the present day.

The Haze Gray paint scheme works perfectly with the bike’s natural aluminum elements like the crankcase and swingarm/final drive. No arresting hook though.

The Haze Grey paint scheme works completely with the bike’s pure aluminum parts just like the crankcase and swingarm/closing drive. No arresting hook although. (Moto Guzzi/)

The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale was unveiled in an acceptable method; the occasion occurred aboard the cruiser-carrier Cavour, essentially the most fashionable ship within the Italian navy. Displacing 29,900 metric tons, the Cavour has a 722-foot-long flight deck with a 12-degree “ski leap” on the bow to help the quick takeoff of its AV8B or F-35B STOVL (quick takeoff vertical touchdown) fighters, and the right stage for the brand new Guzzi. The Cavour is powered by 4 GE LM2500 fuel generators for a complete of 88,000 kW (118,000 hp), reaching a prime velocity of 29 knots, ample for offering native assist for the US Navy carriers within the Mediterranean Sea.

Guzzi selected this extremely emotional surroundings to showcase the V100 Aviazione Navale. The bike is completed in a fighter-gray paint scheme impressed by the Italian navy’s jets. Specs-wise, the V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale is commonplace, utilizing the mannequin’s normal sound 115 hp engine. The bike can also be geared up with tire-pressure sensors and heated grips.

The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale features a serialized one-of-1913 handlebar clamp, along with special paint and graphics, heated grips, tire-pressure monitoring, and a bike cover.

The V100 Mandello Aviazione Navale encompasses a serialized one-of-1913 handlebar clamp, together with particular paint and graphics, heated grips, tire-pressure monitoring, and a motorbike cowl. (Moto Guzzi/)

Moto Guzzi will produce 1913 of those items, a quantity commemorating the yr Italian naval aviation was established as an impartial service arm. Every bike is numbered on the handlebar clamp and comes with a rain cowl and a commemorative plaque.

With the Aviazione Navale version of the V100 Mandello, Moto Guzzi joins the remainder of the Italian motorbike trade in creating particular editions of their manufacturing fashions. With this bike, although, the historic ties are particularly sturdy.

Fly like an eagle!

Fly like an eagle! (Moto Guzzi/)

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