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Moto Guzzi Overhauls Mandello, Italy, Factory

More details will be released during this year’s EICMA Show in Milan.

More details will be released during this year’s EICMA Show in Milan. (Moto Guzzi/)

Moto Guzzi has announced expansive changes to its historic facility in Mandello del Lario, Italy. Greg Lynn, an award-winning US architect who was named one of the world’s 10 most influential architects by Forbes magazine, will lead the redevelopment, which aims to create an entire cultural hub for the Moto Guzzi brand.

The changes will include a new factory, community meeting spaces, open public spaces indoors and outdoors, new conference facilities, a new hotel, and a restaurant. Production capabilities will be expanded as well to meet growing demand.

The new space will be accommodating to the public, with a new hotel, restaurant, and plenty of public spaces inside and out.

The new space will be accommodating to the public, with a new hotel, restaurant, and plenty of public spaces inside and out. (Moto Guzzi/)

The designs make use of the existing structures on site, and the additional materials required to finish things off will be as eco-conscious and sustainable as possible. Currently, work is expected to start by the end of this year and finish sometime in the first half of 2025.

Moto Guzzi aims to make its facility even more of a cultural hub for its loyal riders.

Moto Guzzi aims to make its facility even more of a cultural hub for its loyal riders. (Moto Guzzi/)

As part of the event announcing the facility plans, Moto Guzzi also gave a sneak preview of its upcoming V100 Mandello streetbike. The details of the machine won’t be released until November 23, 2021, at the EICMA Show in Milan, but on looks alone, it clearly strays from Guzzi’s current retro aesthetic. The transverse V-twin arrangement and shaft final drive remain, but the bike is clearly poised to appeal to sport-touring riders and those who prefer softer, more modern lines in their motorcycles.

Guzzi also teased its forthcoming V100 Mandello.

Guzzi also teased its forthcoming V100 Mandello. (Moto Guzzi/)

Guzzi also promises a “cutting-edge engine” and “state-of-the-art technologies” in the V100 Mandello, so we’ll be keeping an eye out for the official release and report back when those details are finally available.

A sharp color scheme that nods to Guzzi’s past.

A sharp color scheme that nods to Guzzi’s past. (Moto Guzzi/)

No details were provided regarding the specs of the bike, but it’s clear the V100 Mandello marks a new way forward for Guzzi.

No details were provided regarding the specs of the bike, but it’s clear the V100 Mandello marks a new way forward for Guzzi. (Moto Guzzi/)

Some iconic elements remain, including the transverse V-twin and shaft drive.

Some iconic elements remain, including the transverse V-twin and shaft drive. (Moto Guzzi/)

Production capacity will increase with the update too.

Production capacity will increase with the update too. (Moto Guzzi/)

A bird’s-eye view of the plan for the new Moto Guzzi facility in Mandello del Lario, Italy.

A bird’s-eye view of the plan for the new Moto Guzzi facility in Mandello del Lario, Italy. (Moto Guzzi/)

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