2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio – First Look
The Stelvio is back
Moto Guzzi has finally released the details on its worst kept secret ahead of EICMA 2023, the new for 2024, Stelvio. Building upon the V100 Mandello, the Stelvio is fitted with the same modern 1,042cc liquid-cooled 90° transverse V-Twin and features a cardan shaft drive, travel-ready ergos, and a whole host of modern electronics, including radar.
The 'compact block' engine, as Guzzi calls it, features an entirely new way of thinking about the transverse V-Twin, as Evans’ described from his First Ride of the V100 Mandello:
The two 96 x 72 mm pistons create a 1042cc displacement with components of combustion flowing through four-valve heads. The valves, however, no longer receive their instructions via pushrods; rather, chain-driven, dual overhead cams actuate finger followers to open and close the valves. These followers allow for more aggressive cam profiles, benefitting performance, efficiency, and emissions at the same time. The head layout was rotated 90° to achieve a couple of goals. By placing the intake manifolds in the center of the V, more room became available to the rear of the cylinder jugs for the rider’s knees. Additionally, the intake tract has a straighter shot from the centrally-located air box through the two 52mm ride-by-wire-controlled throttle bodies, which, in turn, send the air/fuel charge through shorter, high-turbulence manifolds into the combustion chamber, again for increased performance and efficiency. Since the exhaust ports are now on the outside of the engine, the headers are located in clear airflow and draw the heat away from the engine (and rider) at speed.
Compared to the cardan shaft drive found on the V100, Moto Guzzi describes the Stelvio’s as ‘reinforced’ to adapt it for off-road use. Likewise, a new steel-tube frame uses the engine as a stressed member. Guzzi says, “The front-end has undergone a complete redesign making it stronger and better suited for adventure riding. Furthermore, it now features different dimensions. The frame also boasts four front anchor points instead of the two on V100 Mandello, giving a 20% increase in rigidity.”
The 46 mm Sachs fork is adjustable for preload and rebound as is the KYB shock. Both offer 6.7 inches of travel. Brembo brakes slow the Stelvio with a pair of 320 mm floating steel rotors clamped by radially mounted monobloc calipers. In the rear, a two-piston caliper clenches a 280 mm disc. A 19-inch tubeless spoked wheel is fitted between the stanchions with a 17-incher out back. All of this can be surmised as Guzzi keeping the Stelvio in the “light off-road” arena of adventure touring, with an emphasis on the latter.
The Stelvio will be the first Moto Guzzi fitted with a front and rear facing radar system. This will allow safety systems including adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and lane change assist functions to be offered as an option on the new Guzzi. We’re told these warning systems will indicate both audibly and visually through warnings displayed on the instrumentation and rearview mirrors.
The Marelli 11MP and six-axis IMU helps to optimize these systems as well as cornering ABS, four levels of traction control, and five ride modes according to the company’s parameters. In the Tourism, Rain, Street, Sport, and Off-road modes, settings can be adjusted to fine tune rider preference. Ride modes affect engine braking, power delivery, and traction control. In Off-road mode engine braking is at its highest, and power delivery at its most direct. Traction control and ABS are ‘finely tuned’ for off-road use. Traction control has minimal intervention, while ABS is active only on the front wheel. Moreover, it is possible to deactivate both traction control (across all riding modes) and ABS on both wheels (in Off-road mode only) for added flexibility and control.
The Moto Guzzi Stelvio is available in two color variants, both matte: Giallo Savana and Nero Vulcano, and is available with or without PFF Rider Assistance Solution. Moto Guzzi tells us the Stelvio should be arriving in North America soon starting in December 2023.
2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio
Liquid-cooled 90° transverse V-twin cylinder. Double overhead camshaft distribution with finger rocker arms and four valves per cylinder
Bore and stroke
96 x 72 mm
115 hp at 8,700 rpm
77 lb-ft at 6,750 rpm
Electronic fuel injection; dual Ø 52 mm throttle bodies and Ride by wire management
Fuel tank capacity
5.5 gal. (21 liters)
Fuel consumption (WMTC cycle)
5.1 l/100 km
CO2 emissions (WMTC cycle)
Wet multi-disc clutch with slipper clutch and hydraulic control and integrated clutch slave
Straight-geared, gear ratio: 31/48 (1.548)
Cardan shaft drive: gear ratio: 12/38 (3.166)
3 engine maps (MGCM), 3 levels of engine brake control (MGFM), 4 levels of traction control (MGTC), cruise control. 5 Riding modes (Touring, Rain, Road, Sport, Off-Road)
Tubular high-strength steel frame
Front suspension Sachs telescopic hydraulic upside-down fork, Ø 46 mm, adjustable spring preload and rebound hydraulics
Front wheel travel
6.7 in. (170 mm)
Aluminum single-sided shock absorber left side, adjustable in spring preload with knob and rebound hydraulics
Rear wheel travel
6.7 in. (170 mm)
Front: dual stainless steel floating discs, Ø 320 mm, Brembo radial-mount calipers with 4 opposed pistons and metal braided hose Rear: stainless steel disc, Ø 280 mm, Brembo floating 2-piston caliper. Continental ABS with cornering function
Tubeless spoked 3.0" x 19"
Tubeless spoked 4.5" x 17"
Radial tubeless 120/70 - R19"
Radial tubeless 170/60 - R17"
12 V – 12 Ah
86.4 in. (2195 mm)
37.2 in. (945 mm)
59.8 in. (1520 mm)
32.7 in. (830 mm)
Steering headstock tilt
4.58 in. (116.4 mm)
489.4 lbs. (222 kg)
Weight in running order *
542.3 lbs (246 kg) * Weight with bike ready to ride, with all operating fluids and 90% fuel
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