Show photos by Alexandra Straub.
Scrambler styling meets the transverse V-twin with the introduction of the new Moto Guzzi Stornello.
Built around Guzzi’s existing V7 II platform, the Stornello takes the reliable motor and chassis and adds high pipes. Factory standard equipment includes several tasty bits like Arrow exhaust, aluminum fender, and wire wheels.
The tires have a pretty aggressive tread, but this bike likely won’t see much off-road use. It’s too pretty. Plus, that engine sump is very exposed to off-road bumps and bruises.
It’s logical to assume an extensive parts catalogue would provide most of the parts necessary to protect the bike in a minor tipover.
Traction control and ABS are standard on the Stornello, as with the rest of the V7 II lineup.
The Stornello has an 18-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel. Seat height is 798 mm. Max power is 48 hp at 6.700 rpm, and max torque is 43.6 ft-lb.
Fuel capacity is 21 litres, with four litres of reserve. Braking comes from a single 320 mm disc up front and a 260 mm disc in rear.
Weight is 186 kg or 200 kg, depending where you’re getting information; perhaps the difference lies between wet weight and dry weight.
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