Moto Guzzi has resurrected the Stornello, last seen in the 70’s but it sure was worth the wait. And how times have changed – what was originally a 7 horsepower thumper when it was first released is now a V-twin producing 48 hp at 6.700 rpm, and max torque is 43.6 ft-lb. Plus, it’s really pretty.
Again, this is another machine which we can probably thank Ducati for due to the success of its Scrambler. The Stornello is built round Guzzi’s V7 platform, which brings across the air cooled 744 cc motor. The big changes to the existing V7 models are the inclusion of spoked wheels (18″ at the front, 17″ at the back), a high slung exhaust and an aluminium fender.
Other specifications for the bike closely match the rest of the V7 lineup, which means ABS and traction control as standard, wet weight a smidge under 200 kg and a single 320 mm rotor at the front for stopping with a 260 mm one at the rear.