The Moto Guzzi scrambler tradition has deep roots that dating back as far as the ’60s, when the Eagle Brand introduced models based on a road version but suited for off-road, thanks in-part to the long and flat saddle, the high exhaust that ran close to the vehicle, and knobby tires. So the new Stornello was born – bringing back the legendary name of its predecessor, built between 1960 and 1974 – with the benefit its fifty year old heritage, combined with technical features based on the popular V7 II.
It fully represents Moto Guzzi’s ability to build true factory specials, collector’s item bikes that stand out for a complete equipment package filled with precious parts and made available as numbered limited editions.
Moto Guzzi’s observance of the tradition is guaranteed by the Arrow exhaust unit that runs closely along the Stornello’s right flank, spoked rims shod with approved off-road tires and the long saddle with electrowelded padding. It boasts several parts in precious aluminum, such as the mudguards, the off-road foot pegs and the injector bodies, as well as the set of three number holders. It has the reminiscent color scheme dedicated to the red frame and the white tank, both in glossy finish. The standard factory equipment includes ABS and traction control.
The chassis of the Stornello benefits from all the important improvements introduced successfully on the V7 II, such as the repositioning of the engine on the frame – in search of more space on board and better weight balancing – as well as a new and better clutch and six speed gearbox on V7 II.
The overall weight of the V7 II Stornello – just 410 lbs – is still one of the lowest in its category, making this model suitable for a wider range of riders. For Stornello the range of available Moto Guzzi original accessories is also quite complete and includes the MG-MP multimedia platform.