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Cycle News 2024 Issue 10 March 12

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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RIDE REVIEW I 2024 MOTO GUZZI STELVIO P136 THE ITALIAN FREEDOM MACHINE WITH ITS OWN EAGLE HAS BEEN RENEWED WITH THE HEART OF A TOURER AND THE SOUL OF A DIRTREADY ADV Welcome Back, Mr. Stelvio BY RENNIE SCAYSBROOK I PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILAGRO I once heard owning a Moto Guzzi is a bit like owning an Alfa Romeo—you're not a true enthusiast of the genre until one has ended up in your garage. Moto Guzzis used to own that tag line and all the good and bad that came with it with gusto, but recent years has seen the brand sporting the Mandello Del Lario Eagle recreate its legacy so it's no longer reliant on those who yearn for something different just because it's different. These are truly good bikes that are coming from the same factory walls that created the legendary 500cc V8 three-quarters of a century ago. Proof of this claim is in the splendid Mandello V100 S that we tested in Italy back in 2022. A machine more focused on touring rather than sport, the Man - dello utilized Moto Guzzi's first water- cooled transverse-twin and was one of my favorite bikes I tested that year.

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