The new Nevada is available in the classic “Aquila Nera” livery, based on the contrast between the historic gold coloured Moto Guzzi logo and the superstructures painted “coal black” and in a new colour designed to emphasise the insertion of the new single throttle two cylinder. The single throttle small block engine now equips the Nevada Classic and Anniversario too. Increased power and torque, decreased fuel consumption and emissions and even greater riding pleasure.
Compared to the previous engine, the new single throttle unit provides a 10% reserve of power and, above all, engine torque for better fuel economy and lower emissions. On this type of bike the increase in performance would quite bland information were it not sustained by exciting elements of the engine, such as aesthetics and sound. For both parameters, the improvement is clear: the new engine has rounded thermal groups like the Moto Guzzi engines from the 1970s, with more extended finning of the cylinders which connects to the chromium plated valves cover, where the ‘Moto Guzzi’ writing makes its welcome return. Even the sound, while maintaining the famous pulsation of the 90° V two cylinder, is clearer, both due to the revamped thermal part and the new filter casing, not located behind the throttle body and not in the middle of the V that the cylinders form.
In addition to the new engine, the two Nevada models also share the well known chassis, which has not undergone any changes, confirming for both versions the perfect double cradle frame with bolted and removable lower elements. Characterised by a conservative chassis geometry, with a good headstock rake angle (27°50′) which guarantees reassuring stability and directional precision. Comfort is guaranteed by quality suspension components. At the front is a Marzocchi fork with 40 mm stanchions and 130 mm wheel travel, while at the rear is a swingarm linked to two shock absorbers featuring adjustable spring preload and offering 118 mm of wheel travel.
The brake system consists of a 320 mm floating front disc and a 260 mm rear disc. Other standout features are the spoked wheels, measuring 18 inches at the front and 17 at the rear to cater to high profile tyres, for outstanding agility and superlative feel.