Moto Guzzi V85 TT First Look

The Moto Guzzi V85 is a premium shaft driven adventure bike and is powered by an 850cc transversely mounted V-Twin engine which puts out 80bhp.

What Is It?

It's powered by an air-cooled 850cc transversely mounted 90° V-Twin engine, which produces 80bhp. Power makes its way to the rear wheel via shaft drive and while the engine clearly shares some history with the V9 lump it's a brand new design which is, quite remarkably, still air-cooled.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame with Aluminium swingarm
  • Dual discs up front with Brembo 2 piston calipers
  • Single disc at the rear with 2 piston caliper
  • ABS system
  • Upside down fork with guards
  • Dual rear piggyback shocks
  • Belly pan, luggage rack, side stand
  • USB charging port (likely)
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

It's a big step for Moto Guzzi who will be using it as a platform for a whole family of new bikes going forward and equipment is pretty up to date with a large colour TFT dash, LED daytime running lights and adjustable levers. The V9 has traction control with off mode and two riding modes so it's likely the V85 will feature the same.

The 19" wire-spoked front wheel takes a Metzeler Karoo Street 110/80 tyre at the front and a 17" 150/70 at the rear. Accessories include the Aluminium luggage system, Ohlins rear shocks, multimedia system, upgraded mirrors, fog lights and crash bars. Traditionally there's usually an Arrow exhaust system as well.

Colours: Red/yellow/white, blue

Did You Know?

Tutto Terreno (TT) means All Terrain

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