INCOMING: First impressions of Moto Guzzi’s new V85 TT.

MoreBikes is out in Sardinia for the launch of Moto Guzzi’s new V85 TT – and we’ll be bringing you our first impressions of the funky retro adventure machine tomorrow evening, after a day carving corners on the Italian island.

First showed as a concept back in 2017, the new Moto Guzzi V85 TT was widely regarded as one of the most exciting machines to appear from the Italian manufacturer in a while. In fact, it marks the factory’s first foray into the adventure bike market since its 1200cc Stelvio met its demise with the introduction of Euro 4 regulations.

Described as a ‘Classic Enduro’ machine, the new V85 TT blends off-road ability with immediately identifiable Moto Guzzi styling. We’ve just managed to sneak a peak of the production machines in the flesh ahead of the ride tomorrow – and based on first impressions, they look the business.


There are two variants to choose from – either the premium dual-colour edition, which comes with Michelin Anakee rubber and will set you back £11,099, or the standard model which comes with Metzler Tourance tyres and is priced at £10,899.

Engine: 853cc Transverse 90° V twin with air cooling
Maximum power: 80HP (59 kW) @ 7,750rpm
Maximum torque: 80Nm @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel tank capacity 23 litres (including 5 litre reserve)
Front suspension: 41 mm hydraulic telescopic USD fork, with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound
Rear suspension: Double-sided swingarm in box-type aluminium with a single shock on the right side, with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound
Front brake Double 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial-mounted callipers with 4 opposed pistons Rear brake Ø 260 mm stainless steel disc, floating calliper with 2 pistons
Front wheel travel: 170 mm
Rear wheel travel: 170 mm
Front wheel rim 2.50” x 19”
Rear wheel rim 4.25” x 17”
Front tyre: 110/80/R19
Rear tyre: 150/70/R17
Saddle height: 830mm
Dry weight: 208kg

Keep an eye on MoreBikes tomorrow for our first impressions as we get off the bike – and be sure to pick up the next issue of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure for the full review. For more information on how to get hold of a copy, click HERE.

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