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ADV BikesMoto Guzzi Unveils Production-Ready V85 TT Adventure Bike

Moto Guzzi Unveils Production-Ready V85 TT Adventure Bike

 It’s official, the Moto Guzzi V85 Concept is now a production-ready machine!

Published on 09.21.2018
Moto Guzzi’s V85 Concept bike has been one of the most eye-catching adventure bikes to come along for some time. First put on display at EICMA 2017, the V85 Concept garnered positive reactions to its classic-inspired styling. While Moto Guzzi had indicated it would eventually make the concept into a real production bike, we’ve been waiting for that news for some time now. Well, now it’s official. Moto Guzzi’s new middle-weight Adventure Touring bike has completed its transformation from concept to a production-ready machine!

The new model will be given the name V85 TT (TT stands for ‘Tutto Terreno’ meaning ‘all-terrain’) and luckily for those who appreciated the nostalgic styling, this new production model has stayed mostly true to the original concept. There are just a few subtle changes like a vertical striped paint scheme rather than horizontal; a shorter windscreen that looks like it may be adjustable; an Ohlins rear shock has been swapped for a more cost-effective production unit; and the exhaust canister and hand guards have also changed color and shape.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle
At the heart of the V85 TT is a two-cylinder 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc engine churning out 80hp.

While the concept and production model aren’t that much different, this is an all-new design for Moto Guzzi. The powerplant is typical Guzzi with a two-cylinder 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc engine connected to a shaft drive, but its modern-classic styling is a refreshing take in the ADV segment dominated by techno-modern bikes. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to this departure from the norm. So far, the online reaction to the concept has leaned more towards the positive.


Full specs have not been released for the V85 TT at this time, but we do know the engine will be mounted in a steel-tube frame as a stressed member, producing 80 horsepower and it will stop on powerful Brembo brakes. Despite its retro look, it comes with a fully-modern color TFT display, ABS, Traction Control and LED Lighting. We can also deduce from the dash photos the bike will receive rider modes, Bluetooth phone integration, and electronic preload adjustment. A fairly low seat height and stripped-down design should translate into a approachable bike for a wide-range of riders as well.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle
The V85 TT will feature a full color TFT display and Bluetooth phone integration.

With its wide, plush-looking seat and rear luggage rack, the V85 TT looks ready for long-range rides. But its hand guards, wrap-around aluminum skid plate and 19″/17″ wire-spoke wheels, make it suitable for trail duty as well. Overall, it looks like a practical, well-rounded design that would even make an effective commuter.

What we like most about the V85 TT is that it’s a rolling piece of artwork. With so many fine touches, you could stare at this bike for hours in your garage. From the cutouts in the back of the front fender to keep air flowing to the motor, to the chrome-rimmed round headlights, the unique side-mounted mono shock, “flying Wing” daytime running light mounted between the headlights, and more. It’s a balanced blend of old-school styling in a modern, functional package.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

We’re happy to see the Moto Guzzi V85 TT is officially becoming a reality, and with just a few minor adjustments to the original concept. We expect it will be worthy replacement for the discontinued Stelvio line. Look for an announcement with more details, full specs and a release date this November at the EICMA show in Milan. Stay tuned!

New Color Unveiled

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Motorcycle

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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6 thoughts on “Moto Guzzi Unveils Production-Ready V85 TT Adventure Bike

  1. Maybe this is what Ewan will use for Long Way Up?! Hmmmmmmmm………. Charlie on a new Scambler 1200……..Double Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm………..

  2. The bike is beautiful as most Guzzis are. I would even consider trading my Stelvio in for this bike.
    The issue here is that no matter how nice the bike may be, if the dealer network is poor, or worst yet non existent none of it matters.
    Piaggio need to get it’s act together here in the States, and improve parts deliveries in a reasonable time & give it’s dealers, those hat are left some real support. At their current pace, Guzzi & Aprilla will be gone before we know it.

    • This is a very wise observation. I have every intention of trading my Triumph Tiger Explorer for this new MG, but I’m going to have to travel to another state to even *see* the bike, let alone consummate a deal.

  3. Well this could be the bike to get back on two wheels after regrettably selling my Buell Ulysses 5 years ago. I know it’s not going to handle or perform like the Buell, but it looks awesome, and to be honest I’m sure that it more than capable of showing me the limits of my skills.

  4. Great looking bike.. A bit more information is needed. ie seat height, weight, fuel tank capacity and service intervals. A very interesting motorcycle. Cheers Tom