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ADV NewsMoto Guzzi Adds New Centennial Livery V85 TT to Lineup for 2021

Moto Guzzi Adds New Centennial Livery V85 TT to Lineup for 2021

The Eagle brand commemorates 100 years with a limited-edition model.

Published on 01.22.2021

Moto Guzzi is celebrating its 100th birthday with a new ‘Centennial’ livery, available on the V85 TT throughout 2021. From 1921-2021, Moto Guzzi has been building their machines on the shores of Lake Como, and remains the longest continuously manufactured European motorcycle manufacturer. This special-edition model is a tribute to the bikes, victories, adventures and people who have built the legend of the Eagle Brand. 

According to Moto Guzzi, the exclusive color scheme draws its inspiration from the aesthetics of legendary bikes such as the Otto Cilindri of 1955. A mad and visionary bike, created to compete in the World Championship 500 class, a project so bold that it was ten years ahead of all global motorcycle production.

With this celebratory livery, Moto Guzzi aims for a more elegant color scheme, combining the satin-finished metal of the fuel tank with the green of the fairing and a leather saddle. Colors that also characterized the 350 Bialbero, one of the most victorious bikes in history, the unbeatable dominator of the 350 class in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing, with the amazing record of nine consecutive world titles (5 Rider and 4 Manufacturer) from 1953 to 1957.


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Green was also the first color “worn” by a Moto Guzzi with the Normale, the first model, and probably the most iconic of the Eagle’s colors. Moto Guzzi designers  reinterpreted it in a modern approach with a matte finish and metallic colors. Other distinguishing details are the eagle in a gold finish and the dedicated logo that graphically celebrates Moto Guzzi’s 100 years.

To mark its 100th birthday, the Italian marque is also adding several key updates to its 2021 V85 TT range. Changes to the brand’s mid-displacement ADV include engine updates that increase torque across the low to medium rev range, new lighter, tubeless cross-spoke rims and two new ride modes.

2021 V85 TT Range Updates:

  • Increased torque across the low to medium rev range.
  • New ‘Tubeless’ cross-spoke rims make flat repairs easier.
  • Lighter wheels have less unsprung weight for improved handling.
  • New ‘Sport’ and ‘Custom’ ride modes.

As before, all V85 TT models are equipped with an air-cooled, 853cc, 90° transverse V-twin with pushrod valve train – a longstanding tradition of the Italian marque. Its sideways motor sends power through a 6-speed gearbox with a dry clutch and shaft drive. The V85 TT comes with an array of modern electronics like a color TFT, ride modes, switchable ABS, cruise control, LED lighting, and more. Check out our full review of the 2020 V85 TT for more details.

Moto Guzzi expects new Centennial V85 TT models to hit dealer US showroom floors starting in April with an MSRP $13,190 USD. Canada will start receiving the new model in May with an MSRP $15,390 CAD.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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