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ADV Videos2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Bike First Look

2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure Bike First Look

A rundown of the features, options & technology available on the 2019 V85 TT.

Published on 02.18.2019

Ever since it was first displayed as a concept bike at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, the response to the Moto Guzzi V85 TT has been overwhelmingly positive. Fast forward 15 months and potential owners are now handing over cash deposits and scheduling test rides for this much-anticipated machine. So what’s all the excitement about?

The powerplant is typical Moto Guzzi with a 90° transverse air-cooled V-Twin 853cc engine connected to a shaft drive, but its classic-inspired look is a fresh approach to the techno-modern styling so common in the Adventure Touring segment. It also incorporates an array of advanced rider aids and high-quality components designed to make it more versatile for adventure travel. Plus it offers a more manageable seat height for the Big-Bore Adventure Class. The V85 TT strives for the perfect balance of old-school styling in a modern, functional package — and if the excitement for this bike is any indication, Moto Guzzi may have just hit the sweet spot.

Moto Guzzi V85TT Adventure Motorcycle
Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure in Rosso Kalahari.

At the recent International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, we got an up close look at the V85 TT. We also caught up with Moto Guzzi Public Relations Manager Shane Pacillo to get more details on this much-anticipated machine. Shane gives us a rundown of the different features, options and technology that will be available on the 2019 V85 TT, then shares his opinion on who he thinks this new Moto Guzzi adventure bike will most appeal to when it is released later this Spring.


The new Moto Guzzi V85 TT is scheduled to be released in the US starting this May for a price of $11,990 USD for the standard model and $12,990 USD for the Adventure model. In Canada, expect to see it on showroom floors starting in June for a price of $13,990 CAD for the standard and $14,990 CAD for the Adventure. Now’s the time to start scheduling a test ride with your local dealer.

For full specs on the V85 TT, click here.

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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Eric Altman
Eric Altman
February 22, 2019 7:00 am

This bike is growing on me. The style is definitely unique and the weight is actually one of the lightest for its class.

March 2, 2019 7:27 am

I’m looking towards more of a dual sport/ADV to replace my DR650 like the new KTM or Tenere but dang this Guzzi is tempting!


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