Moto Guzzi celebrates its 100th anniversary with updated V85 TT and V85 TT Travel
2021 is an important time for Moto Guzzi as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. A century of tradition, passion, great commercial and motorsport success; one hundred years of magnificent motorcycles that have always been built in Mandello del Lario.
After the success achieved by the V85 TT from moto journalists on review and through Dealer showrooms in terms of sales since its début, 2021 sees the V85 TT continue to provide even more performance and value for the Moto Guzzi customer. Customers who desire adventure,
which has always been part of Moto Guzzi heritage, bringing to mind the strong image of desert competitions like the Paris–Dakar, the famous African race which experienced its glory days in the early ‘80s.
The fundamental concepts at the core of the V85 TT are minimalism, ease and practicality, typical of enduro bikes from that decade that could be used to do anything, from daily commuting to adventurous travel, Moto Guzzi V85 TT has achieved the ambitious goal of combining a style
based on bringing back those values with the specification and technology of a modern touring enduro. For this reason, it has earned the title of the first and only classic enduro on the market.
The 2021 model focuses its development primarily around the engine. The construction, exclusive to all Moto Guzzi bikes currently in production: a 90° transversal, air-cooled V-twin with a pushrod and rockers timing system and two valves per cylinder (intake cylinders in titanium),
the pride and tradition of the Mandello Eagle. The unit now has greater torque at low and medium rpm thanks to optimised lifting of the pushrod and rockers timing cams and a consequent adapting of the engine control electronics.
In addition, the new spoked wheel rims now mount tubeless tyres: together, they result in a 1.5kg weight reduction, even further benefiting the already outstanding riding dynamic.
As for the riding assist electronics systems, two new Riding Modes (Sport and Custom) join the existing three (Street, Rain, Off-road) to manage traction control, ABS and the response of the Ride-by-Wire throttle. Cruise control and the colour TFT instrumentation is also standard
issue. Using Moto Guzzi MIA, the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform optionally available in the vast range of accessories in the dedicated catalogue, you can connect your smartphone to the vehicle, extending the instrument panel’s functions.
The three versions of graphics available for the V85 TT are also new: Nero Etna, Giallo Mojave and Rosso Uluru.
The V85 TT Travel receives all the engineering and technical upgrades of the V85 TT; its comprehensive equipment package makes it stand out, preparing it for any journey and including a touring windscreen, side panniers from the Urban series with high cargo capacity and reduced
lateral bulk, additional pair of LED lights and the set of adjustable heated hand grips, as well as the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform.
Both V85 TT variants are due to arrive in April / May 2021 with final specifications and pricing announced closer to arrival in showrooms.