As expected, Moto Guzzi just announced updates to its V85 TT Adventure and V85 TT Travel.
Moto Guzzi says both new bikes have more low-end and mid-range torque, indicating the air/oil-cooled transverse V-twin has been re-tuned. There’s no mention about changes to horsepower; no doubt the engine updates were necessitated by Euro5 regulations.
Moto Guzzi also has two new riding modes (Sport, Custom), giving these bikes five riding modes in total. Tubeless wheels come standard now, and the bikes’ general look has been updated.
Both bikes come with full luggage as standard. The Travel also comes with accessory LED lights, a touring windscreen, adjustable heated grips and Moto Guzzi’s multimedia system.
The V85 TT Adventure and Travel models should be in Canada for April of 2021, priced at $15,190 and $15,390 respectively. More details in the press release below:
MOTO GUZZI V85 TT ADVENTURE AND MOTO GUZZI V85 TT TRAVEL
BIG NEWS IN 2021 FOR THE TWO VERSIONS OF THE CLASSIC TRAVEL BIKE FROM MANDELLO, UNVEILED ON MOTOGUZZI.COM WEB PAGES
ENGINES WITH MORE LOW-END AND MEDIUM-RANGE TORQUE, FIVE RIDING MODES, NEW WHEEL RIMS FOR TUBELESS TIRES AND NEW GRAPHICS
2021 is an important time for Moto Guzzi as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. A century of tradition, passion, as well as great commercial and competitive success; one hundred years of magnificent motorcycles that have always been built in Mandello del Lario, combining the best technology and the most valuable Italian manufacturing. Since 1921, these have been Moto Guzzi’s values.
In observance of this tradition, the V85 TT was born, dedicated to adventurous trips, which have always been part of Moto Guzzi heritage, in their purest and most original conception, bringing to mind the strong image of desert competitions like the Paris–Dakar, the famous race, historically held in Africa, which experienced its glory days in the early ‘80s.
The fundamental concepts at the base of the V85 TT are minimalism, ease and practicality, typical of enduro bikes from that decade that could do anything, from daily commuting to adventurous travel, values that are being lost in an increasingly commercial market where the products proposed favor significant sizes and weights. Moto Guzzi V85 TT has achieved the ambitious goal of combining a style based on bringing back those values with the equipment of a modern touring enduro. For this reason, it has earned the title of the first and only classic enduro on the market.
After the success achieved by the V85 TT from press and the general public since its début, for 2021, Moto Guzzi presents, on its MOTOGUZZI.COM web pages, an updated version of its best seller, based on the requests of its fans. The improvements involve primarily the engine. The construction layout is still the exclusive one of all Moto Guzzi bikes currently in production: a 90°, 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 optimized lift of the pushrod and rockers timing cams and a consequent adapting of the engine control electronics. The new spoked rims now mount tubeless tires: together, they guarantee about 3.3lbs (1.5 kg) lower weight, reducing the unsprung mass, which further benefits the already outstanding riding dynamic.
As for the riding assist electronics systems, two new Riding Modes (Sport, suitable for more sporty riding and Custom, customizable) 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 color TFT instrument panel also come standard. Using Moto Guzzi MIA, the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform optionally available in the vast range of accessories in the dedicated catalog, you can connect your smart phone to the vehicle, extending the instrument panel’s functions.
The two versions of graphics available for the V85 TT Adventure are also new: Giallo Mojave and Rosso Uluru.
V85 TT Travel receives all the technical upgrades of the V85 TT; as in the past, its complete equipment package makes it stand out, preparing it for any trip and including a Touring windscreen, side panniers from the Urban series with high cargo capacity and reduced lateral bulk, the pair of supplementary LED lights and the set of adjustable heated hand grips, as well as the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform.
V85 TT Adventure: April 2021 US / May 2021 Canada
V85 TT Travel: April 2021 US / May 2021 Canada
V85 TT Adventure: US $12,990 / Canada $15,190
V85 TT Travel: US $13,390 / Canada $15,390