Moto Guzzi launches special ‘travel’ edition of V85 TT

A NEW ‘travel’ edition of the acclaimed Moto Guzzi V85 TT has been revealed at EICMA, ready to take the long road with a dedicated range of touring accessories fitted as standard equipment.

Moto Guzzi has listened to its owners, creating a V85 TT version featuring such items as a higher touring windshield, two lockable lightweight and durable plastic panniers with significant capacity, and heated hand grips.

A pair of additional LED lights are now standard too, with the package rounded out with Moto Guzzi MIA, the multimedia platform that allows the rider to connect a smartphone to the bike, extending the functions of the instrument cluster.

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The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel is offered in the exclusive Sabbia Namib colour: a grey frame is paired with the matte colour of the chassis, while the tank and side panels are enhanced with dedicated graphics.

Michelin Anakee Adventure tyres underline the adventure touring attitude. The seat is only 830mm from the ground, making it appealing to a broader range of riders, and a narrow width also allows for freedom of movement.

The V85 TT features a 23-litre fuel tank to guarantee a range of more than 400km, with the impressive Moto Guzzi built from an all-new technical base, with the tubular chassis structure including the engine as a load-bearing element.

Fitted with an 853cc air-cooled transverse 90-degree V-Twin with OHV distribution and two valves per cylinder, the V85 TT retains the proud tradition of the Mandello Eagle and boasts 80hp of power and 80Nm of torque.

This is the first Moto Guzzi small block engine that can easily reach 8000rpm too, an aspect that showcases its modern and exuberant nature. The V85 TT is the only bike in its segment to use a fully enclosed shaft drive transmission as well.

This means no messy chain and oil spray and no constant chain adjustments or sprocket changes. Three ride modes are offered; Road, Rain and Off-Road, with each delivering different engine mapping, throttle response, MGCT traction control calibration and ABS.

Prices and release dates for the 2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel for the Australian market will be confirmed early next year.

Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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