Updates announced for 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT and V85 TT Travel

MOTO GUZZI celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2021 and will celebrate with an updated version of its V85 TT and V85 TT Travel, with both continuing the core fundamentals of the adventure bike; minimalism, ease and practicality.

From daily commuting to adventurous travel, the 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.

The 2021 model focuses its development primarily around the engine, exclusive to all Moto Guzzi bikes currently in production, features a 90-degree transversal, air-cooled V-twin with a pushrod and rockers timing system and two valves per cylinder.

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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 with the combination resulting 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 colour TFT instrumentation are also standard issue. Using Moto Guzzi MIA, the multimedia platform optionally available in the vast array of accessories, allows for smart phone connection to the bike.

The three versions of graphics available for the V85 TT are also new, Nero Etna, Giallo Mojave and Rosso Uluru. The comprehensively equipped V85 TT Travel also receives all the engineering and technical upgrades of the V85 TT.

Features include a touring windscreen, side panniers from the Urban series, with high cargo capacity and reduced lateral bulk, an additional pair of LED lights, and a set of adjustable heated hand grips. The Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform is standard.

Arriving in April/May 2021, final specification and pricing will be announced closer to the showroom launch of both bikes.

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.

1 COMMENT

  1. Gidday… do you know if they will do a 2021 centurano model v85tt travel? If not I think I will need to add heated handgrips, cruise control, bigger screen and panniers to the already tidy new bike sum… your thoughts?

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