Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi V85 TT
The new frontier of the enduro

A light press of the start button and the engine begins to purr with that reassuring, friendly and warm timbre. An old leather jacket to throw on. Helmet, gloves, laces in a pair of old boots, worn from years of offroad excursions. The horizon in your eyes.

A single idea: departing, leaving the beaten path to achieve something that lies hidden within ourselves, that makes us feel alive, that makes us unique. The bike is more than just a simple means of transportation.

It is a living mechanical organism that seduces the soul, that sets you free, that makes you dream.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT is something more. It is the essence of adventure on two wheels, of the desire to travel, to take back your time and give it to the world.

The scent of adventure

Moto Guzzi V85 TT... or (All Terrain). There is a universe behind these two letters that speak of trips in Africa, the desire for escape, dust and the desert.

The Paris-Dakar rally, when this exhausting competition crossed the Sahara but had not yet become the highly competitive race against the clock that we know today. In the '80s it was still true adventure, the desire to embark with a destination as a goal. That was the victory for those who chose to single-handedly take on the trails of Algeria, Mali, Senegal... a challenge to experience with motorcycles that were practically factory models with just a few details modified by hand.

A race, first and foremost, against yourself, against an inhospitable and difficult environment. Pure adventure.
That adventure to which the Moto Guzzi V85 TT returns, a medium engine capacity enduro with a classic line reminiscent in some ways of the V65TT with which Claudio Torri participated in the legendary African race in 1985.

As a privateer, with a vehicle set up in his garage. Inspiration is drawn precisely from that twin-cylinder with its unmistakeable white, yellow and black colour scheme for the modern V85 TT, a bike created to accompany us in our daily adventures and on our long journeys to discover the beauty hidden perhaps even just a few miles from home but difficult to reach because it is far from those reassuring paved routes.

Eighties style: concreteness in the details

Moto Guzzi V85 TT expresses a relaxed and pleasant vision of life but, at the same time, its lines yearn for adventure, a vision in which discovery and travel become one with the style of the enduro bikes that livened up the '80s. Because Moto Guzzi V85 TT draws from that world with both hands, hearkening back to the spirit of the large engine capacity bikes which first abandoned the paved roads, inventing rally raids.
Bikes which, in turn, were reminiscent of endurance motorbikes, simple and lightweight: high front mudguard, double side-by-side headlights for maximum visibility at night, a large and reassuring handlebar, a well defined fuel tank in its shape which counterbalances a beautifully prominent frame.

Simplicity and character are the key words. And then reduced weight and bulk because the trip, even and especially when tackling light offroad, demands an easy-to-handle vehicle that does not require an excessive physical effort. This means that with the Moto Guzzi V85 TT, the adventure of a dirt road that leads who-knows-where is transformed into pure enjoyment and the desire to keep going farther and farther.
And then on the asphalt, everything become easier; here, handling and riding pleasure find the perfect meeting place.

Technology, safety, equipment: riding pleasure goes a long way

Moto Guzzi V85 TT is all this and more. The joining of two universes under the sign of technology, the enduro travelling universe and the classic motorbike universe. Functionality and style arranged in high level technological solutions which facilitate the ride and keep safety standards high: ABS and Traction Control, Cruise Control, the refined TFT instrument cluster… Not to mention the electronic Riding Modes and the brand new V-twin capable of fully expressing its 80 HP.

Power that is of no concern, well within the abilities of the most easy-going riders, but that is also fully capable of thrilling the most seasoned bikers, thanks to its top shelf performance.
But Moto Guzzi V85 TT also provides a comfortable saddle with overall small dimensions that makes handling easy both from a stand still and in motion. Because the trip should remain a dream to achieve, to experience without excessive difficulty: Moto Guzzi V85 TT is the ideal companion to tackle any itinerary, even riding two-up, thanks to the generous and comfortable passenger seat, the grab handle for stability and the comfortable, well spaced footpegs.
Departing for an unknown destination with the V85 TT, taking a random turn at the first intersection for the sheer joy of discovering new territory is just the first step of the adventure.