2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT: A DREAM ON TWO WHEELS.
Introducing the 2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT…
There’s simply no other way to describe the V85 TT and the V8 TT TRAVEL. The Euro 5-compliant engine with greater torque in low and medium speeds delivers a performance that is more powerful and thrilling than ever. Five riding modes mean even the most accomplished riders will find something to set their pulse racing. On the aesthetics front, there are stunning tubeless wheels and striking new graphics that show off every curve of the bike, to say nothing of the effect they’ll have on passers-by as you swoop round the curves of the road. Admit it, you’re already itching to don your helmet!
2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
If three riding modes weren’t enough, the V85 TT now boasts another two, making it easier than ever to manage traction, ABS and pick-up via the Ride-by-Wire handlebar control. Cruise control and a colour TFT instrument panel come as standard, while the accessories catalogue is packed full of extras such as Moto Guzzi MIA, the multimedia platform that connects your smartphone and bike to create a fantastic suite of functions.
You don’t change a winning formula, so of course the engine is the typical Moto Guzzi air-cooled transverse 90° V twin-cylinder engine with OHV distribution and two valves per cylinder. In proud Mandello eagle tradition, there’s no resting on laurels, however, so we have extra torque in low and medium speeds and a revamped electronic engine control system.
The spoked rims now house tubeless tyres, reducing the unsprung weight by around 1.5 kg and taking the riding dynamics up yet another notch.
A bike for living, not simply riding
Sleek, practical and sporting the famous Moto Guzzi style, the V85 TT is the perfect companion, whether we’re talking about every day commuting or intrepid adventures. There’s no compromising on comfort and performance, and this is something not to be sneezed at in a market that is becoming increasingly cookie-cutter. The V85 TT has certainly delivered on its ambition to combine iconic design with all the bells and whistles of a modern enduro touring bike, and definitely earns the title of First and Only in Class when it comes to a classic enduro.
Distance poses no problem
The V85 TT TRAVEL includes all the tech updates of its V85 TT sibling. It comes with all the features that you’ll need on a long trip, such as the Touring windshield, Urban series side panniers with increased capacity and reduced bulk, LED auxiliary lights, adjustable heated handgrips and last, but not least, the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform available as an extra.
Looks that pack a punch
The V85 TT comes in three brand-new graphic options, developed to show off every curve of its stylish frame. Choose from Nero Etna black, Giallo Mojave yellow and the striking red Rosso Uluru version.
A SMOOTH RIDE ALL THE WAY
A homage to adventure in the purest sense of the word, the new V85 TT is designed to take on any challenge. Combining latest innovations, an outrageous level of comfort and the grand heritage of the Moto Guzzi brand, this is a bike that brings style, functionality, robustness and outstanding performance to the party and is now Euro 5-compliant.
POISED FOR ADVENTURE
Pared-back, functional and a dream to handle, the V85 TT transforms even the most banal everyday excursion into an adventure. Its clean, sculptured lines showcase the Mandello eagle’s pride and joy: the transverse 90° V twin air-cooled engine with OHV distribution and two valves per cylinder. This 853cc beauty delivers a maximum 76 horsepower with an impressive torque of 82Nm at 5000 rpm. Add to this the iconic fuel tank with a record capacity of 23 litres and you have 400 uninterrupted kilometres of exhilarating adventures ahead.
The seat position and ergonomics have been carefully designed to optimise vision for even the tallest rider or when fully erect during an off-road excursion. The standing height of 830 mm and compact under body mean your feet can comfortably touch the ground ,while the dry weight is a reduced 211 kg. What all this adds up to is a relaxing riding position and perfect control of your bike even when fully loaded.
READY FOR ANY TYPE OF LANDSCAPE
The V85 TT comes with an incredible array of off-road bells and whistles such as handguards, high front mudguard and exhaust with silencer just to name a few. It also sports full LED lighting with a stunning double front headlamp with DRL in the silhouette of the Moto Guzzi eagle while at the rear, the LED lamp brings to mind the image of a mighty whoosh of air as a jet takes off.
2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
A DREAM WITH OPEN EYES
There is no other way to define the V85 TT and V85 TT Travel. Thanks to a performing and fun euro 5 engine, with more torque at low and medium revs. An experience guided by five riding modes, designed to give new emotions to even the most experienced riders. Tubeless wheels and new graphics to enjoy every corner of every journey. Admit it, you can’t wait to get in the saddle.
Two new Riding Modes join the three already existing, simplifying the management of traction control, ABS and the responsiveness of the Ride-by-Wire throttle. Cruise control and color TFT instrumentation are also standard. Furthermore, in the rich catalog of dedicated accessories, there is Moto Guzzi MIA: the multimedia platform that connects the smartphone to the vehicle, extending the functions of the instrumentation.
The construction scheme follows the exclusive one of all Moto Guzzi bikes: an air-cooled 90 ° transverse V-twin, with rod and rocker arm distribution with two valves per cylinder, pride and tradition of the Mandello Eagle. The unit is now richer in low and mid-range torque, with further improved engine control electronics.
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The spoked rims that now house tubeless tires are new: together they guarantee a weight saving of about 1.5 kg, reducing the unsprung masses with benefits on the already excellent driving dynamics.
You don’t drive, you live
Essential, practical and with all the style that made Moto Guzzi great. The V85 TT is ready to accompany you from everyday commuting to adventurous travel, without losing comfort or performance. An increasingly rare value for an increasingly homologated market, an ambitious dream that the V85 TT realizes by combining an iconic design with the features of a modern travel enduro. For this reason it has earned the title of the first and only classic enduro on the market.
Distance is never a problem
V85 TT Travel receives all the technical updates of the V85 TT. It stands out for its complete set-up that makes it ready to travel with the Touring windshield, the side cases of the Urban series with high capacity and reduced lateral dimensions, the pair of additional LED spotlights and the set of adjustable heated grips, in addition to the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform.
The Cuirassiers and Moto Guzzi: 75 Years of History
The long history that binds the Cuirassiers’ Regiment to the Eagle from Mandello has its roots in the second post-war period when modern cars began to be favored over the outdated royal carriages for institutional travel involving the President of the Italian Republic. Consequently, the escort unit made up of select – and extremely tall – elite Carabinieri needed a means of transportation more suitable than horses to follow the motorized vehicles.
Confirming years of collaboration with the Italian armed forces, the choice fell almost naturally to Moto Guzzi, a true source of national pride, partly because of their countless victories achieved in motorcycle racing since the ’20s.
The need to quickly motorize a unit that had been strictly equestrian until then led the Cuirassiers to adopt 4 different Moto Guzzi models in just over 5 years. And so, the Alce, military bike par excellence, the Superalce, the Astore and its direct evolution, the Falcone Sport joined the regiment’s fleet.
However, it was only from the Astore that the bikes were specially outfitted to adapt to the needs of the Cuirassiers, including those connected to their specific height (in fact, the minimum height requirement to join the regiment was 190cm).
As the nineteen-sixties approached, it was still the Falcone Sport (with electric starter from 1959) that escorted the President of the Republic and the various foreign Heads of State visiting Italy. In line with the technological evolution in the motorcycle field, the first true change in the Cuirassiers’ motorcycle fleet came in 1968. With the V7 Special units, the single-cylinder was definitively surpassed to embrace the new Moto Guzzi era and the revolutionary transversal V-twin, destined to become the manufacturer’s calling card.
In 1975, one of the most innovative Moto Guzzi models arrived on the market – the V1000 I-Convert. With its increased engine capacity that reached 1000cc and its unprecedented integrated braking system, the I-Convert went to work straight away escorting the President of the Republic, paving the way for the next 40 years of Moto Guzzis destined for this role.
The mid ’80s marked the start of the long relationship between the Cuirassiers and the various Moto Guzzi California models, increasingly more muscular and with increasing engine capacity. Displacement went from the 948 cc of the California II used in 1985 all the way to the 1380 cc of the segment monarch, the California 1400 Touring, which cut a fine figure in the Cuirassiers’ parades and in presidential transfers from 2007.
In May of this important year, which marks Moto Guzzi’s 100th birthday, the Eagle brand presented the current President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, with V85 TT units, which joined his personal escort fleet.
The brand-new bikes feature a livery created specifically for the occasion, chromatically reminiscent of the California 1400 units already used.
2022 Moto Guzzi V85 TT – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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Engine Transversal 90° V-twin, two valves per cylinder (titanium intake).
Displacement 853 cc
Bore and stroke 84 x 77 mm
Maximum power 76 CV (56 kW) – 7.500 rpm (Also available at 35 kW, A2 driver license).
Maximum torque 82 Nm – 5.000 rpm.
Compliance Meets European Directive Euro 5
Emissions 119 g/km (CO2)
Consumption 4,9 l/100 km
Gearbox 6 speed
Fuel tank 23 l (5 reserve).
Seat height 830 mm.
Dry weight 209 kg.
Kerb weight 230 kg (According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume).
Front suspension Upside-down hydraulic telescopic fork Ø 41 mm, with adjustable extension and spring preload.
Rear suspension Swingarm Twin-sided with lateral mono shock absorber, adjustable extension and spring preload.
Front wheel Cross spoked tubeless wheel, 19″ 110/80.
Rear wheel Cross spoked tubeless wheel, 17″ 150/70.
Front brake Double stainless steel floating disk Ø 320 mm, radial Brembo calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
Rear brake Stainless steel disk Ø 260 mm, floating 2 pistons caliper.
Features Display TFT, full LED lights, Ride by Wire, 5 Riding Mode (Street, Rain, Offroad, Sport, Custom), Cruise Control, Handguard, Aluminium sump guard, MGCT
Moto Guzzi Controllo di Trazione, Standard double channel ABS.
Colour range Monochrome versions: Nero Etna, Centenario; Evocative versions: Giallo Mojave, Rosso Uluru.
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