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Thread: INTERMOT 2018: Moto Guzzi V85 TT, the first from the new platform

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    Default INTERMOT 2018: Moto Guzzi V85 TT, the first from the new platform

    Moto Guzzi has developed 80 Bhp twin-cylinder platform around which they will be producing a new family of motorcycles. And the first one to foray is the Moto Guzzi V85 TT. Moto Guzzi has been producing authentically Italian motorcycles since 1921. The next goal for the Eagle is to celebrate its 2021 centenary with an ever-expanding range of motorcycles.

    The V85 TT is a gaze opened towards the future, the next challenge for a brand that aims to offer enthusiasts a wider range that meets every need. The V85 TT is built around an entirely new engine that guarantees rideability and tons of fun. It is the motorcycle that was needed by an increasingly standardised market dedicated to travelling in its purest form, recalling the epic rally raids of the 1980s, a point of reference from which it inherits style, charm and thus emotion, but which has been design to take on both everyday routes and long-distance routes, using the most up-to-date requirements.

    The V85 TT is dedicated to those who, while never ceasing to dream of Dakar, yearn for a bike that revives the spirit of adventure on their daily journeys. Moto Guzzi prefigures a modern motorcycle, fully equipped and with a strong character, but also a pure and essential motorcycle with its shapes that originate directly from Moto Guzzi’s own history.

    The design is the meeting point between technology and functionality with a classic Moto Guzzi style, designed to remain timeless as well as defining the V85 TT as the Classic Enduro dedicated to tourism. No compromises have been made to the detriment of comfort and usability, resulting in a comfortable bike for two, with bags installed on the chassis frame. The fuel tank design harks back to the tradition of the Moto Guzzi models set up for the African rally raids. In line with the Guzzi story, there is also the high front mudguard and the beautiful double front headlight, stylistic and functional solutions. Modern technology elements - such as the fully digital instrumentation and the front LED DRL light series on the front headlight - combine classic styling with the off-road world.

    The frame is completely new; in pursuit of lightness, rationality and accessibility, it is made of steel tubes and exploits the specific anchorage of the engine to create a rigid structure that restores precision and rigour on the road as well as robustness and the right feel for off-road riding. The beautiful asymmetric aluminium swingarm has a curved shape on the left side, useful for designing a highly linear exhaust pipe pattern so as to minimise the lateral dimensions. The right arm on the swingarm houses the new shaft drive transmission. The mono shock absorber directly connects the chassis to the right arm of the swingarm, a solution that facilitates access to the hydraulic and spring preload adjustments, thus allowing free space for the exhaust system layout. The suspension systems offer a very generous wheel travel for an optimal off-road use, thanks to a substantial engine floor clearance, as well as comfort on the most commonly-used roads.

    A new Moto Guzzi engine is being launched in the V85 TT. It is a two-cylinder 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc which has 80 HP of maximum power providing rewarding performance on every kind of route, as well as guaranteeing great character and the usual spectacular force at lower running speeds.

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    Default Re: INTERMOT 2018: Moto Guzzi V85 TT, the first from the new platform

    Not bad, hope it comes with a taller windscreen though.
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