Built for the most intrepid of adventurers, the V85 TT evokes the legendary atmosphere of the Paris-Dakar and other prodigious events like the Silk Way Rally and the Rallye du Maroc. The V85 TT beautifully blends the allure of the famous Mandello Eagle with the lines of modern classics to create the perfect bike for any type of journey on any terrain.
THE HISTORY BEHIND THE CENTENARIO LIVERY
An exclusive, elegant and attractive colour scheme, evocative of a unique heritage, drawing its origins from the aesthetics of legendary bikes which made motorcycling history, first and foremost, the 8-cylinder of 1955. A mad and visionary idea, an extraordinary bike created to compete in the World Championship 500 class, a project so bold that it was ten years ahead of all global motorcycle productions.
This milestone in motorbike history has an extremely elegant colour scheme in its pure racing essence, combining the satin-finished metal of the fuel tank with the green of the fairing and the leather on the seat. Colours that also characterised the 350 Bialbero, one of the most victorious bikes in history, the unbeatable dominator of the 350 class in World Championship GP Motorcycle Racing, with the amazing record of 9 consecutive world titles (5 Rider and 4 Manufacturer) from 1953 to 1957. Green was also the first colour “worn” by a Moto Guzzi with the Normale, the first model, and probably the most iconic of the Eagle’s colours. The Style Centre reinterpreted it in a modern approach with a matt finish and metallic colours that express the solidity and authenticity of the Larian brand. The body colours are matched with a saddle covered with leather-like coloured materials, to highlight the typical Italian attention to detail.
Other distinguishing details are the eagle in a gold finish and the dedicated logo that graphically celebrates Moto Guzzi’s 100 years
OUR FIRST CLASSIC TRAVEL ENDURO
Key elements defining the V85 TT’s unique identity are simplicity of form matched with ease of riding and design that speaks the language of free spirits who are longing to leave kilometres of tarmac in their wake. Now, for 2021, Guzzi has announced a series of significant updates. The signature air-cooled V-twin has received a number of top-end modifications to improve torque at both low and medium rpm.
In addition, the number of electronic riding modes has been boosted from three to five – with Sport and Custom (a customisable mode) added to the previous Street, Rain and Off-Road modes.
The TT’s wire wheels have been replaced by a new outer rim spoked type, which both allow the fitment of tubeless tyres and cut weight by 1.5kg. The comprehensive electronic suite now includes a TFT instrument panel and cruise control as standard equipment. New color graphics (Giallo Mojave, which is yellow, and Rosso Uluru, which is red) are available and make the V85 TT look even more attractive, with richer tones than were previously offered. The 850cc high-power version originally developed for the V85 TT has been upgraded to the Euro 5 standard at the cost of only 1 horsepower, an improved torque curve gives a more fluid throttle response from 3,000 rpm.
Highlights & Changes:
- Increased torque across the low to medium rev range.
- New ‘Tubeless’ cross-spoke rims make flat repairs easier.
- Lighter wheels have less unsprung weight for improved handling.
- New ‘Sport’ and ‘Custom’ ride modes offer more control over performance.