2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel First Look Preview

One more V85 TT model to choose from.

Moto Guzzi listened to the requests of its loyal Guzzisti and moved forward with the 2020 V85 TT Travel. An ADV touring motorcycle replete with all of the essential adventure touring accessories.Piaggio Group

Moto Guzzi has introduced the newest member of the V85 TT family as released at this year's EICMA show. Meet the 2020 V85 TT Travel. Building off the success of the V85 TT adventure bike, the Travel will offer a compliment of touring accessories as standard equipment, including spacious panniers, a tall windscreen, heated grips, and LED driving lights. The Moto Guzzi MIA infotainment system offers smartphone connectivity and management of the electronic rider assist functions including three Ride Modes (Road, Rain, Off-road), and selectable traction control, all from the instrument panel.

This is the first Moto Guzzi small block engine that revs to 8,000rpm and it is the heart of the V85 TT Travel.Piaggio Group

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel chassis and engine give the bike its unique character and feel with it shaft-driven 853cc air-cooled opposed Twin attached to a tubular steel frame. This combination creates a light and connected riding experience that is at the core of the allure of owning a Guzzi. It doesn’t hurt that the bike looks great in a retro-cool style.

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel is offered exclusively in the Sabbia Namib color with its gray frame matched nicely with the tank and side panels that feature the flat dark earth paint and TT graphics.Piaggio Group

The TT Travel bodywork and fuel tank are painted in Sabbia Namib colorway which, combined with the exposed frame and engine components, create a visually appealing ADV bike that is built to withstand the rigors of both off-road riding and long distance travel. The removable side cases are built from ABS plastic with aluminum inserts. They can be easily removed and are lockable using the same ignition key. Storage capacity is the highlight of these units with enough room within the right side (37-liters) to hold a full face helmet and another 27.5 liters of storage on the left.

Moto Guzzi has developed the V85 TT tubular steel frame to work along with the powerful 853cc engine in an effort to create a riding experience that is pure Guzzi.Piaggio Group

Rider comfort starts with a well padded, one piece seat that is contoured to keep the rider in place while making it easy for them to touch the ground. The seat height is relatively tall as 32.6-inches but the narrow convergence of the tank, frame and seat make up for the reach. The dirt bike style handlebar is tall and wide and comes standard with full coverage brush guards that shield the riders hand from the elements and debris.

The emphasis behind the V85 TT was to develop a motorcycle that was equally prepared to pull duty as a daily rider as well as an adventurous off-road machine.Piaggio Group

Even though the Travel is not a revolutionary model for Moto Guzzi it does offer an excellent option to its adventure touring line-up. No price or availability has been announced at this time.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel Specifications

ENGINE 853cc Transverse 90° air-cooled V-twin, two valves per cylinder
BORE x STROKE 8.0mm x 77mm
HORSEPOWER 80hp @ 7,750rpm
FUEL DELIVERY Electronic fuel injection - Ride by wire
CLUTCH Dry single disc
FRAME High-strength steel tubular frame
FRONT SUSPENSION 41mm hydraulic telescopic USD fork, with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound; 6.7-in. travel
REAR SUSPENSION Double-sided swingarm in box-type aluminium with a single shock on the right side, with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound; 6.7-in. travel
FRONT BRAKE Double 320mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial-mounted calipers with 4 opposed pistons
REAR BRAKE 260mm stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 pistons
WHEELS Aluminum spoked wheels; 19 x 2.5-in. front; 17 x 4.25-in. rear
TIRES Michelin Anakee Adventure; 110/80 - R19 front, 150/70 - R17 rear
SEAT HEIGHT 32.6-in.