The Moto Guzzi V85TT line, which was first announced in 2017, has been a unique entrant among the Moto Guzzi family. The bike’s rugged adventure styling contrasts heavily with Moto Guzzi’s typical styling. The biggest update for 2023 is the introduction of a new trim offering among the TT’s ranks called “Adventure”.
The TT suffix on the end of the bike’s name refers to “Tutto Terrano” or, if you don’t speak Italian – All Terrain. The V85 truly does live up to that name, featuring a wide variety of Adventure-ready specs, such as hand protectors, a metal skid plate on the bottom of the engine, and a high-mounted front fender.
An 853cc air-cooled V-Twin engine is at the heart of this Italian adventure companion, producing an apparent 76 hp and 60.4 lb-ft of torque. That power is translated into movement by way of a six-speed gearbox and hits the ground through a set of spoked wheels wrapped in knobby tires that should be able to handle anything thrown at them – 19” in the front and 17” in the rear.
Both the front forks and the rear monoshock feature adjustable extensions and preload.
2023’s V85TT is available for purchase in four different model offerings – The standard V85TT, Travel, The brand new adventure model, and the limited production Guardia d’Onore. Each model is relatively similar and runs off the same overall platform, however, each has some unique goodies that make them each special.
The Travel model gets a touring windshield, central kickstand and tire pressure monitoring system. Adventure comes with an aluminum top box and side cases, along with a striking paint job, and the Guardia d’Onore comes with everything those other models have, as well as a unique livery, additional LED lighting, and a 1/1946 engraved number plaque.
The 2023 Moto Guzzi V85TT starts at $12,190 USD/ $14,190 CAD
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853cc Transversal 90° V-twin, two valves per cylinder (titanium intake).
76 hp – 7,500 rpm
Bore x Stroke
84 x 77 mm
60.4 ft-lb – 5,000 rpm
Upside-down hydraulic telescopic fork Ø 41 mm, with adjustable extension and spring
Swingarm Twin-sided with lateral mono shock absorber, adjustable extension and spring
Double stainless steel floating disk Ø 320 mm, radial Brembo calipers with 4 opposed
Stainless steel disk Ø 260 mm, floating 2 pistons caliper.
Cross spoked tubeless wheel, 19” 110/80
Cross spoked tubeless wheel, 17” 150/70
Fuel Tank Capacity
6 gal (1.32 gal reserve)
2023 Moto Guzzi V85TT Features
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 2023 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, adjustable heated handgrips, center stand and last, but not least, the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform.
Looks that pack a punch
The color range of the Moto Guzzi V85 TT is more eyecatching than ever with the addition of Verde Altaj, the iconic green of the House of the Eagle. It joins Nero Etna black, Giallo Mojave yellow, Grigio Grigna, and Blue Uyuni to create a palette of bold, no-nonsense tones.