Moto Guzzi V85 TT

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by cabanza, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    What is the reason for not using the single sided swingarm?
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  2. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    Cost.
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  3. catneck

    catneck Rabid Motorcyclist

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    Ok, thanks.
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  4. Nikolya

    Nikolya Rider

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    That's perfect bike! Good engine size, great style and it's Guzzi :)
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  5. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    How many concept bikes have turn signals, switchgear, and license plate holders? And a web site.

    This is the bike I've been waiting for (with the Yamaha T7).
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  6. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Totally agree. Other than a few tweaks and I'm sure they'll have to put a horsey huge muffler on it to get it into country, I think this thing is basically a done deal.
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  7. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    You could also argue a standard swingarm is stronger on tougher terrain.
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  8. motomoda

    motomoda Long timer

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    I'll await details of what resides on top of the barrels before making a judgement. It could be a truly different head design. It could just be another smallblock hash-over with a couple of extra valves.
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  9. MayorOfBBQ

    MayorOfBBQ Come at me bro

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    I have never willingly given a car/bike salesman my contact info in my life... but I just called my 'local' dealer and begged them to take my email & phone and let me know the instant I can get on a waitlist
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  10. DocRogers

    DocRogers Been here awhile

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    I like it. I just hope it's light enough to be manageable.
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  11. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer Supporter

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    MG needs to get serious, and provide some more information ! :dirtdog
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  12. zadok

    zadok Long timer

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    Fine looking bike. Don't mind the spokes, but needs to have a rim that can take a tubeless tyre.
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  13. MayorOfBBQ

    MayorOfBBQ Come at me bro

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    the concept at least looks like alpina spoked tubeless
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  14. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    :raabia
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  15. matts1050

    matts1050 V Twin Guy-Just Turned 90 Degrees

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    It's going to be a 2018 model. The reason it's a standard swingarm is because it is using the V9 differential. It has Ohlins front and rear. Price coming soon.
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  16. Dr AT

    Dr AT Long timer

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    Why would they do that? Speculation fuels interest on the net- the sad reality might not

    Meanwhile, I'm going to keep enjoying the fantasy that this will be the elusive unicorn.

    I don't care how many valves or widgets it has - so long as it's light (ish), reliable, has a decent fuel range and that magical guzzi grumble
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  17. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    The more I stare at it the more I like it. I'd guess the production bike won't have Ohlins, and the exhaust will certainly be different. But I like the bones. The V7 III I rode had a sweetheart of an engine; if they manage to combine those manners with the hyped 80hp, that'll be something. I really hope they can get it done with air-cooling, too.
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  18. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    One thing was bothering me about the bike until I noticed that it has no mirrors! Looking at the cockpit view it looks like the UFO looking things are where the mirrors attach? Still it looks much sleeker without the mirror and it has those narrow hand guards that look like they'd need replacing with actual metal backed ones.
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  19. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    I am quite firmly in the " Sign me Up! " category.
    Depending on what the price ends up being.
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  20. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    You can get Ohlins on the V7III Racer, so maybe they'll make it an available option for this as well.
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