Moto Guzzi V85 TT

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

  1. HarveyMushman

    HarveyMushman Long timer Supporter

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    Dude was using ME880's and happy about it. :lol3
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    Up to 55/60 mph very quiet, above that there is buffeting, but not enough to shake the helmet, just the thrumming noise.
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    FWIW on my Stelvio the ball version ones lasted 70,000 miles before developing a "spot". Some claim there's lighter steering with these.. I never tried tapered ones.
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  7. OtterChaos

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    Now for something completely different!

    AF1 Racing is now shipping the OEM heated grips if you ordered them a few weeks ago

    Also I did ask if they will be able to import the Euro turn single lights (OEM LED) and they said yes but it would be towards the end of the year :-)

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  11. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    For me it would be for the looks, I wouldn't mind having the Euro tinted screen as well
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  13. XT Traveler

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    LOL !!!!
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  14. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    Interesting: https://www.cycleworld.com/how-much-power-does-2019-moto-guzzi-v85-tt-adventure-make/

    But for my money the test is now much grinning it makes.

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    While the peak torque is at over 5,000 RPM, the graph shows about equal torque at 4,000.

    EDIT: Do publications like Cycle World do these tests after break-in and the subsequent service? My V85TT really woke up after that first service. I'm not disputing the dyno track, just curious.
  15. Kevm

    Kevm Eternal Optimist

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    What I found interesting is that it Dynos very similarly to our Duc Monster 696 (just at about 1k less rpm on peaks)

    V85: 66.71 hp @ 7,980 rpm / 48.99 torques @ 5,160 rpm
    696: 65.5 hp @ 8,680 rpm / 43.9 torques @ 6,480 rpm

    Months back when I test rode the V85 I first mentioned the motor felt more like our Duc than our Guzzis in a lot of ways.
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  16. XT Traveler

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    My seat of the pants comparison between my V85 and my F800GS feels a bit different that the numbers. The GS does feel like it has more power (particularly higher up in the rev range) but I would have guessed the Guzzi had more Torque than the Beemer and it does have a bit more in the 4000 - 5000 RPM range where I ride a lot maybe that's what is driving my impressions.

    MG V85: 66.71 hp @ 7,980 rpm / 48.99 torque @ 5,160 rpm
    F800GS: 73.3 hp @ 8,000 rpm / 51.9 torque @ 6,480 rpm

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  17. Bradbm

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    Here are the results posted by a German owner with the Zard exhaust (Db killer in) using a dynojet.



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  18. jwdub

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    I'm in the process of adapting the Oxford heated touring grips to my V85tt and have found that the throttle tube has an O.D. 1.039" while the Oxford I.D. is 1.003. For those who've already installed the Oxford grips, did you have the same issue? It's a PITA to sand down the throttle tube to fit!
  19. Dons1911

    Dons1911 Been here awhile

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    Had to sand a bit off the throttle tube of my Stelvio to get it on...
  20. Jayell

    Jayell Been here awhile

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    I have fit Oxford Retro grips and found the same. No sanding of the tube required. Just bevel the end and then muscle it on, no glue required.