Moto Guzzi V85 TT

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

  1. Cereal KLR

    Cereal KLR Wall of Sound

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    Makes no sense to repower this model with all new guts. The V9 platform is not that old in the States (Roamer and Bobber) so already vetted for current emissions etc. Hell if they can squeeze another 25 horse out of that then the Roamer and Bobber would be a lot more fun.
  2. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    The main reason why I want a tall seat is because I’m 6’5”. I’ve had bmws, thrashed them in my backyard (Death Valley), and paid dearly for it at the dealership ($7k worth in 9 months). I picked up the DR to build (like $10k worth), but I guess I’m looking for the unicorn bike that pretty much does it all (for a dual sport). The T7 seems like the closest bike out there. BUT!!! That Guzzi is a beauty. If I was looking for the Star Bucks adventure machine, it would be the Stelvio. Without a doubt, it’s the most comfortable 1200 sized adventure bike I’ve ever ridden.

    So why do I like the 85? It’s just one hell of a good looking bike. It stirs the soul. Yeah, it’s probably a great road bike with some mild to maybe moderate dirt. But it’s just beautiful. Like someone else stated, it reminds me of an R80 or R100 GSPD.
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  3. Gobius

    Gobius Been here awhile

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    :tb

    I've never before put down a deposit on a motorcycle, but if this one is reasonably priced, I will be in line. I always hoped they would build a smaller Stelvio, and this one looks fantastic!
  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2019 DL650XT Touring

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    Not much of a fan. Looks bad.

    Would prefer this on the V7iii.

    However, she seems very practical.
  5. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I believe I found where the color scheme concept came from.
    "...recalling the epic rally raids of the 1980s, a point of reference from which it inherits style, charm and thus emotion..."

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  6. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Actually was this excited. For the Stelvio. In 09. You know, about 3 years before anyone started buying them. It was a lonely forum thread for a long time. ;p. I was also pretty excited for the new Stornello too. Bought one nearly the day it hit the dealer. Hopefully this thing will sell more briskly for Guzzi.
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  7. JohninVT

    JohninVT Long timer

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    I just traded a V-Strom 1000 for a California Touring 6 weeks ago but if the V85 comes out next year there will be one in the garage next to the California. Some of the details look production ready while others don't. I don't think the rear subframe looks strong enough for bags and a passenger. I think the biggest hold up for this bike is going to be getting it through EPA. I don't know if the new engine they're talking about is a V9 with 5 valve heads slapped on it or a completely new engine and the one in the prototype(it's being a called a prototype and NOT a concept) is just a mock up. A 2020 delivery date is probably realistic and that is disappointing. I want one now.

    Can we dub this the Ronald McDonald edition? I know the paint scheme is a throw back to the Dakar bike but all I can think of is Ronald when I look at it. Maybe they'll have a black, white and red version that'll be the Hamburgler and a purple Grimace edition.

    Hey Witch, where did you place your deposit? Seacoast? Just curious but how much did you put down? I may do the same thing. I'd want to have a better idea of the final MSRP before doing it.
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  8. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    Yup. At Seacoast. Only 100 bucks was needed. Naturally, you can withdraw at any time, but if you go through with it, theyll knock off the dealer prep fees for being an early adopter.
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  9. Hoak

    Hoak Long timer

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    I knowz it! But I wasn't around for the initial run up and release of the Stevlio; you are to my my mind the best patient zero/test pilot for this bike when it lands; I will literally be on the edge of my seat waiting for your posts (and pictures) when you get one!

    That! Sounds like a very good (and smart) Dealer! Any hope for more clarity on the v85/5 confusion and a ship date?
  10. auto

    auto Been here awhile

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    I remember this love for another MG cycle,the MG-01. Where did that go. Just saying.
  11. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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    LMAO. Patient zero is a perfect description.

    Ya think? :lol3

  12. WitchCityBallabio

    WitchCityBallabio Guzzi weirdo

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  13. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Question is would I sell my lemans and Eldorado for the it. Over on Wild Goose someone commented not in the US till 2021, that is a long time to keep people interested, and things change quickly these days.
  14. bigtex

    bigtex Rocky Mountain High

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    Yep, did the first Stelvio thing and paid full freight again when the Stornello showed up. But I'm thinking I'll control myself this round, wait for a leftover. This is exactly what I want, but life is intruding on riding these days, so no rush. Good job Guzzi, now execute.
  15. Cereal KLR

    Cereal KLR Wall of Sound

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    Local dealer is blowing out Stornello and all leftover 16/17. I need another Griso so veryyyyy tempted but can wait for late 2018 if 850 surfaces.
  16. Lupin 3rd

    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    IMHO and in this category (mid-sized adv bikes) for anyone serious about dirt there's only one choice and it's KTM. Pay the price, deal with the maintenance, and ride it like you stole it. All the other bikes can dress up for off road but none are serious contenders.
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    Lupin 3rd Raygun Gothic

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    I really hope Guzzi follows through on this quickly. The Yamaha and KTM are both prototypes and may not be around until 2019, so if Guzzi can make it out in '18 they would have less competition.
  18. Ham

    Ham Been here awhile

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    Ya Ya, you are just doing the Fox Chicken thing.
  19. matts1050

    matts1050 V Twin Guy-Just Turned 90 Degrees

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    It's going to Be a 2019. There's a white one too. But might be available at the end of 2018. My source is solid.
  20. Bain Dramage

    Bain Dramage Been here awhile

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    If it's a 2019 model released in late 2018, it would give Ewan McGregor time to film some promo material - maybe even a "Long Way Up".

    This bike does look interesting, and as someone looking for a mid-size ADV bike (but not in a rush - I retire late 2018 and will buy then), I will definitely keep this one on the "to be watched" list. I like that it's..."different", in a cool kind of way. I even think the color is OK.
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