Moto Guzzi V85 TT specs, tech and video

With the launch of Moto Guzzi’s new adventure bike nearly upon us, we thought we’d bring everything we know so far

Moto Guzzi V85 TT specs, tech and video

MOTO GUZZI’S V85 TT is the Italian brands latest foray into the slightly overcrowded and highly competitive adventure bike segment. With the Stelvio no longer with us, the V85 TT is looking to plug the gap and get Guzzi back into the adventure bike market.

The V85 TT (TT meaning Tutti Terreno – all terrain) is a two bike model range featuring the Grigio Atacama and Giallo Sahara. Two versions are available, a base model and Enduro Premium version with red painted frame, two-tone paintwork.

The bike features a full-colour dash, with what looks like Piaggio’s (M-G’s owners) mobile phone integration system.

The V85 TT introduces a new Moto Guzzi engine and like all current Moto Guzzi’s, it’s an air-cooled transverse mounted, 90° V-twin with OHV with two valves per cylinder. Engine capacity is 853 cc, with a bore and stroke of 84 x 77 mm. It has 80HP and 80Nm (59ft-lb) at 5,000 rpm, with Moto Guzzi claiming 90% of the torque is available at 3,750 rpm.

The V85 TT has three different riding modes: Road, Rain, and Off-road. Each of these Riding Modes corresponds to a different engine mapping and a different ABS and MGCT traction control calibration, as well as a different response from the Ride-by-Wire throttle.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT specs


Transverse 90° V twin, two valves per cylinder (titanium intake).



Engine capacity

853 cc

Bore and stroke

84 x 77 mm

Compression ratio

10.5; 1

Maximum power

80 HP (59 kW) at 7,750 rpm


59 ft-lbs (80 Nm) at 5,000 rpm

Fuel system

Electronic injection; Ø 52 mm single throttle body, Ride-by-Wire

Fuel tank capacity

21 litres (5.5 gallons)


Euro 4


48 mpg (4.9 l/100 km)

CO2 Emissions (WMTC cycle)

118 g/km


Dry single disc


6 gears


High strength steel tubular frame

Front suspension

41 mm hydraulic telescopic USD fork, with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound

Front wheel travel

6.7″ (170 mm)

Rear suspension

Double-sided swingarm in box-type aluminium with a single shock on the right side, with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound

Rear wheel travel

6.7″ (170 mm)

Ground Clearance

8.3″ (210 mm)

Front brake

Double 320 mm stainless steel floating discs, Brembo radial-mounted calipers with 4 opposed pistons

Rear brake

Ø 260 mm stainless steel disc, floating caliper with 2 pistons



Front wheel rim

2.50” x 19”

Rear wheel rim

4.25” x 17”

Front tire

110/80 – R19”

Rear tire

150/70 – R17”

A/C generator


System voltage



12V – 12Ah

Seat height

830 mm

Dry weight

208 kg (456 lbs)

Kerb weight*

229 kg (505 lbs)