Moto Guzzi have announced updates to the 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT and V85 TT Travel models, with a boost in performance, new weight saving tubeless-ready rims, updated electronics and new colour options.
Moto Guzzi’s renowned 90° transverse, air-cooled V-twin in the V85 TT is now meets Euro5 and Guzzi are claiming extra shove out of the basement with more low-mid range torque.
Moto Guzzi are, however, remaining tight lipped on the specific gains. Those performance gains have been reached by optimising the timing and fuelling in the transition to Euro5.
New spoked rims save an impressive 1.5 kg, and will now mount tubeless tyres, adding convenience.
On the electronics side of things we witness two new riding modes, Sport and Custom, which join the existing Street, Rain and Off-Road modes. Rider modes control traction control, ABS and Ride-by-Wire throttle response characteristics in an accessible format.
Cruise control and a TFT display are standard fitment, with the option of adding the Moto Guzzi MIA multimedia platform with smartphone connectivity.
Full details and specifications on the new 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT models is expected to be released later this year, with Australian availability set for mid-2021, and pricing also to be announced closer to arrival.
The three new colour options on the 2021 model will be Nero Etna, Giallo Mojave and Rosso Uluru.
The V85 TT Travel scores a touring windscreen, side panniers from the Urban loadout, additional LED lights and adjustable heated grips, plus the Moto Guzzi MIA system as standard fitment.
2021 V9 Bobber & Roamer
Moto Guzzi’s V9 Roamer and Bobber models are also set for a big revamp in 2021, with the powerplant recently announced for the beefed up 2021 V7 also finding a home in the V9 model.
The V9 Roamer will be available in Grigio Lunare and the V9 Botter in a matt Nero Essenziale.
The V9 hasn’t been available in Australia in recent years and Moto Guzzi Australia are still exploring which V9 variants may be well received. As a result further details are yet to be announced.
While the V9 already featured an 853 cc V-twin, the new engine is derived from the V85 TT but as we see in the V7, is detuned for its more retro role.
The V9 Bobber and Roamer will produce 65 hp and 73 Nm of torque. That’s bumped up from the existing V9 model’s 55 hp and 62 Nm, with the new version also Euro5 compliant.
The existing frame has also been revised, with a beefed up headstock for greater strength, with Moto Guzzi promising better stability and riding precision as a result.
The V9 Bobber also receives a new saddle and instrument cluster, with full LED lighting and Eagle DRL care of the new headlight. Footpegs are rubber mounted to reduce vibrations boosting rider comfort.
Alongside ABS, the V9 also features the adjustable MGCT traction control system, which can also be disabled.
To check out the currently available Moto Guzzi range in Australia or for further information, see www.motoguzzi.com/au_EN/.
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