Moto Guzzi V85 TT Gets More Power & Improved Electronics For 2024

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Gets More Power & Improved Electronics For 2024

The Italian brand revitalizes its mid-size adventurer with a new variant range.

Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT has gained popularity since its launch in 2019, attracting riders looking for a unique alternative to mainstream motorcycles. Building on the success of the V85 TT, Moto Guzzi is introducing a three-variant range for 2024, offering more power, enhanced throttle response, upgraded electronics, and other improvements. With these updates, Moto Guzzi aims to solidify the V85 TT’s position as a top-selling mid-size adventurer.

Power and Performance Upgrades

The heart of the new V85 range is the Euro 5+ compliant 853cc engine. Moto Guzzi has made several changes to increase power and improve throttle response, including the adoption of variable valve timing. These modifications result in increased low-end torque, with 90% of maximum torque available at 3500 rpm. The horsepower has also been boosted from 76 hp to 80 hp, providing riders with improved performance across the rev range.

Enhanced Electronics and Safety Features

One of the significant improvements to the V85 TT is the incorporation of knock sensors, which provide crucial data to the engine management ECU. This allows for more precise adjustment of ignition timing, resulting in higher performance, improved riding comfort, and enhanced reliability.

The V85 range also features an advanced six-axis inertial platform, which detects the bike’s orientation relative to the road. This data is used to fine-tune electronic controls, including the Cornering ABS, which adjusts braking power according to the lean angle, increasing safety. The ABS system is paired with a high-performance braking setup, featuring Brembo radial-mount monobloc calipers and steel discs.

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Design and Ergonomics

The V85 TT’s design has been refined with several notable updates. The front headlamp now features a new frame with a satin finish, and a redesigned windscreen offers improved wind protection. The wider and more protective handguards further enhance rider comfort. Additionally, a newly patented cover at the front of the tank reduces airflow towards the rider’s chest and chin.

The suspension travel remains at 6.7 inches (170 mm) both at the front and rear, contributing to 210 mm of ground clearance and a comfortable seat height of 32.6 inches. The V85 TT and V85 TT Travel models also feature a rear monoshock with spring preload adjustability, allowing riders to fine-tune their suspension setup.

Variant Range and Customization Options

The V85 range now consists of three variants: the road-focused V85 Strada, the all-rounder V85 TT, and the travel-ready V85 TT Travel. Each variant offers unique features and customization options to cater to different riding preferences.

The V85 Strada features a minimalist styling, while the V85 TT stands out with its red painted frame and two-tone livery. The V85 TT Travel is equipped with a touring windshield, side deflectors, and Urban series sidecases for enhanced comfort and practicality.

Moto Guzzi also offers a range of optional accessories, including auxiliary LED lights, heated grips, comfort seat with heating element, shaft drive protection, and more. Riders can personalize their V85 to suit their individual needs and preferences.


With the of the three-variant range for 2024, Moto Guzzi has taken the V85 TT to the next level. The upgrades in power, electronics, and design make the V85 TT even more appealing to adventure-seeking riders. Whether it’s tackling the open road or venturing off the beaten path, the V85 range offers versatility, performance, and customization options to suit every rider’s needs. Moto Guzzi continues to push boundaries and provide riders with a unique and thrilling riding experience.

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