Moto Guzzi has introduced the newest member of the V85 TT family as released at this year’s EICMA show. Meet the 2020 V85 TT Travel. Building off the success of the V85 TT adventure bike, the Travel will offer a compliment of touring accessories as standard equipment, including spacious panniers, a tall windscreen, heated grips, and LED driving lights. The Moto Guzzi MIA infotainment system offers smartphone connectivity and management of the electronic rider assist functions including three Ride Modes (Road, Rain, Off-road), and selectable traction control, all from the instrument panel.
The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel chassis and engine give the bike its unique character and feel with it shaft-driven 853cc air-cooled opposed Twin attached to a tubular steel frame. This combination creates a light and connected riding experience that is at the core of the allure of owning a Guzzi. It doesn’t hurt that the bike looks great in a retro-cool style.
The TT Travel bodywork and fuel tank are painted in Sabbia Namib colorway which, combined with the exposed frame and engine components, create a visually appealing ADV bike that is built to withstand the rigors of both off-road riding and long distance travel. The removable side cases are built from ABS plastic with aluminum inserts. They can be easily removed and are lockable using the same ignition key. Storage capacity is the highlight of these units with enough room within the right side (37-liters) to hold a full face helmet and another 27.5 liters of storage on the left.
Rider comfort starts with a well padded, one piece seat that is contoured to keep the rider in place while making it easy for them to touch the ground. The seat height is relatively tall as 32.6-inches but the narrow convergence of the tank, frame and seat make up for the reach. The dirt bike style handlebar is tall and wide and comes standard with full coverage brush guards that shield the riders hand from the elements and debris.
Even though the Travel is not a revolutionary model for Moto Guzzi it does offer an excellent option to its adventure touring line-up. No price or availability has been announced at this time.