Moto Guzzi Australia has confirmed the V85 TT arrives here in the middle of 2019, but there is no word yet on price, models or technical specifications.
TT stands for “tutto terreno” (all terrain in Italian), so it features several all-terrain features.
They include a high beak, high exhaust pipe, twin headlights, wired wheels, handguards, tubular steel frame, bash plate, high clearance and 1980s motorsport colour scheme.
In fact, it looks a lot more off-road capable than any of the other scramblers on the market.
V85 TT arrives with a unique asymmetric swingarm housing the shaft drive.
It allows for a direct-mount Ohlins mono shock that is easy to access for adjustment. There are also Ohlins forks.
V85 TT should capably plug the gap left by the Stelvio which was shelved because the engine could not meet the new emissions standards.
While Moto Guzzi hasn’t revealed any more details we do know that it arrives powered by a new 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc V-twin with 59kW of power. That compares with the V9’s 853cc engine with 40kW.