Great news for Moto Guzzi fans with news that parent company Piaggio has filed an international design patent in Australia for a scrambler that is not too far from the V85 scrambler concept unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last November.
The V85 concept scrambler is powered by a new 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc V-twin with 59kW of power. That compares with the 853cc V9’s 40kW.
Their patent design is very similar to the concept with the same engine, but a longer exhaust, a smaller tank, a reshaped seat and the addition of a centre stand.
There is no word on when the bike will go into production, but it is expected to be the first of a new range based on the new engine.