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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: KiLRoy on March 14, 2018, 01:00:38 pm

Title: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on March 14, 2018, 01:00:38 pm
Does anyone have more info about this beaut?  when will it be in production

I'm buying one --- promise.  Number ono in SA :deal:

http://discoverv85.motoguzzi.com/en/

https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/moto-guzzi-v85/

https://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2018/2018-motoguzzi-v85-review
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Dux on March 14, 2018, 01:07:28 pm
Lekker  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Gérrard on March 14, 2018, 01:10:50 pm
YO-YO ! I can like one also  :drif:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Bill the Bong on March 14, 2018, 01:33:46 pm
I'm also kicking the idea around.  Hopefully they come in less yellow and red colour schemes.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Sheepman on March 14, 2018, 02:18:05 pm
Lovely looking bike  :thumleft: One would have to protect those expensive " crash bars " though
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: jaybiker on March 14, 2018, 02:47:22 pm
I've been meaning to post some thoughts on Guzzis for a little while. I know that Guzzi 'V's are not generally highly rated among WD's, some comments being positively derisory.

But I've always been an admirer, and recently a friend of mine has acquired a 1200cc tourer, I'm not sure about the model name. Now touring bikes generally are not really my cuppa tea, but the Guzzi, I must say is 'different'.  As fully equipped as any touring bike, and yet it looks and feels quite small and compact, and although I don't know any specs I get the impression of a fairly short wheelbase.

Having prodded, examined and crawled all over it, everything except ride it unfortunately, I have ridden with it lots of times and I know it's not short of go and it's a match for anything on the twisties. In fact the owner describes it as a superbike disguised as a tourer.

I'm impressed.  :3some:

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: armpump on March 14, 2018, 02:53:48 pm
This i can understand

(https://bikebrewers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Moto-Guzzi-V7-Scrambler-7.jpg)

But that thing.........eish
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on March 14, 2018, 02:54:43 pm
ek het lanklaas so gevoel soos oor die Guzzi V85  --- ek koop een defnitief - verlief :biggrin:

So does anyone know when/if the V85 is coming?
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: armpump on March 14, 2018, 03:36:31 pm
(http://www.mcnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-Moto-Guzzi-V85-3-640x989.jpg)

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on March 14, 2018, 03:37:49 pm
fok dis orgasmies mooi
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on March 14, 2018, 03:47:06 pm
ek het lanklaas so gevoel soos oor die Guzzi V85  --- ek koop een defnitief - verlief :biggrin:

So does anyone know when/if the V85 is coming?
You want to join the Clan, there you get regular e-mails regarding progress etc.
http://theclan.motoguzzi.com/en/
I drool over the 790 and the the Yamaha but back on the Ranch, for my Age, there is only one.......V85 :love4: :love10:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on March 14, 2018, 03:53:30 pm
done - thanks :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: FIXER on March 14, 2018, 09:01:27 pm
Kry die geskiedenis van Moto Guzzi se DS bikes hier. Hulle maak al jare baie interessante off road fietse maar het geen clue hoe om dit te bemark nie! Ook nie handelaars buite Italië wat belangstel nie. Dit is so pateties. Dalk is die V85 die deurbraak.

https://www.odd-bike.com/2014/04/moto-guzzi-v-twin-off-roaders.html
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 14, 2018, 09:08:24 pm
Here I a thinking this is a sarcastic thread...... :-[

Are you guys serious? You think this is pretty?

When you sit on your GS, put your arms down either side, grab the cylinder heads and pull very hard. :pot:

I have grown up around Guzzi's, never popular bikes, but they seem to rally really serious admirers.

Although there was a time when I quite liked the Le Mans bikes.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Tony the Boney on March 14, 2018, 09:12:00 pm
 :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on March 14, 2018, 09:31:02 pm
Absolutely, and i have heard the perky and hanging tits jokes many times.

From the i first saw a Honda cx500 the first time in the early 80s
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Single Cylinder on March 14, 2018, 09:43:05 pm
Nice, very nice   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Tom van Brits on March 14, 2018, 10:20:52 pm
I am a big Guzzi fanboy. Cayenne motorcycles Kaylami is the Guzzi importers.
When I bought my NC a few years back they had the Stelvio on the floor on special for R160K and the same day I got my bike they sold one to a toppie that traded his 1200 Explorer. Stunning sound even with OEM exhaust.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Gérrard on March 15, 2018, 09:44:19 am
Seems its only due for release in 2021. Damn, its a long time to wait.  :-\
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Ortos on March 15, 2018, 05:08:25 pm
fok dis orgasmies mooi

+1 (I feel a semi developing) >:D
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Coxwain on March 15, 2018, 05:12:02 pm
I recon Moto Guzzi have a winner there. I would certainly buy one.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Sabre on March 17, 2018, 11:05:32 pm
Seems its only due for release in 2021. Damn, its a long time to wait.  :-\

Ek is SO bly, want as hy hier aankom is ek in die skuld !  :P

Die V85 is my rekenaar agtergrond; ek oog hom daagliks
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on March 18, 2018, 06:12:12 am
Seems its only due for release in 2021. Damn, its a long time to wait.  :-\

Ek is SO bly, want as hy hier aankom is ek in die skuld !  :P

Die V85 is my rekenaar agtergrond; ek oog hom daagliks

Myne ook  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: volroom on March 18, 2018, 09:37:45 am
If this was to be purchased for the purpose of riding some serious off road, I would be hesitant. this is more an attempt to get a little bit of the adventure market, than a serious attempt to build an off-road worthy bike. plus off course, they don't have experience building such bikes. if you want to ride this more on than off road, it should be fine. if you do gravel highway, perhaps. I can imagine that the bike is a write off as well, with just a minor off. that tank..
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Solo on March 18, 2018, 09:44:56 am
If this was to be purchased for the purpose of riding some serious off road, I would be hesitant. this is more an attempt to get a little bit of the adventure market, than a serious attempt to build an off-road worthy bike. plus off course, they don't have experience building such bikes. if you want to ride this more on than off road, it should be fine. if you do gravel highway, perhaps. I can imagine that the bike is a write off as well, with just a minor off. that tank..

https://www.odd-bike.com/2014/04/moto-guzzi-v-twin-off-roaders.html?m=1
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: BiG DoM on March 18, 2018, 10:10:06 am
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Pistonpete on March 18, 2018, 11:10:04 am
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."



Ouch!
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Gérrard on March 18, 2018, 11:59:26 am
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."



Ouch!

How boring it all would be if we were all HP2 andKTMriders. What would we talk about ?
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: BiG DoM on March 18, 2018, 12:28:10 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."



Ouch!

How boring it all would be if we were all HP2 andKTMriders. What would we talk about ?

Ja and there are so many HP2 riders around, and such a boring bike hey? Grumpy Oom vandag? Will the Vespa not start?

Personally have had a bit of a soft spot for Guzzi's myself, esp the Le Mans 2.  ::)
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Welsh on March 18, 2018, 01:10:10 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."



Ouch!

How boring it all would be if we were all HP2 andKTMriders. What would we talk about ?

Ja and there are so many HP2 riders around, and such a boring bike hey? Grumpy oom vandag?

Personally have had a bit of a soft spot for Guzzi's myself, esp the Le Mans 2.  ::)

I remember in about 1980, jumping off my modified GS750B onto a mates Guzzi, the GS was awesome but a UJM all revs not so much bottom end, the Guzzi was like an elastic band power delivery, found it so different the way it just grew and launched you forward.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Solo on March 18, 2018, 04:49:49 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."

For the sake of clarity, the journo is referring to the Stelvio. It did weight a "hernia-inducing" 304kg.

The V85 is rumoured to be 195kg dry. Beautiful bike.

My impression is that Moto Guzzi cater for bikers that prefer to live outside the sheep pen.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Wayne on March 18, 2018, 04:52:23 pm
Though not a V85 this custom V9 is rather easy on the eye.

http://www.pipeburn.com/home/2018/03/16/moto-guzzi-v9-urban-scrambler.html(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180318/512e01cb8158c28fe66762e015afb45b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180318/e0dd4b100e2ab3e39d68531ce5776b8f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on March 18, 2018, 06:21:23 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."

For the sake of clarity, the journo is referring to the Stelvio. It did weight a "hernia-inducing" 304kg.

The V85 is rumoured to be 195kg dry. Beautiful bike.

My impression is that Moto Guzzi cater for bikers that prefer to live outside the sheep pen.
Well spoken Solo.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 18, 2018, 08:01:07 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."

For the sake of clarity, the journo is referring to the Stelvio. It did weight a "hernia-inducing" 304kg.

The V85 is rumoured to be 195kg dry. Beautiful bike.

My impression is that Moto Guzzi cater for bikers that prefer to live outside the sheep pen.

Keep in mind that KTM riders today fall smack-bang in the "sheep-pen", if you look at numbers. Outside the sheep-pen you find Guzzi, Royal Enfield, etc.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 18, 2018, 08:02:28 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."

That caricature of an off roader that is the R1200GS. How stunningly true.

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Sabre on March 18, 2018, 09:00:52 pm
I will just leave this here ... and I quote from above link 8)

"Moto Guzzi has come full circle. After apeing the BMW G/S with their half-baked but charming TT, they are now making a bloated faux-enduro tourer aimed squarely at stealing market share from that caricature of an off-roader that is the R1200GS. Long gone are the weird V-twin powered oversized enduros that could be coaxed into traversing the globe or running the Dakar: today Guzzi has joined the leagues of BMW knockoffs pandering to middle-aged riders with marketing-driven dreams of globe-conquering go-anywhere adventures in their minds - and hernia-inducing tipovers in the Starbucks parking lot in their reality. Moto Guzzi's previous attempts at off-roaders were the best kind of unholy abominations that have been forgotten in the rush to build the biggest two-wheeled equivalent of a sport utility vehicle that can turn a profit. The TT, NTX and Quota will remain obscure skeletons in the Piaggio corporate closet, relics of an era when Moto Guzzi was still weird enough to be interesting and dumb enough to be daring, and were happy to leave the dull profit chasing to the Japanese and German bean counters."

So what. I still think it looks stunning, and will buy it
Journalists express opinions. I might have a different opinion
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: FIXER on March 18, 2018, 09:01:26 pm
I have had a few different bikes over a period of 40 years and the Stelvio is by far the best suitable to my present needs. I think it is stupid for a 65 plus person to do serious technical offroad on a heavy DS bike, but on any other road it is by far the best bike I have ever ridden. It is a bike with soul, I can't describe it any other way. It is old school but modern, without too much modern electronics. No riding modes, but ABS and traction control. I love this bike as no other, now on 30 000 plus km and will buy that V 85, even if I have to sell every other bike I have, except the Stelvio!
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Gérrard on March 19, 2018, 10:23:47 am
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: BiG DoM on March 19, 2018, 11:15:56 am
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:

True Story.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Gérrard on March 19, 2018, 11:32:13 am
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:

True Story.  :peepwall:

 :thumleft: You just need to let go. Life can actually be fun  :lol8: Next year when you a geriatric, you must try it.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on March 19, 2018, 12:04:25 pm
I'd love to have this Guzzi, love the looks and have always liked Guzzi bikes. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: BiG DoM on March 19, 2018, 12:07:14 pm
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:

True Story.  :peepwall:

 :thumleft: You just need to let go. Life can actually be fun  :lol8: Next year when you a geriatric, you must try it.  :imaposer:

Ja I believe so - that is why I am saving my pennies in a jar for a Passola  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: jaybiker on March 19, 2018, 04:29:25 pm
Beautiful, beautiful bike.

And there's the problem. To protect such beauty requires a set of beautiful crash bars that cost as much as a second bike, and need additional bars to protect them, 'cos it would be a shame to scratch them!

Maybe what's needed is an ugly matte or military finish on a plain, cheap fuel tank that won't look too bad carrying the odd ding or scrape.


What?......what's a curmudgeon?  ???

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on March 19, 2018, 04:46:42 pm
If you look on the outside of the Tappet cover there is something that looks like it could accommodate Crash bars.(2 Holes) Obviously not to take the full Impact but a Point for a Brace.
I am not too worried, they will have that Problem covered for sure.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: RedWolf on March 20, 2018, 07:38:26 am
Dis n ongelooflike lelike bike.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on March 20, 2018, 08:03:14 am
Crashbars, as they do, will also spoil this bike's looks.

Take the 990's for instance, very attractive bikes, add crashbars and it looks at best like a backyard attempt to build a 2 wheel pypkar.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Die Malletjie on March 20, 2018, 08:13:04 am
Thing is this, like with any of my bikes... I'm going to buy it with my money and ride it. Who gives a shit what any of you think  :lamer:

I agree with you, I have rather owned and ridden alls GS models made, had XR500's, short while an African twin had a HP2 and now n SE.

With my training and tours I get the opportunity to "sample" many bikes and I had a fair few of road bikes even a 850 Le Mans and a Ducati 900 SS

Whats the best bike? None of the above! Some I loved and some I hated. Will I buy the V85, well I guess its a better all rounder than the SE and I loved my Le Mans.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on June 25, 2018, 01:36:49 pm
Small Update, by the Time this Bike sees Daylight I might be too old.
https://auto.ndtv.com/news/moto-guzzi-v85-production-model-patent-filed-1861126
https://motorbikewriter.com/motor-guzzi-v85-production/
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Sabre on June 25, 2018, 06:41:21 pm
Small Update, by the Time this Bike sees Daylight I might be too old.
https://auto.ndtv.com/news/moto-guzzi-v85-production-model-patent-filed-1861126
https://motorbikewriter.com/motor-guzzi-v85-production/
"Good things come to those who wait...." Anon ;)
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on June 25, 2018, 06:51:04 pm
Age is a Bastard, you don't have to feel it but I think you must realise that some Bikes are actually not intended for your Market, in my Case, the new Yamaha, the Ktm 790 etc are way beyond my Skills at my Age but the Guzzi is way cool and an old Farker can be forgiven rocking up on a MG 85 V ANYWHERE :ricky:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: FIXER on June 26, 2018, 06:42:34 pm
Exactly how I experience it as well.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on June 26, 2018, 08:30:56 pm
Exactly how I experience it as well.
Thanks olde Cock. :ricky:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on September 15, 2018, 09:47:56 am
https://www.rideapart.com/articles/265905/our-first-look-at-the-production-ready-moto-guzzi-v85/

So, it is a reality.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on September 15, 2018, 10:01:49 am
Halluleha
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on September 15, 2018, 10:06:40 am
Halluleha
:patch:  :laughing4: :ricky:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 15, 2018, 10:41:06 am
Ai ek sou die speedo en rev counter oudtyds met naalde wou gehad het.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on September 15, 2018, 10:43:26 am
Dit is seker so maar nou het jy al die Features, selfs 'n knoppie wat Reen maak.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on September 15, 2018, 10:45:20 am
Dit is seker so maar nou het jy al die Features, selfs 'n knoppie wat Reen maak.
As daai knoppie rerig reen gemaak het weet ek van n bondel pêlle in Namakwaland wat dadelik een gaan aanskaf al is dit net om skaap bymekaar te maak. :lol8:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 15, 2018, 04:28:42 pm
Dit is seker so maar nou het jy al die Features, selfs 'n knoppie wat Reen maak.

It has a windscreen washer?? :patch:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on September 15, 2018, 04:34:34 pm
The perfect weekend garage ...
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Offshore on September 15, 2018, 05:56:07 pm
 :thumleft:  :deal:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: tok-tokkie on September 15, 2018, 05:56:33 pm
It looks like an air-cooled motor.  That surprises me.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: BiG DoM on September 15, 2018, 08:51:27 pm
It looks like an air-cooled motor.  That surprises me.

Oilhead I think.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: XRRX on September 15, 2018, 09:57:12 pm
Shit it looks stunning!!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on October 04, 2018, 04:36:17 am
... and then the real thing hits the motor shows ... too much talk and not enough bike, nevertheless here it is...

https://youtu.be/xEx9CI6mSyk

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 04, 2018, 07:23:16 am
This is one ugly bike.

How do they get an air-cooled engine past the nature laws? :eek7:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: jaybiker on October 04, 2018, 07:51:46 am
Basically a classically beautiful bike, uglified by 'modern' 'styling'. Like trying to beautify a Botticelli nude with tats and piercings.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: jaybiker on October 04, 2018, 07:54:44 am
I would guess they pass the enviro legislation with an air cooled motor by keeping the power output relatively modest.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: KiLRoy on October 04, 2018, 08:26:32 am
Basically a classically beautiful bike, uglified by 'modern' 'styling'. Like trying to beautify a Botticelli nude with tats and piercings.

beauty fortunately is in the eyes of the beer holder...
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Groenie on October 04, 2018, 09:31:31 am
The main problem is that Cayenne was the Guzzi importers as far as I know.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: 2StrokeDan on October 04, 2018, 10:34:13 pm
Basically a classically beautiful bike, uglified by 'modern' 'styling'. Like trying to beautify a Botticelli nude with tats and piercings.

Very well said.
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: gser on October 05, 2018, 08:27:08 am
The main problem is that Cayenne was the Guzzi importers as far as I know.
I saw a post that Cayenne's doors are shut . . . . eish!
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: jhbdog on October 05, 2018, 05:57:19 pm
So.where can I buy one then ?
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Coxwain on October 05, 2018, 07:49:04 pm
I like it .....but I doubt we will ever see one here  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Hinksding on October 05, 2018, 10:35:34 pm
As ek die cylinder heads so beloer, lyk dit vir my na 'n GS wat 'n boobjob gehad het.  :patch: suspect
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Crop Sprang on October 06, 2018, 04:18:18 am
This is one ugly bike.

How do they get an air-cooled engine past the nature laws? :eek7:

Properly ugly........tank fashioned  to aesthetically counterbalance the perky upward dynamic of the cylinder heads.......Suzuki ag’s big nasty aunt !!!!!
Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on October 06, 2018, 02:01:56 pm
As ek die cylinder heads so beloer, lyk dit vir my na 'n GS wat 'n boobjob gehad het.  :patch: suspect

Title: Re: Moto Guzzi V85
Post by: Master Beerkie on July 02, 2020, 12:27:54 pm
eish - 250k!
https://maroelamedia.co.za/tegnologie/motors/unieke-italiaanse-avontuurfiets/