If Harley Davidson is America’s apple pie, Moto Guzzi is Italy’s spaghetti Bolognese. Many manufacturers have come up with something new and then claim that some form of slight heritage exists. Moto Guzzi is not like most manufacturers because the bikes that it builds today still look similar to those produced in the 60’s and 70’s. They are still being built in the same factory where the very first Moto Guzzi was produced.
Italy is synonymous to the creation of beautifully crafted motorcycles. Of all the motorcycle manufacturers in Italy, very few can compare to Moto Guzzi because of the many victories in motorcycle racing and the industry innovations that the company introduced. Simple modernity and splashes of technology can be found in Moto Guzzi model lines.
Similar to most Moto Guzzi machines, the 2019 V85 is quirky. The V85 has an air-cooled 850cc 90- degree transverse v-twin that is hooked to the shaft drive. It bulges out of the tubular chassis and almost flicks the V of motorcycling conformity. The 90-degree twin produces 80 horsepower that is adequate enough for everyday us. However, it is less than what is offered by Triumph and BMW.
The style is retro enduro which looks cool with a hint of V65 Paris Dakar racer from 1985. You need to squint to see this. The V85 may have an acquired taste in looks but you can’t deny that it has packed all the right things when it comes to technology.
The adjustable suspension found at both ends offer a useful 170mm of wheel travel while the 19-inch front wheels mean that the rider can safely go off-roading. The 4.3-inch TFT screen allows the rider to see easily the rider mode he is into, how fast the bike is running and how much fuel remains in the 23-liter tank.
Once you have experienced riding a Moto Guzzi, it will be difficult not to fall for its charms. Owing a Moto Guzzi motorcycle is easy; you simply need to go the authorized dealers in UK that have the very best motorcycles in stock. You won’t experience difficulty in finding one that will suit your needs.