Moto Guzzi Goes Vintage with the new V85 Concept ADV Bike

Moto Guzzi Goes Vintage with the new V85 Concept ADV Bike

Unlike most motorcycle brands, Moto Guzzi has continuously held on to its classic roots by keeping their old-school technology. In the latest rendition of the EICMA in Milan, a new adventure model was unveiled by the Italian manufacturer.

The brand new V85 is a bike in honor of the classic adventure bikes, featuring classic lines most widely recognized by old-school BMW 800G/S fans. However, it still remains a concept waiting to see the light of day in its production run. Guzzi decided to go with the classic air/oil-cooled, 850cc, 90° transverse engine that puts out 80 hp. The engine is borrowed from the V9 series and is held in place by a steel tube frame. 

Moto Guzzi wanted to go as classic as possible with the adventure look and it's either a design theme or the bike can truly perform as a dual-sport. Since it's a concept, not many details are known regarding its riding nature and more. Up front, the V85 uses LED lights in twin round housings like the classic ADV BMWs. A digital dashboard is installed for a clean look and the front end sits on top of an inverted Öhlins fork. For the brakes, they went with Brembo radials. 

The vintage look was quite a stunner and showstopper but whether the bike can live up to its looks remains a question. Are you looking forward to the release of the Moto Guzzi V85?

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