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2020 Moto Guzzi V85TT: Italian style for miles and miles

Moto Guzzi's first entrant in the hot adventure-bike market is a good one, offering gorgeous looks and bags of practicality.

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Kyle Hyatt
Kyle Hyatt (he/him/his) hails originally from the Pacific Northwest, but has long called Los Angeles home. He's had a lifelong obsession with cars and motorcycles (both old and new).
Kyle Hyatt
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2020 Moto Guzzi V85TT

Moto Guzzi's V85TT is the brand's first crack at the adventure bike formula.

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It takes the already excellent middleweight ADV format and adds lots of unique Guzzi touches.

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Aside from stellar build quality and beautiful materials, the V85 looks and feels like a competent machine.

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Like all Guzzi bikes, the V85 is packing a transverse, V-twin engine -- 853-cc in this case and air-cooled.

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It also comes standard with branded hard-metal luggage.

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The luggage isn't anything amazing, but it does make for a supremely practical motorcycle.

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I found that while the bags are on the bike, they're reasonably easy to use, though the fact that they're not keyed to the bike's ignition seems like a misstep.

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The engine produces a very reasonable if not terribly exciting 79 horsepower, but really shines in the good-looks and frugal-running departments.

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The beautiful cast rocker covers sprouting from the sides of the bike double have hand warmers -- nice since the V85 lacks heated grips.

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