Moto Guzzi V85TT Travel V7 Stone Racer 2020 new

John Milbank, BikeSocial Consumer Editor
By John Milbank
BikingMilbank BikeSocial Consumer Editor, John owns a BMW S1000XR, Honda Grom and a 1999 Kawasaki ZX-6R. He's as happy tinkering in the workshop as he is on twisty backroads, and loves every bike ever built (except one). He's bought three CBR600s, a KTM 1050 Adventure, Yamaha MT-10, two Ducati Monsters, several winter hacks, three off-roaders, a supermoto pit bike, a Honda Vision 50 and built his own custom XSR700. 

 

New Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel, V7 III Stone S and V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary

 

New Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel

2020 sees the new Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel carry panniers, a tall screen and heated grips as standard. This special edition of the ‘travel enduro’ bike gets parts from the accessory catalogue added, with the screen having a 60% larger surface area than the standard one, the panniers offering a total of 64.5 litres (37 litres in the right and 27.5 litres in the left) and heated grips that are controlled by the left-hand switch gear. Moto Guzzi’s multimedia platform is also added, allowing owners to connect a smartphone to the bike.

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel uses a transverse V-twin that makes 79.1bhp @ 7,750rpm and 59lb-ft @ 5,000rpm, and will be sold in a ‘Sabbia Namib’ colour scheme. Sabbie is Italian for sand, while Namib – the coastal desert in southern Africa is Khoekhoe for ‘vast place’.

You can read BikeSocial’s 1,850 mile test of the standard bike here.

 

New Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel, V7 III Stone S and V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary

 

New Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone S

Available as a limited run of just 750, the V7 III Stone S bikes will be individually engraved with their number on the bar riser.

The S features a satin chrome tank with black leather strap and full LED lights, as well as new bar-end mirrors. Red details include the Guzzi eagle on the tank, shock springs and red stitching on the saddle, which is upholstered in water-resistant Alcantara.

The bike also comes with an anodised black billet aluminium locking fuel cap and aluminium side panels, throttle body covers and milled cooling fins.

Now shod with Dunlop Arrowmax Streetsmart tyres, you can read our V7 buyer’s guide here.

 

New Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel, V7 III Stone S and V7 III Racer 10th Anniversary

 

New Moto Guzzi V7 Racer 10th Anniversary

The 10th Anniversary version of the Moto Guzzi V7 Racer features a new top-fairing with built-in screen, as well as an LED headlight, slimmer rear mudguard and new bar-end mirrors.

The Café Racer retains its leather-strapped fuel tank, this time with a gloss chrome finish.

All the Moto Guzzi V7 models use an air-cooled 744cc transverse V-twin motor with pushrod timing that makes 50bhp @ 6,200rpm and 44lb-ft @ 4,900rpm.

With their 770mm seat height they’re relatively easy bikes to ride, and have an incredibly distinctive style that many riders appreciate.

 

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