Even the chassis has been completely redesigned for a more suitable use especially off-road. Having abandoned the project of the double cradle used in road models, Guzzi moved to a supporting frame built with steel tubes but decidedly low weight, obtaining strength and maneuverability.
The superstructures have no fairings, but the windshield offers excellent shelter from the wind at any speed; completing the series of "adventurer" style accessories, the well-wrapped hand guards, the 170 mm travel suspension, spoked wheels - 19 " in the front and 17" in the rear - full led lights, 23 l maxi tank to tackle any journey without worrying about running out of gas, cruise control, and control unit with three settings: asphalt-wet-off-road!
My impressions are exclusively sensorial, the new Guzzi V85TT is very easy to ride even by those approaching the adventure bike world for the first time, also because acceleration is powerful but progresses softly. The riding position is comfortable, riding upright on light off-road, you have full control of the vehicle, despite being a rider with little experience in this discipline.
With the 4.3 "display the dashboard is very clear and legible. Moto Guzzi also offers, as an option, a control unit compatible with smartphones thus extending connectivity with other apps.
The bike I tested was equipped with ample aluminum bags and top case, useful on long trips.The very comfortable saddle, with the "Moto Guzzi" logo embossed, can easily accommodate a passenger if you want company on your trips.
I was pleasantly surprised by the care taken in reproducing the effigy of the Mandello eagle on several details, as well as the contrasts of colors that evoke the old-style of glorious motorcycles and even more glorious adventures.