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New Guzzi V85

Postby andys » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:21 pm

Saw this today, and was really impressed.
It looks superbly put together with no signs of cutting corners.
It's 850cc with about 80bhp and 60ft - lbs of torque, which I reckon is fine.
The review's I've read so far seem to agree.
It's physically quite big and feels substantial.
It's got it's work cut out competing against BMW and KTM, but subject to a satisfactory test ride, I'd go for this over any of those.

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby CharlieVictor » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:52 pm

Whoa! Looks huge! I was also surprised by Triumph's new Scrambler 1200 size.... A sales guy was parking a demo outside of a dealership as I was walking by, and it's such a huge beast... My old 1976 XT500 would look like a moped in comparison..

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby andys » Tue May 28, 2019 10:37 am

I wouldn't say huge, but yeah, it's no nimble off roader.
I used to hate these adventure bikes but a quick ride on a 1200GS completely changed my mind.
Even if you never plan to ride off road, these bikes make a lot of sense on our crappy potholed roads.

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby Jockboxer » Wed May 29, 2019 5:28 pm

Tried one on a test ride. Very nice bike. Excellent, comfy riding position but a bigger screen would be needed for me. Torquey motor with just enough power, one up. Controls a bit fiddly but the digital screen was very good. Fuel consumption looked good too at around 55mpg over the test. Cost of a bike with panniers was around 12k though and this was enough to put me off for the moment.

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby CharlieVictor » Wed May 29, 2019 6:36 pm

I wouldn't say huge, but yeah, it's no nimble off roader.
I used to hate these adventure bikes but a quick ride on a 1200GS completely changed my mind.
Even if you never plan to ride off road, these bikes make a lot of sense on our crappy potholed roads.
You were right Andys. Seen one in the flesh, it's not as big as the Scrambler 1200. I still prefer my Versys 650 though. Versatile and cheap.

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby windmill john » Thu May 30, 2019 8:19 am

What Versys! Not in your signature! How dare you! :grin:
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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby Mjolinor » Thu May 30, 2019 9:48 am

What Versys! Not in your signature! How dare you! :grin:
Not relevant in here, clearly he fears being laughed at. :)

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby CharlieVictor » Thu May 30, 2019 7:15 pm

What Versys! Not in your signature! How dare you! :grin:
Not relevant in here, clearly he fears being laughed at. :)
:grin: :grin: :grin:

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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby Ruralman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:49 am

Nice looking bike
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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby kfrogzx7 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:01 pm

It's a chunky looking bike but IRC the seat height is more "realistic" for the Guzzi ( 830 mm ? ) than for many of it's competitors ?
It's got an interesting SatNav arrangement that links an app ( iphone only atm but Android coming ) on your phone to the bikes TFT screen, that's got be the way forward for these gizmo packed adventure bikes hasn't it ?
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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby P-K » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 pm

Looks nice. I have a soft spot for Guzzies.
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Re: New Guzzi V85

Postby Jockboxer » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 pm

Tried one and liked it very much. I decided however that the additional £5k I would have to find was hard to justify at the moment. Definitely a nice bike with the character you would expect from a Guzzi.


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