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It is a limited edition Moto Guzzi V85TT Guardia D`Onore. It comes with every accessory for a lower price than adding all the accessories to a base bike even if you install all the parts yourself.

The suspension with almost 7 inches of travel soaks up all the bumps while still handling the curves.

My requirements for a multi-day touring bike that could go on any road were cruise control, tubeless wheels, and a shaft drive. Cleaning and lubing a chain at the end of a day of riding is not on my list of fun things to do. There are very few bikes that meet all three of those requirements, and the others are heavier, more powerful, and about $10k more.


Below is the marketing information for this particular model, followed by the specs for those that are interested. :geek:

Since 1946, the Reggimento Corazzieri, the body guards that escort Italian presidential convoys, have ridden bikes supplied by the House of Mandello. The Moto Guzzi V85 TT Guardia d’Onore is a tribute to 75 proud years of loyalty, prestige and partnership. This commemorative limited edition features a special livery, extra accessories provided as standard and a collector’s case. A once-in-a-life time model, this celebration of history and Italian engineering will transform even the shortest trip into a memorable occasion.

Only 1946 units of the Moto Guzzi V85 TT Guardia d’Onore are in existence. Why 1946? Because that was the year that saw the start of an enduring association between the Mandello Eagle and the Reggimento Corazzieri or Cuirassiers Regiment, the famous honour guards of the Italian President. It was also the year in which the Italian Republic was founded. In a tribute to 75 years of this important partnership, each Guardia d’Onore V85 TT features a unique serial number from 1 to 1946 engraved on the handlebar riser.

The V85 TT Guardia d’Onore standard equipment includes a central kickstand, engine guards, enlarged touring windshield, aluminum top box and side cased, and supplementary LED lights. Every lucky owner will also receive a special folder containing a postmarked collector stamp, which was issued by the Italian government in 2021 to celebrate the Moto Guzzi’s centennial birthday.

  • Engine Transversal 90° V-twin, two valves per cylinder (titanium intake).
  • Displacement 853 cc
  • Cooling Air
  • Bore x Stroke 84 x 77 mm
  • Maximum power 76 hp - 7,500 rpm
  • Maximum torque 60.4 ft-lb - 5,000 rpm
  • Gearbox 6 speed
  • Front suspension Upside-down hydraulic telescopic fork Ø 41 mm, with adjustable extension and spring preload. 170mm travel.
  • Rear suspension Swingarm Twin-sided with lateral mono shock absorber, adjustable extension and spring preload. 170mm travel
  • Front Brakes Double stainless steel floating disk Ø 320 mm, radial Brembo calipers with 4 opposed pistons.
  • Rear Brakes Stainless steel disk Ø 260 mm, floating 2 pistons caliper.
  • Front wheel Cross spoked tubeless wheel, 19” 110/80
  • Rear wheel Cross spoked tubeless wheel, 17” 150/70
  • Seat height 32.6 in
  • Dry weight 460.7 lbs
  • Kerb weight 507 lbs (According to guideline VO (EU) 168/2013 with all fluids, with standard equipment and fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume).
  • Fuel tank 6 gal (1.32 gal reserve)
  • Compliance Meets European Directive Euro 5 CO2 Emissions 119 g/km (CO2)
  • Consumption 48 mpg
  • Electronics Full LED lighting with DRL (LED indicators not included), LCD Dashboard, MGCT Moto Guzzi Traction Control, Two-channel ABS as standard equipment.
 

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Cool, that should be fun though I can see a more aggressive off-road tire in the future.
 
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Cool, that should be fun though I can see a more aggressive off-road tire in the future.
When I test rode my friend's he had just spooned on some 50/50 tires that handled the pavement really well.

These tires will allow me time to become one with the bike before venturing into sketchier terrain.

That first scratch is going to be hard. LOL! The little Himalayan was meant to wear battle scars.
 

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I knew you were gonna buy one, when you said you were just gonna take a little closer look at them, which is why I said you won't be needing the 300 anymore!!!🤣🤣
12 to 13 grand would be sweet, for type of motorcycle, I myself have been looking for a adventure bike...2nd hand of course, so I guess you really have an Italian Stallion for your Stables now, I would call him "Blackie", just like in True Grit!!!
Can't wait to see pictures of your first road Adventure,
 

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I knew you were gonna buy one, when you said you were just gonna take a little closer look at them, which is why I said you won't be needing the 300 anymore!!!🤣🤣
12 to 13 grand would be sweet, for type of motorcycle, I myself have been looking for a adventure bike...2nd hand of course, so I guess you really have an Italian Stallion for your Stables now, I would call him "Blackie", just like in True Grit!!!
Can't wait to see pictures of your first road Adventure,
The 300 goes on the carrier behind the truck. Never leave home without a bike.
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Congratulations on the new Guzzi, Dave. Just glad to see someone picking up a bit of the slack that the new 'mature' @SteadyEddie has left behind. Is the red one next to it in the 1st pic the same special edition model? I hope it's everything you want it to be. Have fun with it this coming Holiday weekend.

I have a friend in MO. that has a maxed out (with expensive aftermarket goodies) BMW 850GS that he keeps dangling in my face .... he doesn't ride much anymore and is thinking of selling it. If there was accessible gravel road riding anywhere near me, I'd give it some thought, but there isn't.
 
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Congratulations on the new Guzzi, Dave. Just glad to see someone picking up a bit of the slack that the new 'mature' @SteadyEddie has left behind. Is the red one next to it in the 1st pic the same special edition model? I hope it's everything you want it to be. Have fun with it this coming Holiday weekend.

I have a friend in MO. that has a maxed out (with expensive aftermarket goodies) BMW 850GS that he keeps dangling in my face .... he doesn't ride much anymore and is thinking of selling it. If there was accessible gravel road riding anywhere near me, I'd give it some thought, but there isn't.
The red one is the adventure model, and while I like the color it does not come with any of the accessories except the luggage. I decided to go for the more refined gentleman look over the in your face attention grabbing look, and save some money in the process.
 

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Wow, she is a beauty. It’s got me thinking about putting that Honda XR650 dual sport I got sitting in the garage left over from my younger days and now mostly just collecting dust, on the chopping block to make room for something like this that I might actually ride. Yea, I think I’ll do that. Thanks for providing the needed incentive.
 
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