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Road version of Moto Guzzi V85 in development

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by GT-Rx®, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Dinsdale Piranha

    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Wouldn't want to fall off the Indian without a crane handy!

    GVWR 948 lb (430 kg)
     
  2. Stradagene

    Stradagene Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    First of all, apologies for veering this thread off topic, but it's with good reason...

    I think your wishes have been answered, Michael!

    I had the opportunity to examine and sit on the GTM-01 this weekend (but unfortunately not the chance to ride it)... and damn!
    This bike is phenomenal!

    It's long and low, and it looks mean (but at the same time, as you take in the details, you start to immediately get the impression that it is actually 'clean shaven and sophisticated'). You're expecting a BEAST... a total BRUTE, and then you throw your leg over it, ready to muscle it - and it's a complete double take.

    The Griso is a HEAVY bike. You get it rolling, and it's heaven.

    You throw your leg over the GTM-01 and prepare yourself to lift it off the side stand, and then you have to set it back down on the side stand to do it again, because while you were 'preparing' to stand it up, you've already balanced it upright between your legs.
    You have to set back on the side stand to do it again because you just can't believe how light this bike is.
    I mean... you see it! It's right there in front of you. It roars and growls at you as you tease the throttle.
    You see a full (California sized) 1400 engine and transmission (with some serious upgrades to the components), but you don't quite understand why you're not feeling the bulk of this beast below you.

    Todd claims this bike weight 395 lbs, but I honestly think this bike is lighter than my V7R, which is itself very much on the lighter side.

    And here's the good news (Not that GTM-01 itself is not. In fact, it so much is that I am no longer wishing for a V85 Road Bike when this is available instead!)... The good news is that GTM has plans to offer an entry level GTM that is, for all intents and purposes, the next-gen Griso that everyone has been asking for: a Griso that is lighter, way more svelte, definitively more powerful, with better styling throughout and thoroughly updated (thoroughly!). This is, in fact, what anyone who has loved the big block Guzzi engine and was dreaming of a modern update has been dreaming of...!

    OK. I veered way off topic, but it's worth sharing the news. This is the next-gen Griso (i.e. the soon-to-be-announced(??) entry-level GTM bike). But, if you have the bank and inclination to buy all of your upgrades "from the factory", rather than do them piecemeal later, it would be very much worth your time to check out GTM-01. It's on another whole level.
     
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    Mayakovski Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    If it's entry level pricing (or relatively close) as well, then sign me up.
     
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    roadscum Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Indian had their demo truck at the local dealership a few weeks ago and they brought a FTR along for display.
    I was hoping to like it but was disappointed in the styling. Looks like each element was designed by a different design team, not at all a coherent design in my eyes. Oh, and they left off the rear fender...… :oops:

    Guzzi can do better, remember they're Italian and understand what pleases the eye. Though that was not the case with the MGX..... I'm hoping they had only a temporary lapse of good judgement. :cool:

    Paul
     
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  5. Mal W

    Mal W Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Yep. Something style like the early Lemans, lean and low. Where is the deTomaso design team when you need them? Moto-Guzzi-Le-Mans-2-1000x667.jpg
     
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    ^^^^^^^

    Yes, nice, but not my shot of grappa.

    All of this bench racing about style is more proof of why some prefer redheads, and others blondes and brunettes. Then again, as I am infatuated with my hotdog & mustard EV, my opinion about models' looks may be deemed strange. :giggle:

    Bill

    P.S. At my age, I can't sit around and wait for the "perfect" road bike, so I just decided to buy my brother's V7 III Special. He does not like it at all; I, very much.
     
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    Good move. Mine all set with 3 bags is my new EV. But I still love my old one and will never sell it.
     
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    Bill Hagan GT Reference GT Famiglia

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    ^^^^^

    Ditto re EV!

    Besides, at least one grandkid has designs on it. :)

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    Disinclined -- for various reasons -- to do a top case on the V7, but presume that is the third you mention. H-B? Pix?

    Bill
     
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    Dinsdale Piranha Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    That's gross vehicle mass. That means max take weight.
     
  10. harris

    harris Just got it firing!

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    harris Just got it firing!

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    When they build this, I'm buying one, I don't care how much it costs.
     
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    Hippo-Drones Just got it firing!

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    I love the look of this version, would def be a consideration as a new bike! :)
     
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    Blaufeld Tuned and Synch'ed

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    A LeMans 850 Type 1 clone like this would be my dream bike!!!! :inlove:
     
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    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    That's attractive, yes. I'd buy one of them. But I am pretty happy with Racer just as it is, still and likely for the foreseeable future.
     
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    lucydad Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Famiglia

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    Interesting discussion, and I do hope the guys in Mandello keep expanding the V85 engine applications. Given that, dang I just love my V7III Special. For those days I feel like a thrill, I fire up my "Italian Terror": 2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster RR. The two bikes are very complementary. I checked out the new V85 at the Austin MotoGP a few weeks ago: impressive to be sure. I wonder how it rides.
     
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    Yodastien Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Ive been Eyeballing the Brutalles I am debating picking up a used one
     
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    If you get serious, take a look at the MVAgusta.net forum first. MV makes amazing machines... so does Guzzi.
     
  18. Juan1

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    I actually think the SV650 has quite a bit of character, especially if you like a revver. The Bandit or most modern Hondas on the other hand...
     
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    I took my bike driving license on an SV650..
     
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    Yes to the Lemans, but maybe a little less rake on the front.
     

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