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    • I am really, really excited to see this motorcycle in person when it will finally hit the dealers showroom (hopefully not IF). OK so far nothing special, sounds like any other new model from any manufacturer. But with Moto Guzzi, Piaggio notwithstanding or rather (imho) quite getting in the way of how Mandello Del Lario does design and build motorcycles, it will be exciting news. Ok, so for whom? For me! I love the Guzzi brand, and I am far from being one of those weirdos who owns a garage full. Ok maybe not so far from the weirdo part. As you will probably notice there still is a name picking tombola going on. Dealers? What exactly is a dealer - when it comes to Moto Guzzi?! Hahahaha!

      https://youtu.be/aUpxdjbooTE BTW I totally disagree with the comment "aging Stelvio" and think that design should have been perfected to become the flagship ADV Guzzi..

      http://discoverv85.motoguzzi.com/en/

    • They did a nice job on the website....not too over the top but since I am a web guy, some cool little nuances and the info delivery was great. Very sexy looking steed.

    • I recently talked with my local Guzzi dealer (a "mom and pop" shop (actually two brothers) who have been bike dealers since 1971, and are not shills for the manufacturer) about the v85 and they are really excited about it. That makes me interested, and I think I have gotten all i can out of my current bike. I wouldn't buy a first year model, as i will wait for them to get the bugs out of it. Can't wait to see it in person!

    • I currently have a 2016 year model Stelvio, the last year they were produced before next Euro emissions level. I never get tired of riding it. For me no other motorcycle I had prompted me to go out and ride quite like that, with no particular destination, just ride it for the pure joy of the experience. It now has near 40,000 miles since Fall of 2016 when I bought it new. The feel and sound, the handling, rock solid stable.. everything about it is so inviting. This joy comes at a price - it's heavy as a tank, but you only notice that off road in the more technical maneuvers. I am hoping the new one will shed enough weight and I will love it as a companion for it's bigger sibling in the garage. But even being less than wow on paper, in my experience one can't truly appreciate a Guzzi until they ride it for some extended time.

    • Good question! I think some Mosko Moto soft panniers would blend well and be useful, and not be a permanent eye sore. The factory may also chose to adopt some of the industry standard hard luggage and additionally perhaps have a choice of injection molded, form sculpted, plastic ones. I don't mind sacrificing plastic panniers in a tip over, they could save the frame from the stress a hard luggage rack can impact on it.

    You've been invited!