Moto Guzzi has this week revealed its 2024 range of V85 adventure bikes, which will go on sale locally in August, complete with a new entry-level Strada variant.
While pricing has yet to be locked in, INFO MOTO understands that the new Strada variant will lower the price of entry to the V85 range, with the V85 TT middling the line-up, and the V85 TT Travel topping the range.
For reference, the current Moto Guzzi V85 TT is priced from $22,890 rideaway, while the luggage-equipped V85 TT Travel comes in at $24,890.
The 2024 Moto Guzzi V85 Strada is four kilograms lighter than the TT version at 226kg (wet), due in part to stripped-back bodywork, the deletion of grab handles, hand guards and bash plate, and the use of smaller cast wheels rather than large wire-spoked hoops.
The bike’s 853cc twin-cylinder engine has adopted variable valve timing technology, upping its torque output by 3Nm to 83Nm. Power remains at 59kW but peaks at a later 7750rpm.
Also new is a manually adjustable windscreen with a revised shape, a new 5.0-inch TFT dash and newly designed Brembo radial-mounted callipers. Meanwhile, preload adjustability on the rear end and a six-axis IMU are now fitted to TT and TT Travel variants, and can be optioned for in the case of the base Strada.
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