Author Topic: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??  (Read 459 times)

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V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« on: March 24, 2019, 09:01:46 PM »
Anyone see information on when the V85 TT engine going to other models?

Or is Guzzi going to 2-track the V85 engine, cheap and expensive?

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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 08:55:10 PM »
Several V85TT test reports note that Guzzi claims to be working on a street-oriented model using the V85 engine.  Reportedly, this new model is already in testing and Guzzi reports that it is performing "very, very well".  No information about when this new bike may hit the market.
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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 09:06:39 PM »
Iíve only purchased 2 new bikes in my life.  If they make a V85 LeMans and it runs like it should, I might open up my wifes purse and let her buy me one.

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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 06:51:34 PM »
Anyone see information on when the V85 TT engine going to other models?

Or is Guzzi going to 2-track the V85 engine, cheap and expensive?

Mark
Why would they do that, the Roamer and Bobber have an engine of their own
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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 06:45:54 AM »
I cant see Guzzi putting this much R&D, and marketing into a engine that will only be used on one model. Granted they often dont think like a normal company....  but I would bet that if real world use shows a nice solid platform, we will see other models come on board. Maybe im wrong, but they have pushed the V7 engine about as far as they can without a major redesign...Would not make sense not to use the V85 tech.. 
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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 06:56:15 AM »
I cant see Guzzi putting this much R&D, and marketing into a engine that will only be used on one model. Granted they often dont think like a normal company....  but I would bet that if real world use shows a nice solid platform, we will see other models come on board. Maybe im wrong, but they have pushed the V7 engine about as far as they can without a major redesign...Would not make sense not to use the V85 tech..

The V7III is great just the way it is.   I bought the V7III because of what it is, and also because of what it isn't.  If I wanted high performance I could go buy high performance. 

I would rather them make a V85 with similar ergos to the V7, but with USD forks with dual disks, modern sized tires ect to appeal to those who have the money but want something more than the V7. 
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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 07:07:32 AM »
The V7III is great just the way it is.   I bought the V7III because of what it is, and also because of what it isn't.  If I wanted high performance I could go buy high performance. 

I would rather them make a V85 with similar ergos to the V7, but with USD forks with dual disks, modern sized tires ect to appeal to those who have the money but want something more than the V7.

Gawd I do expect them to do that...


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Re: V85 TT engine in Roamer, Bobber when??
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 09:22:18 AM »
I think use of the V85 engine in a street bike will require a different chassis than the V7, a chassis derived from the TT might make sense.  With increased power shaft jacking is going to be an issue unless the chassis has a very long swingarm.

I was surprised when reading the V85TT reviews to read not one mention of shaft jacking.  I think the amount of that effect you feel on an older Guzzi (Tonti) without any linkage would be completely unacceptable to modern journalists, so the long swingarm must be working well enough.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2019, 09:25:23 AM by Tusayan »

 


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