2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio S and V85 TT First Looks

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Moto Guzzi has announced details on the 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio’s radar system.Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi was expected to officially unveil the new Stelvio adventure-touring model powered by the 1,042cc liquid-cooled DOHC that debuted on the Mandello GT model marking the beginning of the second 100 years of Moto Guzzi at EICMA 2023. However, Cycle World Executive Editor Justin Dawes got the opportunity to have first contact with the Stelvio and ride it long enough to come to the conclusion that the Stelvio might be the best Moto Guzzi model ever.

Front-facing radar on the 2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio allows for Follow Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning functions. The Stelvio can be had with or without the PFF Rider Assistance Solution system.Moto Guzzi

His ample and detailed story was posted October 25, 2023, and there is not much which can be added at this stage, except that, as Dawes had anticipated, the production version now is confirmed to feature Moto Guzzi’s PFF Rider Assistance Solution—a front-and-rear-facing radar system providing active cruise control and a blind spot warning system. The radar warning system was developed by Piaggio’s Fast Forward branch in Boston.

Moto Guzzi’s Blind Spot Information System and Lane Change Assist functions use rear-facing radar on the Stelvio.Moto Guzzi

The PFF System has Following Cruise Control (FCC), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), and Lane Change Assist (LCA). FCC uses the front-facing radar to monitor vehicles ahead and adapt the speed of the Stelvio automatically using engine-brake control to slow and the ride-by-wire throttle to speed up. Also the front radar informs the FCW of potential collisions. BLIS and LCA use the rear sensors to warn of vehicles in the blind spots as well as those approaching too quickly for a safe lane change.

Moto Guzzi says the Stelvio can be had with or without PFF Rider Assistance Solution. Pricing for the non-PFF model is $16,390, with is still TBA.

2024 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Details

The new Stelvio would have been enough for EICMA 2023, but it’s not the only news out of Mandello del Lario. The old-faithful air-oil cooled 853cc 90-degree V-twin still gathers the lion’s share of sales for Guzzi. Multiple varieties of V7 and V9 models keep selling well, always bringing Moto Guzzi back to a positive level of profitability. One other small block Moto Guzzi that has done well on the sales floor is the V85 TT, a light adventure model that has proved smartly capable and a lot of fun for the price.

Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT in Rosso Fuji paint.Moto Guzzi

Now, the V85 TT has surprised EICMA 2023 with a number of refinements and, most importantly, with an expanded model line that includes a runabout version named Strada and a fully equipped TT Travel version.

They all share the same 84 x 77mm bore and stroke engine that has been positively upgraded to Euro 5+ emissions standard and in the process gains 4 hp, now a claimed 80 at 7,750 rpm. Maybe more important is the increase of peak torque to 61.2 lb.-ft. at 5,100 rpm—90 percent of which is available from 3,000 rpm for a very fat curve that grants great flexibility and very solid throttle response. These are all very positive torque and power numbers for an air/oil-cooled two-valver.

Moto Guzzi’s small block, longitudinally mounted, air/oil-cooled 90-degree V-twin powers three variants of the V85 TT.Moto Guzzi

The chassis is based on a steel tubing frame structure spanning a substantial 60.2-inch wheelbase and a front end geometry featuring 28-degree steering rake and 5-inch trail. Suspension is a 41mm front fork and a massive aluminum rear swingarm with a single shock absorber cantilevered on the right side. Travel is 6.7 inches (170mm) both front and rear. The V85 family rolls on 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels shod with 110/80-19 and 150/70-17 tubeless tires, with cross spoke rims for the standard and Touring, cast wheels for the Strada. Front brakes are by Brembo with twin 320mm rotors and four-piston calipers controlled by a cornering ABS system.

Moto Guzzi’s Strada variant of the V85 TT has cast aluminum wheels.Moto Guzzi

A small fairing is supported by a pair of casted aluminum triangulated arms that also brace the 5-inch TFT instrumentation system which acts as the centralized control unit of the infotainment system. The electronics suit is based on a six-axis inertial platform that pilots the traction and cruise control function. The digitally controlled throttle system offers three riding modes, Road, Sport, and Rain, plus Off Road for the V85 TT and V85 TT Travel.

The 2024 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel comes with 37- and 27.5-liter side bags.Moto Guzzi

V85 TT Travel comes complete with two side bags (37 liters and 27.5 liters), heated grips, and a Touring windscreen on request. The V85 TT and TT Travel graphics are rather aggressive, while the V86 Strada is very sober and extracts the best from the clean body design.

Price, just like the Stelvio, is TBA.

2024 Moto Guzzi Stelvio Specs

Engine:DOHC, liquid-cooled, 90-degree transverse V-twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke:69.0 x 72.0mm
Compression Ratio:12.6:1
Transmission/Final Drive:6-speed/shaft
Claimed Horsepower:115 hp @ 8,700 rpm
Claimed Torque:77.4 lb.-ft. @ 6,750 rpm
Fuel System:Electronic fuel injection w/ ride-by-wire
Clutch:Wet; hydraulically actuated
Frame:Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension:Sachs 46mm USD fork, rebound and preload adjustable; 6.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension:Kayaba monoshock, rebound and preload adjustable; 6.7 in. travel
Front Brake:Dual Brembo 4-piston calipers, 320mm floating discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake:Brembo 2-piston caliper, 280mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear:Spoked tubeless; 19 x 3.00 in./17 x 4.50 in.
Tires, Front/Rear:Michelin Anakee Adventure; 120/70R-19 /
Rake/Trail:25.6º/4.6 in.
Wheelbase:59.8 in.
Seat Height:32.7 in.
Fuel Capacity:5.5 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight:542 lb.

2024 Moto V85 TT Specs

Engine:Air-cooled, 90-degree V-twin; 2 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke:84.0 x 77.0mm
Compression Ratio:10.5:1
Transmission/Final Drive:6-speed/shaft
Claimed Horsepower:80 hp @ 7,750 rpm
Claimed Torque:61.2 lb.-ft. @ 5,100 rpm
Fuel System:Electronic fuel injection w/ ride-by-wire
Clutch:Dry, single plate
Frame:Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension:41mm hydraulic telescopic USD fork, spring preload and hydraulic rebound adjustable; 6.7 in. (170mm) travel
Rear Suspension:Double-sided swingarm in box-type aluminum w/ single shock, spring preload and hydraulic rebound adjustable; 6.7 in. (170mm) travel
Front Brake:Brembo radial-mounted opposed 4-piston calipers, dual 320mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake:Floating 2-piston caliper, 260mm disc
Wheels, Front/Rear:Spoked tubeless/cast aluminum (Strada); 19 x 3.00 in./17 x 4.50 in.
Tires, Front/Rear:120/70R-19 / 170/60R-17
Rake/Trail:28.0º/5.0 in.
Wheelbase:60.2 in.
Seat Height:32.7 in.
Fuel Capacity:6.1 gal
Claimed Wet Weight:461 lb. / 498 lb. (Strada) / 536 lb. (Travel)

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