Moto Guzzi V85 Dual-Sport Patents Leaked

  • Moto Guzzi unveiled the V85 concept during EICMA 2017.

  • The V85 takes the form of a dual-sport motorcycle.

  • Patent filings for the bike has been leaked online.

There’s been plenty of positive buzz since Moto Guzzi unveiled their V85 dual-sport concept during EICMA 2017 in November.

Piaggio has plans for a new dual-sport ever since the Stelvio 1200 NTX was discontinued as it isn’t Euro 4 compliant.

The V85’s mini-site is fully running (please click here to visit the site) and provides some insights into the concept. The design speaks of rally raid bikes from the 1980s – namely the Paris-Dakar Rally.

But while the site conclude with the “Stay tuned!” message, has sighted and published the patent filing for the bike in Australia. A patent filing is good news as it means there’s a great possibility for a product to go into production.

Comparison of concept vs. patent filing (front) – from

Referring to the pictures provided by, it seems that many design elements of the concept are retained. That’s a welcomed relief as bikes usually lose so much of the stunning details of the concept once they go into production. A good example is the KTM 790 Duke.

Comparison of concept vs. patent filing (side) – from

The V85 certainly looks great, with many details constituting a (welcomed?) departure from contemporary Moto Guzzi norms. Check out the rear monoshock which sits out in the open to mimic traditional dual shocks, the minimalist bodywork and steel tube frame, and retro paint scheme. The official site has also described the powerplant as an 850cc air-cooled 90o transverse V-Twin, which produces 80 bhp. That means it should be the engine that powers the V9 line-up.

Moto Guzzi has yet confirmed the V85’s full name, leaving it to fans to “vote” among Terra, Explorer, Bluster, Rover, Desert, Pathinder, Stelvio, NTX.

in the meantime, you may visit Moto Guzzi Malaysia’s Facebook page or head over to the location below.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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