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Moto Guzzi V85TTA QUICK

Moto Guzzi V85TTA QUICK TEST ON THE NEW ITALIAN STALLION.38 DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019

Over the last few issues, we’ve told you about the bunch from Italian MotorcycleImporters, who are the importers of the Moto Guzzi and Aprilia range ofmotorcycles. Well the good news is that stock is starting to arrive – and we wereinvited along for a quick spin on the new Moto Guzzi V85TT, a bike that has takenthe European market by storm… PIcs by Glenn Foley and Beam ProductionsPlease do bear in mind that this wasnot a full test. We were invited along just tohave a chat and to take the bike for a quickhour or so long spin. In that time, the goodfolks from Eskom decided that Bryanstondid not actually require electricity, so allof the traffic lights in the area were out ofaction – and trying to get around WilliamNicol Drive in peak hour traffic on a goodday is challenging.So – the day started on an excellentnote – just getting to the store was prettyflippen chaotic – even on the other bikesthat we were using for the day. It neverceases to amaze us just how badly peopledrive and how inconsiderate some of themare to other road users – who are just asimportant – and in an equal amount of kakbecause they are also late for work.Motorcyclists, however are a greatbunch – they do not take up any space, theyzip along happily and are a super helpfulbunch. We saw a guy on a GS, park hisbike and fill the traffic departments role bydirecting traffic at the freeway intersection.Whoever you are – Kudo’s Sir! Moral of thestory? Buy a bike – it turns you into a muchhappier person – and one of these Guzzi’smight just be a great choice….DIRT & TRAIL MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 3 9