An Italian dirt monster

Meet Moto Guzzi’s new dirt bike. Although detail remains scant, we can tell you that it’s powered by that classic Guzzi shaft drive 90-degree transverse air-cooled 850cc V-twin turning out 60kW horsepower contained in a new steel-tube frame for a rigid structure and precise handling, or ‘rigour on the road, and even robustness and right feeling in off-road riding’ according to the Spaghetti English release, V85 appears to be right-sized, and comes with all the right equipment, including 19- and 17-inch spoked wheels, proper Brembo brakes; decent rock protection, hand guards and a reasonable windscreen. Add a cool new TFT display withBluetooth, ride modes and even electronic-adjust suspension.