Ungenear to broked stuff
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- Mar 7, 2011
- Damascus, MD
Long time no hear from you!Hey Jon,
Just saw this post. I am still enjoing my V85 very much. I do miss the Tenere' sometimes but no regrets in the switch. If youare considering one definitely go for the 2021 model. The improvements are noteworthy and the tubeless rims are a big plus.
So far mine has been very reliable only requiring regular service intervals. My main reason for switching was pretty much all the points you made in your post. Lighter weight, simple to service, and just really fun to ride. V85 handles great and that motor really does have it's own character. While being down on power compared to the Tenere', It still has plenty of power for my usage. I never find it lacking on highway speeds until you get near the century mark which I rarely get to anyway. It has a much different power delivery feel comparitively. Ergonimcs are a good fit for me at 6'1", 32" inseam. I can ride it all day very comfortably although like all bikes, I did make some improvements to seat, windscreen, etc.... that really made the difference.
While I don't use mine for everyday highway commuting, It is more than capable of doing that, however, The Tenere' is a better tool for that job for sure. I mostly ride secondary and rural roads with some gravel and easy offroad so the lighter weight and easier handling is a big plus for the V. I
I am very pleased with the Guzzi. I would definitely do it again.
Hope life is going well.
Being where you are, I'm guessing you bought from La Moto. Anything you can share about the dealer?