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Moto Guzzi V85 TT Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

Moto Guzzi V8t TT maintenance schedule cover

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Moto Guzzi V85 TT, Moto Guzzi’s “all-terrain” bike they launched in 2019.

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT is Moto Guzzi’s “middleweight” adventure bike. It’s based on an air-cooled 853cc 90-degree longitudinal V-twin, powering the rear wheel through a shaft drive. At peak, the bike makes 80 hp (59 kW) at 7,750 rpm, with maximum torque at 5000 rpm.

Moto Guzzi made some minor tweaks for the 2021 model, optimising the engine for more torque and low to medium RPM, through changes to valve timing and associated tuning. A few other changes were made but they don’t affect the maintenance schedule.

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What you need to service the Moto Guzzi V85 TT

Servicing the V85 TT means a few unusual parts. Here are the parts specs, per the user and service manuals.

PartMoto Guzzi V85 TT spec
Engine oilSAE 10W-60, JASO MA/MA2, API rating SG, e.g. Motul 7100 10W60
Oil filterUse the standard Moto Guzzi oil filter used in their V7, V9, and V85 engines
Spark plugNGK spark plug MR8BI-8.
Gear oilFor both the gearbox and transmission. Use 75W-140 synthetic gear oil, conforming to API GL5.
Fork oilUse SAE 7.5W fork oil
GreaseLithium soap-based molybdenum disulphide grease
Brake fluidSynthetic DOT 4 brake fluid e.g. Castrol DOT 4.
Moto Guzzi V85TT maintenance products

Moto Guzzi V85 TT Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule from the manual. It has been combined into one table for convenient web display.

The general maintenance schedule for the Moto Guzzi V 85 TT can be summarised as being

  • Service every 10,000 km, or 6,000 miles, including an oil change and checking the valve gaps.
  • Change gear oil (in the gearbox and final drive) every 30,000 km (18,000 mi)
  • Tighten and check everything at every service
  • Change brake fluid every 2 years and tyres every 4 years

Legend:

  • I: Inspect and clean, adjust, lubricate, or replace if necessary
  • C: Clean
  • R: Replace
  • A: Adjust
  • L: Lubricate

Notes:

  1. Engine oil: Check level at each engine start
  2. Brake pads: Check every month
  3. Fork oil: Check every 5K km (3K mi)
  4. Fork oil seals: Replace if leaks occur
  5. Tyres: Replace every 4 years
  6. Mileage was simplified (in the original manual they use an exact conversion from km, but that’s not necessary)
Km x 10001.5102030405060EveryEvery 
mi x 10000.961218243036Year2 years
Diagnosis by tool (Dealer)IIIIIIIII
Engine oil (1)RRRRRRRRR
Engine oil filterRRRRRRRRR
Air filterRRRRRR
Filter box drain plugCCCCCCCC
Valve clearanceAAAAAAA
Spark plugsIIRIIR
Vehicle general operationIIIIIIIII
Fuel linesIIIIIIII
Steering bearings and steering clearanceIIIIIIIII
Wheel bearings – WheelsIIIIIIII
Brake discs – Brake pad wear (2)IIIIIIIII
Light circuitIIIIIIIII
Safety switchesIIIIIIIII
Braking systemsIIIIIIIII
Brake pipesIIIIII
Brake fluidIIIIIIIIR
Gearbox oilRR
Final drive oilRR
Fork oil (3)R
Fork oil seals (4)IIIII
Headlight aimingIIIIII
Tyres – pressure / wear (5)IIIIIIIII
Clutch clearance adjustmentAAAAAAAAA
Bolts and nuts tighteningIIIIIII
Suspension and set-upIIIII
Moto Guzzi V 85TT maintenance schedule

About the Moto Guzzi V85 TT

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT is Moto Guzzi’s middleweight adventure motorcycle. “Tutto Terreno”, which is what TT stands for, means “all terrain”. It’s an ambitious goal, but you can take the V85 TT anywhere… anywhere it’ll let you take it, anyway.

There’s a lot to love about it — it has a low-maintenance engine with a truly old-school internal design (pushrods!). The engine is air-cooled and shaft driven.

The design of the V85 TT is somewhat polarising. I personally love it, and will never get tired of twin headlamps (and twin exhaust pipes), but I know it’s not for everyone.

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT is a very unique bike. It’s currently the only middleweight bike with a shaft drive, for one thing — though the R nineT Urban G/S (which has a similar aesthetic, if not purpose) has similar wet weight and a shaft drive, too.

The V85 TT combines old-school engine design with modern electronics, including a ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, and a TFT display.

The engine in the V85 TT is definitely modest by adventure motorcycle standards. Despite its 853cc capacity, it’s a lot lower-power than another bike of the same capacity, the BMW F 850 GS. Of course, the F 850 GS is a twin-cam liquid-cooled engine — far more advanced than the V85 TT’s classic pushrod-actuated unit.

But the Moto Guzzi V85 TT’s engine does have some high-tech components, like titanium valves and aluminium pushrods. The engine has the same capacity, bore and stroke as the V9 roamer, but it’s a much more advanced engine in the V85 TT, producing around 50% more power.

Changes for the 2021 model:

  • Optimised camshaft timing and engine tuning for low and mid-range torque
  • Spoked rims with tubeless tyres
  • Two new riding modes (sport and custom) as part of the ride-by-wire throttle system
  • Standard cruise and colour TFT instrumentation

Manual for the Moto Guzzi V85 TT

Moto Guzzi V 85TT maintenance schedule table

The above maintenance schedule came from the user manual for the V85 TT.

Find out more about the motorcycle on Moto Guzzi’s website here.

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