V85TT Meet/Moto Guzzi Day 2021.

Third time lucky! After having to cancel this event twice last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic it finally went ahead this year. The only fly in the ointment was the small matter of the great British weather. Despite the poor forecast in various parts of the country the event was remarkably successful, and the turnout was far better than we had expected.

We would like to thank everyone who attended. Understandably many of the riders were from the Midlands area but a few had travelled a long distance to be there.

The free and informal nature of the event was well received, and many people mentioned that it was nice to have such a chilled-out atmosphere at an event. ‘Keep it Simple’ is our motto, it usually works.

There was 60+ Moto Guzzis at the event. This included 28 V85TT’s. Except for the 2019 Open House event at the factory in Mandello, to our knowledge this was the largest gathering of privately owned V85TT’s in Europe achieved to date. We managed to get 19 of them lined up for the photo opportunity. The result looked very impressive.

We had hoped for a good selection of Guzzi models at the event and we were not disappointed. Models ranging from a 1960’s V7 700cc through to a brand new 2021 V85TT with just a few hundred miles on the clock made for an interesting get-together.

Honourable mentions must go to all the National Motorcycle Museum staff who provided help and support both prior to and during the event and fellow V85TT owner, Alan Keill and Piaggio UK who helped with publicity using social media channels. Also Pyramid Plastics who supported the event by their presence. The offer of a 15% discount to V85TT owners for a limited period was a nice gesture.

Pandemics permitting, we will hold this event again in 2022 at the National Motorcycle Museum.