Earlier this year, Moto Guzzi kicked off its “Spirit of the Eagle” contest, which allowed riders to dream up their perfect motorcycle vacation on a Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel. Winners conjure up the trip, while Moto Guzzi provides the V85 TT Travel, fuel, and covers lodging. With over 750 contest entries, Moto Guzzi selected three winners: Kevin Young of Utah, James Muriel of Tennessee, and Guy Pickrell of California. Follow Moto Guzzi’s social media channels to see updates of their journeys.
From Press Release:
THREE WINNERS CHOSEN TO TAKE THE TRIP OF THEIR DREAMS, SPENDING A COUPLE WEEKS EXPLORING AMERICA’S OPEN ROADS ON A NEW V85 TT TRAVEL
Moto Guzzi USA launched the “Spirit of the Eagle” contest online earlier this year, while many were at home daydreaming of the next time they would get to ride. Now, the contest has completed, three winners were selected to experience the ride of their dreams, with accommodations from Moto Guzzi.
Of over 750 contest entries, the winners were selected to take the 2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Travel, their tours stretching all across the American West, independently covering Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and California. The three winners included Kevin Young of Utah, James Muriel of Tennessee, and Guy Pickrell of California. Each are being joined by a guest this month to live out their greatest trip in their mind, on the road.
You can follow their journeys on the Moto Guzzi Americas social platforms on Facebook and Instagram
Customers who did not win can still benefit from the activity, as all participants are being rewarded with a $250 accessory credit, should they decide to purchase a new 2020 Moto Guzzi V85 this year.
Moto Guzzi V85 TT
The new V85 platform, built around an entirely new engine, reflects a construction philosophy in which simplicity, practicality and lightness make for an unfiltered relationship between motorcycle and rider. The TT acronym, meaning “tutto terreno”, or all-terrain, it identifies a motorcycle dedicated to travel in its purest and most original form. Moto Guzzi V85 TT combines style features reminiscent of the golden age of motorcycle adventures with the content and functionality of a modern touring enduro. Its configuration mirrors that of all Moto Guzzi bikes in production today: an air-cooled transverse 90° V-twin with OHV distribution and two valves per cylinder.
Additional model information, special offers, dealership locations, and more can be found at:
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OK, where are the details of the ride itself?
There were three winners. Guy Pickrell wrote a feature about his ride for the June issue of Rider magazine. You can read it here:
Guy Pickrell and his buddy Kit Klein also produced a great video about their adventure: