Moto Guzzi 850 T5 with TR500 N4 Sidecar


Make Model

Moto Guzzi 850 T5 with TR500 N4 Sidecar


1983 -


Four stroke, 90° V twin, longitudinally mounted, OHV, 2 valve per cylinder


844 cc / 51.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 83 x 78 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5:1


2x 30mm Dell'Orto VHB carburetors


Battery with double contact breaker with automatic advance
Starting Electric

Max Power

68.5 hp / 51.0 kW @ 7000 rpm

Max Torque

54.2 ft-lb / 7.5 kgf-m @ 5800 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Shaft

Front Suspension

Paioli telescopic air assisted

Rear Suspension

Dual Koni adjustable for preload.

Front Brakes

2x 300mm discs 1 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 242mm disc 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

110/90 V16

Rear Tyre

130/90 V18
Wet Weight NA

Fuel Capacity 

23 Litres / 6.0 US gal

The 844cc T-5 is one of the first Italian street bike (besides certain high-buck Bimotas) to hit these US shores with 16-inch wheels in the 80s. With the new small spinners the T-5 should have the quick steering response of a smaller motorcycle, while retaining the big-bike torque and ridability of an 850. Along with the front and rear 16s comes a new suspension system specifically designed to work with small rims and tires. The riding position is slightly more conservative than the Le Mans', but the quicker response  made the T-5 a favorite with commuters and canyon crazies alike.