The worldwide launch of the Moto Guzzi V9 is underway, beginning in the company’s home town of Mandello del Lario in Italy.
Two new bikes are being released - the V9 Bobber and the V9 Roamer. The bikes were unveiled in Milan last November and are expected here in Australia in the next few months.
The V9 is a totally new platform for Moto Guzzi, and is set to capitalise on the current popularity of retro styled machines.
Of all the motorcycle manufacturers in the world, Moto Guzzi is one of the most highly qualified in “retro”. The company was founded in 1921 and has seen many changes in trends and technology along the way.
Both of the bikes use a new 853cc transverse twin engine that is essentially an upgraded and larger version of the engine from the V7. It generates 41kW, a respectable 62 Nm of torque at just 3,000rpm and as you would expect it is is Euro 4 compliant.
The two versions of the bike are set to appeal to different markets while keeping most of the running gear identical.
The V9 Roamer is an authentic custom cruiser with timeless retro styling.
The Bobber gets a minimalistic treatment and blacked out components that gives it a more aggressive and modern style.
Apart from the styling, the only other differences between the two is the tyres. The classically styled Roamer has a 100/90-19 front and 150/80-16 rear, while the Bobber has 16 inch wheels with a 130/90-16 on the front and 150/80-16 on the rear.
Both bikes are equipped with advanced two-channel ABS and Moto Guzzi’s advanced two level traction control integrated with the electronic engine management system.
Moto Guzzi has built these bikes, like all of its machines, to an exceptional standard with solid high quality materials and fine finishes. Australian pricing is yet to be confirmed.