Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport breaks cover

Moto Guzzi has unveiled its V9 Bobber Sport, its second machine in the V9 Bobber lineup.

At its core, it’s a reworking of the original V9 Bobber model, with a low solo seat, trick Ohlins shocks, updated exhaust, a special orange paint scheme, aluminum side panels, and other stylistic changes to give it a more sporty attitude.

It’ll be available in Canada in January, and MSRP is $11,790. More details in Guzzi’s press release below.


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MOTO GUZZI V9 BOBBER SPORT MAKES ITS DEBUT AT OPEN HOUSE 2018

THE NEW V9 SHOWS A MORE MENACING AND PERFORMANCE DRIVEN SIDE, DRAWING FURTHER INSPIRATION FROM THE ORIGINS OF THE BOBBER PHENOMENON

GLOBAL SNEAK PEEK IN MANDELLO FROM SEPTEMBER 7-9,

FOR THE SPECIAL SERIES OF THE MOTO GUZZI SPORT CUSTOM

 The new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport made its debut at the Moto Guzzi Open House 2018, the must-attend event for all Eagle brand lovers which livens up the historic Mandello del Lario plant over the weekend from September 7-9. Thousands of enthusiasts expected over the weekend in Mandello del Lario will be the first to discover the latest evolution of the V9 range.

V9 Bobber is the sport custom that gave life to the medium engine capacity bobber segment. It is a bike with a unique personality, essential in its shape and with a look marked by its numerous total black details and its oversize tires, just like the ones mounted by the riders in the post WWII era who gave life in the United States to the bobber phenomenon, racing on dirt flat tracks. It’s precisely this “racing” origin that inspired the new special Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport series with a decidedly mean look and the revelation of the sportiest side of its character.

The new V9 Bobber Sport stands out with its lowered single-seat saddle which, combined with the usual low drag bar supported by lower risers, leads to a more accentuated “low ride”, with a compact and sport-oriented position.

Frame and suspension qualities, riding pleasure and easy handling are enhanced by the Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound to ensure better damping capacity and more control in fast riding. The unmistakable sound of the Moto Guzzi 850 V-twin is enhanced by the street legal slip-on exhaust pipes painted matte black and with an aluminum bottom, characterized at the end by a sleek, oblique shape.

The special dedicated color scheme, a brand-new gritty orange, covers the fuel tank – with the Moto Guzzi eagle done in a burnished finish which also extends to the aluminum side panels, thereby mixing with the V9 Bobber’s typical matte total black look. The dark shades also spill over into other parts such as the engine cooling fins, the fuel cap in billet aluminum, the headlight frame and the instrument cluster graphics.

Other specific details give the front end of the new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport an even more gritty and muscular presence: the front mudguard has been shortened, whereas the lowered headlight is framed by a tight black aluminum top fairing. Last, but not least, the fork tubes are protected by classic dust boots.

2019 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport Pricing and Availability:

United States

MSRP: $10,690
Availability: December 2018

Canada

MSRP: $11,790

Availability: January 2019

2 thoughts on “Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport breaks cover”

  1. Ouch! That seat looks as comfortable as sitting on a 2 by 4. What’s the point of even covering the fabled Moto Guzzi marque in Canada? The local dealer here in Ottawa won’t even bring them in anymore as there’s no interest in buying them.

  2. Those enormously fat and heavy front tires just don’t work for me at all.
    (I was simply raised in a different era I s’pose)…

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