Moto Guzzi V9: Bobber & Roamer Revealed

Moto Guzzi launched two retro-oriented middle-class motorcycles, both sharing an 850 cc V-twin in the classical Guzzi way.

Moto Guzzi V9 is a so-called mid-size custom bike. The 90° transverse twin is air-cooled and develops 55 horsepower@6,250 rpm, not too exciting in our era, but enough for a calm Sunday ride. 

Both bikes have the same characteristics, but the Bobber comes with shortened fenders, matt colors, shorter seat, and high shoulder style. 

The shaft drive means you won’t get dirty once in 300 kilometers while the ABS and traction control (two levels – can be switched off) make the V9 models safe for beginners. Moreover, the V9 can be ridden with an A2 license in the restricted power version and has a 755 mm low seat, which makes the bike accessible to any rider. 

Just as any classical bike should be, Moto Guzzi V9 comes with little plastic and “hard” materials such as steel and aluminum. When it comes to weight, Moto Guzzi V9 has just 200 kg, which is very good for this class. 

Smartphone connectivity

Both V9 versions have a very interesting feature: MG-MP (Moto Guzzi Media Platform) – a multimedia platform that enables smartphone connectivity. You just need an app to see several motorcycles parameters such as speed, rpm, torque, instant fuel consumption, average speed, etc. 

The data-log can be saved to be accessible anytime from your smartphone or notebook. Moreover, the system enables you to locate your motorcycle if you don’t remember where you parked it. Also, the motorcycle warns you in the case of a danger (slippery road or too high leaning degree) due to the information received from the sensors. 

Of course, you have plenty custom parts that you can put on your bike: leather saddlebags, custom seat, and optional exhaust, available at Moto Guzzi dealers.

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