Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport breaks cover

Moto Guzzi previews their all-new V9 Bobber Sport, a retro-inspired machine that blends a darkened attire with sassy burnt orange looks

Moto Guzzi offered a sneak peek at their new V9 Bobber Sport retro-machine during the past weekend at their headquarters in Mandello dell Lario. The Bobber Sport is the newest member of the V9 family, a cool, darkened addition to Guzzi’s middleweight segment, and, by all means, a bike that will turn quite a lot of heads.

V9 Bobber Sport is lean and mean, with a low stance and an imposing, uber-fat front tire, the authentic bobber signature that became a classic since the post-WWII era. The new Guzzi comes with a solo seat that lies flat with the traditional V chassis, perfectly aligned to the tank’s bottom line.

The feel of the bike has been improved with the addition of upper-tier Ohlins suspensions, now equipped with multiple adjustment points for spring preload, hydraulic compression and rebound. The engine is the proven 853cc transverse V-twin delivering 54 HP and a peak torque of 62 Nm at 3,000 rpm.

Guzzi’s new bobber also received new street-legal slip-on exhaust silencers and a new paint job. V9 Bobber Sport is matte black almost entirely, save for the fuel tank, skimpy front fender and side panels. The engine, frame, wheels, headlight bezel and dash section are dark and sober, making the Burnt Orange livery look even neater.

Not sure how sweet is the combination of rubber fork gaiters and high-tech remote reservoir gas-charged rear shocks with their golden springs and accents, but it’s definitely not a deal breaker. Hopefully, the single-rotor front brake is powerful enough, as the Moto Guzzi seems to be a machine that invites the rider to hit that throttle hard. Mandello dell Lario hasn’t provided a price for the V9 Bobber Sport yet, but most rumors say it will be similar to the V9 Roamer.

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