MILAN SHOW: Moto Guzzi reveal new V9 range

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Moto Guzzi have revealed an all-new range of V9 850cc V-twins called the V9 Roamer and Bobber which feature new engines and are pitched at the mid-capacity cruiser market.

The firm has been feverishly working over the past five years to completely revamp the entire range of bikes on offer and the V9 Roamer and Bobber now fill-in the mid-point between the smaller V7 and the much larger 1400cc California cruisers.

Moto Guzzi V9 range highlights

  • New 850cc V-twin
  • 45.7ftlbs torque at 3000rpm
  • Pitched as fun, light and mid-capacity
  • Factory built bobber available
  • Claimed weight of 200kg
  • Large range of accessories

The V9 Roamer is the more traditional of the two bikes which were designed from the outset to be two completely separate models based around the same engine and chassis configuration. The V9 Roamer is being heralded as the modern replacement for the famous Moto Guzzi Nevada; a bike that was part of the Guzzi range for more than two decades.

The Nevada was known for the rider-friendly nature of the riding experience and the V9 Roamer aims to carry on this tradition according to Moto Guzzi.

There are scant technical details on either of the bikes and only the torque figure of 45.7ftlbs produced at 3000rpm has been released to give any indication of the new engine’s performance. We know the bikes are around 850cc in capacity, have ABS and switchable traction control and a USB charging port as standard, while they both feature a new circular dash.

Although both bikes are styled very traditionally, they are going to have a lot of technical and accessories available in order to integrate modern innovations and to personalise the bikes too, such as the firm’s MG-MP multimedia platform which allows the bike to connect to rider’s smartphone.

The V9 Bobber is an altogether darker design and has a striking look thanks to the huge tyres fitted to the 16-inch spoked front and rear wheels, blacked out engine and chassis parts. The V9 Roamer gets a more traditional 19-inch front wheel.

Moto Guzzi also showed the MGX-21 Flying Fortress, their bagger cruiser based on the 1400cc California engine and chassis platform, more details on that to follow soon.

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter