Moto Guzzi unveil major changes to V9 range
Moto Guzzi have announced that their mid-range V9 duo, the Bobber and Roamer, have received a significant makeover as the historic Italian brand enters its centenary year.
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Both used the same 55bhp, 853cc version of Guzzi’s signature air-cooled, transverse V-twin with shaft drive in a traditional twin shock chassis. However, the Roamer was a more traditional cruiser with pull-back bars, a 19inch front wheel, lashings of chrome and two-tone bench seat.
While the Bobber, as its name suggests, followed the minimalist 'Bobber' style with 16in 'balloon' front tyre, more aggressive, flat-barred riding position and everything finished in black.
Now, however, both get a healthy performance boost via a 64bhp version of the engine used in the V85 TT (both will also be available in detuned A2-licence trim), plus an uprated frame, which has been strengthened around the headstock to improve both stability and steering precision.
In addition, the Bobber also gets a new saddle, revised aluminium side panels and shorty front mudguard. Also included are new digital instruments and, most conspicuously, a new LED headlight incorporating a stylised Guzzi 'Eagle' riding light. Prices and availability have yet to be released.