Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber SportV9 Bobber is the sport custom that breathed life into the medium engine capacity bobber segment. It is a bike with a unique personality, essential in its form and with aesthetics characterised by the numerous total black details and its oversize tyres, just like the ones used by riders who, in the post WW2 period, launched the bobber phenomenon in the States, challenging one another on dirt flat tracks.

And it is precisely from this authentic “racer” origin that the new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport special series draws its inspiration, with a decidedly aggressive look and revealing the sportiest side of its character.

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

Frame and suspension qualities, riding pleasure and easy handling are enhanced by the Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound and compression, which ensure a greater capacity to dampen small bumps and at the same time provide greater control when riding at high speeds. The unmistakeable sound of the Moto Guzzi 850 twin cylinder is emphasised by the street-legal slip-on exhaust painted matte black and with the bottom in aluminium and characterised in the terminal part by a sleek, oblique shape.

The special dedicated colour scheme, a brand new and aggressive orange, covers the tank – with the Moto Guzzi eagle done in a particular burnished finish – and also extends to the aluminium side panels, thereby blending with the typical matte total black look of the V9 Bobber. The dark colours here extend to other parts such as the engine cooling fins, the billet aluminium fuel cap, the headlight frame and the instrument cluster graphic.

Other specific features give the front of the new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport an even grittier and more muscular presence: the front mudguard has been shortened, whereas the headlight in a lowered position is framed by a small black aluminium top fairing. Last but not least, the fork stanchions are protected by classic rubber dust boots.

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport: technical specifications 

ENGINE
Type90° V-twin, 4-stroke, 2-valves per cylinder
Coolingair and oil
Displacement853 cc
Bore and stroke84 x 77 mm
Compression ratio10.5: 1
Maximum power40.44 kW (55 HP) at 6,250 rpm
Torque62 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Fuel systemMarelli MIU single-body electronic injection, integrated management of traction control on 2 levels
Starterelectric
Exhaust systemstainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe
ApprovalEuro 4
TRANSMISSION
Transmission6 speeds (with overdrive top gear)
Gear ratio values1st 16/39 = 1: 2.437
2nd 18/32 = 1: 1.778
3rd 21/28 = 1: 1.333
4th 24/26 = 1: 1.083
5th 25/24 = 1: 0.96
6th 28/24 = 1: 0.857
Primary drivewith helical teeth (ratio 21/25 = 1: 1.190)
Final drivedouble universal joint and double bevel gear units (ratio 8/33 = 1: 4.125)
ClutchØ 170 mm single disc with integrated flexible couplings

 

 

CHASSIS
FrameALS steel twin tube cradle frame
Wheelbase1465 mm
Trail116.1 mm
Headstock angle26.4°
Steering angle38°
Front suspensionstandard fork, Ø 40 mm
Rear suspensionswingarm with two Öhlins fully adjustable shock absorbers
Front Brakestainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm Brembo opposed four-piston callipers
Rear brakestainless steel floating disc, Ø 260 mm Brembo opposed two-piston callipers
WheelsAluminium alloy
Front wheel rim3.50” x 16”
Rear wheel rim4.00” x 16”
Front tyre130/90 – 16”
Rear tyre150/80 B 16”
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
System voltage12 V
Battery12V – 18 Ah
DIMENSIONS
Length2185 mm
Width840 mm
Height1160 mm
Saddle height785 mm
Dry weight194 kg
Kerb weight*

 

210 kg

 

* Weight of bike ready to ride, will all fluids and no fuel

 

Fuel tank capacity15 litres
Reserve4 litres
Consumption (WMTC cycle)5,0 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions (WMTC cycle)114 g/km