V9 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
|Type||90° V-twin, 4-stroke, 2-valves per cylinder|
|Cooling||air and oil|
|Bore and stroke||84 x 77 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.5: 1|
|Maximum power||40.44 kW (55 HP) at 6,250 rpm|
|Torque||62 Nm at 3,000 rpm|
|Fuel system||Marelli MIU single-body electronic injection, integrated management of traction control on 2 levels|
|Exhaust system||stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe|
|Transmission||6 speeds (with overdrive top gear)|
|Gear ratio values||1st 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 drive||with helical teeth (ratio 21/25 = 1: 1.190)|
|Final drive||double universal joint and double bevel gear units (ratio 8/33 = 1: 4.125)|
|Clutch||Ø 170 mm single disc with integrated flexible couplings|
|Frame||ALS steel twin tube cradle frame|
|Front suspension||standard fork, Ø 40 mm|
|Rear suspension||swingarm with two Öhlins fully adjustable shock absorbers|
|Front Brake||stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm Brembo opposed four-piston callipers|
|Rear brake||stainless steel floating disc, Ø 260 mm Brembo opposed two-piston callipers|
|Front wheel rim||3.50” x 16”|
|Rear wheel rim||4.00” x 16”|
|Front tyre||130/90 – 16”|
|Rear tyre||150/80 B 16”|
|System voltage||12 V|
|Battery||12V – 18 Ah|
|Saddle height||785 mm|
|Dry weight||194 kg|
* Weight of bike ready to ride, will all fluids and no fuel
|Fuel tank capacity||15 litres|
|Consumption (WMTC cycle)||5,0 l/100 km|
|CO2 Emissions (WMTC cycle)||114 g/km|