Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport Makes its Début at Open House 2018
This is a press release from Moto Guzzi/Piaggio…
The new V9 shows the mean and racing side of its character, drawing inspiration from the flat track races that originated the legendary Bobber phenomenon
Global sneak peek in Mandello from September 7-9 for the special series of the Moto Guzzi Sport Custom.
The new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport will make its début at Open House 2018, the must-attend event for all Eagle brand lovers which will liven up the historic Mandello del Lario plant on the weekend from September 7-9.
The thousands of enthusiasts expected at Moto Guzzi will therefore be the first to discover the latest gritty evolution of the V9 range.
V9 Bobber is the sport custom that gave life to the medium engine capacity bobber segment. It is a bike with a unique personality, essential in its shape and with a look marked by its numerous total black details and its oversize tires, just like the ones mounted by the riders in the post WWII era who gave life in the United States to the bobber phenomenon, racing on fast dirt flat tracks.
And it is precisely this authentic “racing” origin that inspired the new special Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport series with a decidedly mean look and the revelation of the sportiest side of its character.
The new V9 Bobber Sport stands out with its lowered single-seat saddle which, combined with the usual low drag bar supported by lower risers, leads to a more accentuated “low ride”, compact and sporty position.
Frame and suspension qualities, riding pleasure and easy handling are enhanced by the Öhlins shock absorbers, adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound to ensure better bump dampening capacity and at the same time more control in fast riding. The unmistakable sound of the Moto Guzzi 850 V-twin is enhanced by the street legal slip-on exhaust pipes painted matte black and with an aluminum bottom, characterized at the end by a sleek, oblique shape.
The special dedicated color scheme, a brand new and gritty orange, covers the fuel tank – with the Moto Guzzi eagle done in a particular burnished finish – and also extends to the aluminum side panels, thereby mixing with the V9 Bobber’s typical matte total black look. The dark shades also spill over into other parts such as the engine cooling fins, the fuel cap in billet aluminum, the headlight frame and the instrument cluster graphics.
Other specific details give the front end of the new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport an even grittier and muscular presence: the front mudguard has been shortened, whereas the lowered headlight is framed by a tight black aluminum top fairing. Last, but not least, the fork tubes are protected by classic dust boots.
The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport is expected in the USA in December of this year with an MSRP of $10,690.