2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Preview

Details are sketchy, including whether or not this will be a 2016 or 2017 model in the United States, but Moto Guzzi has announced that the Italian company will be coming out with the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber. The big news about the V9 Bobber, of course, is that it is a new platform for Moto Guzzi.

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber
Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

The V9 engine will have a displacement of 850cc and will be in a new frame. As you’d expect, the V9 motor will have a shaft final drive and is air-cooled. Quite a bit slower than the Triumph Bonneville, the additional displacement will undoubtedly be welcomed by Moto Guzzi enthusiasts and would-be buyers.

Distinguishing the V9 Bobber are large-diameter, high profile Continental ContiMilestone tires (described by Continental as being for cruisers) on spoked, but not wire-spoke, wheels. The V9 Bobber also sports a thin seat, retro-styled head- and tail-lighting, a single round instrument display, and single front disc brake.

The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber will share its new V9 motor with a new Roamer custom motorcycle (photos are not yet available).