The new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport is making 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 through 9.
Thousands of enthusiasts expected at the Moto Guzzi factory and will be the first to discover the latest gritty evolution of the V9 range in person.
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 tyres, 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 dampening capacity and more control in fast riding. The unmistakeable 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 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.
Availability: January 2019