Moto Strada Moto Guzzi V9 Custom Bobber
Moto Strada, based near Leeds in Shipley West Yorkshire, ranks in the top three Moto Guzzi UK dealers for service and sales. The firm specializes in collectable, investment and bespoke new Moto Guzzi motorcycles—including this V9 Custom Bobber.
The Moto Strada motorheads will happily provide you with a bone stock Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer or Bobber—or any other Moto Guzzi model you fancy.
And, in the case of the V9 Bobber, the stock item has a lot going for it, including its beefy 90° transverse air- and oil-cooled 850 cc V-twin that punches out 55 horsepower @ 6250 rpm, and 45.7 ft/lbs of torque @ 3000 rpm. The MGTC (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system helps keep the power dialed in for maximum tire performance.
Power goes to the ground via a single dry-plate clutch and six-speed transmission and a double-jointed drive shaft offset by a new bevel gear. Moto Guzzi’s new steel twin tube cradle frame optimizes weight distribution front to rear of the engine for dynamic balance in the spirit of all motorcycles built at Mandello del Lario. Brembo ABS brakes match the stopping power to the go power.
With the made-to-order V9 Custom Bobber, the Moto Strada shop has taken this impressive machine and lightened it, tightened it and turned loose the the bike’s inherent custom DNA.
Check it out: custom burnt orange and black two-tone paint intensifies the overall look, and upswept custom mufflers add some boom to the bike’s already throaty sound.
The Moto Strada V9 Custom Bobber is further enhanced for both aesthetics and comfort with a perforated leather solo saddle that replaces the stock twin seat; fenders that get a more radical bob; fork gaiters that protect the fork tubes and seals; and a flat-track inspired Renthal handlebar adds to the lean, purposeful look of the machine.
Tires front (130/90 x 16”) and rear (150/80) get an upgrade to wide profile TT Classics that make a statement, even standing still. That mass of tread reaches out and grabs the pavement for solid starts, stops and carving corners.
Taken all together, the Moto Strada Moto Guzzi V9 Custom Bobber is a modern interpretation of those gritty post-war creations that made a statement about the individual in the saddle. Built as a limited edition, the bike offers the kind of individuality that those first bobber builders enjoyed.
Moto Strada Moto Guzzi V9 Custom Bobber Highlights:
- TT classic tires
- Fat bar and clamp conversion
- Both front and rear steel fender cut and re-sculpted
- Bates tail light
- Fork Gaiters
- Perforated leather single seat
- Stainless steel GP style exhaust
- Rear footpegs removed
- V7 side panels
- Unique Candy copper paintwork with high gloss black detailing
The UK Moto Guzzi dealership also buys, sells and locates rare or specific models. It may take some time to locate your exact bike, but using the staff’s specialist knowledge and networking, they work to find what you are looking for.
For additional information on this bespoke Moto Guzzi V9 Custom Bobber, visit Moto Strada.
Photos credit: Moto Strada