True Moto Guzzi DNA with an Uban Twist
Some riders think of the city as the ultimate playground. This type sees heavy traffic as a challenge, conquering it by shredding through it as safely possible. Tight gaps and narrow streets? They crave it.
Every foot of urban asphalt (or lack of) they could use their motorcycle to rip to their destination, they’re going to use. Faster than the rest of traffic. Always.
There are certain qualities you need in a bike here. For one, it has to nimble and capable of carving up the tight confines of the modern city. Oh, and it must be powerful. Enough to rocket you through traffic and turn some heads along the way.
The answer? The Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer—a motorcycle built for city shredding, but capable of logging serious miles.
A City Street Destroyer
It takes a certain characteristic to succeed in any type of riding. In this case? Being low and nimble is the golden ticket.
In the case of the Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer, we kept things really short. The Roamer’s seat height measures in at a low 30.5 inches. So, what? It means you can get your feet down in tight traffic or balance in an emergency.
The Roamer has no problem carving the streets, much thanks to its steel twin-tube cradle frame, which is suspended via a 130mm conventional fork and a set of shock absorbers that are preload adjustable. This thing will corner. Trust us.
Need to bring the Moto Guzzi to a halt? We gave it nothing less than top-shelf Brembo components. At the front, a set of four-piston calipers squeeze 320mm discs and outback is a two-piston caliper.
Separating itself from the rest of the Roamer lineup, the V9 Roamer comes equipped with a 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel, both of which come with a matte-black diamond cut finish.
Oh, and let’s not forget the multi-function digital dashboard that is flanked by a circular gauge and a relaxed rider triangle finished by a chrome handlebar and comfortable reach to the aluminum footpegs.
Ruthless V-Twin Power to Own the Streets
It’s not always about power, but in the case of the V9 Roamer, it goes a long way in shredding metropolitan asphalt.
At the heart of the V9 Roamer is a 850cc V-twin, which punches out a throaty 55 horsepower at 6,250 rpm and 45.7 foot pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. Plenty of grunt to get from point A to B, no fuss at all.
Where’s the power come from? Let’s talk about the aluminum pistons, cylinders, and cylinder heads. And not to mention the Marelli electronic injection system, which provides smooth fueling and rider-friendly throttle response.