2019 v9 bobber Sport

It’s not just a bout style anymore….


Biking qualities and riding pleasure get an even greater boost from the Ohlins shock absorbers with adjustable preload in the extension and compression. The type-tested slip on exhaust in matte black with aluminum cover intensifies the distinctive roar of the Moto Guzzi 850cc twin.

The lowered single-seat saddle creates a low-ride experience in the archetypal hunched-over, sport riding position. Combined with the standard drag handlebar and riser which are shorter than the V9 Bobber, the result is lowered lines and an agile, zippy appearance.

It’s “tough guy” DNA is instantly apparent in the overall look with the matte paint job. Paired with a vibrant orange, the bright fuel tank packs a colorful punch while adorned with the famous eagle in a burned finish.

It’s hard to miss the fact that this new V9 is a badass ride. It’s defiant two-tone color and numerous blacked out pieces scream out with charisma.

EVOLUTION UNDER THE SIGN OF COMFORT

The lightweight easy cruisers, easy and thrilling to ride, are now more comfortable, ready for the voyage that is in the soul of every eagle from Mandello. The Guzzi V9 bikes stand out for the exceptional quality of their components and for the high grade finishes. They are all powered by the Moto Guzzi 850cc twin cylinder Euro 4 engine with unprecedented torque, smoothness and responsiveness that contribute to improving the ride of the two Italian cruisers.

Three essential features, deriving from a unique motorcycle culture, are common to all generations of custom Moto Guzzis:

  • This is the highly personal design, in which the special and unique engine configuration plays a decisive stylistic role, always the focus of attention, as well as the sinuous tank and low exhaust pipes

  • The legendary 90° transversal V-twin engine, introduced in 1967;

  • Riding pleasure in all conditions, granted by the recognized superior riding qualities all Moto Guzzis that have captured the hearts of generations of users on roads around the world

That same motorcycle culture inspires the two Moto Guzzi motorcycles.

V9: quality you can feel

With such explicit references to style and technology recurrent throughout the history of Moto Guzzi, the V9 could only be beautiful, fun and safe. In particular, Moto Guzzi has focused its greatest efforts on the definition of a design that would enhance the sculptural forms of the twin-cylinder 850 made in Mandello. In addition, a great deal of attention was paid to perceived quality: Exceptional care has gone into the finish and components on the V9 bikes. They represent a new way of conceiving the medium-sized motorcycle. Touching the surfaces, we can feel the wide use of high quality materials such as steel and aluminium, while plastic parts are reduced to a minimum. The metal teardrop fuel tank on both V9s, with its 15-liter capacity, is finished with a fine coating with the Moto Guzzi logo on top, protected by clear varnish. The front and rear fenders are also made of metal. The side panels, petrol cap and brake and clutch levers, however, are made of lightweight aluminium. the ergonomic electrical blocks also have aluminium finish housings, just as the rider footpegs are made of aluminium. The steel exhaust manifolds are protected by a second tube, which, by creating an air cavity, helps to lower the heat emitted and preserve the outer surfaces. 

The welds of the frame and the quality of its paintwork are immaculately finished, as are the meticulous details of the 90° transverse V-twin engine, not only in terms of the casting but also the matte black that brings out the Moto Guzzi branding milled on the aluminium cylinder head covers. It pays to look at the intimate details of these two motorcycles, their touch conveying the entire construction tradition and culture so typical of the best Moto Guzzi models.

 

2019 Highlights

DRIVEtRAIN

  • Engine: 90° V-twin, 4-stroke, 2-valves per cylinder

  • Cooling: air and oil

  • Capacity: 853 cc

  • Compression Ratio: 10.5 : 1

  • Power:40.44 kW (55 HP) at 6,250 rpm

  • Torque: 45.7 ft-lb (62 Nm) at 3,000 rpm

  • Fuel System: Marelli MIU single-body electronic injection, integrated management of traction control on 2 levels

  • Emissions: Euro-4 compliant

  • Final Drive: Shaft

Chassis

  • Frame: ALS steel twin tube cradle frame

  • Front Suspension: standard fork, Ø 40 mm

  • Rear Suspension: swingarm with two shock absorbers, with adjustable spring preload

  • Front Brake: stainless steel floating disc, Ø 320 mm Brembo opposed four-piston calipers

  • Rear Brake: stainless steel floating disc, Ø 260 mm Brembo opposed two-piston calipers

  • Saddle Height: 30.9" (785 mm)

  • Curb Weight: 438.7 lbs (199 Kg)*

wARRANTY

  • All current Moto Guzzi motorcycles include a 2 year unlimited-mileage warranty.

* Weight of bike ready to ride, will all fluids and no fuel

The 850 twin-cylinder Moto Guzzi engine

The MY 2019 V9 bikes are fitted with a Moto Guzzi 850 cc engine, built as always in the Mandello del Lario plant. This is of course a 90° transverse V-twin air and oil cooled engine, a set-up used in all current Moto Guzzi engines, albeit with different engine capacities and performance, able to ensure excellent riding dynamics and a unique sound. It was developed with the explicit aim of maximizing torque and elasticity, key aspects for ensuring riding pleasure and on road fun. Starting from the bottom of the engine, the aluminium crankcase stiffened at the key points, has an efficient oil pan and an inertia calibrated crankshaft for liveliness and the correct engine braking. Inside the lubrication system is designed to dispose of the greater heat capacity and reduce power absorption to the benefit of both performance and fuel consumption. The ventilation system reduces power loss due to pumping within the crank chambers and a low flow oil pump that absorbs less power. The oil pump intake duct is unprecedented, as well as the related bypass valve; new piston cooling oil jets are also used, fitted with a control valve and flow management. The alternator cover is also unique and now includes the blow-by gas output.

In the upper part of the engine, aluminium heads, pistons and cylinders are designed to make the most of the engine's characteristics. Its cubic capacity is obtained due to bore and stroke values of 84x77 mm. Timing is controlled by a rods and rockers system and uses 2 valves per cylinder arranged at an angle in the head. The fuel supply uses a one-piece Marelli electronic injection system, managed by the specific ECU. Of note is the presence in the entrance heads of the auxiliary air system, which, combined with the three-way catalytic converter, the double oxygen sensor and the total design of the engine, bring the twin 850 Moto Guzzi into compliance with Euro 4 standards. The unit is capable of 62 Nm of torque at just 3,000 rpm, with a maximum power of 55 HP at 6,250 rpm, figures hat show Moto Guzzi's commitment to achieving high levels of torque even at low rpms. This engine boasts surprising character and responsiveness, which contribute to a really exciting riding experience. A version with limited power is available, in line with the limitations of the A2 license and ideal for new Guzzi riders, who can also enjoy a record low total weight and the general ease of riding of both V9 versions