In baseball, no person hits a house run each time at bat; in fact, the identical is true in motorcycling. Nonetheless, since Moto Guzzi was acquired by Piaggio, their styling division has had a fairly good batting common. Their sequence of V7 fashions has progressively grown in magnificence and refinement whereas holding a agency grip on the model’s status for traditional kinds; in case you want proof, check out the completely new V85TT enduro, or the brand new V100 Mandello.
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The 2023 V9 Bobber
However every so often they’ve managed to run a motorcycle via a mud puddle. When Guzzi tried to seize a bit of the custom-bike pie with their V9 Bobber, the outcomes have been blended at finest. On the plus aspect, the mannequin contributed the 850cc model of Guzzi’s pretty 90-degree transverse twin. But in comparison with the V7 fashions, the primary V9 Bobber was a swing and a miss; certainly, the fats tires might need made it a foul tip that into the stands.
In an try and right this case, Moto Guzzi launched their new Bobber Particular Version at EICMA 2022. Whereas the essential bike is unchanged, the brand new graphics present a optimistic try and iron out the earlier mannequin’s styling faults. The drop-shaped tank will get a two-tone grey/black remedy with a skinny separation alongside the tank’s crease. Matte black is dominant in all elements, beginning with the entire exhaust system, together with the pipes and huge, megaphone-shaped silencers. The multi-spoke cast-aluminum wheels are additionally black, and mounted with 130/90-16 entrance and 150/80-16 rear tires.
The V9 Bobber Particular Version is powered by the brand new “commonplace” model of the air-cooled 853cc Guzzi 90-degree twin, producing 65 horsepower. It’s an enormous bike for its displacement, with a 57.7-inch wheelbase and a dry weight of 427.7 kilos. The chassis is a traditional bolted double-cradle metal body. Twin rear shocks are adjustable for preload, and the entrance suspension makes use of a 40mm telefork with rubber gaiters. Steering geometry is reasonable for a custom-oriented bike, with 26.4 levels of rake and 4.6 inches of path; seat top is 31 inches.
It’s definitely an enchancment.
2023 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Particular Version Specs
Air- and oil-cooled 90-degree V-Twin; 2 valves per cylinder