Moto Guzzi has expanded its motorcycle portfolio in India by introducing the new V9 cruisers. The V9 Bobber abandons all chrome plating and glossy finishes for matte black details. The side panels and fuel tank are pitch black, with just a few graphic details in yellow or matte red. The exhaust unit, mirrors and both metal mudguards are painted in dark matte black.
Both the Moto Guzzi V9 bikes are based on the smaller V7’s steel twin-tube cradle frame. The motorcycles get an air and oil-cooled 850cc V-twin engine, delivering 54bhp and 62Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission, with a shaft final drive.
The biggest difference between the two models are the tyres. The V9 Roamer has a 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel, while the V9 Bobber gets 16-inch wheels on both ends. Suspension duties are performed by 40mm forks up front and twin spring preload-adjustable shocks in the rear.
The Moto Guzzi V9 uses a Brembo four-piston calliper with 320mm disc upfront and a two-piston calliper with 260mm disc for the rear wheel. ABS and a two-level traction control system are offered as standard.
There’s also an optional Multimedia Platform (MG MP) on offer that connects wirelessly to a smartphone and allows the rider to monitor a variety of vehicle information. The MG MP includes several interesting features like eco ride, where the rider can access fuel consumption data.
The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber is imported into the country as a completely built unit (CBU). It competes with the likes of Harley-Davidson Iron 883, Ducati Scrambler and the Triumph Street Twin.