Moto Guzzi reveals blacked out V9 Bobber Special Edition

The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Special Edition brings a new visual update and a new exhaust to the American-inspired bobber from Italy.

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Special Edition.

At EICMA, Moto Guzzi revealed a new special edition of the V9 Bobber with new component material and a refreshed look. 

The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Special Edition keeps the 853cc twin-cylinder motor of the standard model, and mostly the same chassis, too. The new version is a mostly visual update, but there is also one performance piece. 

That performance piece is a new slip-on exhaust, but its black paint is almost the more important feature here in the context of the whole bike. 

Moto Guzzi wanted the Special Edition to be blacked out, and they achieved that with a two-tone black and grey paint job that extends from the motorcycle's billet-aluminium-capped fuel tank to the aluminium side panels. The slip-on pipe itself is painted matte black, as are the aluminium cylinder heads which also bear the Moto Guzzi branding. And, of course, the fat 'bobber' tyres remain for the Special Edition. 

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Special Edition technical specifications



90° V-twin, 4-stroke,

2 valves per cylinder


air and oil

Engine capacity

853 cc

Bore and stroke

84 x 77 mm

Compression ratio

10.5: 1

Maximum power

47.8 kW (65 HP) at 6,800 rpm (available in 35 kW version)


73 Nm at 5,000 rpm

Fuel system

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



Exhaust system

stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda probe

Emissions compliance

Euro 5



6 speeds (with overdrive top gear)

Gear ratio values

1st 16/39 = 1: 2.437

2nd 18/32 = 1: 1.777

3rd 21/28 = 1: 1.333

4th 24/26 = 1: 1.083

5th 25/24 = 1: 0.96

6th 28/24 = 1: 0.857

Primary drive

with helical teeth, ratio 21/25 = 1: 1.190)

Final drive

double universal joint and double bevel gear units (8/33 ratio = 1: 4.125)


Ø 170 mm single disc with integrated flexible couplings



ALS steel twin tube cradle frame


1465 mm  


117 mm

Headstock angle


Steering angle


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 callipers

Rear brake

stainless steel floating disc, Ø 260 mm Brembo opposed two-piston callipers


Aluminium alloy

Front wheel rim

3.50” x 16”

Rear wheel rim

4.00” x 16”

Front tyre

130/90 - 16”

Rear tyre

150/80 B 16”


System voltage

12 V


12 V - 18 Ah



2185 mm


840 mm


1120 mm

Seat height

785 mm

Dry weight

194 kg

Kerb weight*

210 kg

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

Fuel tank capacity

15 litres (including 4 litre reserve)

Consumption (WMTC cycle)

5.0 l/100 km

CO2 Emissions (WMTC cycle)

114 g/km

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