Moto Guzzi to showcase new V9 Bobber Sport at Intermot

With a new colour scheme and performance components, the V9 Bobber Sport is remiscent of post-war flat trackers

 Moto Guzzi to showcase new V9 Bobber Sport at Intermot

MOTO GUZZI will present a new special edition of its V9 Bobber at Intermot 2018.

The Italian manufacturer revealed the new Bobber Sport during an open house event at its Mandello del Lario plant last month.

However, Intermot will bring the stylish new bike into the public eye, giving thousands of visitors the chance to cast their eyes over its Ohlins shock, slip on exhaust, blacked out details and dedicated burnt orange colour scheme.

The special edition model is inspired by the original Bobbers which frequented flat tracks in post-WWII America. It features fat tyres, wide bars, a nose faring and a low seat/tail unit, with a distinct flat tracker silhouette. Additional details include classic fork dust boots, a short front mudguard and lowered headlight.  

Moto Guzzi’s Bobber has been a popular model since it launched in 2016, bringing Italian cool to the Bobber craze. The Sport edition will retain the same 853cc V-twin powertrain, which makes 54hp and 62Nm at 3,000rpm.

The addition of Ohlins shock – adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound and compression – will make for better high speed performance and control, in keeping with the bike’s “racer” origin, while the slip on exhausts will emphasise the sound of the Guzzi twin.

Moto Guzzi hasn’t announced pricing yet, but it is likely to cost slightly more than the V9 Bobber, which costs £8,999.

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