Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer – Auto Expo 2016
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Unveiled at 2015 EICMA.
Piaggio has unveiled the Moto Guzzi Guzzi V9 Bobber and the Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida. Both variants under the brand new V9 range are planned to be launched in India in the second half of this year.
The V9 range of Moto Guzzi is powered by an 853 cc air-cooled 90 degree V-twin engine with electronic fuel injection system and an oil-cooler, that produces 55 PS at 6,250 rpm and 62 Nm at 3,000 rpm, mated to a six-speed transmission. Both variants are equipped with a 40 mm dia hydraulic telescopic fork, light cast alloy swingarm with two shock absorbers that have adjustable spring preload, 320 mm stainless steel disc brake with Brembo radial caliper, 260 mm SS disc brake with two-piston floating caliper, 130/90-16 tubeless front tyre (in V9 Bobber), 100/90-19 (in V9 Roamer), 150/80-16 rear tyre and a 15-litre fuel tank.
With the black bodywork, the V9 Bobber is touted to ‘represent the darker and more sporty soul of Moto Guzzi’ while the Roamer is marketed as the conventional version. Both models feature an immobilizer, dual channel ABS, switchable & adjustable traction control, and a USB port.