2021 Moto Guzzi V9 lineup first look: updated Bobber and Roamer
The Bobber and Roamer Moto Guzzi V9 lineup receives a major update for 2021. There is a new engine powering both V9s, and it is based on the V-twin used on the V85 TT adventure motorcycle. The 2021 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and Roamer now have an engine that produces a maximum power of 65 horsepower and achieves a torque of 54 lb-ft. To accommodate this additional power, the 2021 V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber also benefit from a reinforced coupling head. According to a spokesperson for Moto Guzzi, the frame mod “will increase stability and riding precision”.
To soothe the extra vibrations that come with the more powerful engine, the V9s are fitted with rubber footrests. The increased power is also harnessed by traction control, which is standard and override. ABS is standard to help with deceleration.
The 2021 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber receives model-specific updates. There’s a new seat and abbreviated front fender, along with vented aluminum side panels. The Bobber also receives a new digital instrument panel and full LED lighting. The new headlight has a DRL that is shaped like Moto Guzzi’s iconic Mandello Eagle.
Although both V9s, Moto Guzzi gives each model a distinctive flair beyond the tire difference – fat for the Bobber and thin for the Roamer. The 2021 Moto Guzzi Bobber V9 is blackened with matte finishes, according to contemporary trends. The name of the colorless scheme is Nero Essenziale, which translates to Essential Black. There is more shine and chrome on the 2021 Moto Guzzi Roamer V9, plus a mosquito net. Still notoriously devoid of color, the Roamer’s finish is called Grigio Lunare (Moon Gray).
We do not have a list price for the 2021 Moto Guzzi V9 motorcycles and the date of arrival in the United States has not been fixed. When they get there, however, we’ll be testing both to see how the new powertrain and reinforced frame work.
2021 Moto Guzzi V9 range photo gallery