Moto Guzzi broke covers off the V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber mid-size cruisers alongside MGX-21 Flying Fortress bagger
Both Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber mid-size cruisers are powered by an all-new air and oil-cooled V-Twin 850cc engine with a bore-stroke dimension of 84x77mm. The engine produces a maximum power output of 55hp at 6250rpm and peak torque of 62Nm at just 3000rpm.
It’s coupled with a new six-speed transmission that sends power to the rear-wheel with the help of a double-jointed drive shaft. The V-Twin engine comes with major changes like a new inertia-calibrated crankshaft, aluminum crankcase and a redesigned oil pan.
Dual pushrod valves are actuated at an angle to the cylinder head on each cylinder. To meet stringent Euro4 emission standards, a brand new ECU and a new exhaust system with a three-way catalytic converter and double oxygen sensors have been introduced by Europe’s oldest running continuous motorcycle production manufacturer, Moto Guzzi.
V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer are built in the same steel twin-tube cradle frame optimised for better weight distribution. The front wheel fork offers 130mm of suspension travel with Brembo four-piston caliper and 320mm disc for braking assistance.
Twin spring pre-load adjustable shocks and two-piston caliper with 260mm rotor carry duties at the rear whilst ABS and two-level traction control system are standard. Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer is the successor of Nevada and boasts chrome handlebar and comes with a 19-inch front wheel and 16-inch rear wheel that are painted matt black and treated with a diamond-cut finish.
The backed-out V9 Bobber has seat height reduced to 30.3 inches. The 16-inch front wheel is smaller but fatter than on the Roamer at 130/90 compared to Roamer’s 100/90 size. Despite having identical rear tyre to the Bobber, it sits below a shorter rear fender.
Also built in the legendary manufacturer’s Mandello Del Lario facility, Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Flying Fortress bagger is the production version of the concept displayed last year at the Milan show. Based on the California 1400 platform, it shares the same 1380cc 90-degree V-Twin producing a claimed 162Nm of torque.
With saddlebags tail bodywork enabling potential storage space, the fairing is heavily sculpted and the 21-inch alloy front wheel with carbon fibre covers give it a taller front end. The tall front wheel was designed to increase handling and stability has to be adapted for a revised steering geometry.
The MGX-21 Flying Fortress also sports carbon fibre fenders, engine case covers and tank panel. ABS, adjustable traction control and cruise control systems, monochrome dot matrix display, stereo and Bluetooth connectivity are also featured in the bagger.