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2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer
2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer



2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer Review

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AUTHENTIC SOUL – BEYOND TRENDS & APPEARANCES…

The V9 is the new incarnation of the purest spirit of Moto Guzzi. A spirit that brooks no compromise. A spirit that, with every choice, proudly states: I am what I am. The V9 is just that: authentic in every design detail; authentic in its use of strong and high-quality materials such as steel and aluminum, and in the choice of prestigious components; authentic in the agility with which it reacts to your riding; and authentic in the exciting torque of the new 850cc engine.


 



2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

THE MOTO GUZZI V9 MOTORCYCLE RANGE EVOLVES UNDER THE SIGN OF COMFORT

V9 ROAMER AND V9 BOBBER, THE LIGHTWEIGHT EASY CRUISERS, EASY AND THRILLING TO RIDE, ARE NOW MORE COMFORTABLE, READY FOR THE VOYAGE THAT IS IN THE SOUL OF EVERY EAGLE FROM MANDELLO

V9 ROAMER IS THE ELEGANT AND UNIVERSAL CUSTOM; V9 BOBBER REPRESENTS THE BOLD AND ESSENTIAL MOTO GUZZI SOUL. BOTH STAND OUT FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF THEIR COMPONENTS AND FOR THE HIGH GRADE FINISHES

THEY ARE BOTH POWERED BY THE MOTO GUZZI 850 CC TWIN CYLINDER EURO 4 ENGINE WITH UNPRECEDENTED TORQUE, SMOOTHNESS AND RESPONSIVENESS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO IMPROVING THE RIDE OF THE TWO ITALIAN CRUISERS


Custom motorcycles are nothing new in nearly a century of Moto Guzzi history. Indeed this segment includes some of the most famous, best loved and biggest selling Mandello bikes, of which the California is the undisputed queen. Following in the tradition and the success of this 1971 model, Moto Guzzi designed and built mid-sized models, which met the demands of a growing range of users. These included the V35 Custom from 1979, later replaced by the better looking V50, in turn replaced by the V65 Florida, and then the famous and appreciated Nevada, launched in 1989 on the basis of the proven V75 1985. This continues all the way down to 2007 with the modern and stylish Bellagio.
Three essential features, deriving from a unique motorcycle culture, are common to all generations of custom Moto Guzzis:
– This is the highly personal design, in which the special and unique engine configuration plays a decisive stylistic role, always the focus of attention, as well as the sinuous tank and low exhaust pipes;
– the legendary 90° transversal V-twin engine, introduced in 1967;
– Riding pleasure in all conditions, granted by the recognised superior riding qualities all Moto Guzzis that have captured the hearts of generations of users on roads around the world.
That same motorcycle culture inspires the two Moto Guzzi motorcycles. V9 Roamer is a universal easy and intuitive custom, beautiful to show off and rewarding to ride, full of unique details and outstanding finishes. The V9 Bobber expresses an altogether darker and more nocturnal soul. It has large tyres and as a total black look.
The MY 17 V9 units, the result of the constant perfecting that Moto Guzzi dedicates to its bikes, are now distinguished by a big difference, with two clearly distinct personalities: one more touring and the other sportier.
Both of the MY 17 V9 machines evolve under the sign of comfort and a focus on long trips, introducing different riding positions, more comfortable saddles and an entire range of accessories dedicated to touring.


V9: you can feel the quality

With such explicit references to style and technology recurrent throughout the history of Moto Guzzi, the V9 could only be beautiful, fun and safe. In particular, Moto Guzzi has focused its greatest efforts on the definition of a design that would enhance the sculptural forms of the twin-cylinder 850 made in Mandello. In addition, a great deal of attention was paid to perceived quality: Exceptional care has gone into the finish and components on the V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber. They represent a new way of conceiving the medium-sized motorcycle. Touching the surfaces, we can feel the wide use of high quality materials such as steel and aluminium, while plastic parts are reduced to a minimum. The metal teardrop fuel tank on both V9s, with its 15-litre capacity, is finished with a fine coating with the Moto Guzzi logo on top, protected by clear varnish. The front and rear fenders are also made of metal. The side panels, petrol cap and brake and clutch levers, however, are made of lightweight aluminium. the ergonomic electrical blocks also have aluminium finish housings, just as the rider footpegs are made of aluminium. The steel exhaust manifolds are protected by a second tube, which, by creating an air cavity, helps to lower the heat emitted and preserve the outer surfaces.
The welds of the frame and the quality of its paintwork are immaculately finished, as are the meticulous details of the 90° transverse V-twin engine, not only in terms of the casting but also the matt black that brings out the Moto Guzzi branding milled on the aluminium cylinder head covers. It pays to look at the intimate details of these two motorcycles, their touch conveying the entire construction tradition and culture so typical of the best Moto Guzzi models.


V9 Roamer: Moto Guzzi’s cosmopolitan custom

Versatility has always been a key factor in the success of custom Moto Guzzis. Guzzi enthusiasts have ridden the big California as well as the small Nevada down busy city streets and, with a few changes for luggage, on long and adventurous journeys. Glamorous, easy, convenient and rewarding to ride, like all Moto Guzzis, the V9 Roamer is the Italian custom bike dedicated to the citizens of the world. The Piaggio Group Centro Stile developed the design, with input from the PADC (Piaggio Advanced Design Center) in Pasadena (California), the birthplace of motorcycle trends that then spread worldwide. The V9 Roamer is a superb combination of a classic and essential style with high-level finishings, showing off the unique architecture of the 850 twin-cylinder. Great care has gone into the details of the wheel rims (19″ front and 16″ rear) painted in matt black and treated with a diamond-cut finish, as well as the multi-function digital dashboard with a single circular dial.
On board comfort is improved on the V9 Roamer MY 17 thanks to a different riding position, dictated by quality crafted footpegs mounted 100 mm farther back and raised 35 mm. The advantage is two-fold: posture in the saddle is more active and extended, therefore ideal for taking full advantage of the chassis architecture qualities and at the same time space and comfort is increased even for taller riders. The saddle is also new – characterized by the generous padding brought out by the stitching – now longer and more comfortable for both rider and passenger and enhanced by the Moto Guzzi logo stitched in grey. The height off the ground is just 785 mm and it is combined with a raised, chromium handlebar with an extremely comfortable grip. This new triangulation thus offers all bikers riding comfort, ease of handling of the vehicle when stationary and feeling during dynamic riding. Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer therefore inherits the legacy left behind by the legendary Nevada 750, still in the range for more than two decades with some appropriate updates, and it strives to be a small granturismo bike, if outfitted with the new genuine accessories designed for travel, such as the larger windshield, the brand new luggage rack with removable backrest and the set of dedicated panniers.
The range of available accessories also includes the forward-set footpegs kit that restores the riding position of the first V9 Roamer series.
The advancements implemented on the 2017 V9 models are also available for the 2016 V9. In fact, the new saddle and the footpegs, decisive elements for the new ergonomics, are available as options and can be installed on the first V9 Roamer series too.

The V9 also upholds Moto Guzzi’s successful tradition of keeping the overall weight to a minimum. If the V7 III and California 1400 are already among the lightest bikes in their respective segments. The V9’s 199 kg kerb weight is a true record for its class. The reduced mass, combined with the V9 Roamer’s superb riding quality and great low-end torque offered by the 850 two-cylinder, gives feeling, handling and unique riding pleasure. The V9 Roamer is a true mid-size light motorcycle, not just for people who love and know Moto Guzzi motorcycle culture, but also those who have always loved the design of custom motorcycles, but have never bought one because of the weight and poor handling of almost all models in the sector.


V9 Bobber: Moto Guzzi has created a new segment

The name V9 Bobber evokes concepts such as its essential line, pure design and thus a certain original sporting content, underlined by a total matt black look. Moto Guzzi’s custom sports bike effectively creates the mid-size bobber series segment, in which the V9 is currently the only representative. Bobbers appeared in the United States after World War II, built by passionate riders who stripped away all details superfluous to their goal of running fast on dirt tracks. To compete in these conditions the riders used to mount oversized tyres, giving the bikes a wide footprint. In line with this style, the V9 Bobber abandons any chrome plating and glossy finish for matt black details. The side panels and fuel tank are thus pitch black, with just a few graphic details in yellow or matt red. The exhaust unit, mirrors and both metal mudguards are painted in “dark matt”. The rear mudguard has been carefully shortened and reduced in size, so as well as including a very compact optical unit, it makes a big contribution to the minimal look of the V9 Bobber. The matt black wheel rims, both 16 inches, are elegantly decorated with the Moto Guzzi logo in grey; the front rim is shod with a tyre that has an oversized shoulder (130/90). Even with these spectacular tyres and distinctive design, the bike still maintains characteristics of exceptional riding pleasure and handling. Indeed the V9 Bobber is a true Moto Guzzi, and as such does not trade rideability for beauty. The MY 17 V9 Bobber also differs from the V9 Roamer because of the more crouched and sporty riding position, provided by the lower, black painted drag bar handlebar and the aluminium footpegs mounted 100 mm farther back and raised 35 mm. This technical choice guarantees a more active and extended posture and ensures more on board space and comfort, even for taller riders. The forward-mounted footpegs kit is also available as an option for the V9 Bobber, whereas the new series footpegs and saddle can be installed on the 2016 models in order to make the new ergonomics available to all V9 owners.
The MY 2017 generation of the V9 Bobber, despite the single-seater, aggressive look, is ready and approved to carry a passenger. The new rider saddle is more padded and comfortable and it come standard with pillion seating. The passenger footpegs and saddle are easily removable to make the V9 a true single-seater. The ground clearance of the latter is only 785 mm, and if you add to this the low total kerb weight of 199 kg, it is not hard to imagine the level of comfort, control and riding pleasure the V9 Bobber provides.


The 850 twin-cylinder Moto Guzzi engine

The MY 2017 V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber versions are fitted with a Moto Guzzi 850 cc engine, built as always in the Mandello del Lario plant. This is of course a 90° transverse V-twin air and oil cooled engine, a set-up used in all current Moto Guzzi engines, albeit with different engine capacities and performance, able to ensure excellent riding dynamics and a unique sound. It was developed with the explicit aim of maximising torque and elasticity, key aspects for ensuring riding pleasure and on road fun. Starting from the bottom of the engine, the aluminium crankcase stiffened at the key points, has an efficient oil pan and an inertia calibrated crankshaft for liveliness and the correct engine braking. Inside the lubrication system is designed to dispose of the greater heat capacity and reduce power absorption to the benefit of both performance and fuel consumption. The ventilation system reduces power loss due to pumping within the crank chambers and a low flow oil pump that absorbs less power. The oil pump intake duct is unprecedented, as well as the related bypass valve; new piston cooling oil jets are also used, fitted with a control valve and flow management. The alternator cover is also unique and now includes the blow-by gas output.
In the upper part of the engine, aluminium heads, pistons and cylinders are designed to make the most of the engine’s characteristics. Its cubic capacity is obtained due to bore and stroke values of 84×77 mm. Timing is controlled by a rods and rockers system and uses 2 valves per cylinder arranged at an angle in the head. The fuel supply uses a one-piece Marelli electronic injection system, managed by the specific ECU. Of note is the presence in the entrance heads of the auxiliary air system, which, combined with the three-way catalytic converter, the double oxygen sensor and the total design of the engine, bring the twin 850 Moto Guzzi into compliance with Euro 4 standards. The unit is capable of 62 Nm of torque at just 3,000 rpm, with a maximum power of 55 HP at 6,250 rpm, figures that show Moto Guzzi’s commitment to achieving high levels of torque even at low rpms. This engine boasts surprising character and responsiveness, which contribute to a really exciting riding experience. A version with limited power is available, in line with the limitations of the A2 license and ideal for new Guzzi riders, who can also enjoy a record low total weight and the general ease of riding of both V9 versions.
Another innovative aspect of the 850 Moto Guzzi engine is the 170 mm diameter single dry plate clutch, providing a perfect transmission of torque and power with no jerkiness or hesitation. This increases robustness and reliability over time and decreases the load on the handlebar lever, for better controllability and riding comfort. The six-speed gearbox, precise and with a soft clutch, benefits from unprecedented ratios that make the most of the torque and engine power. The final transmission is carried out by a double-jointed drive shaft offset by the increased size and the bevel gear, which provides solid and reliable management of the powerful torque supplied by the twin engine. The cast aluminium swingarm has been designed and sized to support engine performance, as well as to accommodate the 150 mm tyre.


Chassis architecture: the quality of the Moto Guzzi tradition

Carlo Guzzi was probably the first to understand the importance of a frame able to exploit the full potential of the engine and a suspension unit that responds perfectly to the imperfections in the road surface. Indeed, the Norge GT of 1928 was the first motorcycle with a “spring frame”, equipped with front and rear suspension, bringing enormous advantages in terms of safety and riding pleasure. The Moto Guzzi tradition is full of models recognised for their excellent ride qualities: in terms of custom motorcycles, we should really mention the California, which in 1970, under the name V7 Police, was bought by the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) after a series of tough tests.
On the back of this tradition, Moto Guzzi now builds motorcycles like the V7 III and the fleet of the big 1400s, which are real benchmarks in terms of handling in their respective segments. The V9 is another jewel from Moto Guzzi for riding pleasure and effectiveness. The steel twin tube cradle frame, creates optimum weight distribution on the front and rear of the engine, thereby providing the rideability and dynamic balance typical of all motorcycles built at Mandello del Lario. The designers paid special attention to the front, which has gussets in the steering head and new slope and trail abilities, making for a superb ride with the perfect combination of handling and stability, as well as precision and feeling. In addition, the entire structure benefited from painstaking care and finishing of the details, including the welding and paintwork. The suspension systems use traditional long-travel (130 mm) forks and a pair of spring preload adjustable shock absorbers connected to the frame, which provide a gradual and controlled response at all times. The braking system is customised for the V9: the front end adopts a master cylinder and a Brembo opposed 4-piston calliper that grips a 320 mm steel disc; the rear mounts a 260 mm disc and a two-piston floating calliper operated by a master cylinder with built-in reservoir.

Equipment: all for safety and riding pleasure

Like all recent Moto Guzzis, the V9 also has a full set of advanced electronic systems, placed very discreetly inside the vehicle, making riding safer and easier. The motorcycles come with a standard advanced two-channel ABS, non-invasive in normal riding, but that prevent the wheels from locking when really needed and the well-known MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control), Moto Guzzi’s advanced traction control integrated with the electronic engine management system and adjustable in two different levels of operation and that can be deactivated, ensuring better grip of the rear tyre on any road surface, reducing engine torque if necessary through a reduction of the advance of the engine. Other standard features include an immobiliser and USB port located under the steering head, useful for charging external devices.
The electronic instrumentation, made up of a single circular display, is also consistent with the style of the two the V9s. The speedometer has an analogue dial, while all other information is contained in the digital box: odometer, partial trip and daily trip (with automatic reset after eight hours after shutdown), the trip time, instantaneous and average fuel consumption, clock, outside temperature, average speed, MGCT level, in addition to the gear position and shift indicator, whose idle and maximum value can be adjusted by the user. In this way the rider can keep a check on a determined range of engine revolutions, for example for the run-in, or to minimise fuel consumption. The extensive catalogue of accessories includes the MG-MP, the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform that connects a smartphone to the vehicle to provide an exceptional quantity of information useful for the journey.


Moto Guzzi Media Platform connects the V9 to the world

An optional multimedia platform is available for Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber riders. MG-MP is the innovative multimedia system which allows you to connect the bike to your smartphone and consequently to the web. With this application, downloadable free from App Store and Google Play, your smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet.
The wireless connection allows you to simultaneously view a set of vehicle information on a smartphone screen, so you can constantly have an eye on the travel parameters. The smartphone’s touch screen allows you to view five parameters of your choice at a time, selected from a vast menu and including the speedometer, rev counter, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” feature helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain eco-compatible riding conduct, providing a brief assessment of the results obtained during the trip.
You can record trip data and review it on your computer or directly on your smartphone, analysing the distance covered along with the vehicle’s operating parameters. The system also allows you to easily locate your vehicle when you park in a strange place, automatically saving the position where it was switched off. MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” function which replicates the indications on traction control operation for maximum visibility and provides information in real time on your riding performance with relation to the road surface conditions. A dedicated indicator light warns in the event of excessive use of available grip. Thanks to the synergistic use of gyroscopes and the information coming from the vehicle, the smartphone becomes a sophisticated instrument to measure the lean angle in turns thanks to algorithms developed specifically for this Moto Guzzi. The limit thresholds can be set both for lean angle as well as vehicle and engine speed. When these limits are exceeded the relative indicator lights will come on or the virtual dashboard will flash.

Versions and colours

The MY 17 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer is available in three different colour variants, all of them with a glossy finish: Giallo Solare with an attractive black graphic on the mudguards and on the tank; Bianco Classico with an elegant red graphic on the mudguards and on the tank; Rosso Rubino with a pearl white graphic on the tank and on the mudguards.
The MY 17 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber is available in two colours, both with a completely matt finish: Nero Massiccio with a yellow chequered graphic on the mudguards and on the tank Grigio Sport with a red chequered graphic on the mudguards and on the tank.


Full range of original accessories for the V9

The two V9s can also be widely customised, drawing from the vast range of genuine Moto Guzzi accessories. The details are designed and engineered by Moto Guzzi and undergo strict testing cycles, like any other original motorcycle component, in order to ensure quality and reliability. They are perfectly interchangeable with the standard parts and allow easy restoration of the motorcycle to its original state. They are rigorously approved and thus totally “street legal”, allowing you to customise your bike without voiding the warranty.

The more classic style of the V9 Roamer is customisable with a range of accessories for tourism, such as the set of leather saddlebags and a single bag (always in leather) to be fitted on a dedicated chrome luggage rack. A protective top fairing and a twin seat with comfort inserts are also available. There is a wide range of choices of special high-quality aluminium billet parts, including the locking tank cap, grips, brake and clutch levers, the rider and passenger footrest covers and the pair of rearview mirrors.

Top fairing: designed specifically to blend into the line of the V9 Roamer, this increases travelling comfort thanks to better wind protection. DOT and TUV approved.
Handlebar riser covers: made from billet aluminium, these enhance the rider’s position, providing an even more relaxed ride.
Locking fuel tank cap: made from billet aluminium, this enhances the design of the sleek V9 Roamer fuel tank, also guaranteeing greater security.
Aluminium front brake lever: made from billet aluminium, this allows you to adjust the distance of the lever from the grip.
Aluminium clutch lever: made from billet aluminium, this allows you to adjust the distance of the lever from the grip.
Front brake master cylinder cover: made from billet aluminium, this can be easily mounted without opening the reservoir.
Aluminium hand grips: these are made from billet and allow a secure and comfortable grip.
External mirrors: with an elegant line, these are made from billet aluminium and the ensure a wide adjustment range.
Stock mirror thread cover: made from billet aluminium. These cover the threaded seats for the stock mirrors.
Fork caps cover: made from billet aluminium, these give the fork plate an elegant and precious look.
Lower fork plate cover: Laser cut with special aesthetic grooving, it boasts prestigious black paint and the Moto Guzzi logo in white.
Front fender bracket: made from billet aluminium. A quality, sturdy element with a high level design.
Chromium headlight frame: Modern design cover, laser cut and shaped to blend with the front headlight design.
Front frame screw covers: made from billet aluminium, these give the bike a further touch of elegance and prestige.
Voltage regulator cover with horn cover: made from billet, satin-finish aluminium. Brings out the sleek and slender line of the bike.
Head protection covers: made from billet aluminium, these protect the top part of the engine.
Exhaust manifold ring nut covers: made from laser cut steel, these enhance the front part of the exhaust.
Rear brake pedal: another part made from precious billet aluminium.
Rear brake master cylinder cover: an elegant and refined part, made from billet aluminium.
Rear brake master cylinder protection: made from black finished aluminium, this encloses and protects the rear brake master cylinder area in elegance and style.
Rider footrest covers: made from billet aluminium, these give the footrests a more elegant appearance and guarantee a stable and safe support thanks to special milling.
Passenger footrest covers: made from billet aluminium, these give the footrests a more elegant appearance and guarantee a stable and safe support thanks to special milling.
Rider comfort saddle: this gives the bike a more sporty and enhanced look, optimising seating comfort thanks to special padding.
Passenger comfort saddle: optimises seating comfort thanks to special padding.
Black luggage rack: the ideal support for small luggage or the dedicated top box.
Tank cover with bag: in top quality leather, this precious combination of tank cover and bags blends perfectly with the bike’s line and provides a significant increase in carrying capacity.
Semi-rigid top box bag: this is made with an elegant combination of leather and technical fabric and it attaches to the V9 Roamer dedicated luggage rack.
Set of leather panniers: these have a rapid release and anti-theft system. They are made from top quality leather with painstaking care given to every detail with a finish that fully reflects the hand crafting characteristics of Italian leather work.
Set of touring panniers: the touring panniers, made of technical fabric, are sturdy and spacious to make them an indispensable item for your long trips. They have a rapid release and anti-theft system.
Electronic anti-theft system: this compact and advanced control unit is discreet, easy to install and comes with a remote control. The system is self powered with a minimum energy absorption.
MG-MP: this is the device that allows you to connect your smartphone to the bike, transforming it into a true multimedia platform.


The more essential style of the V9 Bobber deserves a range of specific accessories. The most prominent of these include the rider seat (with option to mount the passenger portion, if necessary), which makes the lines of the rear even lighter. Moto Guzzi has designed for an approved sportier exhaust system for the V9 Bobber with the total black look and deep sound. There are many details in billet aluminium that add more charm and exclusivity, but there are also practical accessories, also for the city, such as the top fairing and luggage rack, which blend very well with the design of the V9 Bobber.

Top fairing: designed specifically for the V9 Bobber lines, this increases travelling comfort thanks to better wind protection. DOT and TUV approved.
Headlight cover: made from laser cut aluminium and painted black, shaped to follow the muscular lines of the V9 Bobber, this provides greater protection from the wind and gives the vehicle a more aggressive look.
Locking fuel tank cap: made from billet aluminium, this enhances the design of the sleek V9 Bobber fuel tank, guaranteeing greater security.
Front brake lever: made from billet aluminium, this allows you to adjust the distance of the lever from the grip.
Clutch lever: made from billet aluminium, this allows you to adjust the distance of the lever from the grip.
Front brake master cylinder cover: made from billet aluminium. This can be easily mounted without opening the reservoir.
Aluminium hand grips: these are made from billet and allow a secure and comfortable grip.
External mirrors: with an elegant line, these are made from billet aluminium and the ensure a wide adjustment range.
Stock mirror thread cover: made from billet aluminium. These cover the threaded seats for the stock mirrors.
Fork caps cover: made from billet aluminium, these give the fork plate an elegant and precious look.
Front frame screw covers: made from billet aluminium, these give the bike a further touch of elegance and prestige.
Voltage regulator cover with horn cover: made from billet, satin-finish aluminium. Brings out the sleek and slender line of the bike.
Head protection covers: made from billet aluminium, these protect the top part of the engine.
Lower fork plate cover: Laser cut with special aesthetic grooving, it boasts prestigious black paint and the Moto Guzzi logo in white.
Front fender bracket: made from billet aluminium. A quality, sturdy element with a high level design.
Exhaust manifold ring nut covers: made from laser cut steel, these enhance the front part of the exhaust.
Approved slip-on exhaust: This exhaust dedicated to the V9 Bobber is painted in an aggressive matt black shade and it lets you accentuate the unmistakeable sound of the twin-cylinder from Mandello. The end of the exhaust is finished in aluminium with an oblique shape.
Black or copper exhaust covers: designed to completely wrap the V9 Bobber exhaust manifold, these further accentuate the bike’s aggressive style.
Rear brake master cylinder cover: an elegant and refined part, made from billet aluminium.
Rear brake master cylinder protection: made from black finished aluminium, this encloses and protects the rear brake master cylinder area in elegance and style.
Rider footrest covers: made from billet aluminium, these give the footrests a more elegant appearance and guarantee a stable and safe support thanks to special milling.
Passenger footrest covers: made from billet aluminium, these give the footrests a more elegant appearance and guarantee a stable and safe support thanks to special milling.
Rear brake pedal: another part made from precious billet aluminium.
Shock absorber covers: mad from billet aluminium, these covers make the rear end of the V9 Bobber even more precious.
Rider comfort saddle: this gives the bike a more sporty and enhanced look, optimising seating comfort thanks to special padding.
Passenger comfort saddle: optimises seating comfort thanks to special padding.
Black luggage rack: the ideal support for small luggage or the dedicated top box.
Semi-rigid top box bag: this is made with an elegant combination of leather and technical fabric and it attaches to the V9 Bobber dedicated luggage rack.
Pair of Premium leather panniers: these have a rapid release and anti-theft system. They are made from top quality leather with painstaking care given to every detail with a finish that fully reflects the hand crafting characteristics of Italian leather work.
Electronic anti-theft system: this compact and advanced control unit is discreet, easy to install and comes with a remote control. The system is self powered with a minimum energy absorption.
MG-MP: this is the device that allows you to connect your smartphone to the bike, transforming it into a true multimedia platform.



 

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


V9 ROAMER: MOTO GUZZI’S COSMOPOLITAN CUSTOM

Versatility has always been a key factor in the success of custom Moto Guzzis. Guzzi enthusiasts have ridden the big California as well as the small Nevada down busy city streets and, with a few modifications for luggage, on long and adventurous journeys. The new V9 Roamer picks up on the legacy of the legendary Nevada 750, still in the range, with updates, after over 20 years. Glamorous, easy, convenient and rewarding to ride, like all Moto Guzzis, the V9 Roamer is the Italian custom bike dedicated to the citizens of the world. The Piaggio Group Style Centre developed the design, with input from the PADC (Piaggio Advanced Design Center) in Pasadena (California), the birthplace of motorcycle trends that spread to the corners of the earth. The V9 Roamer is a superb combination of a classic and essential style with high-level finishings, showing off the unique architecture of the new 850 twin-cylinder. Great care has gone into the details of the new wheel rims (19″ front and 16″ rear) painted in matt black and treated with a diamond-cut finish, as well as the new multi-function digital dashboard with a single circular dial. On board comfort is provided by a comfortable and relaxed riding position, which is nevertheless active and suited to getting the most out of the ride qualities of the V9 Roamer. The long padded seat, decorated with the Moto Guzzi logo stitched with grey thread has a ground clearance of just 775 mm and is combined with a raised chrome handlebar and the correct placement of the forged aluminium footrests. This triangulation thus offers all bikers riding comfort, ease of handling of the vehicle when stationary and feeling during dynamic riding. The V9 also continues Moto Guzzi’s successful tradition of keeping the overall weight to a minimum. If the V7 II and California 1400 are already among the lightest bikes in their respective segments. The V9’s kerb weight of 199 kg is a true record for its class. The reduced mass, combined with the V9 Roamer’s superb riding quality and great low-end torque offered by the new 850 two-cylinder, gives feeling, handling and unique riding pleasure. The V9 Roamer is a true mid-size light motorcycle, not just for people who love and know Moto Guzzi motorcycle culture, but also for anyone who has always loved the design of custom motorcycles, but has never bought one because of the weight and poor handling of almost all models in the sector.

NEW 850 TWIN-CYLINDER MOTO GUZZI ENGINE-


The V9 Roamer and the V9 Bobber have a new power unit, as usual built at the Moto Guzzi plant in Mandello del Largo. This is of course a 90° transverse V-twin air and oil cooled engine, a set-up used in all current Moto Guzzi engines, albeit with different engine capacities and performance, which provides excellent riding dynamics and a unique sound. It was developed with the explicit aim of maximising torque and elasticity, key aspects for ensuring riding pleasure and on road fun. Starting from the bottom of the engine, the new aluminium crankcase stiffened at the key points, has a new oil pan and an inertia calibrated crankshaft for liveliness and the correct engine braking. Inside the lubrication system is designed to dispose of the greater heat capacity and reduce power absorption to the benefit of both performance and fuel consumption. The ventilation system reduces power loss due to pumping within the crank chambers and a new low flow oil pump that absorbs less power. The oil pump suction pipe is new as is the bypass valve. There are new piston cooling oil jets with check valve and flow management. The alternator cover is also new and now includes the blow-by gas output.

In the upper part of the engine, the thermodynamics are completely new. Aluminium heads, pistons and cylinders are designed to make the most of the engine’s characteristics. Its cubic capacity is provided by bore and stroke values of 84×77 mm. Distribution is controlled by a pushrod system and there are two valves per cylinder set at an incline in the head (and no longer parallel, as on the V7 II engine). The fuel supply uses a one-piece Marelli electronic injection system. The electronic engine control unit is new. Of note is the presence in the entrance heads of the auxiliary air system, which, combined with the three-way catalytic converter, the double oxygen sensor and the total redesign of the engine, bring the twin 850 Moto Guzzi into compliance with EU4 standards. The unit is capable of 62 Nm of torque at just 3,000 revs/min, with a maximum power of 55 HP at 6,250 r/min, figures ??that show Moto Guzzi’s commitment to achieving high levels of torque even at low rpms. This engine boasts surprising a character and responsiveness, which contribute to a really exciting riding experience. A version with the power limited to 35 kW is available, in line with the restrictions of an A2 licence and ideal for new Guzzi riders, who can also enjoy a record low total weight and the general ease of riding of both V9s.

Another innovative aspect of the 850 Moto Guzzi engine is the 170 mm diameter single dry plate clutch, providing a perfect transmission of torque and power with no jerkiness or hesitation. This increases robustness and reliability over time and decreases the load on the handlebar lever, for better controllability and riding comfort. The six-speed gearbox is new, precise and with a soft clutch, which benefits from unprecedented ratios that make the most of the torque and engine power. The final transmission is carried out by a new double-jointed drive shaft offset by the increased size and the new bevel gear, which provides solid and reliable management of the powerful torque supplied by the twin engine. The cast aluminium swingarm has been designed and sized to support engine performance, as well as to accommodate the new 150 mm tyre.

CHASSIS ARCHITECTURE: THE QUALITY OF THE MOTO GUZZI TRADITION-


Carlo Guzzi was probably the first person to grasp the importance of a frame able to exploit the full potential of the engine and a suspension unit that responds perfectly to the imperfections in the road surface. Indeed, the Norge GT of 1928 was the first motorcycle with a “spring frame”, equipped with front and rear suspension, bringing enormous advantages in terms of safety and riding pleasure. The Moto Guzzi tradition is replete with models recognised for their excellent ride qualities. In terms of custom motorcycles, we should really mention the California, which in 1970, under the name V7 Police, was bought by the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) after a series of tough tests.

On the back of this tradition, Moto Guzzi now builds motorcycles like the V7 II and the fleet of the big 1400s, which are real benchmarks in terms of handling in their respective segments. The V9 is the latest jewel from Moto Guzzi for riding pleasure and effectiveness. The new steel twin tube cradle frame creates optimal weight distribution on the front and rear of the engine, thereby providing the rideability and dynamic balance typical of all motorcycles built at Mandello del Lario. The designers paid special attention to the front, which has gussets in the steering head and new slope and trail abilities, making for a superb ride with the perfect combination of handling and stability, as well as precision and feeling. In addition the entire structure benefited from care and finishing of the details, including welding and painting. The suspension is also new, using traditional long-travel (130 mm) inverted forks and a new pair of spring preload adjustable shock absorbers connected to the frame, which provide a gradual and controlled response at all times. The braking system is dedicated to the V9: the forecarriage has a new pump and Brembo opposed four-piston callipers against a 320 mm steel disc. At the rear a pump with integrated tank activates a 260 mm disc and a two-piston floating calliper.

EQUIPMENT: ALL FOR SAFETY AND RIDING PLEASURE –


Like all recent Moto Guzzis, the V9 also has a full set of advanced electronic systems, placed very discreetly inside the vehicle, making riding safer and easier. The motorcycles come with a standard advanced two-channel ABS, non-invasive in normal riding, but that prevent the wheels from locking when really needed and the well-known MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control), Moto Guzzi’s advanced traction control integrated with the electronic engine management system and adjustable in two different levels of operation and that are deactivable, ensuring better grip of the rear tyre on any road surface, reducing engine torque if necessary through a reduction of the advance of the engine. Other standard features include an immobiliser and USB port located under the steering head, useful for charging external devices.

The new electronic instrumentation, with a single circular dial, is also consistent with the style of the two the V9s. The speedometer has an analogue dial, while all other information is contained in the digital box: odometer, partial trip and daily trip (with automatic reset after eight hours after shutdown), the trip time, instantaneous and average fuel consumption, clock, outside temperature, average speed, MGCT level, in addition to the gear position and shift indicator, whose idle and maximum value can be adjusted by the user. In this way the rider can keep a check on a determined range of engine revolutions, for example during the run-in, or to minimise fuel consumption. The extensive catalogue of accessories includes the MG-MP, the Moto Guzzi multimedia platform that connects a smartphone to the vehicle to provide an exceptional quantity of information useful for the journey.

MOTO GUZZI MEDIA PLATFORM CONNECTS THE V9 TO THE WORLD-


An optional multimedia platform is available for Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and V9 Bobber riders. MG-MP is an innovative multimedia system that allows you to connect the bike to your smartphone and consequently to the web. With this application, downloadable free from the App Store and Google Play, your smartphone (iPhone or Android) becomes an actual sophisticated on board multifunctional computer and the link between the vehicle and the Internet.

The wireless connection allows you to simultaneously view a set of vehicle information on a smartphone screen, so you can constantly have an eye on the travel parameters. {0>The smartphone’s touch screen allows you to view five parameters of your choice at a time, selected from a vast menu and including the speedometer, rev counter, instant power, instant torque, instant and average fuel consumption, average speed and battery voltage, longitudinal acceleration and extended trip computer. The “Eco Ride” feature helps to limit fuel consumption and to maintain eco-compatible riding conduct, providing a brief assessment of the results obtained during the trip.

You can record trip data and review them on your computer or directly on your smartphone, analysing the distance covered together with the vehicle’s operating parameters. The system also allows you to easily locate your vehicle when you park in a strange place, automatically saving the position where it was switched off. MG-MP includes the “Grip Warning” function which replicates the indications on traction control operation for maximum visibility and provides information in real time on your riding performance with relation to the road surface conditions. A dedicated indicator light warns in the event of excessive use of available grip. Thanks to the synergistic use of gyroscopes and the information coming from the vehicle, the smartphone becomes a sophisticated instrument to measure the lean angle in turns thanks to algorithms developed specifically for the new Moto Guzzi. The limit thresholds can be set both for lean angle as well as vehicle and engine speed. When these limits are exceeded the relative indicator lights will come on or the virtual dashboard will flash.

FULL RANGE OF ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES-


The new V9s can be widely customised from the vast range of genuine Moto Guzzi accessories. Moto Guzzi designs and engineers the parts that undergo strict testing cycles, like any other original motorcycle component, in order to ensure quality and reliability. They are perfectly interchangeable with standard parts and allow for easy restoration of the motorcycle to its original state. They are rigorously approved and thus totally “street legal”, allowing you to customise your bike without voiding the warranty.

The more classic style of the V9 Roamer is customisable with a range of accessories for tourism, such as the set of leather saddlebags and a single bag (always in leather) to be fitted on a dedicated chrome luggage rack. There is also the protective fairing, a twin seat with gel inserts and a set of additional lights for the ultimate in ride comfort. There is a wide range of choice of parts in special high-quality aluminium billet, including the tank cap with lock, grips, brake and clutch levers, the covers of the rider and passenger footrests, the gear and rear brake pedals and the pair of rear-view mirrors. Another feature is the authority-approved exhaust unit that makes the sound of the new 850 twin-cylinder even more attractive.

The more essential style of the V9 Bobber deserves a range of specific accessories. The most prominent of these include the rider seat (with option to mount the passenger portion, if necessary), which makes the lines of the rear even lighter. Moto Guzzi has designed an authority-approved sportier exhaust system for the V9 Bobber with the total black look and deep sound. There are many details in aluminium billet that add more charm and exclusivity, but there are also practical accessories, also for the city, such as the urban style fairing and luggage sets, which blend very well with the design of the V9 Bobber.

COLOUR-VERSIONS-


The Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer is available in two different colour variants, both with a glossy finish: Giallo Solare with black inserts; Bianco Classico with red; Rosso Rubino with a pearl white graphic on the tank and on the mudguards.




 

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9990 USD

ENGINE
Type 90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity 853 cc
Maximum power 55 HP (40.44 kW) @ 6,250 rpm
Maximum torque 45.7 ft. lb. (62 Nm) @ 3.000 rpm
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda oxygen probe

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive Shaft Drive
Clutch 170 mm diameter single disc with integrated flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame ALS steel twin tube cradle frame
Front suspension Traditional fork, 40 mm diameter
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Brake system Brembo with Dual channel Continental ABS system
Front brake stainless steel floating disc 320 mm diameter, Brembo four-piston calipers
(ABS standard)
Rear brake stainless steel floating disc 260 mm diameter, two-piston calipers (ABS standard)
Wheels Aluminum alloy
Front wheel 19″ with 100/90 – R19
Rear wheel 16″ with 150/80 – R16
ABS Standard

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 57.3 in. (1,465 mm)
Length 88.1 in (2,240 mm)
Height 45.8 in (1,165 mm)
Saddle height 29.5 in (750 mm)
Curb weight 438 lbs. (199 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4 gal. (1.05 gal. reserve) 15 l (4 lt. reserve)



 


 

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $11090 CDN

ENGINE
Type 90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity 853 cc
Maximum power 55 HP (40.44 kW) @ 6,250 rpm
Maximum torque 45.7 ft. lb. (62 Nm) @ 3.000 rpm
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda oxygen probe

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive Shaft Drive
Clutch 170 mm diameter single disc with integrated flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame ALS steel twin tube cradle frame
Front suspension Traditional fork, 40 mm diameter
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Brake system Brembo with Dual channel Continental ABS system
Front brake stainless steel floating disc 320 mm diameter, Brembo four-piston calipers
(ABS standard)
Rear brake stainless steel floating disc 260 mm diameter, two-piston calipers (ABS standard)
Wheels Aluminum alloy
Front wheel 19″ with 100/90 – R19
Rear wheel 16″ 150/80 – R16
ABS Standard

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 57.3 in. (1,465 mm)
Length 88.1 in (2,240 mm)
Height 45.8 in (1,165 mm)
Saddle height 29.5 in (750 mm)
Curb weight 438 lbs. (199 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4 gal. (1.05 gal. reserve) 15 l (4 lt. reserve)




 

2017 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE
Type 90° V-twin 4-stroke
Capacity 853 cc
Maximum power 55 HP (40.44 kW) @ 6,250 rpm
Maximum torque 45.7 ft. lb. (62 Nm) @ 3.000 rpm
Fuel system Weber-Marelli electronic fuel injection.
Exhaust system stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with double lambda oxygen probe

TRANSMISSION
Gearbox 6 speeds with final overdrive
Final drive Shaft Drive
Clutch 170 mm diameter single disc with integrated flexible couplings

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Frame ALS steel twin tube cradle frame
Front suspension Traditional fork, 40 mm diameter
Rear suspension swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload.
Brake system Brembo with Dual channel Continental ABS system
Front brake stainless steel floating disc 320 mm diameter, Brembo four-piston calipers
(ABS standard)
Rear brake stainless steel floating disc 260 mm diameter, two-piston calipers (ABS standard)
Wheels Aluminum alloy
Front wheel 19″ with 100/90 – R19
Rear wheel 16″ 150/80 – R16
ABS Standard

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 57.3 in. (1,465 mm)
Length 88.1 in (2,240 mm)
Height 45.8 in (1,165 mm)
Saddle height 29.5 in (750 mm)
Curb weight 438 lbs. (199 Kg)
Fuel tank capacity 4 gal. (1.05 gal. reserve) 15 l (4 lt. reserve)


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