Bobbers are part and parcel of the specials scene now, and it’s the case that the major manufacturers have been producing these retro-styled factor specials for the last few years.
In the December issue, we will be having a go on the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber – so we figured it prudent to show you this 2019 take on the base model: this is the V9 Bobber Sport. Guzzi says that the Sport gives the basic Bobber a more aggressive, racing-style, drawing inspiration from the flat-track racers that originated the Bobber phenomenon.
On paper the Sport has a lower seat height, gorgeous twin Ohlins shocks, a slip-on end-can for more sound and updated aesthetics, including a solo-only single seat vibe…
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We won’t say too much about our ride on the current version as that’s coming in the December issue – but we like the fact that the lovely Swedish shocks are propping up the rear-end of this version and come with adjustment for spring preload, rebound and compression, which we think will add big time to the overall riding feel of this Bobber.
At its heart is still that unmistakeable and design classic 850cc, longitudinally-mounted 90-degree V-twin. Again, it is style and function here, with matt black and aluminium details to make this motor stand out. It wants to be heard, too, thanks to that raucous but legal slip-on silencer. For more on the retro Moto Guzzi range, go to: www.motoguzzi.com/uk_EN/
AND don’t forget – if you’re the lucky owner of a true, classic Moto Guzzi then you really need to join the club! The Moto Guzzi Club GB is one of the busiest and friendliest in the country. They hold regular rallies across the UK and Europe, have their own members’ magazine and can help with any technical queries on these lovely machines. For more go to: www.motoguzziclub.co.uk and check them out on social media.