Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

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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 V9 Roamer on board comfort is enhanced by a riding position with ergonomics designed to maintain an active and erect posture, therefore ideal for taking full advantage of the chassis architecture, at the same time guaranteeing space and comfort even for taller riders. Rider and passenger sit comfortably astride a long saddle: characterised by soft padding that is highlighted by the stitching and enhanced by the Moto Guzzi logo in grey threaded stitching. The new pair of rear shock absorbers, now with 99 mm stroke, let you travel more comfortably even when riding two-up and introduce easier preload cam adjustment. The height off the ground of just 818 mm and the raised chromium handlebar, easy to grip, give every rider a comfortable ride and make it easy to control the vehicle at a standstill, as well as adding to the feeling in dynamic riding. In line with its touring spirit, the MY 18 V9 Roamer comes standard with a new top fairing that combines stylistic elegance and aerodynamic protection. 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 genuine accessories designed for travel, such as the larger windscreen, the brand new luggage rack with removable backrest and the set of dedicated panniers.

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.

Verde Nobile
RRP£8,699
Grigio Elegenza
RRP£8,699

Engine Type

90 V-twin, 4-stroke, 2-valves per cylinder

Displacement CC

853.0

Bore X Stroke

84 x 77 mm

Compression Ratio

10.5: 1

Max Power Output

40.44 kW (55 HP) at 6,250 rpm

Max Torque

62 Nm at 3,000 rpm

Fuel Tank Capacity

15 L

Starter

electric

Transmission Type

6 speeds

Dimensions LxWxH

2240 mm x 865 mm x 1165 mm

Seat Height

818 mm

Kerb Weight

199 kg

Tyre Size Front

100/90 - 19 (130/90 - 16)

Tyre Size Rear

150/80 - 16 (150/80 B 16)

Brakes Type Front

stainless steel floating disc, 320 mm Brembo opposed four-piston callipers

Brakes Type Rear

stainless steel floating disc, 260 mm Brembo opposed two-piston callipers