new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Sport
version, a bike which presents specific aesthetic and mechanical details, was
presented at the 76th edition
of the International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan,
Italy from November 6 to November 11, 2018.
The special dedicated colour
scheme, a brand new orange, covers the fuel tank and also extends to the
aluminium side panels, thereby mixing with the V9 Bobber's matte total black
look. The dark shades characterizes the engine cooling fins, the fuel cap in
billet aluminium, the headlight frame and the instrument cluster graphics. The
new V9 Bobber Sport stands out also for its lowered single-seat saddle which,
combined perfectly with the usual low drag bar supported by lower risers, leads
to a more accentuated “low ride” position. Frame and suspension qualities,
riding pleasure and easy handling are enhanced by the Öhlins shock absorbers,
adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic compression and rebound. Furthermore
its slip-on exhaust pipes are offered in matte black with an aluminium bottom.
On display for the first time
in its definitive version during the 2018 Moto Guzzi Open House edition, the V85 TT is ready to make its debut on
the market. And does so dressed up like a pure “traveller”, equipped with
aluminum bags installed on the chassis frame and engine guard. This “Classic
Enduro” can count on a new bi-cylinder 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc, which
has 80 hp of maximum power and 80 Nm torque. Its suspension system - which
offers a very generous wheel travel - along with spoke wheels as well as
semi-knobby tyre underline the adventure soul of this exclusive motorcycle developed
by Moto Guzzi.
The V7 III Stone MY19 also made its debut at the show. V7 is one of the
most celebrated and well-known Moto Guzzi models. From 2009 it has also been
the brand's most sold model and it constitutes the entry level bike in the Moto
Guzzi world. The V7 III family is made up of seven versions: the “patriarchs”
Stone, Special and Racer were joined in quick succession by V7 III Rough, V7
III Milano and V7 III Carbon. V7 III Limited, made in only 500 numbered units,
represents the most recent news in a range which, for 2019, offers aesthetic
upgrades on the V7 III Stone, available from next spring globally also in the
“Night Pack” variation, characterised by full LED lights and new specific
The V7 III confirms its status
as one of the most accessible and sleekest motorcycles. On the other hand, the
metal fuel tank has not changed, with its 21-litre capacity and style inspired,
as always, by the one on the magnificent 1971 V7 Sport. Further elements of
popular style concern the injector covers and side fairings with their sleek
shape. Each of the V7 III versions has a dedicated saddle with brand new
graphics and coverings. V7 III Stone, Rough and Carbon adopt a single circular
instrument display, in line with their image as essential motorcycles. The
Special, Racer and Milano versions, on the other hand, have a second circular
display for the rev counter. The speedometer has an analogue dial, while all
other information is contained in the digital box: odometer, partial and daily
trip (resets automatically eight hours after being switched off), trip time,
instantaneous and average consumption, air temperature, average speed and the
MGCT (traction control) level, as well as the engaged gear indicator, for which
the minimum and maximum rpm value can be adjusted by the user.
There are many excellent twin
cylinder engines in the world, but there is only one transversal V and it is
the Moto Guzzi twin. The changes introduced a year ago also concerned the high
part of the engine, with entirely new cylinder heads, pistons and cylinders in
aluminium with respect to the V7 II, although the bore and stroke, and
therefore the engine displacement, are the same, a choice that confirms V7 III
as an entry-level range of motorcycles into the Moto Guzzi world. As per
tradition, the timing is controlled by a pushrod and rockers system with 2
valves per cylinder, but arranged in an inclined position (more efficient) in
the head. The fuel system is entrusted to a single-body Marelli electronic injection
system managed by an electronic control unit. The exhaust system is complete
with dual pipe manifolds that help to improve thermal insulation. With the
auxiliary air system intake in the heads, combined with the trivalent catalytic
converter, the double lambda probe and the engine design, the Moto Guzzi twin
750 complies with the Euro 4 standard.
Maximum power reaches 52 HP at
6,200 rpm, whereas maximum torque measures in at 60 Nm at 4,900 rpm, with a
truly flat torque curve that promise ease of use combined, as always, with that
typical character and quick response of a Moto Guzzi engine. The V7 III has an ABS braking system and an
adjustable MGCT (Moto Guzzi Traction Control) system that can also be disabled.
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