2020 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber 850/Roamer 850

Classic Guzzi architecture clothed in cruiser style.

Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer 850 right side
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If you’re a fan of Guzzi’s popular V7 models but just wished for a bit more muscularity, power, and grunt, then the Italian marque’s new-ish V9 platform, introduced in 2016, might be the ticket. There are two separate models, the V9 Roamer and the V9 Bobber, both sporting a more laid-back cruiser aesthetic, and both powered by the V9-specific, 850cc transverse V engine paired with a six-speed transmission, and of course, shaft drive. The painted and chromed Roamer may be more colorful, and it also sports a 19-inch front wheel, while the Bobber rolls on two 16-inch wheels with a fatter hoop up front. The blacked-out V9 Bobber also differs from the V9 Roamer with its more crouched and sporty riding position thanks to a lower, drag-style handlebar and the different footpeg positioning.

2020 Moto Guzzi V9 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Our editors agreed that the V9s are “exceptionally user friendly, with an engine spec’d specifically for rideability. If you can ride a motorcycle, you will feel instantly instinctively at home on this motorcycle,” though they also thought the Bobber with the 16-inch front wheel handled slightly better in slow sharp-turning situations than the Roamer.

Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer 850 left side
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Moto Guzzi V9 Updates For 2020

For 2020, the V9 series retains both the Roamer and the Bobber, both returning unchanged this year save for different color options on each.

Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber 850 right side
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2020 Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer/Bobber Claimed Specifications

Price $11,090–$11,590
Engine Air-/oil-cooled, 90-degree V-twin; 2 valves/cyl.
Displacement 853cc
Bore x Stroke 84.0
Horsepower 55 hp @ 6,250 rpm
Torque 45.7 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Shaft
Seat Height 30.9 in. (Roamer)/31.5 in. (Bobber)
Rake 26.4°
Trail 4.9 in. (Roamer)/4.6 in. (Bobber)
Front Suspension 40mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in. travel
Rear Suspension Preload adjustable; 3.1-in. travel
Front Tire 100/90-19 (Roamer) / 130/90-16 (Bobber)
Rear Tire 150/80-16 (Roamer) / 150/80-16 (Bobber)
Wheelbase 57.6 in.
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gal.
Wet Weight 463 lb.
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