Moto Guzzi’s V9 naked bike is expected to return to local showrooms this year in the form of the Bobber Centenario special edition.
For 2021, the V9 Bobber is fitted with a 48kW/73Nm 850cc V-twin engine, and gains a new digital instrument cluster, LED lighting with daytime-running lights, aluminium side panels and a short front guard.
The Moto Guzzi V9 has not been available locally for some time, however, INFO MOTO understands that it will return with the 2021 V7 and V85 TT Centenario editions later this year.
Distinguishing the Centenario variants is a unique colour scheme with a satin-finished metal fuel tank, green accents and brown leather seat.
The special editions celebrate Moto Guzzi’s 100th anniversary, with the design reminiscent of the brand’s grand prix racebikes from the 1950s.
As previously reported, the V85 TT adventure bike received updates for 2021, including an upgraded engine and enhanced electronics suite.
The new Moto Guzzi V85 TT will also be distinguished by three new graphics options, dubbed Nero Etna, Giallo Mohave and Rosso Uluru.
Meanwhile, the higher-spec V85 TT Travel continues in an exclusive Sabbia Namib colourway.
The V85 TT retains a familiar 853cc 90-degree V-twin, although changes have been made for greater torque at “low and medium rpm”.
Said changes include optimised lifting of the pushrod and rockers, and tweaks to the engine control electronics.
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