Moto Guzzi will release its limited-run V9 Bobber Special Edition next year which is distinguished by a ‘dark look’ colour scheme and extra exterior niceties.
Pricing for the Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber Special Edition has yet to be confirmed although it will most likely check in above the current V9 Bobber Centenario that is now on sale from $19,330 rideaway.
Unique to the Special Edition is a two-tone black-and-grey colour scheme, a billet aluminium fuel cap, bar-end mirrors and a black slip-on exhaust tip.
The V9 Bobber is motivated by the same 48kW/73Nm 850cc V-twin engine as before, and features the new digital instrument cluster, LED lighting with daytime-running lights, aluminium side panels and short front guard that debuted in 2021.
Currently, Moto Guzzi offers three models, with the V9 Bobber joining the smaller-capacity V7 ($18,630) and adventure touring V85 TT ($22,730) and V85 TT Travel ($24,730).
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will next year launch locally as the fourth model in its range, with the all-new sports tourer expected to be released in two variants sometime in spring.
The Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello will be joined by a higher-spec Mandello S variant that benefits from equipment such as Ohlins semi-active suspension, an up/down quickshifter, heated grips, a 5.0-inch TFT dash and cornering lights.
Motivating the V100 Mandello is a new 1042cc twin-cylinder engine that generates 84kW and 104Nm, sending drive to the rear wheel via a single-sided swingarm.
The Italian sports tourer also features a six-axis IMU to provide advanced traction control and cornering ABS that can be tailored via four rider modes, Travel, Sport, Rain and Road.
Notably, the Moto Guzzi V100 Mandello debuts a new active aerodynamics system that sees wind deflectors on either side of the 17.5-litre tank adjust automatically to optimise wind protection.
INFO MOTO also understands that Moto Guzzi is developing a new model based on the same platform as its soon-to-launch V100 Mandello sports tourer.
A new variant built on Moto Guzzi’s all-new platform, which packages an 84kW/104Nm 1042cc twin-cylinder engine with shaft drive, would most likely take the shape of an adventure tourer (somewhere between sports tourer and adventure bike), with taller suspension, upright bars, increased wind protection and likely a 19-inch front wheel.
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