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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2022, 09:57:34 AM »
That's one nice looking modern Moto Guzzi!! :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool: :smiley: :thumb:



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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2022, 10:18:33 AM »
Looks like an old Honda tank, better looking.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2022, 02:49:16 PM »
But did they make the gas tank bigger.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2022, 02:49:16 PM »

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2022, 04:16:08 PM »
Looks like an old Honda tank, better looking.

What Honda tank?  Iíll concede a similarity to the Triumph Hurricane tank, but Honda?

No they didnít make it bigger, nor do they need to.  The bike isnít aimed at the huge mile munching crowd, though as someone who has road v9 for thousands of miles a crack, it will happily do so. The tank as it is, is good for a hair under 200 miles, maybe even two hundred, I didnít want to run out so I canít say exactly. But 48 to 55 mpg gets one right up there with a 4 gallon tank.

But Iíll give you, if youíre crossing the American south west and donít want to pay attention to when you last bought gas, a v7 would be a better fit,  But even then, 7 gallons will leave you stranded if you donít pay attention.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2022, 05:35:14 PM »
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2022, 06:18:01 AM »
I could never really get past the tank on the V9's so I do like that. Ive not ever ridden one, but did sit on one. At 6'3" tall and 250 lbs, it felt like a good size. Not as big as my cali stone, but bigger then the V7. Wonder if the tank will move over the the other V9 models, if they have any.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2022, 06:25:18 AM »
Are you guys high?

Itís the same v9 tank they started with!

Paint doesnít actually change the molecular structure off steel.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2022, 07:17:56 AM »
Are you guys high?

Itís the same v9 tank they started with!

Paint doesnít actually change the molecular structure off steel.

^^^^ this  ^^^^
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2022, 07:19:26 AM »
I sometimes have a hard time keeping up, and certainly have not been paying attention - but do the latest V7's and the V9's share the same powertrain ?
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2022, 09:51:58 AM »
Are you guys high?

Itís the same v9 tank they started with!

Paint doesnít actually change the molecular structure off steel.

Is it really? Im guessing the colors, and angle of the pictures look like its a different tank. Not the first time my eyes have played tricks on me. Thought it was strange to change it at such a late date in the models life span.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2022, 11:20:44 AM »
I sometimes have a hard time keeping up, and certainly have not been paying attention - but do the latest V7's and the V9's share the same powertrain ?

Same powertrain,  but guzzi specs the V9 as hitting peak torque at 5000 rpm fwiw. Lower than the V7 @ 6800 rpm.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2022, 06:04:38 PM »
 I test rode a Bobber a couple of years ago and I really liked it. I especially liked the Bobber Sport with the Ohlins suspension. But then I got back on my 02 Cali Special Sport to go home and I realized just how similar they are. I'ld love to have a new bike but I'll just keep my big block.

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2022, 03:26:30 PM »
Are you guys high?

Itís the same v9 tank they started with!

Paint doesnít actually change the molecular structure off steel.

You assume they aren't putting uranium in the paint. 

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2022, 03:51:21 PM »
QUOTE:  What Honda tank?  Iíll concede a similarity to the Triumph Hurricane tank, but Honda?

C'mon now...the iconic and legendary Triumph Hurricane!! :thumb: :bow: :cool: :boozing: :smiley: :wink:




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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2022, 03:57:11 PM »
The V9 joins the list of Guzzi's that don't make sense to me, like the Griso, and I owned a Tenni green Griso. I fail to see the market for the V9 even if I like it. The market for the V9 seems to be this: those that will pay a premium for a beautiful, old-looking, slow and light motorcycle with shaft drive, but don't want the better looking V7. Best case scenario the V9 eats into V7 sales.  Worst case scenario the V7 eats into V9 sales.

Fun fact: in 2021 Honda sold about 100x more new motorcycles in North America than Moto Guzzi did. 
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2022, 07:52:03 PM »
The V9 joins the list of Guzzi's that don't make sense to me, like the Griso, and I owned a Tenni green Griso. I fail to see the market for the V9 even if I like it. The market for the V9 seems to be this: those that will pay a premium for a beautiful, old-looking, slow and light motorcycle with shaft drive, but don't want the better looking V7.

    I personally don't consider the V9s or V7s old looking, or slow. They are classically styled bikes with excellent build quality. Not like these modern insectoid looking bikes from some of their competitors. Ya, they're not the fastest bike in the neighborhood but they are deceptively quick. They aren't track bikes but you'll never be left behind on regular street  riding. Long distance interstate travel isn't their forte. Best to stick to state highways and B roads.

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2022, 08:03:21 PM »
Well, it's not as ugly as the Navada or that gawd awful strato-batman what the **** ever  :grin:
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2022, 08:06:37 PM »
Long distance interstates are perfectly fine on a v9.    I agree, they aren't purpose built to eat interstate in the way a Goldwing or similar is.    However, they are purposely built to do just about everything well enough (I assume the v7 850s are too).   I have traveled hundreds of miles a crack, on the slab, on my v9, and it was perfectly happy, and so was I.    One caveat, I did upgrade the suspension, which made it a much better bike, in my opinion.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2022, 08:09:49 PM »
I don't know man, are you sure you want to say that?

There are plenty of folks on this board who own and really like their MGx and Nevada's.       I mean, if we were sitting around a camp fire, with a group and there were a couple Nevada riders there, would you still say that out loud?
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2022, 08:27:05 PM »
I don't know man, are you sure you want to say that?

There are plenty of folks on this board who own and really like their MGx and Nevada's.       I mean, if we were sitting around a camp fire, with a group and there were a couple Nevada riders there, would you still say that out loud?

Absolutely!  And I'm still looking foreword to naming my next polyp after you.  :thumb: :laugh:
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2022, 06:43:44 AM »
The V9 joins the list of Guzzi's that don't make sense to me, like the Griso, and I owned a Tenni green Griso. I fail to see the market for the V9 even if I like it. The market for the V9 seems to be this: those that will pay a premium for a beautiful, old-looking, slow and light motorcycle with shaft drive, but don't want the better looking V7. Best case scenario the V9 eats into V7 sales.  Worst case scenario the V7 eats into V9 sales.

Fun fact: in 2021 Honda sold about 100x more new motorcycles in North America than Moto Guzzi did.

1. Guzzis don't make sense in a mass marketing McDonald's kinda way - that's why most of us are here.

2. "premium" - ? - Really, I bought 3 of my 4 at a pretty steep discount, but even then if I compared the MSRP to other brands they were always competitive.

3. The subjective "old-looking" or "slow" is just that, subjective and relative and well, again since similar to competition mostly irrelevant. The look and feel and other characteristics are what attract those who buy.

4. The Honda comment is just completely irrelevant. I don't think even Piaggio has any intention of Guzzi being a Honda. Who gives a crap what Honda sells? It's once a decade that they build ANYTHING that even remotely interests me and they've never seen a dime of my money on a new bike. Vive la difference

And seriously if I wasn't at max occupancy on the garage I'd have bought a V9 by now. It IS different from the V7 in ergos and it WAS different in engine feel (that might be changed I haven't ridden the EU5 version of the 9 yet, but the earlier version was BETTER than the V7 for me).

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2022, 07:53:47 AM »
Just a bit of prospective:  several years ado when the V9 came out it was ion direct response from the English importers who convinced Guzzi to make that bike and motor combo-this is according to both BIKE and MSL (Motorcycle Sport and Leisure) British publications.

Most of you lads realize our own M Herson scribes for one of those-correct?  Monthly.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2022, 08:07:18 AM »
Most of you lads realize our own M Herson scribes for one of those-correct?  Monthly.

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2022, 08:11:02 AM »
Kev:  That is a great perspective and explains the Guzzi lover very well.  You can get a 20 year old big 4 600 4 cylinder with 100hp or more for a few thousand dollars.  That bike would certainly out perform any guzzi on the spec sheet.  But, as you said, we are here for something that you don't see coming at you in the other lane very often.  I find it is always fun on that rare occasion to pull into a place where there is another Guzzi.  We always find each other pretty fast.  As to reliability, my 2015 and this 2020 have been very reliable, better than some other better known brands I have owned.  Yes "viva la difference."
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2022, 10:06:09 AM »
Are you guys high?

Itís the same v9 tank they started with!

Paint doesnít actually change the molecular structure off steel.
I fell for the same thing, I really thought it was not the same tank.
Although strikingly similar, I thought it was a bit different around the front and slightly more bulbous. Iíll defer to your  greater knowledge though Chad, since you actually have spent more time with a V9 than me.
Also you are totally correct, the paint does not change the molecular construction off the steel, but I think the respondents were referring more to the apparent shape.

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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2022, 10:53:05 AM »
Wishing I would have bought a V9 sport when I had the chance.  Didn't have the cash at the time and was not willing to part with anything. 
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2022, 11:15:22 AM »
The picture is deceiving as light & being a copy you cant see the sharp ridge on the tank. Sorry if I peed in your corn flakes Chad.
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Re: 2023 V9 Bobber SE...
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2022, 06:15:47 PM »
1. Guzzis don't make sense in a mass marketing McDonald's kinda way - that's why most of us are here.

2. "premium" - ? - Really, I bought 3 of my 4 at a pretty steep discount, but even then if I compared the MSRP to other brands they were always competitive.

3. The subjective "old-looking" or "slow" is just that, subjective and relative and well, again since similar to competition mostly irrelevant. The look and feel and other characteristics are what attract those who buy.

4. The Honda comment is just completely irrelevant. I don't think even Piaggio has any intention of Guzzi being a Honda. Who gives a crap what Honda sells? It's once a decade that they build ANYTHING that even remotely interests me and they've never seen a dime of my money on a new bike. Vive la difference

And seriously if I wasn't at max occupancy on the garage I'd have bought a V9 by now. It IS different from the V7 in ergos and it WAS different in engine feel (that might be changed I haven't ridden the EU5 version of the 9 yet, but the earlier version was BETTER than the V7 for me).

Agree 100%. I bought a V9 because I think the V7 looks bland. The V9 also seems to have a different power curve having ridden both back to back before purchasing a couple years back. You can put miles on the V9. Hell, as ADVRider shows, you can put miles on anything. I've done multiple day trips and my plan is to do two in 2023, especially now that I have HB bags.

People don't cross shop Honda when buying a Moto Guzzi. I didn't.

I also don't get the suspension comments; I've taken mine through some twisties and so long as you keep the momentum up, it does quite well.
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