FIRST LOOK: 2016 Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber

Guzzi “scrambles” into the new year starting with two mid-size cruisers.

2016 V9 Bobber©Motorcyclist

In celebration of their 95th anniversary, Moto Guzzi has announced that we can expect to see a number of brand new motorcycles making a debut at the upcoming EICMA 2015 show next week. While details on those new releases are being kept under wraps for now, the Italian maker is giving us an early look at the new Guzzi V9 Bobber, one of two models targeting the medium-sized custom cruiser market.

Moto Guzzi's one-off prototype "slim bagger" called MGX-21 will be in production for 2016.©Motorcyclist

The V9 Bobber (pictured here) and another V9 called the Roamer are powered by a new 850cc V-twin engine with shaft drive. Guzzi also informs us that the radical "slim bagger" called MGX-21 which made its first appearance as a one-off prototype at EICMA one year ago (see First Look at EICMA 2014), will now be part of the 2016 lineup.

And finally, Moto Guzzi will be joining the scrambler segment with the new V7 II Stornello, reprising the name and style of the original Stornello of the 1960s and 1970s with knobby tires and high exhaust.

No specifications, price or availability dates have been released yet, but with EICMA 2015 just days away, information on these and more new 2016 models will be posted here soon.