V9 Roamer: The Bobber’s Glitzier Relation
Guzzi’s new V9 family begins with two closely related models, the other being the Roamer. This shares the 853-cc engine and most chassis parts, but is a much shinier cruiser that follows a long line of colourful, chrome-plated V-twins; including the Florida, Nevada, and Bellagio.
With its bright red or yellow paint and chrome on parts, including the handlebar, exhaust, and shock springs, the Roamer has a much more upbeat look, and shares the Bobber’s generally good build quality. Its slightly higher handlebar gives a fractionally more upright riding position but the main difference is the larger-diameter front wheel, which has a narrow 100/90-19 tyre instead of the Bobber’s 130/60-16 one.
That’s likely to give slightly slower steering and reduced wet-weather grip, but performance in other respects should be virtually identical. As will be the price in most markets.
If you want more chrome then get the V9 Roamer instead, which is blinged out quite well