MotoGuzzi V9 and MGX-21 launched in India

Editor@Throttle|Updated: October 27, 2016 9:05

Piaggio-owned Italian motorcycle marque, Moto Guzzi today introduced three new motorcycles to its Indian line-up - the V9 Bobber, V9 Roamer and the MGX-21 cruiser. While both the V9 twins have been priced at ₹ 13.60 lakh, the classic Bagger-style MGX 21 will retail at ₹ 27.78 lakh (all ex-showroom, Pune). The bikes will be retailed via Piaggio's Motoplex showrooms in Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi. The new bikes will join the already exotic lineup which currently includes - the Audace, ElDorado, California Touring 1400, California Touring Custom and Griso SE.


The new V9 range comprises of two motorcycles - the Bobber and the Roamer. The bikes were first seen in India at the 2016 Auto Expo, where the company announced its plan to launch the bikes in India in the second half of 2016. Like other Moto Guzzi's both the models will arrive in India taking the CBU route. The bikes are built on the same platform and thus use the same chassis and engine, which is a transversely mounted 850cc twin cylinder, Euro 4 engine that churns out a maximum of 54bhp and develops a peak torque of 61Nm. Power is sent to a rear wheel via a shaft, while the transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox as standard.


The Moto Guzzi MGX 21, on the other hand, has all the character of a classic bagger motorcycle. Known by its nickname 'Flying Fortress,' the MGX-21 is the newest offering from the iconic brand and marks Moto Guzzi's entry into the Bagger segment of the market  and comes in an all-black shade with a carbon fibre-like finish on the tank and fenders. Powering this massive beast is a 90-degree transverse-mounted V-Twin from the California 1400. The 1380cc engine churns out a maximum of 96bhp and develops a peak torque of 120Nm. The bike is also equipped with a host of electronics that includes - ABS, adjustable traction control which can also be disabled, the Ride-by-Wire accelerator and cruise control.


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