Once again, Italian engineering on two wheels is back on the roads with a bang! This time it is taking the form of the beastly, heavy, but stylish Moto Guzzi MGX-21, which is the latest bike in the touring market.
After a wait that seemed like an entire lifetime for Italian machine enthusiasts like you and I, Moto Guzzi has just released more photos and information about their newest kid on the block. Sure enough, the MGX-21 will be hitting the showrooms very soon!
Even though the MGX didn’t impress many the first time it made its appearance, a lot has changed since then. Today, we can now confirm that this motorcycle model is such a great choice for lovers of touring bikes. In fact, we can’t wait for an actual road trip atop the MGX-21!
MGX is a model of large touring motorbikes powered by Guzzi’s 1380cc, 90-degree transverse V-twin engine -- the largest to have ever been made in Europe -- that outputs 97 horsepower and 121Nm in torque. In addition to giving the machine a complete ride-by- wire throttle management, the Euro 4-compliant engine also comes in 3 riding modes: the Veloce for maximum power and response; the Turismo for the smoothest and laid back power delivery; as well as the Pioggia for scaled-back power output excellent in low-grip riding surfaces.
This MGX-21 also comes with a 2-channel ABS; a better-developed traction control system equipped with 3 levels of intervention as well as a cruise control mechanism. Display on the instrument panel is monochromatic dot-matrix, alongside with a USB, a Bluetooth-enabled music player and LED DRLs. A great deal of carbonfibre also completes this part: the front mudguard, fuel tank panels, side pannier covers, as well as the engine cover. What’s more, the bike has a large 21-inch carbon-covered front wheel for high stability; forward-positioned footrests; a low, 740mm seat height; high handlebars. The bike also has an allowance for installing a carbon cover in place of the passenger seat.
With a double-cradle steel-tube chassis that uses much wider tubes and strong reinforcing plates, the new MGX is even stiffer, getting rid of excessive vibrations from the elastic-kinematic engine mounting system. The MGX-21 weighs 341 kilos dry and has a 20.5-liter fuel tank.