Moto Guzzi V9 bikes set to roar on Indian roads:
Prices start @ Rs. 13.6 Lakh
Italian premium brand of bikes, Moto Guzzi, recently launched three premium bikes viz. Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber, Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer and Moto Guzzi MGX-21 in India. The price of both the V9s is Rs. 13.6 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) whereas that of MGX-21 is Rs. 27.78 lakh. Piaggio’s Motoplex showrooms in Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi have the privilege to retail these bikes in India.
The Moto Guzzi V9 range consists of twin bikes - the Bobber and Roamer. Both these well-built Moto Guzzi bikes are city cruisers which are light and agile. Another variant, MGX-21, belongs to 'Bagger' segment which is nothing but a tourer.
The story of twins- Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber & Roamer:
The Moto Guzzi Bobber and Moto Guzzi Roamer use the same platform which comprises of the same engine and chassis. An 850 cc V transverse engine that powers both the V9 twins, puts out 54 bhp of power and a 61 Nm peak of torque. Both these bikes have 6-speed gearbox as standard and send the power to the rear wheel via a drive-shaft.
Moto Guzzi MGX 21: The blend of Italian taste and American styling!
According to Moto Guzzi, MGX 21 is a perfect combo of the Italian taste and American style! The letters MGX stand for Moto Guzzi eXperimental and the number 21 represents the year 1921, in which the first motorcycle rolled out from company's Mandello del Lario plant. MGX 21 is often nicknamed as 'the Flying Fortress'!
MGX 21 enters the 'Bagger' (tourer) segment of the market which is mainly dominated by Indian Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson. The bike features an all-black theme with carbon-fibre finish for its tank and fenders. In addition, MGX-21 has a large sculpted head with double curved windshield.
The power for MGX 21 comes from a 1380 cc, 90-degree transverse-mounted V-Twin, 4-valve, air and oil cooled engine. This engine develops 96 Bhp of power and 120 Nm of torque. Furthermore, it has advanced features like electronic fuel injection, Ride-by-Wire technology, and cruise control with 3 selectable power maps & kinematic support. The bike has a 6-speed gearbox with 6th gear being an overdrive. It transmits power to rear wheel thru’ the drive shaft.
Moto Guzzi MGX-21: Equipment
In addition, this bike comes with a number of electronics controls like dual-channel ABS and adjustable traction control which can be disabled. Furthermore, it has a sophisticated infotainment system which includes a stereo and intercom. Braking duties are carried out by the Dual 320 mm floating discs at front and 282 mm single disc at rear.