- Creature Comforts
- Decent Ground Clearance
- Heavy Front
- Confusing Button Setup
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Moto Guzzi MGX–21 Overview
The Moto Guzzi- MGX-21 made its debut in the year 2015 and now in 2017, Moto Guzzi has come out with a new MGX-21. Built on the California 1400 platform, the company says that the new MGX-21 is created to make you feel today what others may experience tomorrow. The MGX-21 is Moto Guzzi’s first step into the bagger fray and comes with carbon fiber body work with bright red highlights. The bike falls in the league of Triumph Rocket 3, Thunderbird LT, Indian Road master and Harley Davidson Heritage Classic, and is priced at about Rs. 30.75 Lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Moto Guzzi MGX–21 Engine & Transmission
This big and typical Italian cruiser comes with a 1400cc (1380cc to be exact), 4-stroke V 90 twin, 4-valve, dual ignition engine having a ride-by wire with 3 engine maps. The gearbox is 6-speed having a single dry plate with double coupling clutch. The consequence of these mechanics is astonishing; the engine produces 95bhp of power @ 6500rpm and 121Nm of torque @ 3000rpm. This Moto Guzzi is smaller than many other entries in the bagger league, yet never feels underpowered.
Moto Guzzi MGX–21 Mileage
If one is going for a Rs. 30 Lac motorcycle, one will obviously not be curious about the mileage but for the specs. The MGX-21 gives a mileage of 15kmpl with 20.5L fuel tank capacity and a reserve tank of 5L. One of the most important features on this bike, apart from the electronics like ABS, traction control, cruise control, self-cancelling indicators and Classic digital display, are the side bags that give the rider a good 58L of waterproof storage space; the bags are solid and can be locked with a key. The oversized 21-inch front tyre, along with the bright red Brembo calipers, gives an attractive appeal to the beast.
Moto Guzzi MGX–21 Performance and Handling
The power filled and torquey V-twin pulls well off the line with smooth and effortless power delivery. It’s said that the air flow over fairing is really nice, giving enough air to the body to it keep cool. The bike feels really smooth at highway speeds. You can ride according to your mood; you can cruise at the top gear or downshift gears to feel sporty and enter corners. The brakes on this bike are said to be a lot more than impressive, giving immense stopping like never before. All this stopping power is derived from a combination of front 320mm dual and rear 282mm stainless discs with Brembo brakes. The tag line, “Seducing the night,” does complete justice to the overall performance of the bike.