The MGX-21 is a concept cruiser motorcycle that is likely to go into production by the end of this year and has been patented in India, hinting towards a possible future launch.
Moto Guzzi unveiled the MGX-21 concept at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan last year that brought the Italian flair and some retro cool American muscle in a beautifully crafted design. With the concept having been given the green light to be put it into production, the Piaggio owned bike maker has patented the MGX-21 in India hinting towards a possible launch in the future. Moto Guzzi already retails the California 1400 in India with which the MGX-21 shares several components.
A bodacious design, the MGX-21 stands for ‘Moto Guzzi eXperimental’ and 21 refers to the 21-inch in diameter front wheel made out of carbon fibre that we can only hope makes it to production. The styling brings forth several new elements like the large and beefy cowl at the front while the Vespa inspired fenders at the rear look cool. The power cruiser concept gets finished with carbon fibre components, a matte black paint job and red highlights that look stunning.
In terms of power, the production spec Moto Guzzi MGX-21 will use the same 1380cc, 90-degree, V-Twin engine found on the California tuned to produce 96 HP at 6500 RPM and 120 Nm of torque at 2750 RPM. Little is known about the other mechanicals of the bike but are sure to come from Moto Guzzi’s existing parts bin. We dread the carbon fibre elements won’t be making it to the version production, but the manufacturer could certainly offer them later as a special edition model if not as optional accessories.
In addition, the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 could also get a new nameplate and the production model is expected to be revealed by the end of this year, possibly at the EICMA show. While the Italian manufacturer has filed for the patent of its concept in India, there is no confirmation of the timeline of the launch. However, given the stupendous success of Indian Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson and Triumph in the country, Moto Guzzi should consider the domestic market more seriously.