Moto Guzzi , the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, has rolled out three new motorcycles in the Indian market – MGX-21, V9 Bobber and V9 Roamer. While the MGX-21 comes as a premium offering at Rs 27.78 lakh, the V9 Bobber and Roamer are priced at Rs 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). All these bikes will be available at the Motoplex dealerships in Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi. The Piaggio-owned bikemaker is already selling five motorcycles in the country – California Touring Custom, California Touring 1400, ElDorado, Audace and Griso SE.
Commenting on the launch, Stefano Pelle, managing director and CEO, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (PVPL), said, “It is a proud moment for us at the Piaggio Group as we bring to India these exclusive bikes from Moto Guzzi. Their launch in India coincides with the 95th anniversary of the brand. We aim to reach out to patrons in India across all segments with our diverse product range from Vespa, Aprilia and now Moto Guzzi at varied price points.”
The Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and Roamer first broke cover at the 2015 EICMA, and made their India debut at this year’s Auto Expo. Both the bikes source their power from a new 850cc V-twin engine that’s good enough for 54bhp and 62Nm of torque. This power motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox, and complies with the Euro-IV emission norms. Moto Guzzi is offering a wide range of accessories with these two motorcycles. For braking purpose, there are dual-channel ABS and traction control. While the V9 Roamer comes fitted with 19-inch front and 16-inch rear tyres, the V9 Bobber gets 16-inch tyres at the front.
On the other hand, the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 comes with a 1,380cc V-twin engine and features ride-by-wire accelerator, ABS, cruise control and adjustable traction. Popularly known as ‘Flying Fortress’, the MGX-21 has sporty black shade with carbon fibre finish on fenders and tank. First previewed in its concept avatar at the 2014 EICMA, the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 will face a close competition from Indian Motorcycles and Harley-Davidson offerings.