Piaggio India has extended its Moto Guzzi portfolio in India by launching two new model lines in the country, namely the V9 and MGX -21. The new models will add to Moto Guzzi’s existing India portfolio of Audace, ElDorado, California Touring 1400, California Touring Custom and Griso SE. In addition, Piaggio Group also sells is Aprilia and Vespa lines of two-wheelers in India through its Motoplex range of premium showrooms in Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad and Chennai. The new bikes will be available at all the showrooms from immediate effect.
The prices for the V9 Bobber and Roamer are provided below:
|Ex showroom price||Roamer||Bobber|
|Pune||Rs 13.60 Lacs||Rs 13.60 Lacs|
|Kochi/ Hyderabad/ Chennai||Rs 13.99 Lacs||Rs 13.99 Lacs|
|Ex showroom price||MGX 21- Flying Fortress|
|Pune||Rs 27.78 Lacs|
|Kochi/ Hyderabad/ Chennai||Rs 28.58 Lacs|
The V9 is a mid-sized custom motorcycle and as mentioned in the price list above, will be available in two versions – Roamer and Bobber. Both variants have their own distinct style and appeal. The V9 Roamer and Bobber are considered as Moto Guzzi’s easy cruisers which are relatively light, nimble and are more exciting to ride than traditional cruisers. Moto Guzzi builds some really good quality motorcycles with great attention to detail, as we realized when we comprehensively tested the Audace (click to read our review). Expect the quality, finish and attention to detail to be as impressively good.
The Roamer is a successor to Moto Guzzi Nevada and comes across as an elegant and universal custom. The Bobber, on the other hand is sportier and has a darker theme with its all black look. The V9 debuts the new 850cc twin cylinder euro 4 engine, which is claimed to deliver great low to mid range torque, smoothness and responsiveness. The full complement of factory equipment includes ABS, adjustable traction control that can also be disabled, immobilizer and a USB port.
On the other hand, the MGX-21 is a more generous take on the quintessential tourer. It’s created for the dedicated tourers who like riding in a totally relaxed manner and wish to announce their arrival wherever they go. The MGX -21 is the newest bike from the famed line which begun in the early 1900s, when Moto Guzzi started building motorcycles, strictly assembled by hand as unique collector’s items. The MGX – 21 marks the brand’s entry into the bagger segment of the market with a vehicle that breaks the mold with its unconventional style.
Moto Guzzi likes flaunting construction, craftsmanship and the quality of the components selected for the MGX-21, which it claims are ‘exceptional’. Big, classy and technologically accomplished, the MGX-21 gives the likes of those big Harleys and Indians a run for their money. Apart from its refined design and lightweight carbon parts the MGX-21 boasts a powerful 90° transverse V-twin 1400cc engine.
It also includes a luxurious and ultra-complete instrumentation that incorporates a full-fledged entertainment system. Safety equipment on board includes ABS, adjustable traction control which can also be disabled, Ride-by-Wire accelerator and cruise control. Termed as the ‘Flying Fortress’ owing to its size, grandeur and sophistication, the MGX – 21 will be available on order only.
Mr. 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. These bikes are an epitome of Italian heritage and their launch in India coincides with the 95thanniversary of the brand. Motorcycle lovers will now be able to experience the luxurious feel of these superbikes on Indian terrain. 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. These bikes from Moto Guzzi offer a unique way of looking at a bike trip – one filled with adventure, discovery and freedom.”
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