- V9 along with the MGX -21 expected to accelerate local growth story for Piaggio following the success of Aprilia and Vespa in India
- The new Moto Guzzi’s available exclusively though Motoplexs across four cities – Pune, Kochi, Hyderabad and Chennai as CBUs
The Piaggio Group adds to the Moto Guzzi portfolio in India by introducing two new launches in the country, namely the V9 and MGX -21. These bikes will be available through the Group’s Motoplexs in Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad and Chennai and will add to Moto Guzzi’s existing India portfolio of Audace, ElDorado, California Touring 1400, California Touring Custom and Griso SE. With the Vespa, Aprilia and now Moto Guzzi, Piaggio Group’s India portfolio boasts of a diverse range of products appealing to patrons across all segments.
The V9, a mid-sized custom bike, will be available in two versions – Roamer and Bobber, each with its own distinct style and appeal. The V9 Roamer and Bobber are Moto Guzzi’s easy cruisers, light, agile and built for excitement, like all Moto Guzzi’s at Mandello del Lario, Italy. Synonymous with construction quality, versatility and inimitable style, V9 Bobber and Roamer stand out for their high grade components and finishing.
The Roamer takes the baton handed off by the Nevada from Moto Guzzi and comes on the scene as an elegant and universal custom whereas the Bobber represents the darker and sporty soul of Moto Guzzi with its total black look. The V9 debuts the new 850cc twin cylinder euro 4 engine, whose unprecedented torque, smoothness and responsiveness improves the ride of both the cruisers. 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 dedicated to motorcycle lovers who love to travel in total relaxation without going un-noticed. 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.
Reflecting Moto Guzzi’s heritage of originality and courage, the MGX -21 combines the sensation of perfect harmony with a muscular looking motorcycle. The construction, craftsmanship and the quality of the components selected for this model are exceptional. With its high technical sophistication, refined design, richness of carbon parts and the powerful 90° transverse V-twin engine, the MGX – 21 provides driving pleasure. It also includes a luxurious and ultra-complete instrumentation that incorporates a true entertainment system. The equipment is completed by all of the most advanced safety devices such as ABS, adjustable traction control which can also be disabled, the Ride-by-Wire accelerator and cruise control. The internal trembling and vibrations felt even before you climb on board multiply when the 90° V-twin engine starts up. To celebrate a style so personal, powerful and brave, the new MGX – 21 has been given the evocative nickname ‘Flying Fortress’. 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 95th anniversary 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.”
The V9 Bobber and Roamer are priced as follows:
|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|
Specs for V9 Bobber and Roamer:
- Engine: 850 cc twin cylinder
- Key Features: ABS, Adjustable Traction Control, Immobilizer, USB Port
Specs for MGX – 21:
- Engine: 1400 cc
- Key Features: ABS, Adjustable Traction Control, Cruise Control, ride by wire accelerator
About Moto Guzzi:
Moto Guzzi is one of the oldest and most respected brands in motorcycle history, a legendary italian brand beloved the world over for its legendary motorcycles. Established in 1921, and acquired at the end of 2004 by the Piaggio Group, Moto Guzzi has operated continuously for 95 years at the same factory in Mandello del Lario, with its fully stocked museum on the “Eagle brand – the site is one of the most popular destinations for bikers from all over the world. The emblem of a culture and capability of building unique bikes, the Moto Guzzi models are still assembled by hand in the Mandello del Lario plant.