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Published on April 10th, 2019 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Enters Malaysian Market

Moto Guzzi Malaysia, through its authorised importer and distributor Didi Resources Sdn Bhd, has officially launched the new Moto Guzzi MGX-21. Nicknamed as the “Flying Fortress”, the bike is priced at RM172,000 not including insurance, road tax and registration.

Low in the back and raised at the front, the MGX-21 is an advanced cruiser that is capable of eating up the miles smoothly. Making that possible is a 1,380 cc, 90° V-twin engine that churns out 96.6 hp at 6,500 rpm and 121 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The Italian cruiser boasts a complete electronics system package that includes ride-by-wire throttle and three riding modes that can be easily selected from the handlebar controls to adapt power and torque distribution in any situation.

Veloce exploits all the available power and torque with an output that favours performance and response with every twist of the throttle, while Turismo provides a smoother power distribution for smoother riding on a long trip. Pioggia, on the other hand, is the map suited for low grip conditions, decreasing the torque and engine brake management.

The MGX-21 is also fitted with two-channel ABS and an advanced (and patented) traction control system that can be adjusted to three different settings (that can also be disabled).

Making its debut on the bike is cruise control. It allows the rider to maintain the selected speed without touching the throttle, as well as increasing or decreasing cruising speed using a toggle button on the left-hand handlebar control.

The speed can be temporarily increased by twisting the throttle; once released, the bike returns to the cruising speed. The system disengages automatically, not only by braking or pressing the selector switch, but also by twisting the throttle in the opposite direction. Once disengaged, you can return the bike to the last cruising speed set simply by pressing the “resume” button.

The MGX-21 dashboard provides a complete entertainment system that includes the stereo system, equipped with an AM/FM radio with a 25W per channel amplifier connected to a pair of loudspeakers.

A feature called MG-MP allows the rider to connect his/her smartphone to the bike, transforming it into a source of useful trip information. The system can also handle phone calls and use the smartphone’s voice recognition features to place calls or activate a playlist.

The MGX-21 can be fitted with a wide range of accessories made from noble materials such as aluminium and carbon. All of the parts have been conceived, designed and developed by Moto Guzzi and they are subjected to strict control test cycles just like any other original part on the bike in order to guarantee a quality and long-lasting product.


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