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Review of 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike


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The new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike is one of the best and incredible cruiser bike featuring the number of quality components. The Moto Guzzi brand has especially developed it to ensure the best riding experience of all times. The MGX stands for “Moto Guzzi eXperimental” refers to have a better future. Its big block engine specialized in delivering the torque of 89 ft-lbs (121 Nm) offering the best performance of all times. Its state-of-the-art electronic management having the ride-by-wire throttle with selectable power maps and better traction control makes it one of the bike to ride on. This bike enables the rider to have a confident ride allowing him to bring luggage for a long ride. The new removable pillion seat allows the rider to enjoy the ride with his partner. The latest infotainment system is now fully integrated with Multimedia Platform MG-MP and now rider can enjoy more. The review of new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike with its specifications and pictures are given below.

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike – Specifications and Pictures

Unconventional Cruiser

The all-new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike is one of the most unconventional and technological advanced 1400 cc grand bike. The Moto Guzzi brand is one of the best motorcycle manufacturers which always prefer is customer demands. It offers the number of incredible bikes offering amazing performance on racing tracks and on streets of the world. This new cruiser bike is dedicated to those riders who always prefer motorcycle for long distance ride. The MGX-21 is an incredible reflection of Italian design providing the comfortable long ride. It always seduces the rider to take the long route to the destination for more pleasure. It offers the maximum of adventure, freedom, and discovery to the rider. Its 90-degree V-Twin engine offers more power and less vibration.

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike


The new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike features an exceptional detailing of all times. Everyone falls in love with its first appearance. It has become the large touring bike featuring the pair of rigid side panniers offering an attractive look. Its fuel tank has the carrying capacity of 58-liters featuring the convenient, removable internal bags ensuring to provide enough room to store things. The overall design is being dominated by the big 90-degree transverse V-Twin engine with twin cylinder and large fuel tank. The red paint on its aluminum head covers express the power of an engine and it is kept low in back and raised at the front to ensure its aesthetic values. Due to its latest batwing design, it has got an attractive look. Its large top fairing adds to the futuristic look. The careful fluid dynamics analysis with CFD (Computation Fluid Dynamics) and the number of wind tunnel test enable the engineers to make the overall structure ergonomically perfect. The rear section has been carefully designed and is enhanced by carbon profiles with dual series built-in LED lights. The Moto Guzzi has given it the nickname of Flying Fortress due to its excellent detailing that includes the fantastic headlight cluster uses LED DRL light technology while an electrical control on its handlebar has been finished with metal shells. This cruiser uses the most advanced sports technology and most of its parts have been made of carbon. These parts include the front mudguard, side pannier covers, engine covers and fuel tank panels. The latest 21-inch alloy front wheel is now protected by lenticular carbon cover having small openings where the spokes intersect with its channel. This unique choice increases its stability and handling due to a passage of air from one side of the hub to the other during a ride.

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike


The new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike is an Italian cruiser, which is best known for its electronics system. The Moto Guzzi has used an advanced technology in it rather than the traditional technology, which is used in 2017 Moto Guzzi California 1400. It has the full support of refined electronic engine management including the full Ride-by-Wire electronic accelerator, which manages three different engine maps and rider can easily select the desired one from its handlebar controls. These three different engine maps are:

  • Veloce: It uses all of its available power and torque with the level of output that favors its response and performance with every twist of the throttle. This engine maps is considered best for a dynamic ride and for achieving most of it and is ideal for experienced riders.
  • Turismo: It offers the smoother distribution of power for the smooth ride.
  • Pioggia: It is an ideal map designed for low grip conditions. The torque has been decreased and engines brake management.

This cruiser bike comes with the two-channel ABS and has an advanced traction control system, which is adjustable to three different settings and it can be disabled as well. This cruise control comes with multiple features allowing the rider to maintain his speed without even touching the throttle or he can also increase or decrease the cruising speed just by using the toggle button on the left side of the handlebar.

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike

The speed can be increased temporarily by twisting its throttle and when released, this bike will return to its cruising speed. This system can automatically disengage not by pressing the selector switch or by braking but also by twisting the throttle in its opposite direction. The rider can also restart the cruise control by pressing resume button. The latest instrument cluster has been used featuring the monochromatic, dot matrix display offering plenty of information. Its dashboard comes with the complete entertainment system, which includes the stereo system, FM/AM having 25W per channel amplifier connected to the pair of loudspeakers. The Bluetooth module has the ability to host five devices while the USB socket ensures to have a complete interaction with external devices. The latest MG-MP allows the rider to connect his smartphone to the vehicle for added comfort. It allows the rider to make and receive telephone calls as well. Due to the latest and advanced technology, the new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike is considered as an ideal cruiser bike to ride on.

Riding Pleasure

The all-new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike comes with an incredible steering geometry that ensures to have a perfect balance and ease of riding. It also supports in achieving the best maneuvering at all speed. There is another amazing feature which adds comfort to the riding position is the use of two high semi-handlebars, which lean towards the rider. This lean angle provides the comfortable riding position just 740 mm above the ground. It gives maximum riding confidence, especially during stops. The luxurious comfortable seat adds another level of excitement and comfort for the long ride. The portion of the saddle dedicated to the pillion can easily be removed. The rider has the choice to install a carbon fiber cover instead of passenger saddle. The latest closed double cradle tubular frame structure features the large diameter tubes in its front section and reinforcing plates in its rear section. It uses an ingenious electric-kinematic engine mounting system, especially developed by Moto Guzzi to eliminate the vibration level generated by the powerful action of its two pistons of 104 mm in diameter.

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike

The engine of 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike is said to be the largest V-twin engine ever produced in Europe, which has the ability to produce more than 120 Nm of torque and it also has earned the EU4 certificate as well. It is an ultra-modern powerplant featuring four valves per cylinder heads delivering the massive amount of power. Its dual ignition ensures to have a perfect combustion while the double-lambda sensor creates a uniform mixture at the cylinder. Its braking system guarantees better-stopping force featuring the large diameter discs and four-piston front calipers. The suspension system provides the smooth ride and it contains the powerful fork of 45 mm diameter, which works with the pair of rear shock absorber that has an adjustable hydraulic extension and spring preload with convenient remote hydraulic preload.


There is number of genuine accessories for the new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike is available. Some of them are enlisted below:

  • Oversized top fairing
  • Black aluminum mirrors
  • Black brake lever
  • Black clutch lever
  • Brake and clutch master cylinder covers
  • GPS/smartphone bracket
  • Pair of LED lights
  • Carbon fuel tank cover
  • Carbon injector covers
  • Carbon side covers
  • Side cylinder guards
  • Cylinder heat guards
  • Driver and passenger footrest cover
  • Footboards
  • Rear brake lever cover
  • Rear brake pedal cover
  • Gearshift lever cover
  • Swingarm washers
  • Rear brake fluid reservoir cover
  • Exhaust wraps
  • Leather tank bag
  • Leather top box
  • Carbon passenger seat cover
  • Carbon luggage rack
  • Rider comfort saddle
  • Passenger comfort saddle
  • Indoor vehicle cover

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike – Technical Specifications


Type 90° Transverse V-twin, 4-stroke, 4-valve, dual spark ignition per cylinder
Cooling Air and oil cooled. Oil cooler with a fan and dedicated oil pump
Displacement 84.21 cubic inch (1,380 cc)
Bore and Stroke 4.09 inches x 3.20 inches (104 mm x 81.2 mm)
Compression Ratio 10.5 +/- 0.5: 1
Maximum Power 96.6 HP (71 kW) @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 89 ft-lbs (121 Nm) of torque @ 3,000 RPM
Start Electric single push button to start
Exhaust System Black stainless steel, 2-in-2 with crossover and 3-way catalytic converter, double lambda probe
Homologation DOT, EPA and CARB compliant

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike Specs


Gears 6-speed transmission with an overdriven 6th gear
Gear ratio values 1^ 17/38 = 1: 2.235
2^ 20/34 = 1: 1.700
3^ 23/31 = 1: 1.347
4^ 26/29 = 1: 1.115
5^ 31/30 = 1: 0.967
6^ 30/24 = 1: 0.800
Primary Drive With helical teeth (ratio 26/35 = 1: 1.346)
Final Drive Cardan shaft and bevel gear (ratio 10/36 = 1: 3.600)
Clutch Single plate with an integrated flexible coupling

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike Specs


Frame ALS steel twin tube cradle
Wheelbase 66.93 inches (1700 mm)
Trail 187 mm
Headstock angle 32°
Front wheel travel 4.24 inches (107.7 mm)
Rear wheel travel 4.72 inches (120 mm)
Front suspension Hydraulic telescopic fork, Ø 1.76 inches (44.8 mm) with the mounting for radial calipers brakes
Rear suspension Swingarm with the double shock absorber with an adjustable spring preload
Front brake Double stainless steel floating disc Ø 12.60 inches (320 mm) clamps radial 4- piston opposed
Rear brake Stainless steel floating disc Ø 11.10 (282 mm), two-piston calipers
Wheels Aluminum alloy for tubeless tires
Front wheel rim 3.50″ x 21″
Rear wheel rim 5.50″ x 16″
Front tire 120/70 R21 62V
Rear tire 180/60 R16 80H

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike Specs


Length 2560 mm
Width 920 mm
Height 1275 mm
Seat height 740 mm
Curb weight 341 Kg (with all fluids, battery included, without fuel)
Fuel tank capacity 5.41 +/- 0.13 gal US (4.51 +/- 0.11 UK gal) (20.5 +/- 0.5 l) 20.5 liters included 5 lt. reserve

2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike


This article is the review of new 2017 Moto Guzzi MGX-21 Cruiser Bike and is covered under www.bikescatalog.com. This is an ideal cruise bike featuring comfortable and ergonomically perfect chassis design. The latest engine design and quality components deliver the best riding experience. An advanced technology and instrument make the overall ride full of fun.

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