Sources are reporting that the Moto Guzzi MGX-21 concept that was shown off at last year’s EICMA event will now be put into production and released later this year. The MGX-21 is based on the Moto Guzzi California and mixes Italian flair with American cruiser and Moto Guzzi obviously thinks it works well enough together to be brought to market.
The MGX-21, which stands for Moto Guzzi eXperimental and 21 referring to the 21 inch front wheel will go into production without many major changes to its concept form. That includes the retention of the large 21 inch diameter front wheel (although expect at least a spoke wheel in place of the current blacked out one).
As stated, the bike employs the same 1,380cc 90° V-twin engine as found in the California which produces 71 kW (96 HP) at 6500 rpm and 120 Nm at 2750 rpm. Mechanically, little else is known about the bike but it’s likely to stray very little from what is already used in the California line up.
Expect the production bike to lose much of its carbon fiber fairings with traditional plastics in their place to reduce costs. But that perhaps will leave the door open for a further special edition down the track. The Moto Guzzi MGX-21 will join BMW and their Concept 101 bagger in showrooms by the end of the year.