Moto Guzzi MGX21 The Flying Fortress

 The MGX-21 stands for Moto Guzzi eXperimental and the 21 is the size of the front wheel and the year when Guzzi started producing motorcycles. But you can also call it the Flying Fortress. 

From the outside, it looks like Ducati started a war on custom bikes with its Diavel and Moto Guzzi accepted the challenge. While the Diavel is still a sporty interpretation of a cruiser, the MGX-21 is majestic like beautiful lines from the 20ies. But don’t be fooled by the appearance because this bike is packed with racing technology and it’s more intelligent than you think. With its 1400cc it’s not a muscle bike but more a high-tech cruiser. Ride-by-wire throttle, different power mapping, traction control, and cruise control. The engine is the same from the California which pulls at every rep range with so much ease without feeling attacked by the engine. Guzzi says they wanted to create a technological and luxurious bike able to grind out the miles with a smooth ride. 

“How do we imagine crossing an entire continent on a Moto Guzzi? This is the first question we asked ourselves” – Miguel Galluzzi

This amazing design and shapes are made by Miguel Galluzzi, the same man who designed the Ducati Monster. I think it’s beautiful. The front fairing makes it dynamic and slick instead of massive and heavy. I like how they used all these carbon fiber elements and black paint to enhance specific spots like the red cylinder heads and brakes. And all this is made with balance and taste. In the rear end, there are two fitted cases making it great for traveling. It’s a big bike but with tons of elegance. A I’m pretty sure if Batman would buy a motorcycle, this would be his first choice. 


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Gasolist in chief, test-rider, and content writer. He began in the two-stroke era which makes him feel pretty old but gave him the chance to race everything from 125cc to 1000cc. All useless experiences when he got lost in the Sahara desert with nothing but a can of beans.

2 thoughts on “Moto Guzzi MGX21 The Flying Fortress

    1. It’s already on the market and you can order one in every Moto Guzzi dealership. We’re not informed about the delivery time, by the presentation they had lots of pre-orders.

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