MGX-21 Flying Fortess

MGX-21 Flying Fortess


Forget all you know: we created MGX-21 to make you feel today what others will only experience tomorrow. MGX, known as Moto Guzzi eXperimental; 21 makes reference to the year the first motorcycle came out of the Mandello del Lario factory. Or, if you prefer, 21 like the inches of its front lenticular carbon fibre wheel.

The torque from the Moto Guzzi Big Block engine shines through. Its 89 ft·lbs (121 Nm) push you forward with relentless grunt at revs which leave others standing. But at the same time, a state-of-the-art electronic management with ride-by-wire throttle, selectable power maps and evolved traction control keep everything in check, letting you bask in the comfort of Cruise Control.

MGX-21 will show you a future you didn’t know, will push you far beyond the city border and enable you to ride to a horizon of your choice, confident in its ability to take you anywhere you wish and carry all you require in the integrated side luggage. Alone or with a passenger, thanks to the removable pillion seat.

And we couldn’t choose a better model than MGX-21 for the debut of the Infotainment system which can be fully integrated with our Multimedia Platform MG-MP, because every trip deserves the right soundtrack.


Anti-Lock Braking System

The Moto Guzzi Anti Lock Braking System has been developed using the continental two channel braking system, guaranteeing maximum safety in all road conditions.

Ride By Wire

The Moto Guzzi Ride By Wire engine control system is a technologically advanced electronic system which allows the rider to select from three engine maps (Tourismo, Veloce and Pioggia). Each of these maps adjust the power delivery from the engine and transforms the character of the motorcycle.

Traction Control

Moto Guzzi Controllo di Trazione (MGCT) is an advanced traction control system which is integrated with the engine management system, in order to maximise safety without detracting from riding pleasure.

Cruise Control

The Cruise Control function provides superior comfort when riding long distance highways. The system maintains the speed set by the rider with no throttle input allowing you to enjoy the ride.

Moto Guzzi Multimedia Platform

Moto Guzzi have created am innovative multimedia platform which is available as an accessory. The Moto Guzzi Media Platform (MG-MP) is a Bluetooth module which connects to the motorcycle to the rider’s smart phone. The MG-MP app offers a wide variety of functions including an instrument panel displaying additional vehicle parameters, navigation, trip information and owner’s manual.


Engine 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
Engine Capacity 1380cc
Bore & Stroke 104 x 81.2mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Maximum Power 71kW (96HP) at 6500rpm
Maximum Torque 121Nm at 3000rpm
Fuel Supply / Ignition Electronic Multipoint sequential injection, Magneti Marelli IAW7SM; “ride by wire” Ø 52mm throttle body, IWP 243 Magneti Marelli injectors, twin oxygen sensors, integrated management of 3 engine mappings
Electronic Management - MGCT Moto Guzzi Traction Control (3 levels)
- Cruise control
- Moto Guzzi multimedia platform predisposition
Exhaust System Stainless steel, 2-in-2 type, three-way catalytic converter with twin lambda probe
Emission Standard Euro 3
Gearbox 6 speed
Primary Drive Helical teeth gear set, ratio 26/35 = 1:1,346
Final drive Cardan shaft and bevel gear, ratio 10/36 = 1:3.6
Chassis ALS steel twin tube cradle frame
Trail 187mm
Rake 32°
Front Suspension Hydraulic telescopic fork, Ø 1.76 in (44.8 mm)
Front Wheel Travel 107.7mm
Rear Suspension Swingarm with double shock absorber with adjustable spring preload
Rear Wheel Travel 80mm
Front Brake Double stainless steel floating disc Ø 12.60 in ( 320 mm ) clamps radial 4- piston opposed
Rear Brake Stainless steel floating disc Ø 11.10 ( 282 mm ), two-piston callipers
ABS Continental Two Channel ABS
Wheels Aluminum alloy for tubeless tyres
Wheel Rim Front: 3.50” x 21”
Rear: 5.50” x 16”
Tyre Front: 120/70R21
Rear: 180/60R16
Length 2560mm
Width 920mm
Saddle Height 740mm
Weight No Fuel 341kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.5 Litres
Reserve 5 Litres