The new engine is expected to follow the lines of BMW and Harley-Davidson and will likely come with water cooled valves and heads
Moto Guzzi is all set to take the wraps off its new engine concept at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show at Milan, Italy next month. With the onset of stricter Euro-IV emission norms, Moto Guzzi had to retire its older engine and think of something new.
It is due to the new norms only that the Moto Guzzi Stelvio had to be shelved out. Currently, Moto Guzzi only has the V7, V9, california and the massive MGX-21 cruiser at its disposal. The company believes that the investment that is needed to make the Stelvio engine in line with the Euro-IV norms is not worth.
Speaking on the new engine concept to Cycleworld America, Mr Davide Zanolini, who is the Executive Vice-President for Marketing and Communication at Piaggio stated that the company is really working hard on the development of a new engine.
The new motor will be very advanced and would be a radical evolution from the existing V7, V9 and the V1400 engines. The top honcho further stated that he will not say anything more regarding the new engine concept on the present date. The company is really looking forward to introduce some stunning products at the 2017 EICMA. These will be concepts though.
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The upcoming new Moto Guzzi engine is expected to come with water cooled valves and heads. Also, the configuration of the engine is expected to be air-cooled type in order to retain the elegant look. Only time will tell in what form the engine makes its appearance next month.
For those not in the know, Moto Guzzi is the oldest motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production in Europe. The brand was introduced back in the year 1921 and has a key role in the Italian motorcycle manufacturing. Moto Guzzi has been responsible in coming up with several innovations such as wind tunnel, motorcycle center stand and an eight cylinder engine. Since 2004, Moto Guzzi is under the ownership of Piaggio.
In India, Piaggio sells two and three wheelers. For two wheelers, the company already has its dealership network while it has started expanding its premium outlets that go by the name Motoplex.