1998 Moto Guzzi V10 GT Consumer Reviews The Beast — Love it or hate…

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Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro
Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro

1998 Moto Guzzi V10 GT

The — Love it or hate, no what, you notice it!

The Moto V10 Centauro GT is a dream bike. For that dream is idyllic, for a nightmare! The Centauro, named the half-man, half-horse creature of mythology was envisaged by Moto to be a halo project, bringing and critically-needed sales to the (at the time) manufacturer.

Unfortunately (in my opinion, disagree) after decades of design, they went the company to Marabese Design for the bodywork. Well, they a powerful statement, they got it! the market stayed away in and the model was dropped after 3 years of production [’96 original, ’97 ’98 Sport GT models.]

All models of the Centauro came top-shelf componentry: WP upside forks, Brembo brakes,

In general, the Centauro was intended to be the power cruiser, when market segment was just to form. With its fire-breathing motor and idiosyncratic styling, it LOOK AT ME! — which is the target buyer really I guess!

The GT differs from the model by having a larger a more comfortable seat the passenger perch!], and a vestigial rack. There was also at one a factory saddlebag kit available, but it was supplied by a major name 3rd vendor, so that capability still be available if you want to

Plagued by quality control the build quality from Guzzi is normally quite In this case, there was a for some oil lines that to fail [grenading the motor doing so] and troubles with the injection that *should* resulted in a recall, but never The latter was not Guzzi’s fault: the of the fuel injection computer ECU], Weber-Marelli, had burnt an development fuel map into the on the ECU, instead of the correct map.

This led to catastrophic customer issues throughout the short of this model, and its eventual

The nearly insurmountable problem of the injection [at the time it was new a market in a world of almost completely motorcycles, when even Grand Prix racers using FI] has now been surmounted by the In the new millenium, when many, popular high-performance bikes w/ FI that is limited by govt. to poor, overly-lean running, and numbers of owners invest in add-ons to correctly tune engines for better mileage and So what was the Centauro’s major then is a minor inconvenience easily rectifiable.

But the real appeal of the Centauro is the the big-block 4v engine is the jewel in the This engine was developed for the model announced at in ’89, and for several years as Guzzi to fully develop its performance while retaining their reliability.

The Centauro comes the mild cams fitted to market Daytonas, but just the sport-bike Daytona, can be fitted the race-kit C cams for that boost that some may But quite frankly, the stock cams are only soft in to the race kit cams: once is sorted out, the Centauro earns its nickname of The Beast a wonderfully responsive and powerful that just begs to be hard have its throttle to the max!

This same motor, upkitted and modified, was the centerpiece of the chi-chi, limited edition finally released by the factory in or ’04 at the bargain price of Unfortunately, in the years since Guzzi had made the original castings for the 4v motor, they had their production details changes of ownership in 5 years do that to you], and they no have the means to make the 4v engine as used in the MGS-01, Centauro. What this now, nearly a decade the last Centauro left the is that any one you get is an instant collector’s

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