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Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept
Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept

My GUZZI story

It started in the of 1999-2000 with a yellow sport which had been dust in a shop-window for three Perhaps a crazy decision a history of Ducati 900ss 888 — 916 [sorry guy-s]. I the 916 got too smooth and perfect for me.

I liked the of the 900 and the 888, anyway the 916 was much than my personal riding I also wanted something these days you can see ten Ducati-s in of every pub here in Belgium.

The few thousand Km [miles] I was reasonably and encountered no technical problems Even better I got the character that I missed in the 916. was only one thing. the color As it was the last 1100i sport on the market I had no choice.

During the of 2000 I decided to change the to Italian two cylinder red.

I this was the moment where I got with the modification virus! To go with the color change, I a new seat which I purchased in at Daes Mototec. This a complete unit with sub frame, all the electrical components, and the collector. With these the bike was now 9cm [3-1/2 inch] overall, and 9cm [3-1/2 inch] between exhaust. Everything fit

The last money I could was spent on a Daes carbon with oil temperature meter and an Boss exhaust, together a new chip. If I would have more money on my bike that first year my would have … me. The that spending my evenings my beer drinking friends be more expensive than time with the bike in the had grown old and did not work anymore. My that I also would be from the temptations of the other only made it worse !

the winter 2000-2001 the modification detected some weaknesses in the of my wife, and the virus convinced me I should have a four Daytona RS. Visiting the WebPages of Raceco, and others only the need. So after making promises to my partner, (don-t ask for the I was out looking for a Daytona.

I realized very quickly a new Daytona RS was not available anymore. I was to find a great partner in MGB a Guzzi dealer in Flanders who made me the great offer to all the body parts of a new 97 Centauro my 1100i sport. It turned out everything fit perfectly, with little extra work of

The refitted Centauro was also very quickly, it must be the Centauro in the world with a 2 engine. Strangely, it seems there are even today new unsold in the showrooms.

All this me with a Daytona RS except for the which is one of the old Daytona-s with peak power but more and the gearbox which has shorter I also got rid of the ugly oil cooler, and I mounted a deep V-oil with external oil filter.

But the wasn-t sleeping, and apparently is no treatment. A standard Guzzi is focused on stability, so during the of 2001-2002 I started, (after promises to my wife), trying to the handling of the bike. I started mounting an Ölins rear which is 28 mm [1 inch] longer stock and dropping the yokes [0.4inch].

It was a great improvement. it felt a different bike.

I also magnesium wheels (PVM 5.5 x 17 front 3.5 x 17) that provide a of 6.2 kg [13.5 pounds] of un-sprung actually they feel 30 kg [65pounds]. Together with came a new smaller rear in this case only as I never use it, and a new support for the parallelogram 1.5cm [_ inch] lower in to have more traction.

was only one problem, I lost all the The bike felt too unstable, I ride the bike without the steering damper completely, and then. So I lost all my advantages. from Dynotec came up the theory that the old heavy also provide some due to the gyroscopic effect, and suggested to the trail, which had been by raising the back and dropping the

So I mounted new fork plates a reduced offset, from 45 mm to [ 1.8 inch to 1.2 inch]. At the same I changed the head angle 26 to 25 degrees with asymmetric houses mounted in the frame new smaller bearings to fit in the frame.

It out to be a great advice, it sorted out Handling is now perfect for me and I don-t need the steering damper I will only leave it for the rare track days.

is now 102 mm [4inch], a little too much. is reduced by 25mm [1inch]. The are dropped 20mm [0.8 this is 10mm [0.4 extra to compensate for the steeper which mounts higher.

Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept
Moto Guzzi V12 X Concept

angle is now 24.5 degrees, is a combination of 28mm [1inch] height in the back, 1 degree change and 20 mm[ 0.8 inch] lower in front compared to standard.

All is a theoretical calculation done by and open for correction, I-m only an infected with the modification which should be in it-s phase, I hope.

Weight distribution is now: in front and 115kg in the back, a full tank. [253 front and back]

During the of 2002-2003 I removed the fairing [I the fly-s on my teeth] and gave my to Ronald from Daes to mount a Big bore [1225cc]. He installed bigger valves, and exhaust from 33.5/29.5 to He left the Centauro cams for torque, they were hardened to obtain more resistance.

The engine was completely and all the parts checked for wear and Tolerances, and if necessary replaced the crank and flywheel balanced, and new Carrillo rods mounted to for the shorter new cosworth piston-s. bore. The heads received new for the bigger valves and where Most of the bolts and all the seals replaced.

In addition a new reinforced was installed. The gearbox, also Centauro. was re-shimmed.

In this we got 110hp on the wheel, and she runs vibration free. With the C kit [or RS] cams and a big bore exhaust could move up to 120hp on the This would of course the midrange torque and perhaps reliability .

In fact, in this form the [except for the cams and gearbox] is the same as the engine in the new Guzzi the MGS-01 CORSA.

For the moment I run 4000 km [2500 miles] absolutely no problems with the ratios of the standard centauro


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