First Impression: 1997 Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro —

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First Impression: 1997 Guzzi V10 Centauro

If you’re with Greek mythology, know that the Centaur was a half-horse beast. While Guzzi’s all-new V10 Centauro exactly fit the Greek description of its it sure is a hell of a lot of motorcycle.

what can you say about its unique Like Ducati’s M-900 this bike is styled to an intense emotional response. its striking silhouette and yellow/metallic dressing the Centauro attracts a of curious bystanders.

Some are to its unique styling, others up their noses. Love or it, Moto Guzzi’s Centauro you in the face and demands that you notice.

The Centauro packs plenty of and charisma. Designed by Italian Luciano Marabese in honor of Guzzi’s 75th anniversary, is a … machine that away all your preconceptions Moto Guzzi. It has an undeniable the best engine yet from and, finally, a pretty spec sheet.

Like 1100 Sport, the Centauro well-equipped with Marchesini wheels, dual 320mm front Brembo rotors, Brembo Gold Series a Bitubo steering damper, adjustable inverted White forks, a WP rear monoshock, fuel injection, Carrillo and Pirelli Dragon tires. No are necessary, this is first equipment.

The tasteful, chrome-plated instrument is laid out intelligently. Placed the white faced speedo and are the standard assortment of indicators turn signals, oil pressure, beam, neutral, battery and fuel lights — as long as you aren’t in direct are all read quite easily.


new Guzzi is powered by a 992cc eight-valve transversal V-twin with single overhead Basically it’s the same as found in the Daytona, with a few taken off the top to improve mid-range Cams are driven by a pair of toothed rubber belts.

All these improvements make engine the best yet from Guzzi — powerful, and, strangely enough, Claimed maximum horsepower is 94 bhp at 7400 rpm, with peaking at 6000 rpm. both the 1100 Sport and this motor includes an oil mounted at the engine’s leading

The real fun begins when you aboard the Centauro. Start the and listen to that beautiful from the pair of Lafranconi pipes. In spite of its 493 pound dry the Centauro moves nimbly in traffic, thanks to its torquey that allows you to forgo shifting.

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Head for the twisties, and you’ll this machine handles well. Its smooth and powerful and generous powerband allows carving through the corners. But you get down to it, this isn’t a bike and you can’t ride it the 1100 Sport.

Rider are poor due to its awkward seating the handle bar is flat, straight and a bit too low, and its footpegs are too high and too far forward, all of which tightens arms and exposes your to the wind. Any attempt to ride than 85 mph can be painful and is best untried.

The Centauro’s powerful yet sensitive calipers inspire confident Moto Guzzi’s integrated system has thankfully been out, as well as the shaft Only its chassis pitching by the crankshaft’s rotating mass you that you’re on a Guzzi.

I found a few minor flaws like to see corrected, like its fuel petcock, no center indicator lights too dim to see in direct and a temperature sensor that’s damaged because it is located next to the headlamp.

Even its imperfections, Moto Guzzi’s V10 is a beast to be reckoned with. this machine and you might become half man, iron-horse. Set your imagination and watch reality disappear in the

A new mythological creature has been

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