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Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection

by Texas Joe for webBikeWorld.com

Mandello del Italy — Moto S.p.A. has announced a limited run of 6-cylinder cruisers based on the Moto Guzzi Centauro and engine.

The new MG-3000ie ( iniezione ) will also be sold in the starting this fall as a model, where it will be as the MG-3000fi (fuel injection).

But the news is that the new bike was from a prototype created by our own contributor “Texas Joe, who is to our readers from his articles his “Custovation” projects, including the 750GT. his matching Ducati and his beautiful Royal Enfield Custovation.

This was a much challenge; Joe was able to mate complete 1000cc, 4-valve engines together in his shop to the incredible-sounding 6-cylinder Guzzi which he then embedded in a chassis for the ultimate Custovation.

would be enough to make an article, but as it turned out, the has attracted the interest of Moto engineers when they saw creation at a custom bike last fall. They the idea back to Italy and officials rather quickly to use the concept to create a limited production run, which apparently short-cut the process of a 6-cylinder engine to market to the upcoming Honda and Kawasaki 6-cylinder bikes that are contemplated by those companies.

Colaninno, the Chairman and Chief Officer of Piaggio, said the honor of bringing the final to production will be given to Coglionare “Cazzata” Fancazzista, who is the of the revered Giulio Carcano, who in put the final touches on the original Guzzi V8.


We asked Joe if he could relate to visitors the interesting story of how all came to pass, and this is his

You may remember a television show “Connections”, which was based on a written by James Burke. a historian. He sets out to prove inventions stem from innovation and coincidences that critical mass at a point in to unleash major technological This is a story of such an

It’s been like an fast-moving dream – who ever that one of my Custovation projects actually be picked up by a motorcycle much less Moto I sort of feel like the Roland Sands or something!

Why a Guzzi and why six cylinders? I know how the idea came to me, believe it or It all started one warm day last as I was finishing up a recent Custovation

Because of my lust for old British (see Joe’s article on the Enfield Interceptor ), I was reading a of Edward Turner, the inventor of the Square Four. I became by that engine, which was an design for its time and it’s startling to imagine today.

The Square Four was named of its four cylinders; two in front on one crankshaft, with the second of cylinders mounted on a separate in the rear. Both were together by an intricate system of gears.

Now this is the crazy – but believe me, it’s true: It was hot in the so I figured I’d cool off outside in the On the way out, I grabbed a six-pack of from the ‘fridge, knowing my were on their way over.

Now I get into a contemplative mood involves beer, I usually remove the six-pack plastic can I just start at the number one order, so to speak, and go until six. This saves and keeps the cans together, for recycling, along with the keeper.

Well, my sons showed up, so I ended up finishing the by myself (which probably to generate this idea!). I it into the recycling bin and continued but something caught the corner of my — it was the empty six-pack. It upside down and the cans leaned over to from two of three cans in a V. That’s I thought; I wonder if I tried a few times, would it land the way?

Then Mr. Turner’s must have suddenly my head because it hit me! The Square engine has pistons in each of corners — and the triple “V” by the cans looked a lot like the of an engine: the Moto-Guzzi engine was never built – a V6!

I started to wonder if three engines could be ganged If that could be done, I’d on the Edward Turner tradition of creative engineering genius. I why not make an extreme Guzzi that would scream, up tires and scare the life out of any squid looking for a race? it be done?

I had no doubts, but it would a lot of work.

So it began. I just to have two spare 4-valve, cc fuel-injected Centauro engines in the that I was holding for use on some of project, and here it was.

Guzzi has since asked me to the technical details a secret the final release, so let’s say that a project like obviously took a lot of drawing, a cutting, and some grinding, and welding over the next few but before I knew it, there it The MG-3000ie.

At first I had the prototype with Borla silencers as you can imagine, the many ‘round-the-block runs with the raw V6 screaming and brought the police out in short

They issued a restraining on the bike, but the ticketing Officer me off-line that I’d probably no problems riding it out in West Well, Pecos is something a 6-hour drive from which makes for quite a trailer haul, so I decided to fit stock silencers instead. legal action is no longer a I discovered that the stock do take some off the top end.

On the dyno, the prototype MG 3000ie an adequate 278.5 hp at the rear and maximum torque occurs as at 6,000 rpm. However, the that this beast out is so massive that it actually the instrumentation on the dyno! So at this the figures are known only to the Guzzi engineers, who currently the prototype.

Top speed in 5th gear is a 197.5 mph, where it feels like it’s just loping along.

Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection

are also a few functional issues to out. For instance, the Centauro’s 3.5-gallon tank is obviously a bit for cruising, so I’ve suggested Moto Guzzi increase the in the final version.

Also, consumption will have to be above the current 13 MPG; I it’s a little better if I use Idling is fairly smooth, from a … stop, you to ease the throttle to avoid the engine rotation, and the resulting motion feels like the Boat during Hurricane This problem should be by time the bike gets production, as the Guzzi engineers designed a new I-Beam CARC drive system to handle the output.

The Marelli fuel system also needed tinkering; I tried stock and chips but finally settled on a of fuel maps of my own design. And as as I was doing it myself, I integrated it my GPS! So the bike now selects the map for any load, terrain and altitude.

Unfortunately, Moto Guzzi they probably will not be to get this feature passed the tough Euro 3 emission

The suspension is stock White however I had to crank up the damping and pre-load to the maximum positions to her down especially on hard and braking.

While the brakes over-built and perfect for the stock for the MG 3000ie, I had to add a third rotor in and a second rotor on the rear for better performance. So far the gel-cell is holding up when turning those six big cylinders, but you obviously want to bump start it!

are currently a weak spot, as you can By this time the project was me some serious money, so I was for a sponsor. I managed to get Cheng interested, and they said work up a compound that yield at least 1,000 before replacement.

That’s a lot than the 200-mile life of the Dragons, which can’t to take the weight and torque.

protection was a bit of a problem at speed but I want to alter the voluptuous and lines of the Goose. Above 130 mph it like my head is being off my shoulders and the chin strap on cruiser helmet I’ve feels like it’s me like a tourniquet, so I actually up an adjustable keeper that from the chin strap to the to hold my head down at

I’m real pleased the performance and handling of the MG-3000ie. It out to be a rather ambitious project for — I’d rank it an 8 on the difficulty That Moto Guzzi it up for production is unbelievable and humbling, but particular Custovation project out to be everything I expected.

I couldn’t done it without the inspirational of Edward Turner.

*Custovation is a of customizing, and renovation. Not a restoration, means to bring back to an condition; Custovation has a more meaning: CUSTOMIZE — to or alter to individual or personal combined with RENOVATION is to restore to an earlier condition, by or remodeling.

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