Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa Motorcycle — First Ride & Review — Motorcyclist Online

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Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection

The sportiest Guzzi yet, and impressive

Moto Guzzi everyone at last September’s Show with the stylish and MGS-01 prototype. Nine later, it’s positively to be carving around Northern Adria circuit on the only MGS-01 in the world. While versions won’t arrive the end of next year, Guzzi roll out a handful of these racers in early 2004.

One says this massive shaft-driven, transverse V-twin—surrounded by curved bodywork and a first-class only come from Guzzi. That’s exactly Guzzi boss Roberto wants us to think. The best way to the marque, he says, was with a new that maintains the Guzzi layout and characteristics.

To do that, he recruited Italian specialists Ghezzi Brian and put co-founder Giuseppe Ghezzi in of the five-man MGS-01 design In case you’re wondering, MGS-01 as in Moto Guzzi number one.

The engine is on the eight-valve Daytona 1000 with forged, 100mm pistons bumping displacement 992cc to 1225cc. Guzzi 122 horsepower at 8000 rpm for this edition. Warmed-up cams and new fuel injection should the production Corsa another horses. At this point, torque—all 83 foot-pounds of it—arrives at rpm. Revamped lubrication oil under the pistons, while a twin-disc dry clutch handles the output.

Top-end parts will fit the engine, so race-spec parts can be as a kit.

Meanwhile, a V11 Sport-based gearbox bolts to an aluminum securing the swingarm pivot. arrangement helps maintain a 55.9-inch wheelbase, identical to Mille. Rear suspension Guzzi’s cantilever rear with a vertical Oehlins rising-rate linkage.

The rectangular-section steel-spine frame is with the fuel tank, and fresh air to a carbon-fiber airbox the seat. Showing exemplary style, the hand-welded aluminum is a work of art. The Oehlins fork and single shock beautiful 17-inch forged-aluminum OZ and the front brake combines Brembo discs and four-pad calipers.

The net result fairly exotic, pulling with ferocity above 6000 That 122-horsepower number with Ducati’s standard Heretical as it sounds, this one hang with Bologna’s in a straight line.

Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection

Even if Guzzi’s newest won’t rev like a Testastretta the big V-twin pulls capably off the The more mildly tuned version should prove more sociable.

Aside some terse on-throttle the Marelli fuel injection is precise, as is the six-speed gearbox. slow turns reveal the agile handling. With degrees of rake and 95mm of steering is light and quick.

too light because Ghezzi be testing milder steering to add stability under hard And at 423 pounds dry, the track-spec is reasonably light. All told, the is well-behaved and plenty fun to ride.

There’s plenty of power and in those radial Brembos, and traction from Pirelli’s Dragon Supercorsa radials.

If first Corsa is any indication, the MGS-01 will give other two sporting Italian a genuine run for their money. To be in (very) small numbers in next year for approximately it will be predictably pricey. For the affluent, an 1100cc, 100-horsepower Serie streetbike is due in October for approximately $17,000.

That’s not But if you’re a downtrodden Guzzi fan waited decades for some respect, it’s a steal.

Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection
Moto Guzzi 1000 Daytona Injection

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