Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa review — Sportsbikes — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

Moto Guzzi MGS-01

The term ‘Moto Guzzi is used in schools to teach students what oxymoron along with honest fast BMW and reliable Buell. So the next generation of school can actually read or write, the new is going to confuse them — it is a Moto Guzzi, and scoring the first ride on a production ready prototype, I can you the sportsbike tag fits perfectly

Don’t mistake it for supersport — the MGS is not aimed at the high high performance V-twins as the Ducati 999 or the Aprilia RSV Mille. from anything else, wouldn’t make sense, as has owned Guzzi for the last two and the last thing it wants is of its own models to be stolen by the company invested so much money in. is the MGS aimed directly at old stagers Ducati’s 1000DS (for all its revamp this year).

Think of it as something in between, a of Buell Firebolt with and family.

Its purpose, aside selling well and making a return on Aprilia’s investment in the lakeside factory, is to do something the association of Guzzi’s name very old blokes with General manager Roberto says he wants Guzzi to a youthful brand again, a which will take sportsbikes and entry level to achieve — neither of Guzzi has had for years. So the 2003 750 job is attracting new young riders, the MGS is designed to pull in a slice of the crowd.

It’ll do it, too. it’s not RSV quick, it’s plenty quick enough, at in the ‘Corsa’ spec of the late I rode around the Adria near Venice. The power of 121bhp is fast enough to get without threatening to spit you off in a of revs and splintering plastic your right wrist a degree too far, certainly for who don’t spend every week honing their on track days.

But that’s not really the point of the MGS — it’s designed to be but it’s also designed to be to ride, and that means a spread of torque, so it punches out of whatever revs you’ve got in (within reason. ). Its peak figure of 83.2lb.ft is very no question, but it occurs at just well short of the 8000rpm the power tops out.

ensures a big spread of thrust at the top of the rev range, and right down there’s plenty more more than 60lb.ft at according to Guzzi. On the prototype great dollop of grunt was by a hole in its delivery around the mark, but the engineers were this would be removed by the they’d finished sorting out the management mapping. Even if only half successful it still be a mighty fine

And that’s ignoring the sound it which in practice is impossible. The bellow from the underseat is harder edged than the hollow Guzzi boom but than a Ducati. Of course, silenced road models inevitably sound anaemic in although the test bike especially loud.

The engine is on the old eight-valve Daytona/Centauro unit, but about every single component has been renewed and — it’s now far revvier and as well as more powerful, and smooth too.

Bear in that although the Corsa be released early in 2004, it only be in restricted numbers destined for competition (Guzzi is up rule changes in the high American AMA series which allow air-cooled twins up to to take part — at Buell but opening the door for too). The mainstream model see the most of in showroom will be the MGS-01 Serie, with a smaller engine and power to 95bhp. The all important torque is to be affected less though, and be more affordable than the £12,000 price tag.

The frame will be identical, and in the chassis that the old Moto ways have been most dramatically. The RSV Mille has used to benchmark the MGS, as a consequence shares its compact wheelbase and 50:50 weight The swingarm is some 100mm than Guzzi used to use at massively improving rear end especially powering out of turns it grips hard and fires you while holding a tight

The prototype’s front end wasn’t perfectly, changing line if you the throttle quickly while in, but Guzzi’s aware of that and is the rake from 23.5 to 24 to sort this out. But the of the frame isn’t in question its torsional and lateral stiffness are the same as the RSV’s, and that has one of the frames of any production bike.

The bike was first seen at year’s Munich motorcycle where visitors voted it the looking machine of the event. So if you’re not seduced by its lean, and overtly mechanical looks, are more than enough who

When they get to ride it, not going to be disappointed.


2002 — Italian specials builder Ghezzi and is taken on to shape the new design

2002 — the first bike is unveiled and receives the positive reviews of any new Guzzi in history

June 2002 the Corsa prototype is running enough for the first press

Spring 2004 — Corsa to go on sale, around

Autumn 2004 — Serie to go on sale, est £7500

Buell XB12R Firebolt another agile, torquey, twin sportsbike. The quirky puts off some riders, as the reliability history, but it rides well

Ducati 1000DS — lazy motor matched to race replica riding an odd mix. But the Ducati name has kudos

Suzuki SV1000 not nearly as classy but it’s the SV’s bargain price be threatened by the Guzzi. Japanese quality behind it too, but more of an all-rounder.

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa
Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa
Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa
Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa


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