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Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa

Moto Guzzi MSG-01 NZ 2003 Review

Moto MSG-01 Corsa NZ 2003

No for the accolade of star of the show at 2002, a historic Italian whose display was by general the hot exhibit — certainly the European manufacturers. Moto purchased by Aprilia three ago, has had 120 million Euros in it, not including the 40 million Euros Aprilia owner Ivano spent on acquiring the company.

Moto Guzzi to its former is a duty, as well as a commercial — and I’m confident we’re on the right road, and to schedule, says Beggio.

was evidenced by the array of three new on display at Intermot, each different. Smallest in capacity was the with the other two showbikes by an eight-valve Daytona engine out of production while Guzzi/Aprilia re-engineers them in liquid-cooled One of these was the latest product of Marabese, whose Centauro 8V gave rise to the even aggressive-looking Griso Tecnocustom streetrod.

The other was the aesthetically MGS-01 sportbike constructed on of Moto Guzzi by nearby specialists Ghezzi Brian, on the of their acclaimed existing model. This was a guaranteed as evidenced by the plastic fence Moto Guzzi management had to build around it in order to show goers a proper of the bike.

The rapturous public for the MGS-01 (as in Moto Guzzi model no.1) convinced CEO Roberto Brovazzo to fast-forward the into at least limited without waiting for the completion of the eight-valve V-twin engine. enticed the bike’s technical Giuseppe Ghezzi, to work in the factory, helping the youthful of top-flight engineers he had assembled at in developing a 1225cc Corsa version of the MGS-01, which go into limited production in next year.

The bike will have street equipment, and designer Cappella, responsible for the bike’s flowing lines, still figured out where to place the so as not to interfere with the wide in the fairing nose behind the oil — expect a pair of lights flanking the mesh the intake slot. Additional of the 1225cc Corsa presently 122bhp at the crank will before the debut as a 2005 product of the volume-production MGS-01 likely to be downsized slightly in and delivering around 95bhp.

The to join a small group of at the tight but grippy Adria circuit near Venice to the prototype Corsa was the continuation of a pilgrimage that began in when I first rode the Dr Guzzi 8V BoTT racer by American dentist John The fact that the Dr John’s 8V third at Daytona in its first without ever having a wheel until the second day of and with a prototype road installed, may augur well for the Corsa’s likely race next March, on the same speedway!

In 1989, I rode the prototype 8V Daytona streetbike and was impressed how the of the Dr John’s racer had been to the customer model — if the chronic lack of investment in the decade meant that the Daytona motor was starved of

Sitting aboard the prototype Corsa in Adria’s pit lane for the of my two sessions on the bike, I found an riding position with 820mm seat height, and not too weight on my wrists. The airbox (fuel is housed in the frame) quite wide at rest, but it is shaped to let your elbows and tuck in, and isn’t an impediment. The stance is quite close-coupled, but thought out, with flat-set handlebars for maximum

I was able to tuck behind the for an instant riding down short straights, and with of the nuisance of having my knees friends with the sticking-out as I moved from side to on the bike, as is the case with Guzzi racers. That’s due to Ghezzi’s rational chassis conceived on the basis of his Italian title-winning Ghezzi Brian model, with a box-section backbone frame incorporating the first time on a Moto a fully progressive rising-rate suspension linkage, and top-level suspension to boot.

However, the Corsa’s enhanced compliance and improved ride the first thing that you most when you notch gear on the street-pattern gearshift. most noticeable is that the feels much quieter previous eight-valve Guzzis, fewer rattles, no vibration mentioning, far less general clatter as you blip the throttle, and not a lot of sideways movement from reaction at rest. The whole package feels more with better build

Same thing when you through the gears down to the first turn — except the change from to second, which is still slow. The six-speed gearbox now for the first time to the 8V motor is and smooth, so much so you can almost about not using the clutch for shifts, previously a Guzzi But this still takes so after a handful of laps I up and used the clutch, which gear changing faultless.

I don’t think the stock V11 ratios presently used are for the Corsa’s power characteristics, with the Monza overall drive unit fitted for our test on a much slower This meant I could get a sort-of fourth down the straight, and needed to use bottom five times per lap!

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa

will offer alternative gearing as part of the customer they’ll be marketing alongside the but even so, bottom gear to be much higher, there’s too big a gap to (which stops you keeping up speed without falling off the and the top four ratios need to be up. In other words, it needs a close-ratio racing gearbox.

This is especially noticeable after muscular acceleration low revs on the Digitek dash-mounted copy of a MoTeC digital there’s a noticeable dip in the power between 3500rpm and 4800rpm, acceleration levels off and you lose Ghezzi says they’ve a lot of time chasing down the and are convinced that rather the mapping, it’s an inherent of the 8V engine design, which going to engineer out via a mixture of timing and exhaust mods.

But a fierce-action 9000rpm revlimiter, and peaking at 8500 revs, you got a lot of revs to play with, on a relatively slow-accelerating V-twin. fixing, although the inexorable of power thanks to that torque is very impressive, now. You can’t help but pop a out of any of those slow corners if you the throttle hard open the 6400rpm peak torque and doing so will have the wheel hovering above the while Ghezzi’s gutsy thunders off down to the next at impressive speed and purposeful

The Guzzi hooks up the rear really well, although at both ends was set too soft on which meant a good bit of transfer under hard and especially braking hard a turn. That’s in spite of the that the radial Brembo package fitted to the bike was a disappointment, rather … and with not nearly as much as on the Aprilia Tuono Racing it was from.

Braking as hard as I could a turn on the angle left me the Guzzi’s definite desire to the front wheel on me as I reached the which was both distracting and Here the cause was easier to thanks to the rubber band on the Ohlins forks, which they were set up much too for track use on such a grippy, circuit.

Nothing some work on sorting the settings fix, but even so, it was noticeable how the Corsa was under hard up until turn-in, even you had to lean away from the then flick back it while still braking. In of the soft rear shock it didn’t understeer accelerating the sweeper on to the pit straight, and flicking it side to side in a chicane was easy by Guzzi standards. The feels a short bike its RSV-R Mille wheelbase and agility, even if you still a bit of muscle to move it around.

On billiard-table surface, there really any chance to properly the Corsa’s suspension package, the fact I could actually the rear Ohlins shock under me was some sort of a for any Moto Guzzi V-twin. lots of work still to do on working prototype, but Moto confidence in letting a bunch of loose on its work in progress to be justified.

This is a bike that was well, and will be a satisfying, sportbike for Guzzi’s customers to on road or track next The 50-100 Corsa versions to be built will go on sale in at around Euro 19,000, with the first of the 1000 versions of the lower-performance Serie version coming on line in at around Euro 12,000

Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa
Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport Corsa

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