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2005 Moto Guzzi Corsa

2005 Moto MGS-01 Corsa

Moto Guzzi MGS-01


Too beautiful not to be

Winning designs are not born by Behind the sleek lines of the Corsa are strategic decisions, a development process and above all the to explore the potential of the Moto all the way, without limits.

back through the stages up to production of this model following, step by step, the of a dream into reality.


The Style Laboratory was set up at the beginning of as a training ground to put the skills and of famous designers, planners and such as Ghezzi Brian to the with the aim of designing motorcycles modern style and technology, but Moto Guzzi.

All the company’s and human resources were available for the challenge which all signs of being both and thrilling.

The deadlines were concrete: the designed, if agreed, must be to go into production within two at most.

The technical starting was the four-valve twin of the Centauro and the six box of the V11, for the first time together.

Project guidelines.

To say Ghezzi Brian had little to give birth to their would not be wrong, given they had less than months, from February to to present the show-bike at Intermot in

The ideas were very It must be simple, without pure.

Go back to the very of the motorcycle, be easy to ride and a number of elements such as the mechanics and shaft drive would communicate the personality of the immediately.

From a technical of view, attention was concentrated on and handling. Short wheelbase, balance and racing mechanics the parameters on which work immediately and with great


The prototype had an original and design, sleek lines and a sporting temperament in an ultra-modern of the Moto Guzzi spirit in the lines reflect the technical of a bike able to transmit emotions. The use of lightweight components as a swinging fork swingarm in aluminium enabled the weight to be down.

This lightness, with the rigidity of the rectangular steel single spar and high performance Öhlins gives this bike handling.

The challenge had taken All that remained was to await the of the motorcycling public and press.

The admired at Intermot 2002.

At 2002 the MGS-01 made its in society. The stand where the was displayed became one of the main at the exhibition.

The public was enthusiastic. reports were flattering. on the bike started to flow motorcycling sites, praising the of the new Moto Guzzi to an extent surprised even the design

Market research commissioned by Guzzi and carried out by CSM International that potential sports buyers held the MGS-01-s in great esteem.

This was the to go ahead — also customers and dealers wanted the to go into mass production as as possible.

The public and motorcycling submerged the Mandello del Lario with thousands of requests. All was left was to decide the technical

MGS-01 Corsa. The bike.

The Corsa has more than breathtaking lines. It is driven by a air-cooled 1,256 cc four-… four valves in Nymonic, high compression three-segment pistons, ceramic-coated cylinders and replaced with bearings.

The of the engine, which pumps from the lowest revs, is by top standard mechanics. Precise into bends and road are guaranteed by the Öhlins upside-down At the rear, there is an extra swinging fork swingarm mm) in box section aluminium, improving the of the rear wheel and transmitting all the of the MGS-01 Corsa to the ground.

The rear single shock is in a vertical position, just the engine, to leave room for the 15 airbox.

Handling is guaranteed by the kept down to just 192 kg, the measuring just 1,428 mm, by integrating the gearbox in the timing and the ideal weight distribution a difference of just 200 g between and back. The Brembo disc with radial mounted are ultra-powerful. Those who have had an to ride the MGS-01 Corsa that this time are not deceptive.

Project development

The project is divided into two

— a limited series non — for racing use — Corsa will be available the first quarter of 2004, with 122 HP power kit;

— the fully homologated MGS-01 Serie will be in October 2004.

Passion as a

The MGS-01 Corsa is a motorcycle a sporting temperament. It is also a dedicated to all riders who love and motorcycling, not an over-tuned mass of for a limited few. The MGS-01 has tremendous competition potential and well dominate events the American AMA Championship.

A type of which could also an enthusiastic following in Italy

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

Engine Type. Air Cooled, 4 90º V-Twin

Displacement: cc

Bore and Stroke: 100 x 78 mm

Compression 11:1

Maximum Power: 122 hp @ rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed

Lubrication: Wet forced oil, cartridge

Clutch: Sintering Double Hydraulic Drive

Chassis: Section Single Beam

56 (1423 mm)

Trail: 3.74 (95 mm)

Rake: Front Suspension: Ohlins 43 mm USD Fork

Front Wheel 4.72 (120 mm)

Rear Aluminum Box Swingarm with Adjustable Monoshock

Rear Travel. 4.33 (110 mm)

Brake: 320 mm Brembo Oro Double with 4 Pad Radial Calipers

Brake: 220 mm Brembo Oro Single

Rims: Five Spoke OZ Aluminum

Front Wheel/ 3.50×17/120-70/17

Rear Wheel/ 5.50×17/180-55/17

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