It isn’t handmade, but almost.
The motorbike manufacturing company that has chalked up 3329 victories in international competitions, including 14 world speed titles, 22 world records and 11 Tourist Trophies, has racing in its DNA. This is why it gives full attention to the sports model market segment, in the heart and minds of entire generations of fans. For this reason it has created a “style laboratory” where research can be carried out freely, looking for new ways to make enthusiasts dreams come true. A new fully-developed motorbike, that has been admired since the first time it appeared in public, brings back all the heady emotions linked to those wins on racetracks around the world. The MGS-01 Corsa is a winning motorbike for modern-day tracks, with all the personality of yesterday’s models, and with a lot more technology. Moto Guzzi does not say so on paper, but proves it on the racetrack.
The “standard” MGS-01 Corsa has proved to be competitive since the first time it put rubber to track on March 6-7th 2006 when it won two consecutive races with Gianfranco Guareschi in the “Battle of Twins” during the Daytona International Speedway Bike Week in Florida – one of the USA’s most important motorbike events. Moto Guzzi MGS01 and Guareschi then repeated this supremacy with another three victories and two second places, winning the national Supertwins title. If there was any need for confirmation of Moto Guzzi’s return to the aristocracy of world motorcycle racing, it came straight from the racetrack.
The winning weapon.
It looks like it is moving even when it stands still. It has a streamline, feisty profile, with its aerodynamic cockpit, and streamline, nimble tail. The gold-coloured forks aim towards the road, almost embracing the front disks where the powerful radial calipers stand out. The impression of power and elegance is emphasised even more by its performance. The air-cooled 1125 cc V 90 degree two-cylinder, four-stroke, four-valve engine pushes forward at all speeds. All it takes is a look at the components to understand why.
The three-segment Cosworth pistons guarantee high compression, the. chrome—plated cylinders reduce friction to a minimum; brass bearings are replaced by roller bearings. Control comes together with power controlled from a riding position that has been studied for use on the racetrack. The excellent distribution of weight, with just 200 g between the front and rear axle, helps to make the bike so easy to handle, together with the limited weight (192 kg) and the reduced wheelbase (1450mm) The front 43 mm Ohlins forks can be adjusted to three positions. Rear suspension is looked after by a 513mm swingarm in boxed aluminium and a vertical shock absorber justbehind the engine. Two 320mm discs op front and a single twin caliper 220mm disc look after braking. The MGS-01 Corsa is an exclusive motorbike that is built with the care of craftsmen and intended for true motorbike enthusiasts. This is why each model comes with a book with the rider’s personal details and the frame number. The motorbike cover and the stand carry theMGS-01 Corsa logo and even the packaging used to ship the product to the new owner is personalised. Whoever chooses a motorbike like this one deserves nothing less.
Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa
Category: Super Sport
Type: 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
Cooling system: Air cooled
Displacement: 1225 cc
Bore and stroke: 100 x 78 mm
Compression ratio: 11.6 : 1
Timing system: overhead camshaft – 4 valves per cyclinder with positive drive belt
Ø 36 mm intake
Ø 31 mm exhaust
intake open: 36° B.T.D.C.
intake closes:70° A.B.D.C.
exhaust open: 64° B.B.D.C.
exhaust closes: 28° A.T.D.C.
Maximum power: 128 HP a 8.000 rpm
Maximum torque: 11.5 Kg-m a 6200 rpm
Pistons: Cosworth Racing 3 rings
Connecting rod: Carillo 144 mm
Ignition system: Marelli IAW 15M electronic digital
Intake conduit: Marelli Ø 50 mm
Airbox: 15 litres
Starting system: Electronic digital
Spark plugs: CHAMPION RA59GC
Gearbox: 6 speed
Primary drive: Straight-tooth gear, ratio 1:1.55
Secondary drive: Double universal joint, ratio 1:2.909
1° = 1:10,82
2° = 1:8,01
3° = 1:6,14
4° = 1:5,01
5° = 1:4,35
6° = 1:3,84
Clutch: Sintering double disc, hydraulic drive
Frame: Rectangular section single-beam ALS 450
Wheelbase: 1450 mm
Trail: 97 mm
Front suspension: Öhlins up-side down fork Ø 43 mm, 3 adjustment positions
Front wheel travel: 120 mm
Rear suspension: Aluminium-plate swinging fork Öhlins monoshock absorber, 4 adjustment positions
Rear wheel travel: 125 mm
Front brake: double floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 pads radial caliper
Rear brake: Sigle disc, Ø 220 mm, double piston caliper
Rims: forged aluminium 5 arms
Front rim 3,50 x 17”
Rear rim 5,50 x 17”
Front Tyres 120-60/17 Michelin slick S1246A
Rear Tyres 180-67/17 Michelin slick S1835A
Battery: 12 V – 11 Ah
Length: 2070 mm
Width: 750 mm
Height: 1165 mm
Seat height: 820 mm
Footboard height: 420 mm
Handlebar height: 880 mm
Dry weight: 192 Kg
Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 lt