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2009 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

MGS-01 CorsaMoto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa

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 when it won two consecutive races with Gianfranco Guareschi in the “Battle of Twins” during the Daytona International Speedway Bike Week in Florida respectively in 2006 and 2007 seasons and repeated this supremacy winning the national Supertwins title.

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 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 just behind 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.

Technical Specifications

Engine

  • Type : 90° V-Twin, 4 stroke
  • Cooling system : air cooled
  • Displacement : 1,225 cc
  • Bore and stroke : 100 x 80 mm
  • Compression ratio : 11.6 : 1
  • Timing system : overhead camshaft – 4 valves per cylinder with positive drive belt
  • Valves : Ø 36 mm intake Ø 31 mm exhaust
  • Valve timing : intake open 36° P.P.M.S. intake close 70° D.P.M.I. exhaust open 64° P.P.M.I. exhaust close 28° D.P.M.S.
  • Maximum power : 128 HP at 8,000 rpm
  • Maximum torque : 11.5 Kgm at 6,200 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

Transmission

  • Gearbox : 6 speed
  • Primary drive : straight – tooth gear, ratio 1: 1.55 Secondary drive : double universal joint, ratio 1:2.909
  • Overall gear ratio : 1^ gear = 1 :10.82 : 2^ gear = 1 : 8.01 : 3^ gear = 1 : 6.14 : 4^ gear = 1 : 5.01 : 5^ gear = 1: 4.35 : 6^ gear = 1 : 3.84
  • Clutch : sinterized double disc dry, hydraulic drive

Chassis

  • Frame : rectangular section single-beam ALS 450
  • Wheelbase : 1,450 mm
  • Trail : 97 mm
  • Rake : 24°
  • Front suspension : Öhlins upside-down fork, Ø 43 mm, 3 adjustment positions
  • Front wheel travel : 120 mm
  • Rear suspension : aluminium progressive swingarm with Öhlins monoshock absorber, 4 adjustment positions
  • Rear wheel travel : 125 mm
  • Front brake : double floating disc, Ø 320 mm, 4 pads radial calipers
  • Rear brake : sigle disc, Ø 220 mm, double piston caliper
  • Rims : forged aluminium 5 spokes
  • Front rim : 3.50” x 17”
  • Rear rim : 5.50” x 17”
  • Front tyre : 120/60 17” Michelin slick S1246A
  • Rear tyre : 180/55 17” Michelin slick S1835A

Electrical Equipment

  • Battery : 12 V – 11 Ah

Dimensions

  • Length : 2,070 mm
  • Width : 730 mm
  • Height : 1,165 mm
  • Seat height : 820 mm
  • Footrest height : 420 mm
  • Heandlebar height : 880 mm
  • Dry weight : 192 kg
  • Fuel tank capacity : 18.5 litres