List of Moto Guzzi motorcycles

List of Moto Guzzi motorcycles

This is a list of motorcycles manufactured by Moto Guzzi.

Current models

2003 saw the start of a substantial revitalization in Moto Guzzi's lineup and engineering work, beginning with the launch of a new V-twin in three displacements (the first Euro 3 compliant engine in the world. and Auto ft.lbf|74|0 of torque, revised intake tract, redesigned intake and exhaust ports, an all-new exhaust system, twin spark plugs, lighter pistons and lightweight rods, revised oil system, alternator mounted between the two cylinders, white-faced instruments, optional ABS, two available performance kits to increase power above Convert|100|hp|kW|-1|abbr=on. Neither available in the US.

:*MGS-01 Corsa (1222 cc) (2004–) (track only): a very limited production racing bike — introduced at the Intermot 2002 (Cologne Motorcycle Show) as a prototype. The bike had been designed starting in 2002 with the "Moto Guzzi Style Laboratory" and a team at [http://www.ghezzi-brian.com// Ghezzi-Brian] — with co-founder Giuseppe Ghezzi. The MGS-01 features an air-cooled 1,256 cc four-stroke engine with high compression three-segment Cosworth pistons, ceramic-coated cylinders, bushings instead of bearings, upside-down front fork, extra long swinging fork swingarm in box section aluminium, rear single shock absorber vertically located, disc hydraulic drive clutch, one-piece quick-release carbon fiber body design, Brembo brakes with radial mounted callipers, six-speed gearbox (as a structural component of the bike) and shaft drive — weighing in at 423 lb (192 kg). As a pure racing bike, the MGS-01 Corsa was originally intended for a domestic Italian homologation model, though has since been raced (successfully) also in the US. Production will be highly limited, with bikes shipped in special wooden crates carrying a special MGS-01 logo on the outside and a personalized spiral-bound and owners, parts and maintenance manual. The MGS-01 Corsa may be special ordered in the US for approximately $40,000.Fact|date=September 2007 Moto Guzzi continues to supply engines to Ghezzi & Brian for their own line of production custom bikes.

Recent Awards & Victories:

* Norge, August 31 2007: Winner, Granturismo category, "Motorcycle of the Year Awards" by Motociclismo
* California Vintage and Bellagio, August 31 2007: Cruiser category, second and third after the HD Night Rod, "Motorcycle of the Year Awards" by Motociclismo.
* The 1200 Sport, 2007: 2nd Place, Naked category, German fortnightly “Motorrad.”
* Norge, March 2007, "Granturismo of the Year" by the readers of the weekly "Motosprint" and the monthly "In Moto".
* The 1200 Sport, second place in the Naked Category German fortnightly "Motorrad"
* At Daytona, Gianfranco Guareschi riding a Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa twice won the The Formula 1 class of the BOT (Battle of Twins) race on 6 and 7 March 2006.
* MGS-01 Corsa: October 2006: Gianfranco Guareschi, riding a Moto Guzzi MGS01, became Italian Supertwins Champion.

Historic models

The company has produced over fifty models since its inception. One of its most famous machines has been the "Le Mans". This model was a further development of the 1971 750 "V7 Sport" designed by Guzzi engineer "Lino Tonti". The V7 Sport was planned as the first five speed, kg to lb|200|abbr=yes, 200 km/h (124 mph), production motorcycle. It signified a major step forward in the design of a more sporting Guzzi, with a more compact frame being made possible by replacement of the dynamo, sitting high between the cylinders, with an alternator sited on the end of the crank at the front of the engine. The 750S and 750 S3 followed, but it was the 850 Le Mans, with its disc brakes and additional displacement, that lived up to the promise of the V7 Sport and really caught the public's imagination. When the Le Mans debuted in 1976 it was among the 5 best performing road bikes available.

Six versions of the Le Mans have been produced, designated I, II, III, IV, V and V11 Le Mans. The I, II and III are 850 cc, the IV and V are 1,000 cc and the V11 Le Mans is 1,064 cc. The first two models had rounded air-cooling fins on the barrels while the latter have squared fins (known as "round-fin" and "square-fin"). All models have shaft drive. Early models use 36 mm or 40 mm Dell'Orto carburettors but the late model V11 Le Mans are fuel injected. All the machines in this series are highly regarded for their styling and performance.

Moto Guzzi introduced the "California" models in 1972, based on the model sold to the Los Angeles Police Department – combining European performance and maneuverability coupled with American styling. The California remained popular throughout the 1980s and 1990s and remains in the US Moto Guzzi range as the "California Vintage."

Racing models

* C 4V (500 cc) 1924–1927
* 250 cc SS 1928–1933
* 250 cc Compressore 1938
* Albatros (250 cc ) 1928–1933
* Bicilindrica (500 cc) 1933–1951
* Dondolino (500 cc) 1946–1951
* Gambalunga (500 cc) 1946–1951
* Gambalunghino (250 cc) 1949–1952
* Quattro Cilindri (500 cc) 1952–1954
* Bialbero (250 cc) 1953–1955
* Bialbero (350 cc) 1954–1957
* Otto Cilindri (500 cc V8) 1955–1957 (in 1957 Moto Guzzi ceased racing)

* MGS-01 Corsa (1225 cc) 2004–

Military models

* G.T. 17 (500 cc) 1932 - 1939
* G.T. 20 (500 cc) 1938
* Alce (500 cc) 1939 - 1945
* Trialce (500 cc) (motocarro) 1940 - 1943
* Superalce (500 cc) 1946 - 1957
* Falcone militare (500 cc) 1950 - 1967
* Airone militare (250 cc) 1940 - 1957
* Autoveicolo da montagna 3 X 3 (754 cc) 1960 - 1963
* V7 militare (700, 750, 850, 1,100 cc) 1967 - 20..
* Nuovo Falcone militare (500 cc) 1970 - 1976
* V 50 PA (500, 350, 650 cc) 1983 - 20..
* 750 NTX (750 cc) 1990 - 20..
* Breva 750 2006 Municipal Police Model

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