Guzzi unveils stunning RCV-style sports bike

Published: 16 September 2002

Better know for its quirky tourers than striking sports bikes, Moto Guzzi has just revealed plans for this RCV-style stunner.

Called the MGS/01, this prototype was given its first public airing at the Inetrmot Show in Munich this week and Guzzi has said that if the public’s reaction is favourable then the bike will go in to production.

The MGS/01 is itself based on an existing Guzzi model, the Furia, only a re-styled version by design and engineering specialists Ghezi and Brian.

You can read more about the MGS/01 in the September 25 issue of MCN, but here’s the first details on it:

*The bike sticks with the traditional across-the-frame, 992cc 90-degree, air-cooled V-twin motor, making 102bhp.

*The underseat exhaust, sharp nose fairing, massive box-section swingarm and projector headlamps echo Honda’s new MotoGP-inspired CBR600RR. The shaft drive doesn’t.

*It weighs in at 192kg (422.4lb).

*It features 43mm Ohlins upside-down forks, with another Ohlins providing the suspension at the back.

*Wheels are magnesium OZ Racing five-spokes.

*Brakes are Brembo Gold series.

What do you think of the MGS/01? Would you buy one? Click on the link on the right to tell us.