Guzzi Le Mans Motorcycle
With 43mm front forks; 9.8:1 compression
ratio; new style exhaust headers; new camshaft; now with
oil-cooled pistons and forged rods, this is one
beautiful motorcycle. But when will we see hydraulic
This description of the Moto Guzzi
LeMans is a translation from the Moto Guzzi site: "There are two essential elements for a sporty, safe
powerful engine and a rider capable of getting the best from it.
Performance in itself is not enough, manageability is a decisive element. Moto Guzzi technicians have worked in both directions,
improving propulsion characteristics and two wheeler qualities of the V11
Le Mans motorcycle.
The 90° V-twin engine not only represents a
distinctive chapter in the entire history of the two-wheelers, but it is
a unit which - through the years - has progressively attained higher and
higher standards in performance and reliability.
The V11 Le Mans 2002
adopt the latest version, with a 1.064cc cubic capacity and two top
valves, controlled by cocker arms and push rods. The engine performance
has been increased, at medium rpm's, thanks to an increase in the
compression ratio - which moves from 9.5 to 9.8 to 1, and at low RPM,
thanks to a change made in the exhaust manifold.
The 2002 model, is fitted with a new connecting "cross
member" between the manifolds of the twin cylinders that allows a better
balance between the thermal parts, and a better power supply, increased
by several horsepower, above all, at medium rpm's, where the bike has to
give its best.
Another important plus for the 2002 version is given by
the new oil jet system that has been designed for cooling the piston,
after having designed a new forged connecting rod, which decidedly
improves performance levels in difficult conditions and give the
component a much longer lifespan.
The exhaust presents another new idea:
the canister silencer has undergone unprecedented treatment,
guaranteeing greater resistance to wear and tear and it therefore lasts
longer. Fuel pump working has also been improved, and this is now
immersed in the tank.
In keeping with the goal of being lightweight and agile, the standard gearbox was redesigned and turned into a structural component to keep the wheelbase to 56” (1423 mm) maximum.
With the short wheelbase, perfect weight distribution between both wheels and weighting in at less than 423 lbs (192 kg), the
MGS-01’s overall stunning aerodynamic design ensures perfect agility and performance on and off the race track.
Moto Guzzi MGS-01
Corsa Technical Specifications
Cooled, 4 Stroke 90º V-Twin
x 78 mm
hp @ 8000 rpm
ft lbs @ 6400 rpm
Camshaft - 4 Valves Per Cylinder with
Positive Drive Belt
mm Intake, 36 mm Exhaust
Racing 3 Rings
IA 15M Electronic Digital
Double Disc Hydraulic Drive
Section Single Beam
43 mm Adjustable Upside Down Fork
Box Swingarm with Ohlins Adjustable