Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa Track Bike
Moto Guzzi and Sportbike Track Time Announce
Special Offer For All MGS-01 Corsa Buyers
(All photos courtesy
Moto Guzzi Motorcycles of
North America will partner with the premier track-day provider in the
country to offer buyers of the high-performance MGS-01 Corsa an
unlimited 1 year pass to unwind their bikes under safe, controlled
The lucky owners of the first Corsa models to be
imported will enjoy the thrill of riding without cars, signals,
driveways, radar guns, gravel, double yellow lines, or other
“Our track days are all about just the
pure joy of riding,” says Monte Lutz, who, along with partner Bonnie
Strawser, founded Sportbike Track Time (STT) in 1997. In 2004 the Delta,
Ohio-based company is offering nearly 100 event dates at 23 tracks
across the United States. MGS-01 Corsa owners will be able to
participate at any of those tracks or dates (excluding Talladega GP and
The first 32 MGS-01’s to be imported are “track only”
models, so the Sportbike Track Time offer is a perfect match to this
one-of-a-kind bike whose introduction took the Intermoto show in Europe
by storm. A street version of the bike is scheduled for U.S.
release late in 2004.
According to STT’s Monte Lutz, the
collaboration was inspired when the first MGS-01 Corsa he saw “stopped
me dead in my tracks. There have been only two motorcycles in my
40 years that have captivated me like that. I have admired this
unique design which is a perfect blend of form and function.”
There is much to admire in the MGS-01
Corsa, which came to life from the imagination of the esteemed
motorcycle designers Ghezzi and Brian working at the Moto Guzzi Style
Laboratory in Mandello del Lario, Italy. The team is developing a
new range of modern, agile, sport motorcycles to embody all the rich
racing history and spirit of the famous Eagle brand.
The MGS-01 Corsa’s designers decided to work with the existing 4 valve V-twin power
plant originally developed for the Centauro. The new Corsa racing
engine has chrome cylinder walls, Cosworth triple ring racing pistons,
and (31 mm exhaust, 36 mm intake) nymonic valves. The choice for
the transmission was the current V11 Sport's road-tested six-speed
gearbox and shaft drive.
Sportbike Track Time designs its events
to be a cut above in every aspect. Not a racing school, or an
"open practice" session for racers preparing for their race weekend, SST
events cater to select individuals who want to have a quality experience
while riding at their own pace.
Events are open to riders of all
skill levels. Personalized instruction is provided and encouraged.
All novice group participants receive class-time and on-track
instruction with qualified instructors at no additional cost.
Personal instruction is available for the intermediate and advanced
riders by the STT staff.
Sportbike Track Time is an approved AHRMA
licensing school. STT operates events at Road America, Mid Ohio,
Grattan, Pahrump, Gingerman, Beaver Run, Moroso, Talladega, North
Florida Motorsports Park, Putnam Park, Virginia International Raceway,
Barber Motorsports Complex, and other top facilities.
For more information about the MGS-01
Corsa, contact your nearest Moto Guzzi dealer or visit the
Moto Guzzi North
America website. For information about Sportbike Track Time,
visit the Sportbike Track Time website.