Post Listing Update: This MGS-01 was relisted several times over the next few months – the lowest sale price that the seller listed was $59,500 but that was not enough to attract a buyer.
3-02-16 Update: This Corsa is backup for sale with a lower (though still quite high) BIN of $66,000. Snap it up or make your best offer
The MGS-01 stood for Moto Guzzi Sport number 1, and you could argue that it evolved from the Daytona featured yesterday. No matter its ancestry, this race bike was an incredible departure from Guzzi’s usual fare.
The model initially released to the world in prototype form was the Corsa, a ~$25,000 track only superbike with a 1,200cc engine. But the bodywork was clearly ready for a headlight and the other components required to be street legal – Guzzi’s intent was to created a milder version with a 992cc engine. The street legal version would have been called the Serie and be offered ~$17,000. Long story short, just 150 (that number is up for debate) Corsas were built, and they didn’t have much race success. Basic numbers were 122 horsepower, 83 pound-feet of torque, and 420 pound dry weight. The street legal version? Never happened.
I always love featuring bikes that Jason at OddBike has covered, because it means I can link you to an article that will cover everything you’d want to know. This is no exception, so click here if you want to learn more about this rare Guzzi.
General consensus is that 50 examples made it the US, despite what the seller says. This example (VIN: ZGULRRA004M1OO35) was apparently bought new by a collector who only displayed it – it’s still on the original MSO, and you’ll get everything that came with the bike when new, including the bike cover and even one side of the original crate. Find this Guzzi MGS-01 for sale in Las Vegas, Nevada with a BIN of $79,995 or best offer