I raced my first Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk4 in around 1987 when BEARS first started in Australia. It was very difficult to race but still managed top 10. In 1994 I purchased a new Daytona 1000 to race in the National BEARS. I competed on it for a couple of years before retiring because of family committments. I still have my 1994 Daytona 1000 and ride it regularly at track days. At the end of last year I decided to come out of my 14 year retirement and race in the 2010 National BEARS challenge. I was reluctant to punish my Daytona any more and decided to look for something new to ride. Of course I knew about the MGS01 from magazines and internet sites but I had never seen one in the flesh. It is rumoured that only 3 bikes ever came to Australia. Through various Moto Guzzi dealers in Australia I tried to get the factory to make me a bike. Sadly the answer was no. One dealer that I spoke with told me that he knew someone who had an MGS01. I asked him if he could find out if the guy wanted to sell it. The answer was YES, so I went and paid him the money before he could change his mind. I ran the bike in late last year at a couple of track days, and prepared for a full racing season.

As they say, “when the flag drops, the shit stops”. It’s now time to step up and see if I’ve still got it. Why dont you come along for the ride?

regards from GuzziManMike