- The Magni Australia ( Photo Credits : www.motociclismo.it )


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In 1990 Magni created a competition variant of the Moto Guzzi Daytona to be used in the Australian BEARS championship with the help of Ted Stolarski, importer of Italian motorcycles for the country.

The original Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000 ( Photo Credits : www.raresportbikesforsale.com )

In three years of racing, motorbikes had a remarkable success even in some races in the United States, and eventually, the Italian company developed a race replica version for road use called Australia.

Side section ( Photo Credits : www.MotorEncyclopedie.com )

Extremely similar to the competition model, its design had only two differences: the open cradle frame and the rear mono-shock.

Rear section ( Photo Credits : www.moto.zombdrive.com )

The heart of the vehicle was a 992 cc two-cylinder Moto Guzzi engine driven by a five-speed gearbox. It could deliver 102 hp with 88 Nm of torque, the engine was able to push Australia up to a maximum speed of 245 km / h also thanks to the overall weight of 205 kg.

Detail of the frame ( www.youtube.com )

The braking system consisted of two disc brakes while the radial tires mounted on the aluminium rims were from Pirelli Dragon.

The control panel ( Photo Credits : www.raresportbikesforsale.com )

Defined by the specialized press as a "two-wheeled Ferrari", Australia was produced in 75 units before being replaced with a model updated in 1998.

Thanks to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation