Moto Guzzi Daytona - Raceco
Replica of the
famous all conquering Raceco Daytona that was raced in BEARS/BOTT in the
1990s. This bike was raced in standard
Daytona RS spec by Gyles Fairclough in Thunderbikes, and completely
rebuilt to her current high specification by Bruce Rawsthorne in 2012;
with assistance from Amadeo Castellani of Raceco fame. Most recently
owned by the proprietor of the UK's #1 Moto Guzzi spares operator.
The frame has had the same
modifications as the original Raceco bike, resulting in a shorter
wheelbase and sharper steering angle than stock, with a repositioned
rear shock for increased ground clearance. The torque arm front mounting
has also been modified to allow the rear shock absorber to work
correctly. Front forks are upside down WP with K Tech springs. Rear
shock is also WP with a custom spring. Custom
front and rear subframes have been made by an ex-Arrows F1 welder, and
bodywork made from the same moulds as the original Raceco bike. Wet
weight is just under 200kg. Wheels
are lightweight Dymags, with the rear being the very rare wider version
that accepts a 180 section rear tyre. Brakes are awesome courtesy of a
Brembo RCS radial master cylinder with racing front discs. Engine
capacity has been increased to 1225cc, with titanium con rods, fast C
cams, big valves and flowed heads- basically the same spec as an MGS-01
motor; but built by British race engineers. Motor was carefully run in
for the first 500 miles on the road, and has since done three Classic
Bike track days trouble free. Fuelling is taken care of by a
Jeffries programmable ECU with a custom map, variable fuel pressure
valve and LC1 O2 sensor.
The end result of all these
modifications is a superb machine that goes, steers and stops like no
other Guzzi on the planet. The air-cooled V twin with 125bhp at the
wheel is a big thug of an engine and is an absolute joy to ride, with a
fantastic sound track to match. The bike id UK road registered with a
V5/c (currently on SORN) and is currently in road trim with lights and
number plate fitted; these can be removed within 15 mins. or so if you
want to take her on track.
-1225 cc Daytona RS
motor with less than 1000 miles, built by Bruce Rawsthorne with
engineering work by Amadeo at Raceco. C cams, big valves, one off
titanium rods, flowed heads, balanced by Basset Down. Motor has been
serviced twice by Bruce since being built.
-DAES oil pump
(essential on these motors)
-Frame modified to
same spec as Tigcraft Raceco Daytona as raced by Paul Lewis in the 1990s
in BEARS / Battle Of The Twins i.e. shorter wheelbase, sharper steering
angle, remounted rear shock and reaction rod.
-Custom made rear
subframe, and fairing subframe by Uncle Fester (ex- Arrow F1 welder).
Programmable ECU with custom map.
-LC1 02 Sensor
-WP 43mm upside down
forks with K tech springs
-WP rear shock with
-Dymag wheels (the
ultra rare versions that allow 180 section rear)
-Brembo RCS 19 Radial
Front Master Cylinder
floating front discs
-Tail unit and fairing
from same moulds as Paul Lewis's Raceco bike
headlights with easily removable mountings
-LED tail light /
number plate hanger with easily removable mountings
-Sprint dark screen
-Carbon Fibre Front
this a unique opportunity for the collector or Moto Guzzi connoisseur to
own a slice of Guzzi history. This will be an appreciating asset and
must be the ultimate road/track sporting Moto Guzzi of the last twenty
Asking price: £14,995 with full technical support.
International shipping a specialty.
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