The MAS12 project has been anything but an overnight endeavor. Engine development began way back in 1994, and the machine was raced in the Italian Supertwins series in '97 and '98. Incremental improvements followed and the bike, now sporting bodywork from Moto Guzzi's MGS-01 prototype, was campaigned again during '05 and '06. The MAS12 was last seen for sale on eBay late last year, leaving hardcore Guzzi fans hopeful that the Mandello Racing crew might be at work on a new project-this time perhaps based on the more recent four-valve, 1151cc version of the venerable V-twin. That would certainly beat a plywood luggage rack.