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Officine RossoPuro TTre

Moto Guzzi SP 1000 custom
This lovely Moto Guzzi 1000 SP custom is the latest creation from prolific Italian custom shop Officine RossoPuro. It’s called the TTre—a reference to Guzzi’s classic T3 nomenclature and the Isle of Man TT. As an SP, this bike sported a large windshield and a rather awkward lower fairing, with cutouts for the huge V-twin cylinders. Today, that makes the SP less desirable and therefore cheaper than most classic Guzzis. It’s good news for builders like Filippo Barbacane, who appreciate the underlying aesthetics of the bike. The Le Mans-related engine is not short on power, so Filippo has kept the stock internals and added a custom Officine RossoPuro exhaust system. Handling is taken care of with 45mm Marzocchi forks, Asatek shocks, and a complete new Brembo brake system. The tank, fenders, seat unit and foot controls are all custom Officine RossoPuro items, with Tarozzi supplying the bars. That gorgeous paintwork—a very luxe mix of cream and russet brown—was applied by Carrozzeria Melideo. It’s the closest thing to timeless style I’ve seen for a long time.

Moto Guzzi SP 1000 custom
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 custom
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 custom
Moto Guzzi SP 1000 custom

  • Bald Shaun

    abso-frickin-lutely gorgeous! THIS is a machine I would be proud to ride anywhere. As close to perfection as a custom can come.

  • iRivas

    Just a nice clean bike. Not too flashy, not to subtle, just right. Looks very comfortable to ride. Nicely done.

  • David Enfield

    Oh dear me yes . One hungry looking bike . It’s just aching to get out there . Hat’s off to O.R.P . Is it me or is that bike sucking everything in – knowing it’s picture is being took ? Gorgeous .

  • Steve

    Tank / seat combo are great. A nice departure from what you normally see on Guzzi customs. I’d love to have that front end on my 850-T

  • Ethan

    That tank is so weird. It is completely awesome!

  • mingh

    not crazy about the tank, other than that awesome! Timeless indeed, or like iRivas said: just right in between flashy and subtle

    I’ll remember this one for the bike of the year competition, This one and the green husqvarna automatic are on my shortlist.

  • el vencejo

    Beautiful custom, not just a show bike, built to ride, not just to “park & pose” :)

    More like this please!

  • w

    For the sake of Ethans menstrual outburst yesterday I am going to say this Guzzi is positively gorgeous!

  • NoH2Oh

    Very nice, love the Tonti framed Guzzi customs. Only thing I’d change is the front master cylinder as it looks a bit out of place.

  • ac

    Can I put knobbie on it?
    It’s a custom right?


  • ac

    Bridgestone front
    Metzler rear.

    tank is a little to boxy for my tastes, bet it sounds great…Guzzi’s alwasy sound amazing.

  • BryGuy9

    Not usually a Guzzi fan. I don’t get the big cylinders sticking out where my knees want to go. But the #3 picture (rear view) sold me. That bike is just begging to be jumped on and ridden. Sexy.

  • @el Vencejo +1

    Very nice tank.

  • Now, this is some hot stuff right here. I would normally agree about the tank – that is, until you look at it as a package with the valve covers.

  • ProdRacer

    Where is there a nit to pick? Ah, the kneepads. Lose them and this bike is flawless.

  • bogdan d

    Yes AC, you can put knobbies on it, check out the ground clearence on this bike :)

    This is definitely my favorite Guzzi by far…

  • Skip

    Guzzi is still using the Tonti Frame, The 2010 California has a Tonti frame,

  • Very nice indeed, although I am also a bit dubious about the tank, even if it is original. Certainly a bog relief from that dreadful Harley thing the day before that you couldn’t ride either on or off the road, and even if you did you couldn’t stand it for more than 10 minutes.

  • mack-o-matik

    This shots really are beautiful, this machine really is beautiful… man, this kind of combination is why I bikeexif bye everyday. Superbe!

  • thomason

    Love it. Really well balanced, and I’ll even take the tank.

    But I don’t care who did it, how much it cost or how good the quality of the finish is, that paint colour is insipid.

  • Big mike

    Beautiful! I’ll take mine in red, please.

  • KIK


  • The critical critics are nearly silent.

  • Crabon Arc

    Bring on the Guzzi porn :Q

  • Lowflying

    Wow. First Guzzi I’ve ever felt the lust for. Wouldn’t change a thing – except for transferring the ownership papers into my name!

  • Ben

    Trend setter?

  • PB

    yep. kick ass.

  • joe momma

    …i need explanation why 98% features have upswept pipes with conical mufflers or tips…….??…..i thought we supposed to compensate with big motors…..??

  • Lew

    Love it, sexy, I want to ride it, and it looks good too.

  • gary

    Very very nice. Needs a tan leather riding jacket and a destination.

  • WillyP

    Yes, the critical critics are silent, THIS is the real bike we’ve been waiting to see here… It looks like it was made to be ridden, have fun on, go fast, and stop, too!

    And it has a front fender!

    Sure there are some things I would have done different, but I love it!

  • alda123

    ¡Qué linda máquina, Chris! Realmente es un lujo mostrarla. Saludos y congratulaciones, tu blog sigue teniendo un nivel excelente.