We wonder if Stefano Venier knew what a hit his ‘Tractor V75‘ would be when he created it. Based on a 90s-model NTX 750, it struck a balance between looks and usability—and has since kicked off a series of builds.
This is ‘Tractor 03,’ and it’s been built using a more modern donor—the 2011 Moto Guzzi V7. Just like its predecessors, it’s been given a hefty dose of scrambler style. And, in typical Venier Customs fashion, it looks absolutely factory fresh.
Part of the Guzzi’s charm is a subtle aesthetic that Stefano prides himself on. “I have a few extreme builds I’m currently working on,” he says, “but most of my builds have to look like motorcycles—not customs.”
Stefano’s Italian—but he lives in New York. On this project, he roped in local builder Lou Neziri to handle some of the fabrication, assembly and paint duties.
The first part to get swapped out was the V7’s tank—in its place is Venier Customs’ signature aluminum scrambler unit. Lou then hand-made a set of aluminum side panels and fenders (to Stefano’s spec) to complete the bodywork.
Unlike most customs, the seat’s been designed for two people—and the subframe’s gone untouched. “We’re trying to keep the two-seater setup,” says Stefano, “and all the comforts that an everyday motorcycle should have.”
In keeping with that philosophy, the V7’s also retained its original switchgear—but the handlebars have been swapped out for a set of Renthals. The lights and turn signals have also given way to more svelte items.
The cockpit’s been cleaned up further with a neat GPS speedo. (Look closely, and you’ll spot the Venier Customs logo on its face.)
Since Stefano was working on a modern, reliable motorcycle, he left the engine alone—save for a set of vintage-looking “small block” cylinder head covers. A new set of mufflers were supplied by partners Mass Moto, developed especially for the ‘Tractor’ series.
Suspension specialists Ikon also came on-board, hooking Stefano up with a new set of shocks. The wheels are stock, but they’ve been stripped, powder-coated and reassembled. Continental’s popular TKC80 tires round off the package.
The V7’s new livery is as sublime as we’ve come to expect from the Venier stable. A dark matte green dominates the bike—broken by a black stripe, with a gold logo and pinstripes.
Venier Customs’ Tractor series is good enough to make you wish that Moto Guzzi would start taking notice. Customers certainly are: 04 and 05 are already in the queue.