The new ICON 1000 MH1000 jacket
Anvil Motociclette's matching Suzuki and Honda flat trackers

Body Doubles: Anvil’s twin Suzuki and Honda flat trackers

Two of the custom scene’s most enigmatic personalities are Alessandro Fontanesi and Marco Filios. Known as ‘Phonz’ and ‘San Marco,’ they’re the creative force behind the Italian custom outfit Anvil Motociclette and the annual Wildays festival. You’d be forgiven for thinking these two longhaired, heavily tattooed custom builders are brothers. Considering they’re the same age,…

Turning the Moto Guzzi V9 into a gentleman’s ride

The custom industry has always attracted larger-than-life characters. But Italy seems to attract more characters than most. As well as the perennial joker Mr Martini and industry veteran Roberto Totti, we now have the young guns at Anvil Motociclette. Alessandro ‘Phonz’ Fontanesi and Marco Filios look like they’ve stepped out of the pages of Italian…

1979 Honda CB500

1979 Honda CB500 by Anvil

Anvil Motociclette is the kind of shop that is catching the attention of younger riders in mainland Europe. Their designs are raw and uncompromising, and guaranteed to stop the traffic. This 1979 Honda CB500 custom is typical: It’s low and rakish, stripped to the basics and ready for action. Anvil is run by San Marco…