A Moto Guzzi Le Mans with V11 power from Kaffeemaschine

Machine 17: A hyper-caffeinated Guzzi Le Mans

Moto Guzzi is back in the news: the new 850cc V9 Bobber and Roamer will be launched at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. They’re essentially classic roadsters, but that’s no bad thing—and we’re big fans. But if you want a raw, sporty machine like the Guzzis of the 70s and 80s, you’ll…

Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably look back fondly on the Formula One cars of that era. The Marlboro McLarens, the Martini Brabhams, and best of all, the svelte John Player Special Lotuses. Axel Budde of Hamburg-based Kaffeemaschine is a fan of those glory days, and so is his client Arnd Rohrlapper.…

Moto Guzzi 1000 SP custom

Moto Guzzi 1000 SP

There are three brands I always associate with the glory days of motorcycling in the 1970s: Honda, Triumph and Moto Guzzi. Four decades on, their bikes still have an enduring appeal for custom builders. Honda may have lost its way in the charisma stakes of late, but Moto Guzzi still has a hotline to its…

Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer

A new build from Kaffeemaschine is always worth looking out for. Hamburg-based Axel Budde designs some of the world’s best custom Moto Guzzis, and his…

Kaffeemaschine Le Mans Mk III

Every few months, a freshly-customized Moto Guzzi rolls out of Axel Budde’s Hamburg workshop. And you know what to expect: it will be stripped back,…

Moto Guzzi by Kaffeemaschine

Axel Budde builds the cleanest, coolest Moto Guzzi cafe racers around. This is his sixth build and the best yet, fresh out of his workshop…

Kaffeemaschine Guzzi California

If you live in Germany and hanker after a custom Moto Guzzi, the man to speak to is Axel Budde of Kaffeemaschine. His latest bike…

Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Axel Budde is an interesting guy. He’s a ‘precision driver’ for the film and TV industry: a guy who can take the exact same line…