Tag: Moto Guzzi

  • Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

    Guzzi V50 Monza by Revival Cycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There will be many, many beautiful machines at this weekend’s Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Texas. But I’m prepared to bet that one of the stars will be this Moto Guzzi V50 from local heroes Revival Cycles. There’s an elegant, unforced style to the bike, which… Read more »

  • Officine Rossopuro Guzzi cafe racer

    Officine Rossopuro Guzzi cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The custom world is rife with fads and fashions, but there are a few one-marque specialists taking the slow and steady route to win the race. On the east coast of the USA, Walt Siegl springs to mind for his high-performance Ducati builds. In Italy,… Read more »

  • Top 5 Moto Guzzi Le Mans

    Top 5 Moto Guzzi Le Mans

  • Chris Hunter Special FeaturesTop 5

    In the late 1970s, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans was the closest you could get to a factory café racer. Bereft of chrome and frippery, it would hit 130 mph and recorded over 70 hp at the back wheel. It was the ultimate low-tech superbike,… Read more »

  • Revival Cycles Moto Guzzi

    Revival Cycles Moto Guzzi

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    With too much bodywork and an awkward looking 16” front wheel, the Le Mans IV wasn’t exactly the prettiest Moto Guzzi to roll out of Mandello del Lario. So it’s not surprising that the owner of this 1986 model turned to Texas’ Revival Cycles to… Read more »

  • Officine RossoPuro ‘Eroica’

    Officine RossoPuro ‘Eroica’

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Most of the leading custom builders work on commission—they get a brief from a client, a direction is agreed upon, and a motorcycle starts to take shape. Compromise is inevitable, whether it’s around budget or aesthetic direction. But every now and then, as you can… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi Nevada Scrambler

    Moto Guzzi Nevada Scrambler

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    A super-stylish Guzzi custom from Italy, the kind you just want to throw a leg over and ride? That must be an Officine Rossopuro bike, right? Well, kind of. This very appealing scrambler built on the Moto Guzzi Nevada platform does indeed come from the… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V7 by Cafe Racer Dreams

    Moto Guzzi V7 by Cafe Racer Dreams

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There’s a Moto Guzzi V7 Classic in my garage right now, so when I heard that Cafe Racer Dreams were starting work on a new V7 Stone, my ears pricked up. There’s no shortage of Triumph Bonneville customs, but despite the sales success of Mandello… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi “Suzuka 8 Hours” racer

    Moto Guzzi “Suzuka 8 Hours” racer

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    The custom scene is awash with concepts and Photoshop renders and imagined bikes. But designer Davide Caforio, who flits between Milan and Rome, has turned an inspired idea into reality. Caforio is an accomplished Moto Guzzi builder, and well known within his native Italy. He’s… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi 1000 SP

    Moto Guzzi 1000 SP

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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… Read more »

  • Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi Bellagio

    Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi Bellagio

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    It’s quite common to see manufacturers getting into bed with custom builders these days. We’ve seen BMW hooking up with Roland Sands for the Concept 90, and Yamaha has joined forces with the Wrenchmonkees and Deus Ex Machina for a series of ‘Yard Built Specials’.… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi NTX by Venier Customs

    Moto Guzzi NTX by Venier Customs

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Back in the 90s, Moto Guzzi built a polizia version of its NTX 750 dual sport bike. Tall and imposing, it struck fear into the hordes of Italian teenagers tearing around without a license on mopeds and dirtbikes. One of those kids was Stefano Venier,… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi Le Mans by 4h10

    Moto Guzzi Le Mans by 4h10

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    There are a staggering number of motorcycles in Paris. Sit at any café for half an hour, and you’ll probably see more bikes pass by than anywhere else in the western world: from 1980s roadsters to Piaggio three-wheelers to rumbling Harleys. As you might expect,… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V75 by Venier Customs

    Moto Guzzi V75 by Venier Customs

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    There are a tiny handful of builders who consistently hit the mark with every bike they create. In Italy, one of those builders is Venier Customs, which took home a trophy last month from the Biker Fest for this beautiful Moto Guzzi V75. The bike… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V65 by El Solitario

    Moto Guzzi V65 by El Solitario

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    For a pursuit that is all about freedom and individuality, the world of custom motorcycles can be a strangely serious business. Are those tires good enough? It’s a hardtail, it can’t possibly handle. What, only 50 bhp pulling 200 kilos? Like audiophiles who’ve become so… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzis by Revival Cycles

    Moto Guzzis by Revival Cycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Texas-based Revival Cycles are on a roll at the moment, with a brace of custom Moto Guzzis heading to The One Moto Show in Austin. Both bikes have been heavily modified; as Revival’s Alan Stulberg says, they “began as very different machines and sort of… Read more »

  • Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi

    Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Filippo Barbacane is one of Italy’s leading craftsmen, specializing in classy Moto Guzzi customs. The builds coming out of his Officine RossoPuro workshop are refined, elegant and desirable, and I’d be happy to put one next to… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer

    Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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 eighth creation doesn’t disappoint. The bike was built for Guillaume Bureau, who lives in Switzerland. “He wanted a pure cafe… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V50 by Rno Cycles

    Moto Guzzi V50 by Rno Cycles

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Think of a custom Moto Guzzi, and it’s invariably built in the ‘classic’ style: Timeless café racer lines, muted colors and bare metal. I’m a fan of that look, but it’s also refreshing to see someone take a completely different approach—and pull it off spectacularly.… Read more »

  • Hammarhead x Moto Guzzi V7

    Hammarhead x Moto Guzzi V7

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    James Hammarhead needs no introduction here. One of the USA’s most thoughtful bike builders, he’s the creator of the Jack Pine—one of the most sought-after and usable custom bikes of recent years. This custom Moto Guzzi V7, nicknamed ‘Wayward,’ is Hammarhead’s latest creation: A one-off… Read more »

  • Kaffeemaschine Le Mans Mk III

    Kaffeemaschine Le Mans Mk III

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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, elegant, immaculately finished and powerful. Axel has hit a groove, and it’s a wonderful one. This Le Mans, his seventh… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi Le Mans resto-mod

    Moto Guzzi Le Mans resto-mod

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    Equestrians have a term for the ideal proportions of a horse: conformation. The conformation of a draft horse is obviously different to that of a Kentucky Derby winner, but there is an ideal for both. And so it is with motorcycles. It’s what we all… Read more »

  • Revival Cycles Moto Guzzi

    Revival Cycles Moto Guzzi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When Alan Stulberg of Texas-based Revival Cycles bought this 1978 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mark I, it was an unfinished restoration project. “The owner literally kissed it and bid it farewell when I handed him the cash,” says Stulberg. “It was sort of emotional …”… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V1100 custom

    Moto Guzzi V1100 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    When I think of a Moto Guzzi custom, I think of a Le Mans. It’s one of the all-time great custom platforms, along with the Honda CB750, Triumph Bonneville, Yamaha SR series and Kawasaki W650. This classic-looking Guzzi cafe racer, however, is based on a… Read more »

  • Ghezzi-Brian Motard V-Twin

    Ghezzi-Brian Motard V-Twin

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The Moto Guzzi Griso is one of the most distinctive motorcycles on the road today, with styling that polarizes opinions. And now the tuners Ghezzi-Brian, long associated with the Mandello del Lario factory, have created a kit for the Griso that’s just as controversial. It… Read more »

  • Custom Moto Guzzi Le Mans

    Custom Moto Guzzi Le Mans

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Last month’s Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz was a barometer of custom motorcycle taste in Europe. I was struck by the amount of attention attracted by older Moto Guzzis, especially those with a raw cafe racer look. This bike wasn’t at the festival, but… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi by Kaffeemaschine

    Moto Guzzi by Kaffeemaschine

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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 in Hamburg. Kaffeemaschine #6 is based on a 1980 Le Mans frame and was commissioned by the British motorcycle racer… Read more »

  • Ritmo Sereno Guzzi

    Ritmo Sereno Guzzi

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    Shiro Nakajima, the CEO of leading Japanese custom workshop Ritmo Sereno, is a keen vintage racer. He’s been campaigning his Moto Guzzi Ambassador for a couple of years now, and felt it was time for a refresh. In its original incarnation—which we revealed just over… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi Griso “Ipothesys”

    Moto Guzzi Griso “Ipothesys”

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    EXCLUSIVE Here’s a first look at the latest bike designed by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro. He’s best known for his classic Moto Guzzi cafe racers, so this Griso, the debut build from a new boutique brand called Ipothesys, is something of a departure for… Read more »

  • Magni Arturo 1000

    Magni Arturo 1000

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Arturo Magni is best known for his racing exploits with MV Agusta. While managing MV’s racing department, the team won a remarkable 75 world championships and over 3,000 races in several classes. After MV retired from racing in the late 70s, Magni and his sons… Read more »

  • Ghezzi Brian Super Twin

    Ghezzi Brian Super Twin

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    If Ducati has NCR, Moto Guzzi has Ghezzi Brian. Based in the lakes region of northern Italy, the company builds small runs of Guzzi-based sport bikes and created the MGS-01 superbike for the Mandello factory. (The odd name, in case you’re wondering, refers to the… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V50, Brat Style

    Moto Guzzi V50, Brat Style

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The mainstream of Japanese custom bike building has a very specific look—largely created by the hugely influential Tokyo builder Brat Style. And the bikes themselves tend to be quite specific too, mostly based on Yamaha SRs and XS650s, the Kawasaki W650, and Harley-Davidson Sportsters. So… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi 850 T5 custom

    Moto Guzzi 850 T5 custom

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    Here’s an unusual take on the classic Moto Guzzi custom. It’s called ‘Motomorphosy’, and it started life as an 850 T5 from 1984. When Alessandro (“Speedy”) bought the bike in the late 80s, he stripped it down for a more spartan but conventional custom look.… Read more »

  • Officine Rossopuro Motard One

    Officine Rossopuro Motard One

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Moto Guzzi Stelvio custom before. And this is no half-hearted attempt: the big adventure tourer from Mandello del Lario has been transformed into a pseudo-motard powerhouse. It’s not the look you generally associate with a custom from Officine… Read more »

  • Officine RossoPuro Motociclone

    Officine RossoPuro Motociclone

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Moto Guzzi customs, and Officine RossoPuro builds in particular. This is the latest machine from Filippo Barbacane’s workshop in Pescara: it’s called Motociclone, which means ‘Cyclone bike’ (as you’ve probably guessed). It’s… Read more »

  • Kaffeemaschine Guzzi California

    Kaffeemaschine Guzzi California

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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 is this café racer, based on the T3 California—and to my eyes it looks much better than Moto Guzzi’s own… Read more »