Moto Guzzi

  • Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR

    Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR

  • Wesley Reyneke Custom Motorcycles ,,

    Anyone who’s considered building a traditional café-racer has probably stumbled upon Benjie Flipprboi’s site at some point. As Benjie’s Café Racers, he produces a wide array of good looking bolt-on parts from his Corona, California base—and he builds pretty desirable bespoke motorcycles to boot. This… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

    Moto Guzzi V7 Stone by Venier Customs

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    You don’t see many customs based on brand new motorcycles. It’s usually a good few years before the grinder is fired up and the sparks begin to fly. So this machine is something of a rarity: it’s a V7 Stone tweaked by Stefano Venier into… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

    Moto Guzzi V12 by Radical Guzzi

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    The ‘new’ V7 is Moto Guzzi’s biggest sales hit of recent years, getting the nod from riders and road testers alike. It’s stylish, lightweight and well finished—the perfect retro roadster. (Editorial disclosure: I have one in my own garage.) If there’s a recurring criticism of… Read more »

  • Motorcycle Design: The State We’re In

    Motorcycle Design: The State We’re In

  • Guzzi Nevada custom scrambler

    Guzzi Nevada custom scrambler

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,

    The big money-spinner for Moto Guzzi these days is the ‘new’ V7 range. But although the V7 has put the Mandello Del Lario factory on a secure footing, the heart of the bike is nothing new. The iconic 750cc ‘small block’ engine design can be… Read more »

  • Moto Guzzi V65 cafe racer

    Moto Guzzi V65 cafe racer

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    One of the most evocative paint schemes in motorcycling is the red and lime green of Moto Guzzi’s iconic V7 Sport. It was a combination suggested by a Milan-based design institute, and four decades later, it’s still synonymous with the marque. Moto Guzzi itself has… Read more »

  • Top 5 Modern Motorcycles

    Top 5 Modern Motorcycles

  • Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

    Guzzi Le Mans by Kaffeemaschine

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,

    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… Read more »

  • 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 »