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Lvpvs Alpha: an unapologetically modern Moto Guzzi California from Officine RossoPuro

Lvpvs Alpha: A Space Age Moto Guzzi California

Over the past few years, the surge of interest in custom bikes has been fueled by a backlash against modern technology—whether it’s electronic ‘rider aids’ or acres of sharp-edged, plastic bodywork. So this new build from Officine RossoPuro is something of an oddity. The design is unapologetically advanced, and far removed from Officine’s usual fare…

BMW Boxer custom motorcycle by Officine Rossopuro

BMW Boxer by Officine Rossopuro

With the BMW R-series becoming the platform du jour for custom builds, it’s getting harder to create something new—without simply being ‘different’ for the sake of it. That was the quandary faced by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro, one of Italy’s top custom builders and a man best known for his Moto Guzzi customs. “I…