‘78 Moto Guzzi Le Mans I — Revival Cycles Pipeburn.com

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‘78 Moto Guzzi Le Mans I – Cycles

It’s hard to that Moto Guzzi a rather special place in the of motorcycles. They’re a whole lot and unusual than your Ducati. They’re definitely passionate than most

And there’s little doubt they can out-sport most even if it is by their looks In what you could call a niche, they seem to that perfect world collectable, beautiful and unusual Which makes a custom even more of an impressive And when they’re done as as the bikes that have rolling out Austin’s Revival in recent years, it’s a that the other shops given up and gone home.

Meet their latest and probably their greatest, the ‘78 Le Special.

“I bought this bike as unfinished factory restoration says Revival Cycle’s  main Alan Stulberg. “He literally it and bid it farewell when I handed him the It was sort of emotional, but in reality it to me with everything zip-tied on it to it look as if it were a functioning It was simply a rolling parts with everything finger-tight and I had it back apart in less an hour.”

“Not many lovers come across a for a decent price and the purists be screaming, but I simply couldn’t the urge to rip it down and turn it the custom Le Mans I’d always wanted. coming up with some design parameters, I started and cutting the frame down. We built a custom aluminum and seat pan, a black seat with red stitching on the edge with a chevron and a hidden RFID sensor a Revival “R” logo to act as a keyless switch.”

“We cut down and custom-fitted a set of Tarozzi and relocated the rear master to clean up the rear ‘triangle’ We deleted the center stand, a custom stainless 2-1 exhaust a CONE Engineering silencer sound is the most amazing goodness I’ve ever We serviced the engine, verified compression and installed a new DYNA ignition.

It all started up on the first try. The Iron battery buried the seat is tiny but cranks up beautifully.”

“The vintage rear shocks were a find that simply had to go on They are upside down they wouldn’t fit with the rear brake caliper, but I prefer them this They were revalved and surprisingly well.

I picked the flat-toned grey because it resembled the Porsche 356 that I’ve loved for I don’t think most would paint aluminum. The was smooth and ready for polishing, but I this color was more I was after. After that, it was all the subtle details – the POSH the leather inlay on the tank inset, the one-off hand cut ‘zip-ties’, the choice to keep the not-so-subtle Guzzi badge is made subtle with paint and maintained to show its

“The bike is an excellent runner and faster and better handling my old T3. It’s a veritable rocket by she’s a total blast to But not being ones who can leave alone, we decided to race it in the Vintage Festival this

We started bu building a full set of bodywork, as you can see. We also put in a clutch, a modern Brembo master cylinder, stiffer fork springs, adjustable air for fork damping, Icon shocks and of course Avon tires.

On race day Chris to start in 14th and got a great that helped him finish in 5th We were all stunned as he passed Japanese sport bikes mixed in the vintage racers to finish a winner’s fist pump.”

“The future of this bike is to include us slapping some headlights down low on the forks and riding the hell out of it on the street we can get it back on the track. We have that we’ll also be a more fitting race to make sure Chris have to settle for 5th place time.”

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