Moto Guzzi café racer Bike EXIF

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Moto Guzzi 1000S

Moto Guzzi café

Italian Motor Magazine is a name for itself as a chronicler of classy vintage and custom This Moto Guzzi is the of issue #2, which has just released.

The owner is mysteriously to only as ‘John W’. “I got my first a twin front disc V7 in the early 90s,” John “And all of the Guzzis I’ve since, plus a couple of BMWs, have been in a racer style. When I to build one more a couple of ago, I wanted to do it right—a finished feel with subtle touches, and I feel achieved that.”

The aluminum tank and seat are by John Williams. and the frame is a Mk 2 Le the rear rails removed and a support put in place. “The arm has a small scallop (but not big enough) to allow for a wider tyre,” says John, the wheels are anodised black and 3.50 x 18 inch rims black powdercoated hubs. The carriers were made to the later smaller discs.” The Paioli forks and yokes are a Zane Laverda. as is the rear setup. “Steve at Bike advised me and supplied a set of multi-adjustable YSS

The stainless steel mudguard and headlamp brackets were fabricated. I’ve retained the brakes, as I really like but I have moved the splitter to the seat to help keep the of the frame clean. (What a to bleed that was!). All of the are hidden under the tank: mini relays, fuse Dyna ignition and horn.”

“The engine is a fairly Le Mans V/1000S unit lighter ringgear, alloy gears and re-angled, nearly carb inlet manifolds—it was one of ‘phew!’ moments, as I wouldn’t got the battery in otherwise! I rounded off the of the barrels slightly, and painted the lot black with spraycan enamel paint. It seems to and last quite well, as my two bikes are done with the stuff.”

“The alloy clip-ons are I worked out the throttle cable and got Venhill to make them into 2, but using a twin alloy throttle housing I happened to have. The downpipes are big bore Keihan items a slight kick-up on them, and the are cheap chrome shorty cones. I did have to repack as they were very in fact, I can’t say they are now but it did take a few decibels out of them.”

Italian Motor rode Guzzi, and loved it. “It’s handles like no other we’ve ridden, and is plain People stare at it because it has loud, handsome and embodies the ideals of cafe racer and practice. John may be reticent his skills but you need many of and a certain vision to create a motorcycle.”

[Photography by Adam at Motor Magazine . Check out website for more vintage goodness. Or better still, .]

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