The Bike Shed Motonero Black Roadster

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Moto Guzzi 1000S

Motonero Black Roadster

have been quietly high quality builds out of in the west of England for the past years, producing custom that have set the benchmark for the Guzzi aficionados, but without the of fanfare we’ve come to in the modern custom scene. probably seen John’s without knowing who built and if that’s the case we hope to putting things to rights.

early interest in bikes with his older brother and his mates, with his first a 250cc Triumph Trailblazer in ’74. Since then, has built a number of notable but this 2007 all-black originally inspired by a photo in a specialist parts catalogue, is spawned the ‘Motonero’ moniker for all of subsequent builds and blog .

John has been creating racers with alloy upgrades, shortened seats, and swaps since the ’90s “I had a Guzzi in standard form for but this was the first build involved significant frame and custom-machined components.

The frame is from a 1975 (John’s unsure of the model but the from that era were all the same) with a custom seat base made to design by “an employee at Airbus” and in black marine vinyl.

The engine has been swapped out for an ’90s LeMans 1000S big valves and 40mm carbs, “…a combination with a great frame with my preferred of short headstock and shorter . Although not as pretty as the earlier engines the later LeMans motor (actually a 950cc) offer an extra 10-15bhp at the wheel and a top speed of about “I’m not really into top end though it’s nice to it’s there and that at 70-90mph speeds you’re not the engine.”

The exhaust is a free-flowing stainless made by Mistral in Italy: silencers are quite heavy but do have a lovely deep

At the front end, John has the original ’70s forks USD Paioli forks from a mid Laverda ‘Zane’ 650 Kevlar, the standard yokes with a steering stem. Stopping is provided by 4-pot Brembo and wavy discs with carriers to accept the modern “I’ve always liked the of modern parts with styling, and you can’t get much readily-available ‘classic style’ in the world than a Moto

The wheel hubs are standard Guzzi T3 items with 17″ (2.50) front and 18″ (3.00) rims powder-coated black. The a ‘part worn, little eBay purchase, are 130/80 BT45 rear and 110/80 Speed front (no, never heard of them either!)

“I always intended for it to handle well and be relatively comfortable for a mile ride. The handling’s but the Paioli yokes have very little steering with the standard LeMans I tank”. Small price to we’d say, …just be where you park-up; back-wheel to the

We’ll be posting more John and Motonero in the future, check the Motonero Blog. are courtesy of Italian Motor

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