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Grey Goose: A Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport from San Francisco

One of the wonderful things about customization is that it can breathe new life into otherwise unloved motorcycles. Need proof? Just look at the number of amazing Honda CX500s and Yamaha Viragos on the scene. This Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport is another poster child for realized potential. The original wasn’t the ugliest or slowest bike Moto Guzzi ever made, but despite having 90 horsepower on tap, it was porky and not very exciting. MCN was particularly harsh; “Track days often end in tears,” they ...
Tags: San Francisco, Motorcycles, John, Honda, Exif, Adam, MCN, Suzuki, Grey Goose, Monterey CA, Yoshimura, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Motogadget


Morning Glory: Revival’s custom Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

Situated at the crossroads of passion and pragmatism, the team at Revival Cycles knows when it’s time to shred the establishment, and when to walk alongside. Morning Glory, a fine and upstanding Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer, is the latest display of craftsmanship and creativity to roll out of the Austin, Texas shop—and it’s an official build too. “Moto Guzzi approached us and asked if we would take one of their newly updated models, the V9 Roamer, and customize it to our liking … carte blanche wit...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Austin, Motorcycles, Alan, Honda, Firestone, Andy, Revival, Austin Texas, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Revival Cycles, Alan Stulberg, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles


The PIPEBURN 2018 Bike Of The Year Award

Written by Marlon Slack Christmas has been easy for you. You lot have been stuffing your faces and lying comatose on the couch. But meanwhile, we at Pipeburn HQ have been tearing our hair out. Coming up with a list of finalists from the bikes we’ve featured over the last twelve months is no easy task. But there can only be ten contenders. And there can be only one Pipeburn Bike Of The Year. So we’ve looked at personal favourites, the rides that garnered the most comments, the sharing on socia...
Tags: La, Awards, Malaysia, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Bmw, Award, Yamaha, Guzzi, Royal Enfield, Pipeburn, Hazan Motorworks, Diamond Atelier


Two new vintage style motorcycles from 46Works

It’s around this time of year that all the top Japanese builders release their latest customs. Many workshops have spent weeks burning the midnight oil to get a bike ready for display at the Yokohama show, but Shiro Nakajima of 46Works has been even busier than most—he’s just revealed two amazing new builds. We’ve been following Nakajima-san’s work very closely over the years, going back to his days as CEO of Ritmo Sereno, Japan’s premier BMW and Moto Guzzi restomod outfit. So when he told us ...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, California, US, Porsche, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Honda, Aston Martin, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Brembo, Bates, Ouml, Yokohama


AUSSIE INVASION: Craig Rodsmith Visits the Moto Guzzi Factory

Written by Andrew Jones Craig Rodsmith, our favourite Aussie customiser and all-round bloody talented nice guy took a trip from his US shop north of Chicago to visit the home of Moto Guzzi – his manufacturer of choice – in Mandello del Lario, north of Milan. We spoke to him about his Guzzi obsessions, what it’s like to work with the 97-year-old factory and how he sees the custom landscape looking now that manufacturers and customisers seem so friendly. What the latest with you? I’ve been q...
Tags: Facebook, Interview, US, Chicago, Motorcycles, Italy, Classic, Craig, Vincent, Lake Como, Harley, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Haas, Alberto, Stefano, Ricardo


AXEL’S ROSE. Kaffemaschine’s ‘82 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson For decades scribes in motorcycling publications around the globe have been consistently using one word to describes the machines of Moto Guzzi, and that’s ‘beautiful.’ But for a brief period in the early ’80s the company produced some real horrors, none worse than the fully faired wind brick that was the Le Mans Mk 2. So it is a testament to the absolute skill and dedication of Axel Budde of Hamburg’s Kaffeemaschine that he’s used the ugly base to build this gorgeou...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Motorcycles, Le Mans, Classic, Hamburg, Axel, Heidenau, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Racer, Café Racer, Martin Hodgson, Kaffeemaschine, Axel Budde, Kaffee Maschine


AXEL’S ROSE. Kaffeemaschine’s ’82 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Racer

Written by Martin Hodgson For decades scribes in motorcycling publications around the globe have been consistently using one word to describes the machines of Moto Guzzi, and that’s ‘beautiful.’ But for a brief period in the early ’80s the company produced some real horrors, none worse than the fully faired wind brick that was the Le Mans Mk 2. So it is a testament to the absolute skill and dedication of Axel Budde of Hamburg’s Kaffeemaschine that he’s used the ugly base to build this gorgeou...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Motorcycles, Le Mans, Classic, Hamburg, Axel, Heidenau, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Racer, Café Racer, Martin Hodgson, Kaffeemaschine, Axel Budde


EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘Viridium’ Moto Guzzi Griso

Written by Martin Hodgson Nostalgia can be a powerful thing and our desire to hold onto the past, even the very recent, can have us railing against any possible change. The last of the Moto Guzzi Griso models are still yet to be sold from dealer floors before the bike is phased out entirely, but one man is already missing them. It should surprise nobody that it’s Moto Guzzi Maestro himself Filippo Barbacane of Italy’s Officine Rossopuro and he’s on a mission to send head office a message they...
Tags: Facebook, Milan, Motorcycles, Italy, Pirelli, Brembo, Moto Guzzi, Filippo, Guzzi, Martin Hodgson, Piaggio Group, Roadster, Rossopuro, Filippo Barbacane, Griso, Officine RossoPuro


RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 3 – Glemseck 101

 Written by Andrew Jones The Glemseck 101 event in Germany’s Leonberg describes itself as a motorcycle ‘happening’. Now while that may conjure up images of naked, badly painted hippies dancing to experimental synthesiser music, the last 10 years have proven it to be a lot more interesting than the moniker may suggest. Hell, it’s probably running neck and neck with Wheels & Waves to be the best motorcycle show in the whole world. So what could they do to up their game even more? How about h...
Tags: Milan, Germany, Race, Motorcycles, Sprint, Belgium, Bmw, Event, Yamaha, Bonnie, Jens, Daniele, Arne, Andrew Jones, Guzzi, Racer


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 16 September, 2018

A Suzuki VanVan with a surfer vibe, a track-ready Ducati Monster from the Emirates, and a sneaky peek at Moto Guzzi’s cool new V85 TT—an ADV bike with a ‘classic enduro’ vibe. Ducati Monster 1100 EVO cafe racer Moto racing coach and precision driver Marc Roissetter was on the hunt for a Virago as the base bike for his third build. But when a wrecked 2012 Ducati Monster 1100 popped up, his plans quickly changed. And man, are we glad they did. ‘Monstrosity’ is a stunning example of what hard...
Tags: Russia, US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Emirates, Uae, Torino, Moto, Yamaha, KTM, Ural, Villiers, Marc, Suzuki, Bonhams, Moto Guzzi


FIERE & FURY. The ‘Bazooka’ Moto Guzzi From Ruote Fiere

Written by Marlon Slack In the last ten years old Moto Guzzis have gone through a stratospheric increase in value. Big block 70’s and 80’s models now command prices that would have been laughable a decade ago. The secret’s out – and now people realize what a great base they are for a killer custom build. So next time you’re hunting for a Guzzi and cursing prices, turn to face Italy and swear loudly. It’s builds like this incredibly gorgeous 1983 Le Mans Mk3 by Ruote Fiere that’s pushing up th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Le Mans, Classic, Facebook Instagram, Davide, Targa Florio, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Racer, Barchetta, Marlon Slack, Ruote Fiere, Moto Guzzis, Davide Caforio, Ferrari Barchetta


RACE REPORT: Sultans of Sprint Race 2 – Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

 Written by Andrew Jones First there was Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Then came the Merry Pranksters. After that there was the Wacky Racers, the Cannonball Run and Burning Man. So just when you think that the whole creativity/machines/party thing has been milked dry, along comes the inimitable Sultans of Sprint. Its origins are French. Considering their invention of the Etch-a-Sketch, drinking champagne while hot air ballooning and nudity in cinema, who else could it hav...
Tags: Video, Germany, Race, Motorcycles, Ducati, Sprint, Belgium, Las Vegas, Bmw, Event, Spa, Simon, Sakura, Laurence, Bonnie, Monza


Riding with Coopdway

Today, I had the absolute pleasure to go on a 100+ mile ride with Coop, aka Doug.  He's a fellow moto-blogger who lives in the country, perhaps 57 miles or so from his work in the city of Minneapolis.We met up at 9AM as arranged and soon he was leading the way through some really nice winding roads, with many twist and turns at times, dips and climbs and all this while surrounded by the lush and verdant foliage that is this part of Wisconsin!Temperatures were fine for most of the day, it did get...
Tags: Minneapolis, Motorcycles, Wisconsin, Clinton, Coop, Doug, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Scarlett Rides, Coopdway, Doug He, Carlson Ridge, Mindoro Cut, So Coop, Coop Coop


DAD MOD. MotoVida’s ‘V11x’ Moto Guzzi Californian Scrambler

Written by Martin Hodgson If my Dad had owned a Moto Guzzi of any kind I’d have thought that was pretty darn cool; but it turns out kids these days expect a hell of a lot more and a stock 1996 Moto Guzzi California 1100 just isn’t good enough. Spurred on by his children and pictures of some sweet Guzzi customs the owner of this here ride needed someone to build his dream. In Brent Giesbrecht of MotoVida in Kelowna, Canada, he found just the man, even if Google maps showed they were exactly 46...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Canada, Motorcycles, Scrambler, Dad, Lucas, Kelowna, Brembo, Jenny Craig, Californian, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Moto Guzzi California, Kelowna Canada


Class Act: A Triton cafe racer by Foundry Motorcycle

Few custom motorcycles have the cachet of the legendary Triton. The mash-up of a Norton featherbed frame and Triumph twin motor has become a demigod icon of the café racer movement. As we all know, back in the 60s the idea was to combine the best chassis with the best motor. But half a century later, you can buy showroom machines that’ll run rings around most Tritons. And for a fraction of what it would cost to build one. So we were surprised to learn that the owner of this beautifully cra...
Tags: David, Motorcycles, Jaguar, Dell, Honda, Alex, Triton, Norton, Tom, Tim, Danny, Bates, Morad, Chichester West Sussex, Tom Simpson, Kellermann


Best of Breed: A Triton cafe racer by Foundry Motorcycle

Few custom motorcycles have the cachet of the legendary Triton. The mash-up of a Norton featherbed frame and Triumph twin motor has become a demigod icon of the café racer movement. As we all know, back in the 60s the idea was to combine the best chassis with the best motor. But half a century later, you can buy showroom machines that’ll run rings around most Tritons. And for a fraction of what it would cost to build one. So we were surprised to learn that the owner of this beautifully cra...
Tags: David, Motorcycles, Jaguar, Dell, Honda, Alex, Triton, Norton, Tom, Tim, Danny, Bates, Morad, Chichester West Sussex, Tom Simpson, Kellermann


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 22 July, 2018

A Brazilian custom powered by a Roll-sRoyce helicopter engine, Steve McQueen’s Husky 400 goes to auction, a classy cafe kit for the Royal Enfield Bullet, and a jaw-dropping Jawa custom from Russia. Steve McQueen’s Husqvarna 400 Cross Whether you bow to the King of Cool or not, Steve McQueen’s impact on motorcycling culture remains as potent today as when he tore around the desert, shirtless, on his Husqvarna for On Any Sunday. Now that very bike, the 1970 Husqvarna 400 Cross, will fall und...
Tags: Google, Russia, Motorcycles, Moscow, Birmingham, Steve McQueen, Honda, Jay, Husky, Mcqueen, Renault, Jakarta, Husqvarna, Ural, Cross, Dmitry


Jean Genie: A Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Vanguard Clothing

Clothing labels have been leaning on motorcycle iconography to market their goods for decades. Just look at Belstaff—the entire brand is virtually built on the two-wheeled halo effect. It’s usually as basic as hiring in a cool bike for a shoot, but the Dutch menswear label Vanguard has taken it a massive step further. For three years running, Vanguard Clothing has commissioned a custom Moto Guzzi every season to accompany its range. This 1981 Le Mans Mk III is the latest, and it’s an absolute...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Renault, Gannet, Vanguard, Daytona, Marcel, Joost, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Jeroen, Moto Guzzi Le Mans, Tarozzi, Wrench Kings, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles


GRAN SLAM. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘GranSasso’ Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Written by Marlon Slack There’s no argument that Italy’s Officine Rossopuro do the best-looking Moto Guzzi customs on the scene. The head of the shop, Filippo Barbacane, never takes the easy route with his builds. He mixes and matches engines and final drive components, he crafts bodywork from scratch and the end result is always a show-stopper. And finally he’s decided to show us his own personal ride – a Moto Guzzi Stelvio two years in the making. Well, I say it’s been two years in the m...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Adventure, Motorcycles, Italy, Moto Guzzi, Filippo, Guzzi, Stelvio, Marlon Slack, Extreme Tech, Filippo Barbacane, Officine RossoPuro, Moto Guzzi Stelvio


END OF THE WORLD. Officine Rossopuro‘s ‘Finisterrae’ Moto Guzzi Bellagio

Written by Martin Hodgson There is something connecting certain builders and brands that we may never understand, but such is the affinity between the two that one becomes synonymous with the other. When it comes to Moto Guzzi that man is Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro from the beautiful Abruzo region of Italy. He’s taken just about every one of the marque’s models and turned them into a portfolio of some of the best customs on the market. Now he’s back with his favourite steed from ...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Italy, Tracker, Bellagio, Lake Como, Brembo, Moto Guzzi, Filippo, Guzzi, Martin Hodgson, Filippo Barbacane, Officine RossoPuro, Abruzo, Moto Guzzi Bellagio, Street Tracker


Split Personality: A two-tone Bultaco Alpina racer

We like to think our tastes are eclectic. Whether it’s an oddity out of the left field, or a classy retro race machine, as long as it’s well designed and well built, it ticks our boxes. Mark ‘Makr’ Atkinson has played at both ends of the spectrum. His BMW concept with designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem broke the internet last year. Now he’s hit back with something completely different: a schizophrenic Bultaco Alpina-based racer, painted in contrasting colors on each side. Based in Utah, Mark is a...
Tags: Utah, Motorcycles, Tss, Mark, Buchanan, Alpina, CNC, Goodyear, Guzzi, Café Racer, Loctite, Bultaco, Mehmet Doruk Erdem, Racing Motorcycles, David Tagg, Borrani


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 June, 2018

British motocross champion Billy MacKenzie builds an incredible CBX750. Royal Enfield reveals a +100 hp Continental GT dragster. And Rua Machines turn the Moto Guzzi Nevada into a thing of beauty. It’s been a week of surprises. Royal Enfield LockStock We were all pretty excited when Royal Enfield pulled the wraps off their new line of parallel twin motorcycles. Not only did it mean there’d be another couple of classically styled bikes on our roads, but also two new bases from which builder...
Tags: Milan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portugal, New South Wales, Nevada, Continental, Bologna, Joe, Yamaha, Estoril, Conti, Thornton, Enfield, Magura, Jody


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 June, 2018

British motocross champion Billy MacKenzie builds an incredible CBX750. Royal Enfield reveals a +100 hp Continental GT dragster. And Rua Machines turn the Moto Guzzi Nevada into a thing of beauty. It’s been a week of surprises. Royal Enfield LockStock We were all pretty excited when Royal Enfield pulled the wraps off their new line of parallel twin motorcycles. Not only did it mean there’d be another couple of classically styled bikes on our roads, but also two new bases from which builder...
Tags: Milan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portugal, New South Wales, Nevada, Continental, Bologna, Joe, Yamaha, Estoril, Conti, Thornton, Enfield, Magura, Jody


RHAPSODY IN BLUE. Gannet Design’s Timeless Moto Guzzi V9 Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Moto Guzzi’s V9 Roamer is an interesting exercise in motorcycle marketing. Most manufacturers would have taken the approach whereby a ‘standard’ model is released (think the V7II Special or there abouts) and then followed it up with more ‘niche’ models like a scrambler, racer and the like. But not Moto Guzzi. Throwing convention to the wind – or possibly into their famous Mandello wind tunnel – they launched their new V9 range with their ‘Bobber’ and ‘Roamer’ models. L...
Tags: Motorcycles, Switzerland, Gannet, Stefan, CNC, Moto Guzzi, ULF, Guzzi, Racer, Keihin, Kineo, Motogadget, Leo Vince, V9, Tom Luthi, Dominique Aegerter


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 June, 2018

Moto Guzzi’s Bellagio gets a glamorous new set of clothes. Vladimir Putin gets a new motorcycle, with a little help from Kalashnikov. And the French photographer and racer Dimitri Coste gets acquainted with the Indian FTR1200 prototype. It’s been a pick’n’mix kinda week. Rostec Izh concept Ever wondered what bike Vladimir Putin would ride, when he’s not shirtless on a horse? Wonder no longer. The Izh is a concept motorcycle developed by the Russian corporate juggernaut Rostec and the maker...
Tags: Milan, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Motorcycles, Bellagio, Phoenix, Yamaha, Pirelli, Alcantara, SG, Suzuki, Ivan Drago, Rostec, Benjie, Moto Guzzi


PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Craig Rodsmith from Rodsmith Motorcycles

Written by Andrew Jones There’s a lot of Aussies that feel rightly proud of local boy Craig Rodsmith. From bombing around on bikes in one of Melbourne’s rough and tumble Northern Suburbs in the 1970s to rubbing shoulders with the likes of Max Hazan and Bobby Haas, here’s a custom builder that takes the phrase ‘good with his hands’ to preposterous new heights. He now calls Chicago ‘home’ and making some of the world’s best custom motorcycles ‘a job’. But in typical Aussie fashion, he’s taking ...
Tags: Interview, Australia, America, Chicago, Motorcycles, Ducati, Marlon Brando, Melbourne, Steve McQueen, Illinois, Craig, Bsa, Midwest, Elizabeth, Bobby, Melbourne Australia


WHEN LE MANS LOVES LE WOMAN. Paolo Danese’s ‘MILF’ Moto Guzzi Le Mans MKII

Written by Marlon Slack Every year the Italians put on one of greatest motorcycle shows in the world. Dubbed the MBE, or Motor Bike Expo, the four-day event tackles every aspect of the motorcycle spectrum you can imagine. There’s enduro nuts, sports bike fans and cruiser riders all rubbing shoulders on the huge showroom floor. But the thing that really caught our eye was the incredible array of custom rides on display. And none were better than this – the award-winning Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII...
Tags: Taiwan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Verona, Le Mans, Classic, Northern Italy, Brembo, CNC, MILF, Paolo, Moto Guzzi, Lino, Winston Yeh, Guzzi


One of One: A very limited edition Guzzi V11 from Japan

Would you customize a limited edition motorcycle? Moto Guzzi only built 600 units of the V11 Sport Scura, but that didn’t stop Kenji Katsumoto from tearing one apart. In his defense, the V11 Sport Scura isn’t very pretty. Launched in 2001 as an upgraded big brother to the V11 Sport, it came kitted with Öhlins suspension, Brembo brakes at both ends, its own bikini fairing, and a few carbon fiber bits. By all accounts it was a decent enough ride (though not exactly mind-blowing), but it was ...
Tags: Japan, EFI, Motorcycles, Harley, Daytona, Brembo, Katsumoto, Fukuoka Japan, Moto Guzzi, FCR, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Keihin, Harley Davidsons, Tommaselli


LUCKY PUNK. A Moto Guzzi V7 Racer from Lucky Customs

Written by Martin Hodgson Buying a brand new motorcycle is a big decision for anyone. But to then hand it over with zero mileage on the clock to be chopped up for modification means you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: “Do you feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk? With a resounding ‘yes,’ Motoplex of Argentina – importers to the country of new Italian motorcycles – avoided the shot and were simply blown away. They’d made just the right call and handed the keys of a new Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone to...
Tags: Motorcycles, Argentina, Lucas, Kawasaki, BRIDGESTONE, Brembo, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Racer, Café Racer, Martin Hodgson, V7, Lucky Customs, Lucas Layum, Battlax, Max Pucheta


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 March, 2018

A sinister Yamaha XJR1300 , a smokin’ hot RD350, a Honda CX500 with R6 suspension, and an 80s-style Hayabusa rocketship. It’s all about the grunt this week. Yamaha RD350 by Jake Drummond Working from drawings that he’d penned about a year earlier, 24-year-old Jake Drummond wanted a custom that dipped toes in both the board tracker and mountain bike ponds. After two years of labor and learning on the fly, he’s done more than succeed with his Yamaha RD350. Jake didn’t even know how to weld pr...
Tags: Ebay, Motorcycles, Argentina, Honda, Warp, Frank, Yamaha, Jake, Calum, Penske, Hayabusa, Busa, Moto Guzzi, Gareth Roberts, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles