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Master of Metal: Shiny Hammer’s Moto Guzzi 1000SP

We’re suckers for classic Moto Guzzi café racers. But we like it even more when someone messes up the recipe a little. As with this sleek and quirky 1000 SP from France—which mixes conventional and unorthodox styling cues to great effect. It comes from Samuel Aguiar, a multi-talented chap who designs furniture as well as motorcycles. He runs the Shiny Hammer workshop in Saint-Quentin, a town near the border of Belgium in northern France. Samuel’s previous creations include a Rocketeer-styl...
Tags: Facebook, France, Motorcycles, Belgium, Dell, Samuel, TIG, Brembo, Spada, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Motogadget, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles, Samuel Aguiar, Cafe racers


The 2021 Moto-Guzzi Lineup + Our Take On Each Model

Moto-Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer and the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production. The brand has had a storied history, winning motorcycle racing championships, changing owners, and driving innovation within the motorcycle industry. Today, it’s a subsidiary of Piaggio, producing exquisite Italian motorcycles with 90-degree V-twin engines with distinctive transverse cylinders. So far, there are only two new models being added to the line-up. But don’t be di...
Tags: California, Motorcycles, North America, Continental, Alcantara, DRL, Piaggio, Eldorado, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Moto Guzzi California, Moto Guzzi MGX, 2021, Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer, Moto Guzzi Eldorado, Model lineups


Moto Guzzi Has Three Special Editions To Celebrate Centennial Heritage

One Hundred Years 2021 is a very special year for the Moto Guzzi brand; the company is celebrating their centennial year (100th anniversary as a company) and as a result, have a ton of special edition motorcycles coming down the pipes for Guzzi enthusiasts to fight over. 100 years in any business is no small feat, so Moto Guzzi decided it would be appropriate to celebrate the best way that they know how… New bikes! Unfortunately with COVID-19 still lurking it’s head on a global scale, the Itali...
Tags: Motorcycles, Special Edition, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Motorcycle News, 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT, 2021 Moto Guzzi V7, 2021 Moto Guzzi V9, Moto Guzzi 100th Anniversary, Otto Cilindri


Moto Guzzi Bumps Torque Figures For 2021 V85 TT

New Tires, Bigger Torque Numbers The V85 TT is a relatively newer motorcycle model from the crew over at the Guzzi factory. Although it has only had a brief two-year stint in today’s market, Moto Guzzi has already found some areas of the motorcycle worth improving with the upcoming 2021 model. At the moment, the V85 TT’s 853cc V-twin engine cranks out about 80 horsepower and 60 lb-ft of torque, but Guzzi decided to bump those numbers up with the next iteration of the bike. They claim that the ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Motorcycle News, 2021 Moto Guzzi V85 TT


Moto Guzzi V7 Gets Much Needed Updates

750 to 850 The Moto Guzzi V7 is seeing its first major round of parts upgrades since the motorcycle came to the market in 2007. The next evolution of the V7 sees an entire engine overhaul, completely dropping the previous 744cc motor and opting for the 850cc engine derived from the V85TT. The V85TT engine in question will not be completely copy/pasted over to the V7, though. This 850cc engine will be getting a complete overhaul to ensure it produces less power than the V85TT, keeping the bike ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Motorcycle News, Moto Guzzi V7, Moto Guzzi V85TT


Speed Read, 15 November 2020

A peek at a seriously cool cyberpunk scooter concept from BMW, plus an R100 rescued from the wrecker’s yard in Spain, a gorgeous Guzzi T5 from Italy, and a Suzuki V-Strom clad entirely in wood. Yes, really. BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04 The problem with most compact scooters is the styling. They’re spindly, plastic-y things, and look like they’d splinter into a dozen pieces if dropped. There are a few exceptions though, such as Piaggio’s Vespa brand and the Honda Zoomer—and it looks like B...
Tags: Spain, Motorcycles, Italy, Bmw, Valencia, Ottawa, Scooter, James, Luca, Brembo, Suzuki, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, BMW motorcycles, Suzuki V Strom


The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi 100th Anniversary Edition

How Much do You Really Love Moto Guzzi? If you have Moto Guzzi posters adorning the walls of your office/garage, this is probably the book you’ve been looking for. Moto Guzzi has collected every model ever sold and packaged them into a printed publication to grace your coffee table this holiday season.  The book covers all production models from the inception of the company all the way up to today; including even their current lineup with bikes such as the new V85TT. The timing couldn’t be any ...
Tags: Book, Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Motorcycle News


Luuc Muis redesigns the Moto Guzzi V85 TT for Vanguard

Moto Guzzi’s V85 TT has a lot going for it: a motor with tons of character, a capable chassis, and a look that mixes ‘adventure’ and ‘retro.’ But with such a unique aesthetic, we wouldn’t have a clue where to even begin customizing it. To make an impact with the V85 TT, you really have to go deep. So that’s exactly what Luuc Muis did with this custom V85, built for the Dutch menswear label Vanguard Clothing. The young custom builder has a background in product design, a fresh outlook and one...
Tags: Facebook, Motorcycles, Vanguard, Benelux, Moto Guzzi, Akrapovic, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Jeroen, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles, Silvermachine, Luuc, Luuc Muis, Scramblers, Moto Guzzi V85 TT for Vanguard, Pirelli Scorpion STR Rally


My Prediction for 2020’s Motorcycle of the Year

What Is the Best New Bike? Looking over the long list of new or updated motorcycles for 2020, I have to say that there are some truly killer machines out there this year. There are far more new or updated models than I originally thought, and there are standouts in each segment of the motorcycle market.  With that said, there will inevitably be ones that rise to the top and likely one that stands out far more than any other motorcycles made new this year. I wanted to take a moment to really ...
Tags: UK, Motorcycles, Ducati, Electric, Harley Davidson, Triumph, Harley, Yamaha, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Moto Guzzi, AgustA, Carlin Dunne, Guzzi, Royal Enfield


Westlake Tagand Special: A Guzzi 850 T3 from Deus

You’ve probably heard the word ‘bitsa’ thrown around these parts if you’re a regular here. For the uninitiated, it’s a motorcycle that has ‘bits of everything.’ Bitsas are the mongrel dogs of the custom motorcycle world… and just like mongrels, some of them are hard to look at. But others are cross-bred in just the right way. This Moto Guzzi 850 T3 has Triumph, Norton, BSA and Dresda Triton bits on it, and it’s a total knockout—thanks to French builder Jeremy Tagand, who spins spanners at Deu...
Tags: Germany, Dave, Porsche, Motorcycles, Sydney, John, Jeremy, Terry, Roger, Kellermann, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Deus ex Machina, Custom Motorcycles, Café Racer, Miami Blue


METAL OF HONOR: Honda CB450 DX by JM Customs

Written by Tim Huber. Last time we checked in with Scotland’s JM Customs, James Moir and his team had just completed a gorgeous V65 Moto Guzzi scrambler. Turns out, the customer that commissioned the Guzzi was so taken with the build, that he called on JMC to turn out another smaller, yet similar build as a surprise birthday present for his wife.   “We started with a completely stock 1992 Honda CB450 DX that we had in stock as a potential donor bike. We wanted to create a stripped-back scra...
Tags: Scotland, Motorcycles, Victoria Cross, Jordan, Honda, JMC, Scrambler, James, CB, Moir, Moto Guzzi, James Moir, Guzzi, Hagon, James The, Daytona Velona


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. 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


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


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


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


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


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