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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


Editor’s Choice: An Alternative Top 10 for 2020

This time each year , we gather our web and social media stats and pick the ten most popular custom motorcycles of the year. Once we’ve got that out of our system, I have the daunting task of throwing the stats out the window—and picking my personal favorites. It was an especially tough gig this year, with a global pandemic doing little to slow down the enthusiasm and creativity of the custom scene’s best builders. My ‘short list’ started with 40 bikes, and took weeks to whittle down. And in t...
Tags: Japan, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Lockheed Martin, Kingston, Honda, Twins, Taylor, Blackstone, Cw, Bsa, Ascot, Chris, Harley, Yamaha


Speed Read, 20 December 2020

We’ve found a killer bobber that proves that the unloved Harley-Davidson Street 500 actually has potential. Plus we take a look at the brand new Moto Guzzi V7, a Kawasaki Z from Germany, an ultra-rare MV Agusta 750 S America, and an auction of Robert M. Pirsig’s personal workshop things. Harley-Davidson Street 500 by Augment Motor Works The H-D Street 500 was hardly a smash hit for the Motor Co. It’s an average performer, its styling is all over the place, and it’s notorious for its poor b...
Tags: Usa, Germany, America, Canada, Motorcycles, NICK, Harley Davidson, Oliver, Harley, Kawasaki, Amanda, Decker, Mecum, Nick The, Motorcycle Maintenance, Moto Guzzi


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


2021 Royal Enfield INT650 [Model Overview]

The 2021 Royal Enfield INT650: Flagship of This Year’s Lineup Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2021 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650, or INT650 in North America, is the flagship of the India-based company for the 2021 lineup. With classic lines that echo the original British manufacturer’s 1960’s Interceptor, it carries a certain air of the inter-city sprints that were popular in the UK in decades past, where riding groups would set off from different...
Tags: UK, India, Motorcycles, North America, Twins, EMS, Bosch, Pirelli, BHP, Brembo, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield, 2021, Cruiser, Notfp, Parallel Twin


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


The Moto Guzzi Stornello 850 Concept – a Potential Blast From the Past?

The Scrambler Fad Won’t Die, and I’m 100% Cool With That A number of years ago the cafe-racer and scrambler addiction resurged and took the world by storm. Pick your poison, because they are both equally intoxicating. There’s just something about riding something new, that looks older. Moto Guzzi has understood this and made it a staple of their brand for quite some time now. Introducing the Stornello 850, a medium-level offroad bike envisioned by Oberdan Bezzi with comfort and style in mind.  ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, Oberdan Bezzi, Concept Motorcycle, Moto Guzzi Stornello 850 Concept


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


Piaggio’s Sales Take a Dive

At Least the Company Is Still Selling Plenty of Scooters Piaggio Group owns many brands from Piaggio and Vespa to Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, and that means it sells a lot of two-wheeled machines over the course of the year. All of the mid-year sales numbers have come out recently, and it looks like Piaggio’s sales are down considerably.  This year so far, the company has sold 210,300 vehicles worldwide. That is a 32-percent drop from this time last year. This sales drop can be connected to the COV...
Tags: Motorcycles, Vespa, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, Aprilia, Piaggio Group, Coronavirus


Moto Guzzi Galletto Concept Is a Hybrid and Awesome

Name a Better-Looking Electric Scooter I know styling is subjective, but can you think of a better-looking scooter than the one shown above? That bike is the Moto Guzzi Galletto Concept. The old Galletto scooter from the 1950s recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, and the industrial designer Samuele Dell’Oro decided to reimagine the scooter as a hybrid or electric for this occasion.  The result is a mix of retro styling and modern technology that is absolutely elegant and honestly breathtak...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, Vespa Elettrica, Better Looking Electric Scooter, Samuele Dell ' Oro, Dell Oro


Dr. Skin: An S&S bobber built for a dermatologist

Like many accomplished customizers, Martin Becker has lived an eventful life. For almost twenty years he’s been building bikes in the beautiful ancient city of Heidelberg—and petrol has been coursing through his veins since he got his first moped at the age of 13. At 16, he started an apprenticeship as a motorbike mechanic, but his love affair with two wheels was interrupted by travels through India, Burma, Nepal and Thailand. Martin rode through south India for weeks on a rented 500cc Bul...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, India, Thailand, Motorcycles, States, Rajasthan, Heidelberg, Andy, Harley, Martin, Santee, NSU, Andreas, BDL, Moto Guzzi


[2020 Model Year] Adventure Motorcycle Guide

Need an Adventure Machine? The SUVs of the motorcycle world are adventure bikes. They’re the motorcycles that are designed to do anything and pretty much everything. They can take you across the country comfortably, traverse difficult terrain, and they even handle much better than expected on a twisty canyon road.  These motorcycles are the Swiss Army Knives of the motorcycling world and they’ve become quite popular in recent years. If you want a bike that can chug along through pretty much ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Adventure, Africa, Features, Motorcycles, Adventure Touring, Bmw, Honda, North America, Ewan McGregor, Triumph, Yamaha, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi


Mecum Auction Offering a 25 Bike Collection

Mecum Indy 200 Auction At the Mecum Indy auction, there will be a collection of 25 motorcycles up for sale. Al Phillips of Chicago will offer his long-time collection at the auction house for its Indianapolis sale on July 12, 2020. If you can’t find something out of this collection that you want to bid on then you’ll never find a bike you could love. It will be interesting to see how well-attended the auction is with the COVID-19 situation still causing issues. The state of Indiana is now reope...
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, Chicago, Motorcycles, Honda, Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Moto Guzzi, Suzuki Katana, Al Phillips, Mecum Indy, Nortons, Moto Guzzis


Piaggio Group Offers Two More Months of Warranty Coverage in Italy

Extensions Due to COVID-19 The COVID-9 pandemic has caused all sorts of problems worldwide, and Italy was particularly hit hard by the virus. Now things are slowly returning to normal, but there are still many things that will take some time. In the wake of all this, Piaggio Group—which owns brands like Piaggio, Vespa, and Moto Guzzi—has decided to offer two additional months of warranty coverage to owners in Italy, according to Motociclismo. This two-month extension of the warranty will be for...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Vespa, Warranty, Ural, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, AgustA, Motorcycle News, Piaggio Group, Piaggio Vespa, Royal Enfield Yamaha


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 May, 2020

A Ducati 900SS rebuilt in the style of the classic 900 Super Sport Desmo, a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport endurance racer converted for road use, a Honda CBX750 cafe racer from Spain, and the strange tale of the BFG/MBK 1300 motorcycle—powered by a Citroën car engine. 1972 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport One of the most intriguing motorcycle shops in the world is Legend Motors in Lille. It’s an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful machinery, and one of the current residents is this V7 Sport. This machine has a long an...
Tags: Europe, France, Spain, Motorcycles, Ducati, Belgium, Brazil, Lille, Honda, Verona, Derek, Alpina, Conti, Moto Guzzi, Magny Cours, Custom Motorcycles


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


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 5 April, 2020

A wild new Vyrus superbike from Italy, a Honda XR600 built for a Spanish Dakar racer, and a stylish collection of custom motorcycle coloring pages from the British artist Ian Galvin. Honda XR600 by Oscura Motorcycles Spanish off-road racer Joan Barreda Bort is a Dakar veteran who knows how to go quick off-piste: he races a state-of-the-art Honda CRF 450 Rally. But for his personal ride he’s picked something a little more stripped down. Joan approached Oscura Motorcycles with a few require...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Sydney, Honda, Sam, Joan, Ton, Dakar, Alcantara, Adam, Joan Barreda Bort


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


2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 [Model Overview]

The Modern Café Racer: The 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links The 2020 Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 is a celebration of Royal Enfield’s pivotal role in the emergence of the British café racer scene in the 1950s and 1960s. This new reimagining of the cult classic Continental GT 250 takes inspiration from those iconic café racers of that golden age, with a few significant upgrades to haul the Continental GT into th...
Tags: Motorcycles, Twins, Continental, Abs, Pirelli, Standard, Crouch, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield, Royal Enfield Continental, Fuel Tank Capacity, Motorcycle Models, Notfp, New For 2020, Parallel Twin, 500 - 650cc


10 Motorcycles for 2020 That I’m Excited About

Last Weekend I Went to the Calgary Bike Show & Walked Away Hyped About These 2020 Motorcycle Models The 2020 Calgary Bike Show occurred over the weekend of Friday, January 10 through to Sunday, January 12, 2020, and included a lot of full-on manufacturer displays, gear displays, helmet and jacket vendors, customization vendors, and more than a few demonstration areas. I was sent by webBikeWorld to give the bike show a set of fresh eyes, as I have never attended one of these shows before, not ev...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Honda, North America, Duke, Tradeshows, Husqvarna, Yamaha, Kawasaki, CB, KTM, Kawasaki Ninja, CBR, Suzuki, Moto Guzzi


Pricing for the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Is Released

It Starts Under $10K The Yamaha Ténéré 700 has been teasing North American buyers now for some time, but pricing for the model is finally up now, and it looks pretty darn good. The model has a starting price of $9,999 before taxes and any relevant fees. The bike has been available in Europe for a while, but it’s getting closer to coming to the U.S. The Ténéré will come in three different colors. All of those colors are priced the same. There’s Ceramic Ice, Intensity White, and Matte Black. The ...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Bmw, Yamaha, Suzuki, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, 2021 yamaha Tenere 700


Hit Parade: The best EICMA bikes of 2019

In the moto world, EICMA is the Greatest Show On Earth. Held at the gigantic Rho Fiera exhibition center in Milan, it’s spread over several pavilions—and you can easily walk several kilometers a day without seeing everything on display. All the big guns wheel out their concepts and new launches at EICMA, along with countless range refreshes and minor updates. So we’ve sifted through all the PR bumf and picked out the bikes we reckon have a significant chance of success—or are game changers in...
Tags: Milan, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Ducati, Michelin, Bmw, Bronx, Honda, Duke, Cw, Husqvarna, Harley, Yamaha, Dakar, Kawasaki, Brembo


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 20 October, 2019

Not one but two incredible BMW builds, plus a wild Honda dual sport scooter, a rare Egli-Triumph track bike, and a muscular Honda CBX from Tokyo. Buckle up! Honda X-ADV by Officine GP Design If you don’t know what the X-ADV is, get ready to have your mind blown: It’s an adventure scooter that Honda released in 2016. Yes, this neo-futuristic cafe racer started out as a scooter (and a dual-sport one at that). Our compadres over at Return of the Cafe Racers don’t go into too much detail on h...
Tags: Thailand, Motorcycles, Ducati, Tokyo, Bmw, Honda, Kawasaki, Crosby, Ben, Brembo, CNC, Beemer, Egli, SolidWorks, Moto Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles


Impetus: A Moto Guzzi Griso from Officine Rossopuro

Moto Guzzi have produced some truly iconic motorcycles over the years, but they’ve also made some serious design missteps. We reckon the Griso lurks somewhere in the middle. It’s by no means ugly: in fact, it’s borderline elegant. And with 108 hp and 108 Nm from its 1,151 cc motor, it packs a wallop too. But take a step back, and it looks a little too lumpy to get the same attention as stable mates like the Le Mans or V7. Still, those that own them clearly love them. Because when the long-...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Filippo, LSL, Café Racer, Filippo Barbacane, Griso, Officine RossoPuro, Moto Guzzi Griso, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles, Custom Motorcycle Shop, Moto Guzzis, Italy Filippo


WASABI BURN: Kawasaki W800 by Schlachtwerk

Written by Martin Hodgson Nobody goes for Sushi to only have just one piece, and the world’s best Kawasaki W builder has taken the same attitude to his bikes! So having crafted a killer Kawasaki powered drag bike called ‘Wasabi’ with all the fun, flavour and exhilaration of the real thing, Schlachtwerk’s Tommy Thoring decided that the second dish needed to be just the same, only available on the takeaway menu! So with his team of world-class chefs, he’s back with his second Wasabi offering and...
Tags: Motorcycles, Sprint, Continental, Bremen, Kawasaki, Stefan, KTM, Tommy, Monza, Magura, Moto Guzzi, ULF, LSL, Racer, Martin Hodgson, Berlinger


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


BAVARIAN BLUE: BMW R80 by La Motocicletta

Written by Tim Huber. Literally Italian for “motorbike”, La Motocicletta is a small shop in Italy that approaches custom building from a different vantage point than most. Massimo, La Motocicletta founder and head honcho, previously spent his days working on prototypes for major manufacturers, so churning out one-off parts and ultra-clean bikes with a factory level finish is what the man is accustom to. “I spent several years as a freelance designer for Aprilia and Moto Guzzi, mainly working...
Tags: Motorcycles, Italy, Bmw, Massimo, Beemer, Moto Guzzi, LSL, Bobber, Tokico, Board Tracker, Tim Huber, La Motocicletta, Massimo La Motocicletta


Rizoma Unveils Moto Guzzi V7 Collection

Customize Your Moto Guzzi You might think that your Moto Guzzi V7 motorcycle is pure Italian perfection, but according to Rizoma, everything can be improved upon. The aftermarket parts company recently came out with a new collection for the Moto Guzzi V7 allowing you to take your beautiful Italian bike and make it into an awesome creation of your own.  It’s amazing how some subtle changes like new handlebars, lights, handlebar grips, mirrors, license plate holders, and other accessories can tot...
Tags: Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, Rizoma, Moto Guzzi V7


The limits of endurance: A BMW R80 with Ducati flair

The Japanese custom scene continues to amaze us. Even though the internet shrinks the world, there are still gems in the East waiting to be discovered—often by word of mouth. Switch Stance Riding is a small custom shop in Amakusa—a series of small, little-known islands off the coast of Kyushu, Japan’s most southwesterly island. This part of Japan is well off the beaten track but the photographer Marc Holstein recently paid a visit, and told us he was the only Westerner for miles. Marc’s de...
Tags: Japan, France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, NCR, Yamaha, Pirelli, East, Alcantara, Marc, Kyushu Japan, Moto Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Café Racer