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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


Stanguellini Automobili Museum, Modena

Stranguellini Valve Covers It’s easy to think of a well-funded factory full of the best automotive talent like Ferrari making a race car. But it’s certainly more compelling—romantic even—to think of a family artfully transforming little Fiats into pocket rockets by hand. This is why you visit the Stranguellini Museum in Modena. It’s the art with which cars were made. You may be startled to learn that “Stanguellini is certainly the oldest Modenese name to b...
Tags: Travel, Maranello, Modena, Ala, ALFA, Monza, Modena Italy, Modenese, Moto Guzzi, Stanguellini Automobili Museum Modena, Stranguellini Museum, Stranguellini


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


The Daily Edit – Condé Nast Traveler: Bill Phelps

Condé Nast Traveler Photo Director: Caroline Metcalf Photographer: Bill Phelps Heidi: What type of direction did you get from the magazine? Bill: “It was the perfect assignment for a few reasons. First, it was in a city I had been longing to visit, I love Italy, and this was truly special. My editor simply told me – “go to Palermo, and come back.” I think one of the best things a photo editor can do on an assignment like this is to show trust in the photographers they hire. They were drawn ...
Tags: Photography, Rome, Italy, Bill, Napoli, Palermo, Sicily, Tuscany, The Daily Edit, Tropea, Moto Guzzi, Lucrezia, Bill Phelps, Binelli, Caroline Metcalf, Bill Phelps Heidi


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 24 March, 2019

This week’s all about Yamaha, with a veritable squadron of cool customs from every genre—including a new SR500 from Shinya Kimura. There’s also a very cool Guzzi Le Mans sneaking in from Italy. Let us know which one you’d ride home, because we can’t decide. Moto Guzzi Le Mans III by Ruote Fiere Chris is far more of a Guzzista than I am, but even I can’t resist the charms of this peculiar—yet alluring—Le Mans. It’s the work of Davide Caforio over at Ruote Fiere in Italy, who’s masterfully ...
Tags: Japan, California, Motorcycles, Italy, Dell, Honda, Scrambler, Yamaha, Daytona, Brembo, Jerome, Oram, Davide, Moto Guzzi, EPM, Custom Motorcycles


A Brough Superior SS100 surfaces in deepest Russia

The rare and beautiful Brough Superior SS100 is one of the most famous motorcycles ever made. Originally marketed as the ‘Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles,’ each unit shipped with a guarantee that it was capable of 100 mph. The last place you’d expect to find a Brough Superior is in the heartland of Russia, over 2,500 miles from the Nottingham factory where it was built. But that’s where this stunning example lives: in the Motorworld by V. Sheyanov museum in the former ‘closed city’ of Samara. ...
Tags: Facebook, Russia, Motorcycles, New York Times, Nottingham, Samara, Sothebys, FN, FitzSimons, Brough, Moto Guzzi, Brough Superior, Sturmey Archer, Motorworld, Classic Motorcycles, George Brough


A Look at the 2020 Moto Guzzi V7 III Racer Limited Edition

Thank Goodness This Will Come Stateside Moto Guzzi has a new 2020 V7 III Racer Limited Edition. This model will be exclusive to the North American market. Moto Guzzi doesn’t say how many versions of the bike it will bring to the U.S. but Cycle News speculates somewhere between 250 to 300. I’d have to agree with that assessment. So what’s special about yet another version of the V7 III? Well, this one gets a real-deal racing livery that works to remind you of the Rosso Corsa scheme that was insp...
Tags: Canada, United States, Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, Rosso Corsa, V7 III, Motor Guzzi, V7 III Racer, Cycle News


Motorcycle News Roundup – Ending on February 2

All the News Stories You Need to Know This is the roundup of news from the last couple of days ending today February 2, 2019. We had a ton of interesting motorcycle news over the last couple weeks and rather than round up every single one, we thought it smart to just pick the biggest stories. 1. 2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Available For Pre-Order 2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Available for Pre-Order 2. Zero Motorcycles Teases New Image Of SR/F Zero Motorcycles Teases New Image of SR/F 3. Triu...
Tags: Motorcycles, Honda, Harley Davidson, KTM, TFC, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, News Roundup, Trump Tariffs Harley Davidson Says Goodbye


2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Available for Pre-Order

Get Ready to Explore Moto Guzzi officially showed off its new V85 TT Adventure at the IMS Show in Long Beach, California. Now, the company is accepting pre-orders for the motorcycle. If you’ve had your eye on this motorcycle since it made its debut, you can visit the company’s pre-order site to place your order. According to Moto Guzzi, the bike will be available in two versions. There will be a V85 TT and V85 TT Adventure. Also, if you pre-book now Moto Guzzi will give you a $250 a...
Tags: Motorcycles, Long Beach California, Moto Guzzi, Motorcycle News, V85 TT, Rosso Kalahari, Giallo Sahara


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


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


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 18 November, 2018

A Triumph styled like a Citroën, Norton’s new Atlas 650s, and a retrospective look at Honda’s racing Monkey. Are you ready to get weird with us? Moto Guzzi Le Mans 850 by Gas and Oil Motorcycles The Czech workshop describe their experience customizing this Le Mans as a ‘brush with royalty.’ They clearly respect the Italian marque highly—and they’ve done it justice with this purpose-built cafe racer. Shop founder Matěj Sysel wanted to build a traditional and classy café, but with modern tou...
Tags: Europe, UK, Oil, EFI, Motorcycles, Portugal, Dell, Honda, Citroën, Charleston, Norton, Ivo, Brembo, Bonnie, Sotheby, Moto Guzzi


The biggest hits (and a miss) from EICMA 2018

In Europe, the motorcycle industry is in booming. Sales rose over 7% in the first half of 2018 compared to the previous year, and Germany was the standout country with a rise of over 10%. Europe’s biggest motorcycle market by sheer volume is Italy though, with 130,000 bikes sold in six months. Fittingly, Italy is also home to the huge EICMA motorcycle show, which has been running in Milan for the past week. There’s been a real buzz around this year’s show, with dozens of new model debuts an...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Germany, US, Tesla, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Jaguar, Honda, Husqvarna, Polaris, Harley, Polaris Industries, Moto Guzzi, Eicher Motors


PUNCH DRUNK. Pap N Mam’s Boxer Kawasaki W400 Scrambler

Written by Andrew Jones After almost ten years of blogging about custom bikes, we’re pretty confident we could count the instances of builders who have made their own engines on one hand; even a hand that’d taken a trip through a rear chain and sprocket. Put simply, it almost never happens. And why would it? The engineering required to do something like that is only in reach for the manufacturers themselves. Or is it? Well, for Indonesia‘s Pap N Mam Modified, making their own engine was such ...
Tags: Indonesia, Motorcycles, Scrambler, Tracker, Mam, Kawasaki, CNC, Hendra, Andrew Jones, Moto Guzzi, Kustomfest, Pap & Mam, W175, Boxer Kawasaki, Pap N Mam, Kawasaki Boxer


Custom Bikes Of The Week: 7 October, 2018

A reborn and retro-fabulous Kawasaki GPz550, an XS750 rocketship built for pro BMXer Kye Forte, the weird and wonderful Windhoff Four Cylinder, and a very sharp custom Kawasaki Z900RS from France. Yamaha XS750 Flat Tracker by Rick Forte Kye Forte’s a pro BMX rider—but when he got his first taste of flat track racing a couple of years ago, he was hooked. So his father Rick decided to build him a very special race bike: a Yamaha ‘XS750’ Kenny Roberts replica. Rick’s an engineer who tinkers i...
Tags: France, Motorcycles, Ducati, Estonia, Nigel, St Petersburg, Middlesex, Yamaha, Pirelli, HARRIS, Kawasaki, Daytona, Kenny, Rick, Suzuki, Kaspar


The best of INTERMOT (and the Paris Motor Show)

The Intermot show is over for another two years. It’s been an action-packed five days, with Indian making perhaps the biggest bang with its FTR 1200 street tracker (see report). But ‘America’s First Motorcycle Company’ didn’t have a monopoly on the news. We’ve picked out four more important launches—plus a couple of leftfield machines that have just debuted at the Paris Motor Show. Let’s kick off with the one that created the biggest buzz: the new Suzuki Katana. The new Suzuki Katana The ...
Tags: Europe, UK, India, America, Motorcycles, Paris, Bmw, Honda, Bsa, Peugeot, Bosch, Motus, Husqvarna, Brembo, KTM, Hinckley


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


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


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The world's earliest drawing, talking trees, uncensored video games and more Ise Gropius aka Mrs Bauhaus Walter Gropius is the name most commonly attached to the wildly influential Bauhaus movement, but his wife Ise was an equally significant creative partner. Oftentimes remembered as a “widow, archivist, interpreter and promoter of his work,” Ise has her own powerful legacy beyond this. As Katy Kelleher writes for Artsy, “From …
Tags: Science, Design, Video Games, Environment, Cars, History, Nature, Porsche, Motorcycles, Bauhaus, Linkaboutit, Link About It, Walter Gropius, ISE, Moto Guzzi, Vancouver Art Gallery


Moto Guzzi Teases V9 Bobber Variant

The V9 Bobber Sport from Moto Guzzi was previewed with a single image released last week. For 2019, the brand will give “the V9 Bobber the extra edge raining it with top-spec equipment and new color schemes,” as well as a bit of a body change. Vintage ’70s-era styling meets futurism in the Centro Stile Piaggio Group and Piaggio Advanced Design Centre-handled design. Visible upgrades include Ohlins …
Tags: Design, Motorcycles, Moto Guzzi, New Release, Linkabouit, V9 Bobber Sport, Centro Stile Piaggio Group, Piaggio Advanced Design Centre


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


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


’WING AND A PRAYER. Rodsmith Motorcycles’ ’76 Honda Goldwing Cafe Racer

Written by Marlon Slack Craig Rodsmith is one of my favourite characters in the bike building world. An Australian working in the US, his motorcycles are bombastic creations that feature incredible aluminium work. Miles of polished metal and astonishing levels of fit and finish are his calling card. But sometimes he likes to play it a little more simple. And he can do the understated stuff incredibly well too, as this 1976 Honda Goldwing café racer shows. ‘This build actually started two y...
Tags: Facebook, US, Chicago, Motorcycles, John, Honda, Classic, Craig, Moto Guzzi, Goldwing, Café Racer, Dynatech, Cone Engineering, Craig Rodsmith, Rodsmith, Haas Museum