Last time we featured the Portugese workshop Tricana motorcycles they had just completed their first Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer build. Today I'm visiting Jonathan's workshop again to reveal his latest Moto Guzzi based Cafe Racer build the “Mondego”, named after the river that runs through his hometown of Coimbra. Based on the garishly ugly (opinions may vary) Moto Guzzi V65 Lario, Jonathan has done an impressive job and converting the Guzzi into a rolling work of art.
"The modifications are endless. The idea was to create a bike that looks light and ready to race, aggressive with a hint of elegance. I wanted to make a pure café racer with big drum brakes, instead of the original 16” alloy rims with brake discs."
The Mondego boasts an interesting mix of old and new components. On paper you wouldn't expect them to all work together but it seems that Tricana Motorcycles is more than capable of proving they can.
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