Moto Guzzi Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi is the "oldest European manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production". As they near their 100th anniversary Moto Guzzi shows no signs of slowing down. From their factory in Mandello del Lario, the Italian manufacturer continues to hand build their motorcycles. In 1950 Guzzi was the first motorcycle manufacturer to build a wind tunnel at their facility, giving them a distinct advantage over other manufacturers. The tunnel allowed Guzzi to design motorcycles that were superior race machines while also optimizing the performance of their consumer offering. Recognised by their longitudinal v-twin engine configuration and bulletproof shaft drive the Moto Guzzi brand has a loyal global following. As a platform for a cafe racer build nothing compares to a stripped down Moto Guzzi that's ready to be raced.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Eighties Influence – 4H10 Moto Guzzi V7

Eighties Influence – 4H10 Moto Guzzi V7

Anyone who has ridden a modern Moto Guzzi V7 knows they’re not the same high revving, mind blowing, performance-focused motorcycle as your average modern sportbike. The V7 is more of a nostalgic time machine designed to take you back to when motorcycles smelt like oil and vibrated in all the right places. In…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Round Head Racer – Moto Guzzi LeMans MkII

Round Head Racer – Moto Guzzi LeMans MkII

Meeting someone who makes a living from doing something they actually love is a rare phenomenon, and such is the case of Mauro Abbadini. If you’re a fan of classic motorcycle racing and you live in Spain there’s a 99% chance that you’ve heard of Mauro’s ‘Classic Co Garage’. Along with his…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Green Dream Maschine – Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Racer

Green Dream Maschine – Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Racer

In the world of custom motorcycles, one builder who has become synonymous with great looking Moto Guzzi’s is Axel Budde. At his KaffeeMaschine workshop in Hamburg, Germany, Axel has amassed a portfolio of gorgeous custom Guzzi’s that are enough to make any motorcycle lovers heart race. Using examples of the Italian manufacturer’s…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Round Two – Venier Corsaiola V75

Round Two – Venier Corsaiola V75

Back in 2012 Stefano Venier founded his ‘Venier Customs’ workshop. As an exercise in producing a series of bikes under the Venier moniker he developed the Moto Guzzi V75 based ‘Corsaiola’. The bikes name roughly translated to ‘speedy’ and was Stefano’s attempt at transforming the relatively mundane V75 into a motorcycle that…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Monotone Masterpiece – Moto Guzzi 850T Cafe Racer

Monotone Masterpiece – Moto Guzzi 850T Cafe Racer

Despite an unfortunate and unforeseeable turn of events, Johann Keyser managed to turn misfortune into an opportunity that lead to the birth of his Moto Motivo workshop. After building a slew of cool custom motorcycles for customers Johann decided it was time to treat himself by building a bike to his own…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Caffé Lungo – Officine Sbrannetti Moto Guzzi Griso

Caffé Lungo – Officine Sbrannetti Moto Guzzi Griso

Moto Guzzi’s Griso enjoyed rave reviews when it first appeared on the market in 2005. Journalists applauded the Italian manufacturer for producing a bike that looked as good as, if not better, than the original concept. The Griso featured a revised engine design, a high quality finish and enough power to deliver…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Add Lightness – Nitro Cycles moto Guzzi T3

Add Lightness – Nitro Cycles moto Guzzi T3

First released in 1975, Moto Guzzi’s 850 T3 was designed for the booming American motorcyclist market. As defined by its T designation it was a Turismo model with a comfortable, upright riding position ideal for long highway hauls. The 3 in its name described a new triple disc braking system that actuated…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Tried and True – Stasis Moto Guzzi G5 1000

Tried and True – Stasis Moto Guzzi G5 1000

Revival Motorcycles ‘Handbuilt Show’ has quickly established itself as one of North America’s top custom motorcycle gatherings. With each new year, the Revival team manage to amass an incredible collection of custom builds and host a great schedule of events to entertain the thousands who visit the show. This year the lineup was…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Endurance Racer – TonUp Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Endurance Racer – TonUp Moto Guzzi Le Mans

Just like many of the other motorcycle manufacturers, Moto Guzzi has been celebrating its past by releasing a series of classically style models over the past few years. Their V7 proved to be a huge success and with the recent release of the V9 they’re hoping to once again tap into current…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - What might have been –  Banfugliera Moto Guzzi 1000SP

What might have been – Banfugliera Moto Guzzi 1000SP

I have to admit I have a soft spot for classic race bikes. Purposeful performance and minimal aesthetics are certainly contributing factors to this, but above all else, it’s their styling. The shape of their bodywork and their retro livery remind us of a time when being bold and brash was par…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Back to Basics – Guzzi V11 Cafe Racer

Back to Basics – Guzzi V11 Cafe Racer

In this super tech world we live in there seems to be a revolution happening in auto enthusiast circles. Rather than opting for vehicles packed with risk suppressing sensors and performance honing gadgets, many of us are opting for old school mechanics. We’re buying motorcycles that run on carbs, use cables for…

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