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Moto Guzzi V35 III Café Racer


Posted on May 12, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 3 comments

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The Italian owner of this Moto Guzzi café racer Michelangelo Possidente turned 18 a few months ago and had to decide on his first motorbike. “I had to choose whether to buy a Japanese bike or a power limited Guzzi V35 III, I decided to buy the V35 III and build a unique bike!” Michelangelo explains. This Guzzi is his first ‘creation’, and he goes into detail about what he has done to this V35. “The chassis has been lowered for better agility in the corners and the frame was cut in the back by about 10cm and was capped with arrows round the old superstructure which was replaced with plastic aluminum to hold the seat and plaque. The saddle is made entirely of fiberglass and coated in a kind of leather like Kevlar effect. The bike is equipped with a 650cm3 engine derived enduro, namely a NTX, carburettors are 30 Dell’Orto and footprint airbox was replaced with a pair of mirror filters. The exhaust was created by a friend, along the lines of Quat-D, and he also removed the compensator”. Regarding the electrical, Michelandelo removed all the components that were unnecessary and added a dell’ Imola tachometer and LED lights. He has even marked his territory by adding his own stylish signature to the tank. Overall, the word ‘belissimo’ comes to mind. To see more pictures of this black Italian beauty check out Michelangelo’s blog. Ciao.

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  • heavy-duty

    Very nice bike – well sorted. Michelangelo is amazingly talented especially at only 18 years of age. Another Filippo Preziosi in the making. Well done.

  • Thank you so much!

  • This is our V50 Lanesplitter…  Well done Michelangelo, … how different can the same concept on practically the same motorcycle be.
    138kg, 68 Bhp, Bigger Dell’Orto’s, better suspension, ceriani fork, custom made rear end, adjusted fuel tank, Tarozzi clip-ons and a whole lot of finetuning…  work : about 4 weeks.
    Good luck !