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MOTO PHOTOS: 2018 Motor Bike Expo, Verona, Italy

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Andrew in Other. No Comments

After you’ve been to more than your fair share of bike shows, it’s easy to become a little jaded about the whole shebang. But within 30 minutes of arriving at the MBE show, I was rethinking my convictions quicker than a televangelist at a jelly wrestling contest. There is a better way, and I think MBE has found it…

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VENIER, VEDI, VICI. Venier Motorcycles’ Moto Guzzi V7 Scrambler

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

As cool as it is to see a build that screams ‘custom,’ there’s something to be said for a project that looks like it rolled off a factory floor. Thankfully there are builders like New York’s Venier Motorcycles, who have taken a different angle with their Guzzi Scrambler designed to look like it rolled off the factory floor…

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PUMPED UP VIX. Officine Rossopuro’s Genre-Defying Moto Guzzi V9

Posted on March 8, 2018 by Andrew in Bobber, Other. No Comments

The head honcho of Officine Rossopuro was looking for a way to commemorate ten years since he built ‘80’, one of his most popular bikes, and decided to pay it tribute by setting a challenge. Take a brand new Moto Guzzi V9 Bobber and create a crazy cool street machine…

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UNIVERSAL APPEAL. OMT Garage’s ‘Stardust’ Yamaha XSR900 Scrambler

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

In many ways, Italy‘s OMT Garage is the perfect nuclear racing family. Father Gaetano Troiano started the shop in 1978. Mother Silvana handles the media. And sons Marco and Mario are now pushing things into the 21st century and beyond with their love of racing and customisation. Take this blindingly good Yamaha XSR900 for instance…

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DUCK DUCK GAS. Plan B’s ‘Ugly Duck’ Ducati Multistrada Sprint Racer

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. 14 comments

As the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams knows a thing or two about deadlines and the pressure they bring. “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” But while Adams may have missed a few…

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THRASH OF THE TITANS. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Titano’ BMW R1200R Street Scrambler

Posted on December 21, 2017 by Andrew in Scrambler. 13 comments

Plying your trade in a workshop that is literally a stones throw from the centre of Rome means any artist is surrounded by thousands of years of inspiration. A handy boost for those building custom bikes where the stimulus to creativity goes far beyond the mere mechanical…

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FENICE FANTASTICA. Motorworld’s Gilera Marte Post-War Masterpiece

Posted on December 20, 2017 by Andrew in Classic. 16 comments

Italy, 1946. It’s less than 12 months since the Italian Republic’s defeat at the hands of the allied troops. The sight of Mussolini’s battered body hanging from a Milanese Esso gas station is still fresh in the country’s mind. Any rich industrialists in their right mind should have been lying low and avoiding marauding communists…

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GIM JUNKIE. Officine Rossopuro Get Addicted to a Moto Guzzi Bellagio

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Andrew in Scrambler, Tracker. 33 comments

I’ll say it again. Moto Guzzis are like heroin. You don’t dabble in it, you don’t do a bit on the side. If you’re into Guzzis you live and breathe for them. And it turns out this addiction cripples shops as well as owners, as shown by Italy’s Officine Rossopuro…

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LOW BLOW. FMW Motorcycle’s ‘Hurakàn’ Harley Cafe Racer

Posted on November 28, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer. 20 comments

The Italians sure do have a way with words – especially when it comes to naming fast machines. For their bikes, there’s the ‘Brutale’, the ‘Pantah’ and the ‘Devil Lusso’ to name but a few. Look further a field and you’ll find cars named the ‘Diablo’, the ‘Murcielago’ and even the ‘Millechili’…

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EUROPEAN UNION. An Irish XV750 Cafe Racer from Italy’s KSC

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Andrew in Café Racer, Racer. 33 comments

Yamaha’s XV750; been there, done that. Am I right? We’ve seen more cafe’d iterations of the good ol’ Coffee Grinder than just about any other bike out there. Hell, if XV cafe racers were actual coffee, the world would be ankle-deep in espresso. But every now and then we come across one that’s different enough to catch our very jaded eyes. No points for guessing that this, the latest bike from Italy‘s Kustom Special Components, is just such a one.

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