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AUSSIE INVASION: Craig Rodsmith Visits the Moto Guzzi Factory

Posted on December 3, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Interview. No Comments

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 in Mandello del Lario, north of Milan. We spoke to him about his Guzzi obsessions and what it’s like to work with the 97-year-old factory…

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AXEL’S ROSE. Kaffeemaschine’s ’82 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Racer

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Andrew in Café Racer, Classic, Racer. No Comments

For decades journalists 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…

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EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘Viridium’ Moto Guzzi Griso

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Andrew in Roadster. No Comments

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…

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FIERE & FURY. The ‘Bazooka’ Moto Guzzi From Ruote Fiere

Posted on September 8, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

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…

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DAD MOD. MotoVida’s ‘V11x’ Moto Guzzi Californian Scrambler

Posted on August 8, 2018 by Andrew in Scrambler. No Comments

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…

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GRAN SLAM. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘GranSasso’ Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Andrew in Adventure. No Comments

There’s no argument that Italy’s Officine Rosssopuro do the best-looking Moto Guzzi customs on the scene. The head of the shop, Filippo Barbacane, never takes the easy route with his builds. He mixes and matches engines and final drive components and the end result is always a show-stopper…

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END OF THE WORLD. Officine Rossopuro’s ‘Finisterrae’ Moto Guzzi Bellagio

Posted on July 5, 2018 by Andrew in Tracker. No Comments

There is something connecting certain builders and brands that we may never understand, but such is the affinity between the two that one becomes synonymous with the other. When it comes to Moto Guzzi that man is Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro

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RHAPSODY IN BLUE. Gannet Design’s Timeless Moto Guzzi V9 Racer

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Andrew in Racer. No Comments

In 2016, Moto Guzzi launched their new V9 range with their ‘Bobber’ and ‘Roamer’ models. And were pretty damn good, too. But what if you were looking for a cafe’d version? Well, you’d be completely out of luck if it weren’t for Switzerland‘s Gannet Design and Fuhrer Moto.

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PIPEBURN INTERVIEW: Craig Rodsmith from Rodsmith Motorcycles

Posted on May 15, 2018 by Andrew in Interview. No Comments

There’s a lot of Aussies that feel rightly proud of local boy Craig Rodsmith. Here’s a custom builder that takes the phrase ‘good with his hands’ to preposterous new heights. He now calls Chicago ‘home’ and making some of the world’s best custom motorcycles ‘a job’…

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WHEN LE MANS LOVES LE WOMAN. Paolo Danese’s ‘MILF’ Moto Guzzi Le Mans MKII

Posted on April 26, 2018 by Andrew in Classic, Racer. No Comments

Every year the Italians put on one of the greatest motorcycle shows in the world; they call it the MBE. The thing that really caught our eye at this year’s show in Verona was the incredible array of seriously cool custom rides on display. And none were better than this – the award winning Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII racer dubbed the ‘MILF’…

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