Despite the incredible motorcycles that have been coming out of Italy for more than a hundred years, even the biggest of manufacturers has gone through financial turmoil. Perhaps none more so than Moto Morini, who seem to have had more bankruptcies than Donald Trump. Things got so bad, the company nearly fell into the hands of Silvio Berlusconi’s Brother. But despite all of the financial woes, when the company has been on its feet it’s produced some incredible machines. Which is why fans of all things two wheels, Michael and Tom of Austria’s Titan Motorcycles had a desire to build a custom Morini to do the brand justice. Based on a 2007 Moto Morini Corsaro it’s a stripped down urban racer for the cafe set with a need for speed that earns it the name ‘Superleggera’, or ‘Superlight’.
Let’s face it; the whole car-to-bike custom crossover thing isn’t exactly hot news. We’ve all seen the evidence. The Gulf Oil paint jobs. The Ayrton Senna tribute builds. The hotrod-inspired Harleys. But for the more inquisitive builders out there, there’s still many untapped sources of four-wheel inspiration left if you look hard enough. And for Alan Stulberg from the renown Revival Cycles in Texas, the style for his latest build was obvious. “Sure, it’s not a 80’s Ferrari and Moto Morini never built a GTS model, but it’s what we wanted – a bike with a little 80’s Ferrari passion.” Here’s the bike Magnum P.I. would have ridden if he had better taste – Revival’s Moto Morini “GTS”.
Let’s face it, if your head works anything like mine, then you probably have recurring daydreams about opening your own custom bike shop. Why not throw in the towel on all this corporate 9-5 malarky and do something really honest? Working with your hands. No real deadlines. Take a day off or work late into the night as you see fit. Sure, some guys take the plunge and follow their dreams, but few do it with such sublime perfection as David from Adhoc Cafe Racers. While the rest of us who chuck in our day jobs end up in some cold, dingy rental factory in the seedy part of town wondering just what the hell we were thinking, he’s working on classic Italian metal from his idyllic shop in the mountains near Barcelona. And he’s hanging out with fashion designers to boot. Damn Europeans – why do they always get to have all the fun?
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