Damm that’s different! Maybe not for everyone but I like it. Found this over on ADV Rider with no other significant info.
Update: Well here you go then. More info about the bike and builder! Thanks to all of you who e-mailed and commented with the info.
I received a request to take a look at a newer Italian blog called “Remastered Cycle” today (they’re excellent by the way and now in the blog links) and I thought this would be a good time shine some light on all the sites over on the list. There must be something in the fall air because folks have been blogging up a storm lately. Take some time and click around over there. Plenty to see.
… and here’s a shot of an cool bike from the latest addition. Interesting stuff all over the place.
Classic Moto Guzzi’s and a TZ thrown in for good measure… Jebus!
UPDATE: Craig in the comments sends a link to the original blog post. The original post with lots more pictures is here: http://zecraignosmonstercycles.blogspot.com/2010/09/steve-mcguzzee.html. Looks to be a great blog too! Be sure to check him out! Thank You Craig!!
It’s written in french so his post through Google Translate and came up with the following from his blog post:
Transformations Guzzi scrambler are rare and successful ones are exceptional.The difficulty is the design of the chassis designed by the engineer to moult Tonti farm tractor perched high in a sleek racer and efficient on the road.The frame lowered, stiffened by a large tube bracing welded and fitted with a wheelbase folds difficult contortions that would impose the first motorfreaker come.This scrambler is truly remarkable. If I understood the comment by the Italian author who is an inveterate chatterbox, this embodiment is characterized in this way:
The idea is to evoke the CR 400 Husqvarna by Steve McQueen in “On Any Sunday”, it specifically (source Motorbike Search Engine):The original model is a 1000 SP1. The engine has been boosted by Dromo bike to make him spit up to 90 hp (!). The collectors have been sawn and re-welded to produce a high exhaust 2 into 1 on the right side of the machine.For the part cycle, the fork tubes have been lengthened by 10 cm, the bridge from a V7 hosts a bevel in the short report 6.32 equipping police motorcycles, folding footrests are provided by former Aermacchi. The wheels 18 “have been retained and the fenders T3. The main stand home-made” notes “instead of bridge.The reservoir is a special V7 in its small capacity. It is decorated with the autograph of Steve McQueen and logos side are drawn in the style Gilera. The saddle is a Cagiva 125 redesigned. The lighthouse mesh that contains the start switch is provided by a Guzzi TT 125. The instrumentation is reduced to a tachometer. The clignos are retrieved from a CB750 Four.
A personal appreciation, but I feel it remains to verify that the swing arm is shortened to reduce the wheelbase, which contributes greatly to the harmony of the whole terrain in this version.So far, the prettiest guzzi proto scrambler I’ve ever seen … Che bella!
How cool is that! Anyone have more info on this beauty? I’d love to know more.
This one is more emotional than logical. It’s a big, long, heavy, moderately powered bike. But my oh my does it “speak” to me. The sound and the style… Yep that’s number five. But I’ll have more honorable mentions over the next few days and I’ll probably put together an “anything goes” list here in a few days or so (as opposed to production bikes only) so stay tuned.