UPDATE… Helping to provide a public service here at MPOTD:
From the comments:
Dan Noyola sends in this wicked little custom build. Did some hunting and found his blog! Go HERE for his blog build pics! Now don’t be shy about sending me links to yor blogs and slideshows fand such! I love these kinds of builds. This once again proves that imagination and creativity are more important than money. What a cool bike.
It was put together in a couple of weeks for a few hundred dollars for the Dirtbag Challenge.
My ladyfriend still rides it regularly.
Dirtbag Challenge sounds like a blast. Thanks again!
Pete Giammalvo (or anyone who may know him) if you’re reading this can you please contact me. I received a request from someone to publish these pics of your bike and I’d like to put you in touch with him to work out any permissions. Thanks!
Reader Pete Giammalvo sends in thise pics of what I believe to be a really cool Moto Morini flattracker. I’m also guessing that it’s a 3 1/2 (or 350) model.
Thanks Much Pete!
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.
I love the pipe routing. This thing must be dangerous!
I keep looking at this bike and wondering why I kinda sorta like it. It’s a very strange mix that that has me scratching my head.
Yes. There’s and SR4 under there.
I absolutely love this bike. Like a DR650 only with even more torque!!
UPDATE: Here is the previous post I had of this beauty from Dec 09. Man what a looker!
I’m sure I’ve posted this bike on here in the past but I don’t have time to dig up the link at the moment.
Now it’s FOR SALE
The description from the for sale ad lists the following:
What it is: 2002 Triumph Bonneville motor with 2 35mm Mikuni Flat Side Pumper carbs, 4130 Cromemoly TIG welded frame with 46mm KX500 Forks (10.7″ travel), Rear single shock CR500 (10.8″ travel). Hand made Aluminum 5+ Gallon tank. & Side panels, Two sets of wheels, street & Dirt on Excell rims (have their own sprockets & rotors), Scotts Steering Stabilser, ICO Speedo, hand made High pipes with Jardine mufflers. Renthal Bars.
Hey come on Triumph! Build us all one!