I see that it’s a sideways mounted Moto Guzzi Engine in a custom frame with an external transmission to a chain drive… What I don’t see is why? The twisting forces of all that mass on one side of the centerline of the bike (and high up too) must make for a VERY interesting ride. An engineering marvel but a LOT of work for an odd goal IMHO. I doo like the oddballes though..
For years now, every time I’ve looked at a Moto Guzzi V7 in profile I have visualized almost THIS EXACT motorcycle from Hammerhead Industries.. It’s nice to see that I wasn’t crazy. Just need a bit more aggressive tread on the tires and the TT look will be complete. For all the scoop Go HERE to Motorcycle Daily. (no affiliation)
Sweet Mother of God that is nice…
Kaffeemaschine, Guzzi Cafe Racer No. 7
Finally the “Caffettiera d´oro” (“golden coffee machine”, but caffettiera can be a nickname for an old/wasted vehicle, too- I liked the double sense) is finished- or let´s say photographed, as she was done actually some time ago.
The donor bike was a Le Mans 3, which already had Le Mans 4 heads and bigger carbs, so it was a good basis to give it the full show with 1040ccm cylinders and powerful HTMoto tuning with dynamically balanced crank drive, special cam, twin spark heads, electronic ignition and bespoke exhaust system. The rest of the technique was overhauled and I gave it my minimal wire loom. The brakes were revised and modified with modern brake pumps and stainless steel hoses. The fork got progressive springs, modern dampers and new bleeders. Rear shocks are special Ikons, built for Kaffeemaschine. Instrument is Motogadget, wheels are Morad.
All alloy parts were handmade, as usual.
A lot of work got into the tank, showing my new design, as I wanted to design a classic, elegant tank, putting emphasis on the Guzzi´s unique geometry and shape. Tank and seat are available upon request.
Please label the article “Kaffeemaschine, Guzzi Cafe Racer No. 7” (or something like that…).
If you want to post it on Facebook- I joined the intimate circle as well with “Kaffeemaschine”- maybe you can link that.
I´ll be joining the “Custombike 2012” here in Germany this weekend. Maschine 7 will be displayed, as well as my race bike at the booth of the “Ace Cafe”, I´ll be guest at their stage show.
If anybody is interested, I´ll be around for a coffee…
Thanks again and best regards from Hamburg,