- Café Racer
- V1000 G5
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- Winchester, UK
- Days listed:
- 9 days
Tell us about your bike
Built in Germany by myself in 2013 so had to conform to the TUV system. Imported to UK early this year and is on the road with V5, MOT, tax and is currently insured with Bikesure.
Based on a V1000G5, I wanted to keep the design clean and simple, pure mechanical art. No funny gimmicks, easy to maintain with a whole parts support network available in the UK & Europe. Above all, the base is very reliable.
This is not a ‘money-no-object’ showroom build, it uses a lot of Guzzi parts mostly new but some reconditioned in an attempt to stay true to the Café Racer ethos. Although this is my first build, I am a designer and repair and restore classic aircraft in my spare time. I built this bike in the Hangar and had access to a complete workshop of great machinery. I am into detail so there’s a lot to please the eye on this bike.
Engine is stock, stripped, checked, re-gasketed & painted, believed to have around 40,000km on it, there’s minimal signs of wear on the inside. It has an extended sump so the filter is external. I’ve put 3800 miles on it in 4 years. It’s a big block Guzzi engine, a workhorse, reliable and full of Torque. It’s also good for 140mph (which we have accurately tested).
Fitted with Dellorto PHF Carbs, jetted and adjusted for large dia bellmouths and straight through Lafranconi Competizioni pipes, (legal in both Germany and UK due to it being an 80’s bike) I have the noise test doc from the Germans. Result! They sound awesome too, low down and dirty.
Koni adjustable rear shocks, standard front forks. ABM floating front disks (ABE approved for MG V1000), drilled MG rear disks with standard MG pots, upgraded pads and braided hoses.
Custom front mudguard with custom made bracket.
Clip-on’s with Rizoma bar end mirrors (I have fitted 2 now & find it much better), Oberon bar end blinkers. All CE approved kit.
Professionally made wiring loom with under-seat fuse box. (I don’t do wiring so had a pro do it, I even have the photos of the legendary living room event). High quality water-proof connectors and kit used wherever possible.
Bosch alternator with ElectroSport ESR450 regulator/rectifier.
Under-frame battery box with recent strong output battery which always remains on a battery manager.
Mini mechanical MMB speedo and electronic tacho both wired with white LED lighting.
Headlamp with LED sidelight and LSE brackets.
Micro all-in-one rear lights by Kellermann.
Modified Rizoma plate holder with Led lamp.
Custom built seat by Vonzetti using my CAD drawing of frame as template.
Professional paint job by German auto painter.
Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tyres with tubes on MG powder coated alloy rims. (rear tyre new this summer).
This bike gets used so has signs of wear, I designed it to be used, not to look at but…. it never goes out in the wet and gets a lot of attention wherever it goes. I’m sure once you see it, you’ll want it!
Box of spares, including an additional KMH Speedo for those foreign trips (5 mins to fit), manuals, folder full of receipts and a beautiful Moto Guzzi garage cover all included. Will also be supplied with fresh MOT.
Realistic offers only please absolutely no tire kickers or joy riders!