- Café Racer
- V1000 G5
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- Winchester, UK
- Days listed:
- 4 days
Tell us about your bike
Old School Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer - huge grin factor - not a slow bike. Shes a bit of a beast!
(check MCN review of the G5, you’ll be surprised)!
Built in 2013 by myself while I lived in Germany so conforms to the strict TUV system. Imported to UK March 2017 and is currently on the road with UK V5, MOT, tax. Low insurance prices (doesn’t matter that it’s an import).
Built using a mix of Guzzi parts mostly new but some reconditioned in an attempt to stay true to the Café Racer ethos.
Engine is stock, stripped, checked, re-gasketed & painted, believed to have around 40,000km on it, there’s no sign of wear on the inside. I added an extended sump to bring the filter to the outside and aid cooling. I’ve put 5000 dry miles on it since 2013. The engine is a powerhouse, a workhorse, reliable and full of Torque. This is not a slow bike and not for the fait hearted, it’s an absolute joy to throw around the countryside and good for 130mph (accurately tested with a specially calibrated speedo). Always kept well maintainted and has never let me down!
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, they sound awesome, low down and dirty for those that dont know the Guzzi noise.
Koni adjustable rear shocks, standard front forks with upgraded springs. 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 and bracket.
Clip-on’s with retro grips and Rizoma bar end mirrors, Oberon bar end blinkers. All CE approved kit.
Professionally made wiring loom with under-seat fuse box. High quality German water-proof connectors and kit used throughout.
New Bosch alternator with ElectroSport ESR450 regulator/rectifier. (fault free since fitting).
Under-frame battery box with strong output battery which remains on a battery manager.
Mini mechanical MMB speedo and electronic tacho both wired with white LED lighting.
Headlamp with LED sidelight and alu LSE brackets.
Micro all-in-one rear lights by Kellermann. Not easy to see on the photos but extremely bright!
Modified Rizoma plate holder with Led plate lamp.
Custom built seat by Vonzetti.
Bridgestone Battlax BT45 tyres with tubes.
Recent photos taken at the Bike Shed.
Box of spares, additional KMH Speedo for those foreign trips (5 mins to fit), manuals, folder full of receipts and a beautiful Moto Guzzi dust cover all included. MOT until Feb 2020.
Absolutely no tire kickers or joy riders!
Please emai [email protected] or call me as the contact form on here does’nt seem to work!