- Café Racer
- Le mans 3
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- Toulouse, France
- Days listed:
- 7 days
Tell us about your bike
We are proud to present our 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans 3 « La Monica »
This is my personal bike that i have decided to completely modify into a one of a kind cafe racer style bike.
The goal was to do something that has never been seen before but stay in a sort of classical cafe racer look.
Everything started with the research of some interesting tail lights that are not mounted on all the bike you can see everywhere.
As i love vintage cars i started looking around in what could be found and usable on a motorcycle.
When i saw these 1959 Cadillac replica taillights a knew straight away that those where what i was looking for!
The whole design of the bike was based on these lights. I tried to marry Italian class with a spirit of vintage American cars and vintage cafe racer racing spirit.
All modifications and work have been done at the shop except the triple treas made by a friend and the seat made by « skinnass custom leather ».
We decided to call it “La Monica” because we have a thing going on with all our friends that always give women names to their motorcycles. Since this is a beautiful and “sexy” Italian bike the first name that came to me was Monica as “Monica Bellucci”.
-Design, paint and welding done by Gael
-Electrical, mechanic and machining done by Kent, Olivier, Sebastien and Johan
-Metal etching done by Noellia
-Photography done by Francois Boutaud
Here is a description of the main parts and modifications that were made :
-Home made steel rear end to fit the 1959 Cadillac tail lights
-Home made leather seat finished by Skinass custom leather in Toulouse.
-Bitubo rear shocks
-Z1000 reversed fork
-Custom made triple treas that have the same geometry than the stock ones.
-Gilles tooling extra light handle bars
-Kellermann handle bar end lights
-Honda 750 four control switches
-1930’s Ratier replica silencers with custom made heat guards and heat wrapped exhausts.
-Home made stainless steel front fender mount
-Front and rear aluminum fenders
-Home made stainless steal tubes side panels.
-Beringer front and rear calipers
-Beringer front/rear and clutch master cylinders
-Aviation brake hoses with stainless steal connectors
-Tomaselli foot controls painted gloss black
-Original Borrani 18x3 front and rear wheels with stainless steel spokes.
-Daytona 80mm speedometer
-Hydraulic clutch conversion
-Stainless steel front 300mm discs and 265mm cast iron rear disc
-Compleat custom electrical wiring
-Home made oil breather
-Acid etched aluminum generator cover
-Custom 175mm headlight
-Hand made license plate holder
-Modified swing arm to allow wider tire mount
-140/80/18 and 120/80/18 Avon trailrider tires
-Tank with acid etched logo, brushed sides/black with Pu varnish.
-Candy red painted frame
-Many home made billet parts here and there.
-Many Hand polished stainless steel srews
-Rebuilt engine with 1000cc kit
-Dynatek Dyna 3 electronic ignition
-Painted engine and PHF 36 Dellorto carburetors
-Carburetor Aluminum inlet trumpets
-Aluminum valve cover guards