Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer

Moto Guzzi Cafe Racers

Italy’s Moto Guzzi is the Europe’s oldest manufacturer in continuous motorcycle production. Founded in 1921, the company was first to the scene with a number of innovations, including the center stand, wind tunnel, and eight-cylinder engine. Today, they’re best known for their air-cooled, 90-degree V-twins mounted in a transverse fashion, placing the crankshaft down the center line of the machine.

Below, you’ll find some of the Moto Guzzi cafe racers we’ve featured here on BikeBound.

Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer Track Weapon: Moto Guzzi MGR 1400 “Tricolore” - 1400cc Guzzi Café Racer from Radical Speedshop…  Radical Speedshop has been at the forefront of Moto Guzzi tuning for nearly three decades. Run by the Bronold family of Germany, the workshop has earned a reputation […]
Moto Guzzi 1100 Cafe Racer Flacheisen S: Moto Guzzi 1100 Café Racer - Reborn: “Flacheisen” (Flat Iron) from Radical Speedshop…  For nearly 30 years, the Bronold family of Germany’s Radical Speedshop has been building, customizing, and racing Moto Guzzi machines. Truly, you can hardly speak of Guzzi performance […]
Moto Guzzi 1700 Torque Monster: “Cento Anni” Moto Guzzi 1700 - From Radical Speedshop: “The most powerful and light Guzzi ever…”  Radical Speedshop is a family-run German workshop with a twin-piston Italian heart. The Bronolds — Stefan Sr., Stefan Jr., and Simon — build Guzzi customs, […]
Moto Guzzi Daytona Cafe Racer The GUZZ: Moto Guzzi Daytona Café Racer - Jasper Mulder’s one of a kind Daytona 1000 café racer…  In the 1980s, Moto Guzzi had no official factory racing program, but an American ex-dentist named Dr. John Wittner began making waves on his modified […]
Moto Guzzi V65 Cafe Racer Raw Doesn’t Lie: Moto Guzzi V65 “Utopia” - 7089 Garage’s “Rideable Show Bike”…  Introduced in the early 80s, the Moto Guzzi V65 was the company’s 650cc sporting machine, a muscular roadster with plenty of the classic Guzzi charisma, character, and gusto. The signature […]
Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer Wild Silver: V11 Scura-Powered Café Racer - A Moto Guzzi Café Racer from Hardcore Division…  In 2001, Moto Guzzi introduced the V11 Sport Scura — a high-spec special edition of their “sportsbike par excellance.” It was a bit of a giant, weighing […]
Wicked Goose: 1100cc Moto Guzzi Café Racer - A 105-hp T5 from Hardcore Division…  Lino Tonti was an Italian motorcycle engineer best known for designing the Moto Guzzi Tonti frame in 1971 — a chassis that would remain in production until the early […]
Moto Guzzi Drag Bike The White Horse: Moto Guzzi V50 Sprint Racer - Glemseck 101 is an annual highlight in the motorcycle world, a three-day celebration of speed that takes place at the legendary Solitude racetrack in southern Germany. Built in 1935 near Schloss Solitude (Castle Solitude), the […]
Moto Guzzi T5 850 Cafe Racer MAANdello: Aviation-Inspired Moto Guzzi T5 850 - Motocicli Audaci builds one daring ex-Police Guzzi…  The Moto Guzzi T5 850 was a favorite of the Italian Polizia, featuring a long-stroke 90-degree V-twin with 68.5 horsepower on tap. More importantly, the broad range of […]
Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Cafe Racer La Macchina: Moto Guzzi 850 T3 Café Racer - First place at Café Racer Festival at Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry! In 1971, the Moto Guzzi 850 T arrived, sporting what would become known as the Tonti frame: “Moto Guzzi Chief Engineer Lino Tonti not only […]
Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Racer Volcano Racer: Moto Guzzi V7III by Mulet Cycle - An Italian cafe racer, reborn in the French volcanic mountains…  Reborn in 2008, the modern Moto Guzzi V7 is a retro-styled Italian roadster with Guzzi’s traditional, 744cc transverse “small block” twin — now in its […]
Moto Guzzi California Cafe Racer A Lighter Goose: Moto Guzzi California 1100 Cafe Racer - In 1971, Moto Guzzi introduced the very first California — an Italian V-twin cruiser originally developed for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Traffic Division, featuring a bulletproof Lexan windshield, sirens, radio, lights, and a left-foot […]
Moto Guzzi V50 Cafe Racer Prototype 1: Moto Guzzi V50 Cafe Racer - Vienna’s Horizontal Moto builds one sleek middleweight Guzzi… The Moto Guzzi V50 was a half-liter model developed in the mid-1970s. The company was in dire straits at the time and needed a model that could […]
Moto Guzzi California 1100 Cafe Racer For Sale: Moto Guzzi California Cafe Racer - The Moto Guzzi California 1100 EV was a heavyweight cruiser that offered an array of sport-oriented features, such as adjustable suspension and robust four-piston brakes. The 1100cc pushrod V-twin was fuel-injected, offering 72 horsepower and […]
Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi Mille GT Cafe Racer by RCG Rocket Custom Garage. - Bol D’or Guzzi 1000 racer, inspired by “mad days racing through the mountains…” Ron Fairbrother began building bikes after his early retirement from the military. After three previous builds, including this incredible Kawasaki Zephyr, Ron […]
Moto Guzzi V65 Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi V65 Cafe Racer by Ventus Garage - The Moto Guzzi V65 was introduced in 1982, an air-cooled 650 (643cc) twin in the typical Guzzi configuration. The bike was known for rock-solid stability at speed, and there’s an undeniable romance to an air-cooled […]
Moto Guzzi 850 Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi 850 Cafe Racer by HCG - Argentina — and Buenos Aires in particular — continues to prove itself a hotbed of custom motorcycle culture. Possibly our favorite builder from the “Paris of the South” is Herencia Custom Garage, run by Federico […]
Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans Cafe Racer - Nic Millan is a photographer and videographer who combines his passion for photography and motorcycles. Growing up in Southern Oregon, his first motorcycle was bought and ridden illegally: I had a beat up 1974 Honda […]
Moto Guzzi 850 T Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi 850 T Cafe Racer by Moto Motivo - Today, we are hugely excited to showcase the bike that won Best in Show at the 2016 Cape Fear Kick Down in our hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina:  this 1975 Moto Guzzi 850 T built […]
Moto Guzzi G5 Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi G5 Cafe Racer by Stasis Motorcycles - We glimpsed this incredible Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 cafe racer at this year’s Handbuilt Show in Austin, Texas. Built by Cliff Fisher of Stasis Motorcycles, the bike has a story as special as the design […]
Moto Guzzi Le Mans Cafe Racer Moto Guzzi Le Mans Cafe Racer by DMOL - Death Machines of London (DMOL), who has maybe the best name in the business, has recently unveiled their first build–this incredible Moto Guzzi Le Mans “airtail” cafe racer–and we’re so proud to showcase it here. […]