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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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-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 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 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 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. […]