Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer. Bella Machina.

Based on the Motto Guzzi Griso 1200 8-valve engine, this custom Cafe Racer creation is the work of Italian Filippo Barbacane following an idea launched by entrepreneur Alessandro Loviselli. A completely new Cafe Racer style bodywork required heavy modification of the stock frame. Gas tank is made out of aluminum, front suspension is from Marzocchi, premium rear mono shock from Bitubo and wheels in forged magnesium, model “Cattiva”, from OZ Racing. Encouraged by the reaction of the public and a big trophy received during last January Verona Motor Expo’s bike show, both men now try to launch a limited series under the brand name . Bella Machina…

12 Responses to “Moto Guzzi Cafe Racer. Bella Machina.”

  1. 1 Ray Mar 30th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Fantastic bike.

  2. 2 Bleeding Ears Mar 30th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    That is one very nice goose.

    The only mistake is not having a hugger or rear fender to shroud the air cleaner.

    9.4 out of a possible 10.

    Are those pipes as LOUD as they look?

  3. 3 Kirkland Mar 30th, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    What’s the bore on a modern Guzzi… at least 3-5/8″ (80 cu. in.)….?

  4. 4 18Bravo Mar 30th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    “Are those pipes as LOUD as they look?”

    Probably not as loud as these – which are similar in design, but a hell of a lot closer to the ears:

  5. 5 nicker Mar 30th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Looks “just right”


  6. 6 highrpm Mar 30th, 2012 at 9:12 pm


  7. 7 Casey Mar 31st, 2012 at 5:56 am

    I do like it, and does remind me of a more refined French Voxan from 2002/4. Still good stuff as style seems to stick around.

  8. 8 Oldude Mar 31st, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I like it and have always secretly liked guzzis !

  9. 9 sollis Mar 31st, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Italian job

  10. 10 rumble Mar 31st, 2012 at 11:59 am


  11. 11 hoyt Apr 2nd, 2012 at 10:32 am

    @Kirkland – The Griso motor specs are here:

    3.74 x 3.2

    I have a V11 (1064cc) and it has very good torque, so I imagine the above bike is great fun too.

    The latest Guzzi cruiser is up to 1400cc as Cyril posted earlier.

  12. 12 Brian Apr 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Very sanitary design!

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