miércoles, 31 de enero de 2018

Moto Guzzi By Untitled Motorcycles

Untitled Motorcycles

Moto Guzzi By Untitled Motorcycles

"UMC started by stripping the Guzzi down to the running chassis – frame motor, and wheels- to reveal the V9’s Tonti-style tubular frame. “The rear of the frame, where it supports the engine, suggested the outline of a racing number plate, and that’s where the idea for a fat-wheeled flattracker, aka FAT TRACKER, started,” says Hugo of UMC San Francisco.

UMC extensively cleaned and de-tabbed the V9 frame, removing brackets from the now-removed stock battery, airbox, and ABS. The rear suspension mounts were moved forward an inch (25mm) to accommodate longer Hagon 16.5″ (420mm) shocks, and UMC added a custom rear hoop to continue the flow of the frame and create the seat bump stop.

The V9 Bobber 16″ cast alloy wheels were retained and identical, and interchangeable, 140/70-16 Heidenau K66 tyres are fitted front and rear.

Taking cues from the lines of the Guzzi frame, UMC designed a chopped-down, super-slim monobody that contrasts with the width of the transverse motor’s cylinders, creating a tension between the large motor and the small body perched on top. A dry break receiver atop the fuel tank completes the flat track race look.

The fuel tank / seat monobody is topped with a narrow vinyl-upholstered seat that visually integrates with matching grey paint on the tank. Aluminium heat shields, designed as part of the bodywork, protect the rider’s legs from the custom-built high exhaust system. Perforated exhaust tips mimic the heat shield’s hole pattern.

The iconic Guzzi v-twin motor has been kept in its factory-spec matt black and all mechanical and control elements are finished in various black textures to create a visual separation from the metallic green bodywork: “We really wanted to specify a colour that’s both modern and uniquely ‘Guzzi’ so that, inevitably, led us to the iconic 1971 V7 Sport with the metallic ‘Verde Legnano’ lime green tank” says Hugo. It’s a bespoke paint that constantly shifts from metallic yellow to metallic green.

UMC designed and prototyped an LED-illuminated DTRA-inspired front number plate with integrated turn signals and a pair of 500-lumen spotlights that perform as hi/lo-beams.

Up front, the controls are completely custom including switchgear by Posh Factory, wired inside the handlebars which are modifed Suzuki GSXR clipons, mount upside down and backwards, paired with Oury grips and Magura HC1 radial masters. The stock top bracket was retained but modified with a prominent start button filling the original ignition block mount, and a tiny Motogadget LED display machined into the top surface. A Motogadget M-unit, house under the seat operates a keyless RFID module built into the seat.

It’s a less-is-more approach that been applied to the whole build and that’s evident in the result: a pared-down, minimalist take on the Guzzi V9 that is 86lbs lighter, and almost unrecognisable from, the original bike."

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Length:          80″ / 203cm
Width:          28″ / 71cm
Height:          41″ / 104cm
Seat:                  31″ / 78cm
Weight:          349lbs / 158kg (86lbs/39kg lighter than stock)
Fuel:                   2.6 gallons / 9.8 litres (estimated)
Custom-designed, hand-fabricated steel monobody
OEM fuel pump
Custom seat, upholstered in grip vinyl, UMC tag
Dry break racing fuel filler cap
Kustom Kolor ‘Verde Legnano’ candy paint, custom graphics
Moto Guzzi V9 frame, modified and braced
Hagon 420-80STR Boxer shocks, 80mm travel
Moto Guzzi V7 Marzocchi forks, 130mm travel
Moto Guzzi 4.00 x 16″ cast aluminum rear wheel, shaft drive
single 320mm floating front disc with Brembo 4-pot caliper
Moto Guzzi 3.50 x 16″ cast aluminum front wheel
260mm rear disc and Brembo 2-pot caliper
140/70-16 Heidenau K66 tires front and rear
853cc air-cooled 90º transverse V-twin motor, shaft drive
Custom 16GA stainless steel exhaust system, perforated tips
Titanium exhaust wrap
Custom-fabricated brushed aluminium heat shields
Moto Guzzi V9 top bracket, modified
Suzuki GSXR clip-on bars, modified
Oury grips
Posh Factory switches, internal wiring
Magura HC1 brake and clutch radial masters
Goodridge Sniper brake and clutch lines
Race start button, integrated into top bracket
Motogadget Motoscope Mini LED display, machined into top bracket
Agostini rearsets, anodised to match frame
Motogadget m-Unit
Motogadget m-Button
Motogadget m-Lock keyless RFID ignition, integrated into seat
Antigravity XPS SC-1 lithium ion battery
Magneti Marelli MIU-G3 single-body EFI unit with filter pod
ABS removed
O2 sensors removed
Motobox custom-built LED tail light array with integrated turn signals
Motobox custom-built illuminated headlight panel with integrated turn signals
Twin Vision X Mini-Solo 500 lumen hi/lo spotlights


Patrick Flynn, Piaggio USA
Jessica Raya
Nate, Diepenbroek Fabrications
Simon Waterfall
Emil Lindstrom, E’SE Engineering
Peter, Magura
Jay Abate, motojrefinish
Josh Alvarez, Motobox
Turk, Turk’s Shop
Sean & John, Goodridge
Dan Acker, Acker Leatherworks
Victor Wilkens
Felicia, Heidenau
Erik Jutras, photographer (@mr_pixelhead)
Chad, Sudco Int’l USA
Stefan, Radical Guzzi
Dana, SPD Exhausts
Hagon Suspension
Elliot, Champion Powdercoaters