BLACK & GOLD. Moto Guzzi California 1100 by Recast Moto

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A couple of years in the past we featured a murdered-out Moto Guzzi Nevada 750 by Recast Moto. If it had been a film, it will have acquired a standing ovation. However there was one small downside – and we imply small actually. It appears they like their bikes huge in Belarus, and sadly the general public who had been focused on shopping for the bike thought the 750cc Guzzi was a little bit too small. So Recast determined to make a sequel, utilizing a bigger California 1100 and touches of gold to intensify the small print.

The body of the California has the identical traditional Guzzi geometry because the earlier construct, however clearly barely completely different because of the measurement distinction. Recast Moto began by modifying the tail part and making it extra refined. They swapped out the inventory rear shock absorbers with contemporary gold ones that had been longer with a bigger vary of settings. The entrance fork had been shortened by 4 centimetres – which gave the bike a extra aggressive stance.

“We used a Honda CB750Okay gasoline tank,” says Matiz, from Recast. “We additionally modified its form, in order that it suits into place and doesn’t contact the engine. The gaps between the engine and the body are excellent.” All management parts of the gas and electrics had been hidden below the trimmed down gasoline tank and the attractive gold stitched seat.

When it got here to the wheels, Matiz determined to maintain the entrance measurement inventory, however give the rear a wider rim. To present it a beefier look, they selected Heindenau Okay60 twin goal tires. The nipple needles on the edges are gold titanium – the mix of black and gold making it a characteristic of this bike.

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In line with the black and gold theme, clearly gold Brembo brakes had been chosen for elevated the stopping energy – with two entrance discs and Four-piston calipers. The entrance and rear fenders had been produced from scratch, utilizing 3mm aluminium and painted matte black.

Up the entrance, Recast put in a 5-inch LED headlight and fabricated some brackets. Changing the inventory handlebars with extensive LSL bars which have been given some backlit mini switches. As for the speedometer, a T&T unit was chosen with a brass bevel rim.

A set of ready-made Tarozzi rear units had been fitted and modified barely for a greater using place. To complete the challenge off, a slimmer seat was customized made with gold stitching that repeats the traditional traces of the Guzzi engine.

In contrast to many sequels, this remake could be extra standard on the field workplace than the unique – particularly in Belarus. This robust and brutal trying Moto Guzzi California shouldn’t be solely greater than its Nevada sibling, however we additionally assume it has a bit extra star energy.

[ Recast Moto | Instagram | Photography by @DH SHOT ]

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