With a spirited motor and a racing stance, Moto Guzzi continues to make beautiful Cafe Racers (Just check their current V7 Racer model.) This one, a 1996 Guzzi V1100 Sport, was customized to look closer to the original style of the 70’s while still respecting the Cafe Racer formula: always adding more performance and a better suspension in a lighter package.
To make his client feel like a Ton Up Boy of the 70’s, Alain Bernard at Santiago Choppers stripped down the V1100 to bare frame, built and welded (with the help Mike Lima) a new rear subframe, reassembling the bike using only the essential parts to perform and ride fast (at 480 lbs the bike is dubbed “The Weight Watcher!), creating a new carbon fiber bodywork (with help of Grace fx), modifying front & rear suspension preload, rebound & compression, replacing the 2 batteries with 1 Antigravity, fitting the engine with a new Keihin carburetor flat side, adding a new stainless steel exhaust with cone mufflers, hiding all electronics to avoid visual clutter. Paint by Craig Skiver. “Weight Watcher” Engine size” 1064 cc, top speed: 140mph. 1/4-mile acceleration: 12.3 secs. 90bhp for 71 ft/lb torque. Santiago Choppers (photography copyright Eric Runyon courtesy to Cyril Huze)