Officine Rossopuro Motard One


Moto Guzzi Stelvio

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Moto Guzzi Stelvio custom before. And this is no half-hearted attempt: the big adventure tourer from Mandello del Lario has been transformed into a pseudo-motard powerhouse. It’s not the look you generally associate with a custom from Officine RossoPuro’s Filippo Barbacane—but on the other hand, it’s the sort of bike Guzzi could build themselves. And I’m pretty sure there’d be a market for it. The visual heart of ‘Motard One’ is the Stelvio’s V-twin ‘quattrovalvole’ motor, which has been boosted from 1151 to 1420 cc and delivers 140 hp to the back wheel.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio

It’s a ‘Big Bore’ engine built by the tuners Millepercento (and is reportedly the most powerful big block Guzzi motor on the market). There’s a new race-spec FRAM Corse radiator to help with cooling, and the custom exhaust pipework—built by Barbacane himself—terminates neatly underneath the bike. The brake system has been upgraded with selected Brembo components. The standard 50 mm Marzocchi fork would be difficult to improve upon, so it’s been left alone—but an Extreme Tech shock now handles suspension duties at the back. New Officine RossoPuro triple trees tighten up the front end and Marchesini wheels keep things looking sharp. The rear part of the frame has been completely revised and the minimal, beautifully-finished bodywork is custom-made.

It looks like a helluva lot of fun to me. If Moto Guzzi added this machine to its catalog, would you be tempted to buy one?

PS: Bike EXIF is now on Pinterest. We’re showcasing the best motorcycle images and links from around the net, as well as our own greatest hits. Check out our boards here.

Moto Guzzi Stelvio
Moto Guzzi Stelvio
Moto Guzzi Stelvio
Moto Guzzi Stelvio

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: