Introducing “Mele”


A hybrid between a cafe’ racer and a drag bike, this ride has the spirit of racing running through its veins.  Powered by an all new, hopped-up 1000cc Ironhead.
Featuring a custom DPC x-pipe exhaust system and more goodies than we can mention.Everything that went into the design of this bike has a special meaning, we hope you like it!SOURCE:  dpCustoms

Moto Guzzi 1000SP


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

If you remember what the original 1000SP looked like then you’ll appreciate the hours of work that have gone into transforming this Guzzi into a work of art. Built by Italian Filippo Barbacane from Officine Rossopuro who spent 4 months creating this bike he calls the TTre. Filippo and Officine Rossopuro have become synonymous with creating some of the best looking Moto Guzzi’s in the world.

The first thing that had to go was the original bulky fairing – which even wrapped around the 60 hp air-cooled 948cc v-twin motor. Some of the other work included adding 45 mm Tarozzi handlebars, cone-shaped exhaust from Megaton, Marzocchi front fork, Brembo brakes and the rear suspension is made from two Asatek springs. The well-proportioned tank and seat have been custom made by Officine Rossopuro – creating some aesthetically pleasing lines. Lastly, the bike was finished in a classic cream and brown paint job by Carrozzeria Melideo.

Like this Guzzi? Check out Filippo’s previous builds here and here – you won’t be disappointed.

Have you found your adventure yet?


It’s Better In The Wind – Short Film

Once again we come across a video that really seems to capture the essence of ADV riding even though this is not a DS bike or bikes.  An adventure is really anything you want it to be, the feeling you get from riding is what it’s all about.  My new colleagues where I work are finding out that I am obsessed with riding.  They laugh at me when I get the chance to ride to work and the smile on my face that stays all day.  I used to ride to work every day but working for BC Transplant now it’s not easy to do since I am on call so much for now.  In any case enjoy this “movie” and sit back and relax!

For the last two years I have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled ‘It’s Better In The Wind,’ all the while collecting video footage from each ride as we traveled around the Western United States together.

I have been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts for those who partook, and those who followed us via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles…just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities.

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