2008 Moto-Guzzi V7
by Macco Motors
Photos by Sergio Ibarra
Custom bikes with minimal modifications that produce a dramatic result are some of my favorite. In my eyes it's very akin to the sumi-e philosophy of visualizing your piece in the least amount of brush strokes. It's design efficiency at it's finest. This Moto-Guzzi V7 is a great representation of that philosophy. Here's Jose from Macco Motors on what went into his visualization of Mr. Green.
"The story of this Guzzi has a lot of kilometers behind it, because David (the owner) and his girl used to travel on it several times a year all over Europe. We built a new subframe but kept a two-up seat, thinner and a bit shorter than the stock one. We improved the rear suspension with Hagon Nitro progressive shocks 1 cm lower than stock, put progressive Hagon springs in front, and lowered the front suspension. A 12V DC output located in the new Rizoma handlebar was placed in order to be used with a GPS device. Black Biltwell Kung Fu grips and short clutch and brake levers with a Bates style headlight and a KOSO speedometer complete the front look. We finished the black front suspension forks with Triumph gaiters and adhesive black rubber belt around the upper side. Mini turn signal lights and new tiny rear light."