Ducati Pantah 600

Ducati Pantah 600

Ready to hit the road : Jacopo's 1983 Ducati Pantah 600. 

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Richard's Guzzi V7 Special

Richard's Guzzi V7 Special

Richard's 1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special just finished, perfectly preserved and ready to hit the road in UK. 
Designed by Giulio Carcano, the V7 was first introduced in 1965 and its engine had a displacement of 703 cc. Due to its military origins the Guzzi v-twin was simple and easy to maintain. Introduced with a 703 cc displacement engine, this particular one is already fitted with the upgraded 757 cc engine.

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1955 Moto Guzzi Ercole

1955 Moto Guzzi Ercole

1955 Moto Guzzi Ercole. Nicely preserved and perfectly functioning, this awesome transport motorcycle is ready to be delivered in Austria.
The Ercole was introduced after the war, in 1946, and remained in production until 1980 in various versions. It had a quite high payload of 1500 kg and was powered by the 500 cc Falcone air cooled single engine fitted with a five forward and one reverse gears and an additional transmission behind the gearbox. 

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Thomas' 1984 Laverda 1000 RGS Corsa

Thomas' 1984 Laverda 1000 RGS Corsa

Our friend Thomas entrusted us his Laverda RGS 1000 Corsa in order to be "refreshed". On top of a full servicing and a paint job for the frame, the heads and cylinders have been reworked, the chassis has been improved with a complete Moto Officina fork kit (triple clamps, stiffener, axles) and a custom performance swingarm. The riding position has also been improved with our comfort handlebars set including new Brembo Serie Oro brake and clutch master cylinders. 

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1975 Laverda 1000 3C

1975 Laverda 1000 3C

Marco's 1975 Laverda 1000 3C nearly ready to hit the road. 

The first Laverda 1,000cc prototype was first shown in 1969 but the final design was revealed at the Milano Motorshow in 1971. in the period 1972 – 1973 the first 200 bikes were built in the old Laverda factory. End of 1973 the new facility was finished and the production of an improved version of the triple could start. The main visible differences with the first series were the replacement of the front drum brakes with modern and more effective Brembo disk brakes. 

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1978 Moto Morini 3-1/2 Sport

1978 Moto Morini 3-1/2 Sport

1978 Moto Morini 3-1/2 Sport

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Stéphane's 1978 Moto Guzzi V50

Stéphane's 1978 Moto Guzzi V50

Stéphane, Virage8 (www.virage8.com), entrusted us the restoration of his Moto Guzzi V50. It once belonged to his father who purchased it new in 1978. 

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1982 Laverda 1000 RGS

1982 Laverda 1000 RGS
1982 Laverda 1000 RGS. The owner wanted to improve performance and handling without altering the original line of the bike. The only visible modification is our 3 into 1 performance exhaust line that further enhances the fantastic sound of the legendary Laverda 120° 3 cylinders. 
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1975 Moto Guzzi 850T

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T

Our friend Stéphane, owner of Virage 8 (www.virage8.com) and organizer of the Motors and Soul event (www.motors-and-soul.com) entrusted us his 1975 Guzzi 850T for a full restoration.

There are certainly sexier and faster Italian or Japanese motorcycles from that period. But there isn’t a player on the classic bikes scene with the 850T’s handling, tractable engine power and versatility. From long distance tourer to all-out sport bike, the 850T could do it all. A supremely comfortable and enjoyable bike and a perfect choice for cool long rides. The 850T weighs 255 kg (562 lbs wet) and is powered by an 844 cc V2 four-stroke 5 speed engine delivering 55 HP at 6100 RPM in unmodified form. It originally could reach 180 km/h (112mph).

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1972 Honda CB 750 Café Racer

1972 Honda CB 750 Café Racer

Slightly modified 1972 Honda CB 750 K2. The nice classic line has been enhanced with some minor modifications (seat, handlebars, mudguard...). The ability to combine performance, comfort, reliability at a very affordable price made of the famous Honda "Four" one of the most successful bikes of the 70s. 

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1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special

1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special

Perfectly preserved 1970 Moto Guzzi V7 Special. The current owner purchased it in 1973 and we performed a complete technical makeover 7 years ago. 

Designed by Giulio Carcano, the V7 was first introduced in 1965 and its engine had a displacement of 703 cc. Due to its military origins the Guzzi v-twin was simple and easy to maintain. Accessibility is outstanding and the shaft-drive transmission, another military requirement, provided a nearly maintenance-free functioning. Introduced with a 703 cc displacement engine, this particular one is already fitted with the upgraded 757 cc engine. Indeed, in the years, the v-twin would undergo other enlargements up to 1000 cc.

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1978 Moto Guzzi V50 Cafe Racer

1978 Moto Guzzi V50 Cafe Racer

This project started with a 1978 Moto Guzzi V50 II and the request of our friend Karim to have a powerful and light custom café racer. The Guzzi V35, 50, 65 and 75 series are very good basis for Café Racer or Scrambler conversions while staying within a very reasonable budget. The project started as usual for a custom bike with a drawing showing the general shape of the machine. It took exactly 6 months to completely disassemble, modify and rebuilt it. Frame has been modified to receive the custom tank and seat, all the electric parts have been changed and repositioned. The chassis has been adapted to fit Karim's riding style and, of course, the engine has been heavily modified. It is now a "super square" engine with more than 600 cc displacement that revs up to over 10.000 rpm like a 2-stroke. 

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1976 Laverda 750 SFC Elettronica Custom Replica

1976 Laverda 750 SFC Elettronica Custom Replica

Thierry's 1976 Laverda 750 SFC Replica is finished and he came to Spilimbergo to pick it up. After 6 months he discovers his new machine and rides it for the first time. 

The Laverda 750 SFC is probably one of the most awesome motorcycle of the seventies. During the years various evolutions of the SFC were built. For his custom SFC, Thierry wanted us to replicate one of the last 34 of 549 that were assembled between 1976 and beginning of 1977. This last evolution of the SFC line differed from the previous models mainly by their 5 spokes alloy wheels instead of the classic Borrani wired wheels. 

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1982 Laverda 1000 RGS

1982 Laverda 1000 RGS
This nicely conserved 1982 Laverda 1000 RGS is here to be completely overhauled. Without altering it's line, the owner wants us also to improve performance and handling. 
In the early 80s, Laverda entrusted the design of the future RGS to the italian designer RG Studio, with the purpose to obtain a more aerodynamic line without losing the Laverda identity. Also, the bike incorporated some elements clearly inspired from the automotive sector as the dashboard or the fuel trapdoor in the front fairing. Associated with its latest 120° 3-cylinder engine, Laverda managed to domesticate a sporty and exclusive machine into a quite comfortable road bike. 
It was certainly one of the most exotic motorcycles in production at that time. And then there is this "get the goose bumps" sound of its 3-cylinder engine.
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1980 Laverda "Diecimila" 1200 3 cylinders

1980 Laverda "Diecimila" 1200 3 cylinders

The Laverda "Diecimila" project is based on a 1980 Laverda 180° 3 cylinders. The name "Diecimila" means 10.000 in Italian and was chosen as our Laverda triples engines are able to reach 10.000 rpm while remaining perfectly reliable. Even for this particular road bike this performance is possible although we fitted, after having very accurately balanced them, the factory crankshaft and conrods. 

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1985 BMW R80 G/S

1985 BMW R80 G/S

1985 BMW R80 G/S has been completely restored and equipped with dual disk brake modification as well as ported heads and 1000 cc engine kit. 

Launched in 1980, the R80G/S (G for Gelände "offroad" in German S for Strasse "street") was the first large displacement dualsport motorcycle on the market. 

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1938 Norton M 30 International

1938 Norton M 30 International

At Moto Officina we also enjoy to work on other brands than Laverda, Moto Guzzi, Ducati and BMW. We particularly like British brands like this awesome 1938 Norton M30 International 500 cc racer. The current owner purchased it with a broken engine and we have undertaken the complete restoration with a particular focus on the engine. 

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Work in progress : 1972 Laverda 750 SF

Work in progress : 1972 Laverda 750 SF

This 1972 Laverda 750 SF is undergoing a complete restoration. The bike has the particularity of being fitted with a very nice Ceriani magnesium front drum brake. Even if not original, the owner wants of course to keep it. Before that, however, the brake must be thoroughly checked and in particular the magnesium parts must be x-ray controlled. 

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1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

This now fully restored 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport was once found in a barn in the North of Italy. The bike was completely original and didn’t hit the road during nearly 20 years.

The V7 Sport was introduced in 1971, after Moto Guzzi famous engineer Lino Tonti designed a new frame to house a new 90-degree transverse V-twin motor. The 748 cc engine was developed from the V7 Special touring model engine which had been modified in order to be more powerful and compact. A new five-speed gearbox was also added and a more compact alternator situated on the front of the crank replaced the previous large dynamo.

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Building the beast : Laverda "Diecimila" 1200 3 cylinders

Building the beast : Laverda "Diecimila" 1200 3 cylinders

The starting point for the Laverda "Diecimila" (Ten thousand) project was a 1980 Laverda 180° triple which was stored in a garage for nearly 20 years when we found it. The plan was to build a street legal Endurance style machine. 

The first Laverda triples entered into production in July 1972. The first models were powered by a 180° 3 cylinders 980 cc engine. The same year, even before production start, the factory engaged a nearly serial Laverda triple at the Austrian Steiemark trophy and won the race. A part from the successes in competition, the big triple evolved from year to year and in 1978 also a 1200 model with a displacement of 1,116 cc similar to the one used for our project had been introduced. In 1982, the exclusive 180° engine is replace by a smoother one with a 120° crankshaft timing that had been produced until 1989 (text continues after pictures). 

 

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Work in Progress: 1976 Laverda 750 SFC Elettronica Custom Replica

Work in Progress: 1976 Laverda 750 SFC Elettronica Custom Replica

Our friend Thierry entrusted us his 1976 Laverda 750 SF for a SFC replica project. The Laverda 750 SFC is probably one of the most beautiful racing machines of the seventies. Extremely rare (only 549 produced between 1971 and 1977) and, in the case you find one original, they are generally also extremely expensive.

During the yeas various evolutions of the SFC were built. The last 34 of 549 were assembled between 1976 and beginning of 1977. They had the same Bosch electronic ignition as the previous model, the 1975 750 SFC “Elettronica”, differing mainly by their 5 spokes alloy wheels instead of the classic Borrani wired wheels. This is the particular model that we decided to build for Thierry’s SFC custom replica project.

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1973 Ducati 750 Sport

1973 Ducati 750 Sport

Derived from the Ducati 750GT, Ducati's first big V-twin, which had been introduced two years earlier, the racier 1973 Ducati 750 Sport is probably one of the most awesome bikes ever built. Even if this particular model is not 100% original, the owner wants to conserve it as is and keep the original "patina". However, the electrical requires to be completely renewed and, since the owner rides it regularly, some modifications will be applied in order to have a more user-friendly machine. 

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1974 Laverda 750 SFC Replica

1974 Laverda 750 SFC Replica

Laverda 750 SFC Custom Replica based on a 1974 Laverda 750 SF. One of Moto Officina’s specialties is definitely the built of custom replicas of this rare (only 549 produced between 1971 and 1977) icon of the Italian motorcycle industry.

Starting from a Laverda 750 SF as donor bike it takes approximatively 6 month to finish our custom made SFC Replica. From the faithful replica to the custom made SFC, the donor bike will be completely disassembled; every single part will be checked and changed or modified accordingly.

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Work in Progress: 1974 Laverda 750 SFC Replica

Work in Progress: 1974 Laverda 750 SFC Replica

Laverda 750 SFC Custom Replica based on a 1974 Laverda 750 SF. One of Moto Officina’s specialties is definitely the built of custom replicas of this rare (only 549 produced between 1971 and 1977) icon of the Italian motorcycle industry.

Starting from a Laverda 750 SF as donor bike it takes approximatively 6 month to finish our custom made SFC Replica. From the faithful replica to the custom made SFC, the donor bike will be completely disassembled; every single part will be checked and changed or modified accordingly.

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1992 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

1992 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

This 1992 Moto Guzzi 1000 i.e. Daytona was found in Austria with only 25.000 km and a good general condition . We decided to conserve it original as is, focusing on engine performance and the accurate chassis adjustment. As usual, the bike has been completely disassembled, checked and serviced. In order to improve performance, the heads have been precision ported and equipped with new valves and high performance valve springs and the central part of the exhaust line has been replaced by a Moto Guzzi racing part. Riding the Daytona is a special experience. It's incredibly fast and handles surprisingly well for a Moto Guzzi and yet compared to most modern sport bikes it has this quaintly mixture of old and new.

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1974 Laverda 1000 3C

1974 Laverda 1000 3C

Marco decided to rebuild Angelo's 1974 Laverda 1000 that was hanging out for more than 5 years in our workshop. First test drive .... despite its nearly 40 years, the slightly modified 3-cylinder engine (heads and exhaust) still brings the counter needle at 230 km/h (140 mph) with ease and stability.

The first Laverda 1,000cc prototype was shown at the Geneva motorshow in 1969 but the finaldesign was revealed at the Milano Motorshow in 1971. During the years 1972 – 1973 the first 200 bikes were built in the old Laverda factory. End of 1973 the new facility was finished and the production of an improved version of the triple could start. The main visible differences with the first series were the replacement of the front drum brakes with modern and more effective Brembo disk brakes.

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1972 Laverda 750 SF

1972 Laverda 750 SF

The famous Laverda 750 SF is quite heavier than some other similar Italian bikes, but it's also known as an extremely reliable well-built bike and was equipped with the finest components of this time. To stop this machine, Laverda introduced it’s own 230mm drum brakes. These were excellent brakes at the time and inspired Laverda’s SF designation – "Super Freni" or "Super Brakes". This particular 1972 Laverda 750 SF has been completely restored and is regularly used for short journeys. Although the restoring specifications were quite simple we made some modifications in order to have a good balance between user-friendliness and strong personality of the bike. 

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1977 MV Agusta 750 S America

1977 MV Agusta 750 S America

1977 MV Agusta 750 S America equipped with the optional fairing. Our client found it in France completely disassembled. No important parts where missing and we rebuild it completely, keeping it 100% original. 
The 750 S America was a modified 750 Sport to suit the US market. Main changes were air filtration as well as a larger 790 cc engine for similar performance.

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Work in Progress: 1992 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

Work in Progress: 1992 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000

This 1992 Moto Guzzi 1000 i.e. Daytona was found in Austria with only 25.000 km and a good general condition . We decided to conserve it original as is, focusing on engine performance and the accurate chassis adjustment. As usual, the bike has been completely disassembled, checked and serviced. In order to improve performance, the heads have been precision ported and equipped with new valves and high performance valve springs and the central part of the exhaust line has been replaced by a Moto Guzzi racing part. Riding the Daytona is a special experience. It's incredibly fast and handles surprisingly well for a Moto Guzzi and yet compared to most modern sport bikes it has this quaintly mixture of old and new.

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1972 Testi 50 cc

1972 Testi 50 cc

Succession planning : Giulio, Angelo's son, working on his first project, his personal 1972 Testi 50 cc bike. 

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1973 Laverda 1000 3C

1973 Laverda 1000 3C

This is an extremely rare 1st series of the Laverda 1000 3C. Deservedly, the owner wants to conserve it as is and has entrusted it to us for a general overhaul and to fix some electrical problems.

The famous Laverda 1000 3C triple was revealed at the Milano Motorshow in 1971. From July 1972, the first 1000 cc 3 cylinders were still produced in the old Laverda factory. These first models were equipped with a large 200 mm Bosch headlight, a steel tank and the 2nd generation Laverda drum brakes. Only 200 bikes of these 1st series were built. End of 1973, when the new factory was finished, the production of an improved version of the Laverda triple could start. The main visible difference with the first series were the replacement of the front drum brakes with modern Brembo disk brakes. 

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1993 Ducati 888 SP5

1993 Ducati 888 SP5

Manuele’s awesome 1993 Ducati 888 SP5 has been completely restored and the engine performance improved.

Before the launch of the 916, the Ducati 851/888 line development reached an end in 1993 with production of the 888 SP5. It was a limited edition of 500 machines for the FIM homologation for the World Superbike Championship. The Ducati SP5 also commemorated the World SBK Champion titles won by the American rider Doug Polen in 1992.

Equipped with an incredibly performant engine with twin injectors, Pankl con-rods, a close-ratio gearbox,… the 888 SP5 is definitely a street-legal race bike. However, it remains quite comfortable. The foot pegs are not

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1984 BMW Scrambler 1000 cc

1984 BMW Scrambler 1000 cc

The BMW Scrambler project started from a 1984 BMW R80RT and was inspired by the BMW off-road motorcycles of the ‘70 – ’80. As usual, the motorcycle has been completely disassembled and rebuild. 
The engine was already equipped with a 1000 cc Siebenrock kit and we decided, at this stage, to clean it and only replace some parts like the air box, the cylinder head covers and the exhausts.
The (very) heavy original seat and rear fender set have been replaced by a small seat coming from a German police bike and by a rear fender from a ’70 Husqvarna.  The original fuel tank has been repainted and the tank cap has been replaced by a Moto Officina custom cap. 

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1959 Gilera 98 Giubileo

1959 Gilera 98 Giubileo

During the fifties, Gilera was one of the most successful brands in motorcycle competition wining several manufacturers and pilots championships. In 1959, the name “Giubileo” (anniversary) was given to the new Gilera 98 cc 4-stroke 4 speed single in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the company. This particular bike is properly restored and the owner didn’t want a “show bike restoration” but a completely functioning and reliable machine. 

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1954 Moto Guzzi 500 Falcone

1954 Moto Guzzi 500 Falcone

1954 Moto Guzzi 500 Falcone Turismo preserved @ Moto Officina.
Presented first time in 1950 at the Geneva Motor Show it became immediately one of the most desired big bikes. Produced from 1953 to 1968 the Moto Guzzi Falcone is today a sought collector, in particular the very early models. 

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1989 Bimota YB6 1000 Exup

1989 Bimota YB6 1000 Exup

1989 Bimota YB6 Exup equipped with the Yamaha 1000 FZR engine conserved and tuned. This very compact and light bike (nearly 25 kg less than the Yamaha 1000 FZR) is one of the 114 build by Bimota between 1989 and 1990.

At first sight it’s quite difficult to believe that this bike is from the late eighties. However, the riding position is typical for a sport bike of that period with quite high foot pegs and low handlebars. Even if the engine is tuned (more than 160 bhp instead of the Bimota claimed 147 bhp) it is certainly not as expressive as a typical Italian sport twin engine. It’s rather smooth and well educated but definitely very performant and seconded by an impressive neutral and steady chassis. 

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Work in progress : 1975 Moto Guzzi 1000

Work in progress : 1975 Moto Guzzi 1000

Renato just arrived with a 1975 Moto Guzzi 1000 cc disassembled bike. A perfect basis for a nice Café Racer. Marco has already a great idea for the design and Angelo knows how to bring the "wild ponies" to the engine ;-) 

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Work in progress : Honda CR 750 Replica

Work in progress : Honda CR 750 Replica

We recently acquired this 1974 Honda CB 750 K2 with real 12.666 km (7,870 miles). It hasn’t been ridden for almost 10 years and the former owner modified it in endurance style with a Yamaha kind of color scheme (???). We also have all the original parts (headlight, fender, exhaust, seat, tank, etc...) and front brakes are also equipped with dual discs kit.  The project is the build a street legal replica of the famous Honda 750 CR race bike.

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1972 Laverda 750 SFC Replica

1972 Laverda 750 SFC Replica

This is Angelo’s personal SFC Replica built on the specifications of the 1st series Laverda 750 SFC. Very close to the original it is also equipped with very light and effective Ceriani magnesium drum brakes. 

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1956 Vespa GS 150

1956 Vespa GS 150

The Vespa 150 GS was introduced in 1955. Equipped with a powerful 150 cc engine, a long saddle, and the faired handlebar-headlamp unit it became one of the best-loved large frame models.

This completely restored model is from 1956 and when it came to our shop it was in a very sad condition.  When the owner saw it again after 6 month he hardly recognized it.

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1973 Laverda SFC Racer Replica

1973 Laverda SFC Racer Replica

This 1973 Laverda SFC Racer Replica belongs to our friend Alfredo and is equipped with a powerful Moto Officina 880 cc engine. 

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Work in progress : Laverda 500 Cafe Racer 660 cc

Work in progress : Laverda 500 Cafe Racer 660 cc

Some pictures of the Laverda/Moto Officina 660 cc Cafe Racer project based on a Laverda 500 

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