When a custom bike maker builds something to keep for himself, it’s always worth a close (and envious) look. This trim, Lava Orange and blackout-black cafe racer started life as a couple of different Moto Guzzis — a modified 850T for the frame and a Le Mans Mk IV for the engine and transmission — and is now something wholly new that looks like it wants to go fast. The lucky man who gets to race around on this rocket is Axel Budde, owner of KaffeeMaschine Custom Motorcycles out of Hamburg, Germany.
The angularity of the seat and tail, along with the bold orange and black striping give the bike a vintage 80s feel, but the parts that make the whole are all modern — from the carbon fiber body and fairing to the electronic ignition and Motogadget instrument dial. The KM22 weighs in at 390 pounds and clocks 97 horsepower on the dynamometer. It looks cool and goes fast, a fitting reward for the man who built it. Learn more here.
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