1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans by Death Machines of London
Italian motorcycle icon Moto Guzzi needs no introduction, and although still active most of us still dreaming about bikes long forgotten. The 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans by Death Machines of London is such an example, with their bespoke version honoring Italian racing heritage. The shop’s first creation is a complete reconstruction of an original ’81 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, with engine and gearbox. The 950cc engine is on display, with the dash incorporating aviation warning lights and main switch from a 1940 Merlin Spitfire fighter. How cool is that?
The original frame has been completely delugged and Airtailed, resulting in a stripped out and possibly minimalist overall design. Nonetheless, the shop managed to keep electrical components hidden, while a Land Rover Defender tail light was refitted with LED internals to allow others to keep a legal distance from this beauty. Incredible, isn’t it? There’s also in-house made fiberglass fairing and fabricated tank, with Italian Red gloss and Old English white accents toying with your excitement throughout. For a first project, these guys are amazing; what’s next?