Our good buddy and achieved bike designer, Ola Stenegärd, has a favourite saying; “It’s quite simple to maintain it sophisticated, however very sophisticated to maintain it easy.” Kaffeemaschine subscribes to the identical philosophy. Their Moto Guzzi café racer builds are impossibly minimalist—but it surely takes a wealth of expertise and numerous man-hours to make them that approach.
Kaffeemaschine’s newest Moto Guzzi design is their most elegant but. Dubbed ‘Aerodinamica’ and out there as a restricted collection of 10 items, it’s a traditional café racer blueprint that borrows cues from their earlier work—however ups the ante when it comes to refinement.
These two Moto Guzzi café racers, dubbed ‘Uno’ and ‘Due,’ are the primary two builds within the Aerodinamica collection. Uno [red and silver] is predicated on a Moto Guzzi Le Mans III, whereas Due [blue] makes use of an 850 T3 as its base. However with in depth adjustments to their V-twin engines and Tonti frames, the 2 base bikes are just about indistinguishable.
Kaffeemaschine begins by rebuilding every bike’s motor with an exhaustive record of mods. The work features a 1,000 cc capability bump with new pistons, a proprietary camshaft, an digital ignition, and Dell’Orto carbs. The crank is dynamically balanced, the flywheel is lightened, and the heads are handled to a twin-spark modification and larger valves, with a ton of time spent on porting the consumption channels.
The reward for all that work is an influence output of 83 hp, with 85 Nm of torque out there from 3,000 rpm. Mixed with an total dry weight of 178 kilos [392 lbs], it makes for a peppy trip to enrich the bike’s stylish look.
The body is closely modified too, with the group spending as much as two weeks chopping, grinding, and welding every unit. The 40 mm forks are a proprietary set that Kaffeemaschine has engineered, combining traditional seems to be with a contemporary damping system. The yokes are their design too, and have adjustable steering stops.
The 18” wheels include modified forged hubs and flanges, stainless-steel spokes, and trendy Morad rims. The brakes use Brembo parts, with twin entrance discs and braided stainless-steel strains. Aerodinamica consumers have a alternative of recent Wilbers or YSS shocks for the rear.
Eager eyes will discover discreet Kaffeemaschine branding on the cylinder heads and entrance engine cowl. That’s as a result of these components are solely bespoke, milled from strong chunks of aluminum. From the burly battery plate to the clip-ons, throttle, foot controls, rear brake help, exhaust flanges, velocity stacks, and a slew of smaller bits, there’s nary an inch of every Aerodinamica that hasn’t been improved ultimately.
The story behind Kaffeemaschine’s new bodywork alone may fill volumes. The store used to form their Moto Guzzi café racer components from handmade molds—however they’ve gone excessive tech on this run.
First, they 3D-scanned the 70s-inspired café racer components that they’d already designed. Utilizing these as a springboard, they refined and reworked their designs digitally, then used a five-axis milling machine to create detrimental molds. The ultimate components had been then produced out of autoclaved carbon fiber.
Kaffeemaschine’s earlier café racers used a separate gasoline tank and tail part, however for this collection, the store went for a one-piece association. An ultra-slim fairing sits up entrance, capped off with a customized windshield that MRA made utilizing Kaffeemaschine’s molds. There’s a intelligent glove field hidden beneath the seat too.
“The entire carbon fiber physique is a formidable, mild, and unbelievably inflexible unit,” says the store’s founder, Axel Budde. “Mounting it, it feels extra automotive than bike.”
Chrome steel brackets help the fairing, whereas a Motogadget-based electrical system ensures uber-clean wiring. Every bike additionally will get a stainless-steel exhaust system and a full set of stainless-steel fasteners, and each final half is cleaned up and refinished for a better-than-factory aesthetic.
Aerodinamica Uno’s crimson and silver livery is complemented by a number of tastefully blacked-out components, whereas Due wears a blue steel flake paint job with 16 layers of clear.
If that sounds a little bit excessive, wait till you hear how a lot time Kaffeemaschine spends on every construct; 1,500 hours. It proves simply how exhausting it actually is to create one thing this minimalistic and clear.
“I by no means needed bikes that scream for consideration,” says Axel, “however bikes which might be lowered to the max, trip quick and nicely, and have a cohesive aesthetic.”
All that point spent positive is value it—that is what it seems to be like when a customized store on the prime of its recreation decides to degree up. Uno and Due are actually on the market, and every one comes with a handbook, instrument equipment, bike cowl, and stand.
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