Reborn: “Flacheisen” (Flat Iron) from Radical Speedshop…
For practically 30 years, the Bronold household of Germany’s Radical Speedshop has been constructing, customizing, and racing Moto Guzzi machines. Really, you’ll be able to hardly communicate of Guzzi efficiency with out their names developing.
We’ve had the respect of that includes a number of of their radical Guzzi builds, together with their nitrous-injected drag bikes — “NOSferatu” and “NOSferatwo” — in addition to their 1700cc “Cento Anni” café racer, which additionally they race.
Immediately, we’re thrilled to characteristic their new construct — one which harks again to the earliest days of the workshop.
“Flacheisen [Flat Iron] was our first construct in 1996 and we needed to construct a brand new Flacheisen with all of the know-how we’ve gained from over 27 years of Guzzi customizing.” -Stefan Bronold
Nicknamed the “Flacheisen S,” the bike started life as a 2001 California 1100, however little of the unique donor stays. The body is from a Le Mans III, whereas the transverse V-twin shaftie comes courtesy of a mid-2000s Guzzi V11 — outfitted with hotter cams, Keihin FCR 41 carb, and one-off stainless underseat exhaust for a energy output north of 100 hp.
Different highlights embrace upside-down forks with CNC-cut triples, spoke wheels with a 180 part rear tire, Brembo four-piston brakes, 1100 Sport tank, alloy tail part with alcantara saddle, and extra.
As supposed, the upgrades have utterly remodeled this Guzzi from a staid outdated Italian roadster into one thing really particular:
“It has the type of a café racer however the suspension and engine make it carry out like a brand new bike.”
Stefan says they’re proudest of the stainless underseat exhaust system, which took greater than two weeks to construct and manages to snake by means of the swingarm at one level — trick!
Beneath, we discuss to Stefan Bronold of Radical Speedshop for extra particulars on the “Flacheisen S.”
Moto Guzzi 1100 Café Racer: Builder Interview
• What’s the make, mannequin, and yr of the donor bike?
Moto Guzzi California 1100 I.E.2001
• Why was this bike constructed?
Promotion bike for our showroom.
• What was the design idea and what influenced the construct?
Flacheisen was our first construct in 1996 and we needed to construct a brand new Flacheisen with all of the know-how we’ve gained from over 27 years of Guzzi customizing.
• What customized work was finished to the bike?
- The wrong way up fork with CNC triple bushes
- Spoke wheels with 180 rear tire
- Brembo four-piston brakes
- 1100 Sport tank
- Alloy tail
- Stainless underseat exhaust system
- Engine from a V11 with upgraded cams, and so forth. to have 100 hp
- Alcantara Seat
- Metal impact airbrush
- Body from a LM3
- Keihin FCR 41
• Does the bike have a nickname?
• Are you able to inform us what it’s prefer to trip this Guzzi?
It’s a contemporary cafe racer. It has the type of a restaurant racer however the suspension and engine make it carry out like a brand new bike.
• Was there something finished throughout this construct that you’re notably happy with?
The exhaust system was actually loopy to construct and took two weeks. The underseat facet goes by means of the swingarm the place there’s not a lot area.
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