the ‘KM22’ custom motorcycle is a striking build that combines a traditional figure with modern, sporty refinements. based upon a combination of moto guzzi bikes fused together, it is now redressed in hand-made bodywork with a porsche red and black finish. created by axel budde, owner of hamburg-based workshop kaffeemaschine, it now has the same minimalist stance, timeless finish, and performance capability that have grown to be signature of the company.


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kaffeemaschine wanted to build the moto guzzi in a more contemporary style, that still had a 70’s / 80’s race bike appeal. while the bodywork appears to be old school, it’s actually formed of carbon fiber. axel shaped a new seat and tail unit with an integrated LED light, which now sits perfectly next to the magni-style tank. at the front is a guzzi ‘le mans 1’ style fairing, with a smaller headlight. the stainless exhaust is a KM part, while the regular hardware has been galvanized black. car fans might recognize the paint tone as porsche’s ‘lava’ orange, a color found on the ‘GT3 RS’.

 

 

the ‘KM22’s’ engine, transmission and rear drive are all taken from from a moto guzzi ‘le mans mk IV’. the studio has upgraded the capacity with 1100 cc cylinders and pistons, gas-flowed its cylinder heads, and raised the compression ratio with twin spark heads. this enhanced performance requires tight suspension, so it installed some adjustable forks from a yamaha ‘R6’. a set of classic brembo calipers were also fitted, while it now features a custom steering head and front axel, and some modified BMW triple trees.

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