It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Lucky Custom from Argentina, but their Honda VF750 Cafe Racer still is one of the most popular posts here on BikeBrewers. With this machine, they went viral and the bike still pops up all around the interwebs. Today I received some images of their latest project, based on a Moto Guzzi V7. As a V7 rider myself I may be a bit biased, but I couldn’t resist. This is an absolute masterpiece if you ask me.
For this project, they got a brand new Moto Guzzi V7 Stone from their local Guzzi importer, Motoplex Tigre. The most challenging aspect was to turn the tour-oriented Stone into a full-on racer with likewise handling. So it got the necessary upgrades like a big fat adjustable front suspension and a completely customized lateral monoshock on the rear. Both front and rear hubs and wheels were customized and fitted with a cool custom lacing pattern. Since the original rear end of the chassis was removed, it needed some reinforcement to keep the rider in his position and fit the custom bodywork. Another challenge was to relocate lot’s of original parts since the new shock setup runs completely through the heart of the machine. Same goes for the exhaust system. It takes a trained eye to see where it stops, but it ends just underneath the engine.
I think this bike could only have one name: Lucky Number 7. And if you live in Argentina and are lucky enough to buy one: I strongly suggest doing so!