Revival Cycles' Alloy Guzzi


What started as ticking a few of the more complicated tasks of the “To-Do List” to help the owner move forward on his Moto Guzzi project slowly escalated into the full custom bike build we affectionately refer to as the ‘Alloy Guzzi.’ 

Back in 2016 Revival Cycles started by fabricating a more elegant gas tank attaching solution and reworking the mono-shock geometry and frame bracing to help move the Guzzi forward. Once the owner saw the attention to detail and ingenious problem-solving, he added a few more items to the project’s scope. Next came a pair of CRS (Cafe Racer Suspension) forks to help balance the modern mono-shock and custom-built RaceTech rear shock. The CRS forks feature a classic look similar to the Cerrianni forks of the 70s/’80s while utilizing CNC-machined billet aluminum forks (vs. the original cast) and are filled with a cartridge-style fork with external compression, rebound, and preload adjustment. A pair of custom triple clamps with handlebar mounts were machined on the CNC machine, along with a pair of custom-made Brembo caliper brackets front and rear, all activated with Brembo master cylinders front and rear. The original Borrani rims were rebuilt with new stainless steel spokes, and the hub’s media was blasted with fresh bearings and seals installed. With the rolling chassis sorted the attention was focused on the bodywork. An aluminum tail section was built from scratch to define the seat height. An LED taillight was integrated into the tail section, and a pair of Supernova turn signals were sunk into the frame tube ends for a minimal look. A front fairing was added to help visually balance the bike and provide a nice place to put a number plate. The owner has plans of hitting the race track and doing a little vintage racing as well, so this Guzzi has to perform as well as it looks. 

 The original engine was in rough shape, with nothing but the block and crankshaft being usable. An 88mm big bore kit turned the original 850 into a 950, a pair of +2mm longer Carillo rods topped with one/off forged Ross racing pistons increases power and reliability, topped with a couple of heavily reworked cylinder heads flowing through Kibblewhite 44mm / 37mm Intake and exhaust valves, respectively. A new set of Dellorto PHF, 40 mm carburetors, clamped to the custom intake spigots, mix the fuel and air before it’s expelled through a beautiful two into one Titanium exhaust. A one-off Titanium muffler fitted under the transmission expels the burnt mixture, all while keeping the center of mass low and ground clearance high. Transferring all the newfound horsepower is a RAM low inertia clutch to a rebuilt and reworked transmission featuring low-drag ceramic bearings and many new parts. 

 The cockpit combines old and new, with a mechanical Veglia racing tachometer surrounded by modern LED warning and indicator lights. The Domino grips pair well with the Revival LTD. upholstered seat, finished in Alcantara leather stitched with a Moto Guzzi V8 green thread. A pair of heavily reworked Tarrozzi foot controls allow adjustability of the foot controls and a very planted feeling through the footpegs. The Tomasselli twin pull throttle is nestled next to a set of Revival Signature Type 1 Switch housings, connected to a MotoGadget basic. All custom cables were built using the Revival Signature Cable kits for a clean and finished look and the wiring was handled with a Revival Signature Wiring kit. You will also find Mizu connectors used throughout the bike for weatherproof and reliable connections on the track and off. A Revival Signature Secret LED keeps with the bike’s vintage look and modern electronics, along with a full Euromoto Electrics charging system connected to an Anti-Gravity 12 cell battery. The Power Arc ignition system (formerly C5) allows fully programmable ignition timing along with multi-spark technology, while powering the dual plug coils. 

 After a trip to Lake Como and visiting the Moto Guzzi factory and museum, the owner was inspired by the V8 dustbin Guzzi color. To pay tribute to such an inspiring piece of racing history, the frame of the Alloy Guzzi was finished in an industrial green to mimic the dustbin fairing color, while the rest of the bodywork was left raw, minus a small polished reveal gives the bodywork a finished look. The owner also opted for a fully safety wired bike, which hints at the motorcycle’s future on the race track. 



Technical Specifications:


Starting Platform

 Manufacturer: Moto Guzzi

Year: 1975

Model: T3

Original Weight (wet): 485 lbs dry

Stock Power Output: 58 hp / 54 ft/lbs



 Material: 4130 Steel DOM tubing


Ground Trail: 

Weight (wet): 400 lbs Front: 202 Rear: 198

Power Output: TBD hp / TBD ft/lbs

Frame: Monoshock conversion, lower frame rail delete, chassis bracing added, CNC machined transmission mount, rear frame tube delete, custom tubular lower transmission mount, custom electrical component brackets fabricated. 


Body Work

 Reworked Evan Wilcox Aluminum Lemans replica fuel tank

Bespoke aluminum tail section with integrated LED tail light

Custom aluminum fairing

Hand formed aluminum number plates / headlight cover

Two piece belly pan / muffler cover

6061 aluminum headlight ring

Hand formed front fender, stainless steel mounting brackets

Revival Cycles Parts

Revival Signature Type 1 handlebar push buttons
Revival Signature Mizu mini connectors
Revival Signature Secret LED headlight
Revival Signature full wiring kit
Revival Signature Spark plug wire kit
Revival Signature cable kit
Revival Signature Waterproof 3 fuse block
Revival Signature Battery Cable kit
Revival Signature Heat Shrink
Revival Signature Loom kit
Revival Signature H4 headlight connector kit
Supernova LED tail lights
Tommaselli dual pull throttle
Tommaselli Condor Adjustable Clubman bars
MotoGadget Mo.Unit
MotoGadget Mo.Lock
MotoGadget Mo.Blaze disc
MotoGadget Mo.Mirror
Rick’s LifePO4 Mosfet Reg/Rec 
Anti-Gravity 12 cell battery
100db horn (x2)
Motorcycle license plate light
Kustom Tech & Grimeca switch
Wago lever nuts


 Front: CRS fully adjustable forks, custom 6061 CNC machined triple clamps

 Rear: Lemans 1000 rear swing arm (+20mm length), mono shock conversion, reinforced swing-arm, RaceTech G3S built shock, .46 motion ratio, 315mm length.



Rim: Borrani 18” x 1.85”

Hub: Stock Moto Guzzi

Spokes: Stainless steel spokes

Tire: Continental 100/90/18 Road Attack 2


Hub: Stock Moto Guzzi

Rim: Borrani 18” x 2.15”

Spokes: Stainless Steel

Tire: Continental 110/80/18 Road Attack 2



Ignition System: C5 / Power Arc Digital ignition, fully programmable, dual tower coils; MAP switch for automatic ignition map selection

 Charging System: EuroMoto Electrics 3 phase, 450W, permanent magnet, MOSFET LiPO4 compatible Regulator / Rectifier, Anti-Gravity 12 cell battery

 Chassis: Mo.Unit Basic, Revival push button handlebar buttons, Supernova LED turn signals, MotoGadget Mo.Blaze disc turn signals, Revival Secret LED headlight, LED dash light indicators, custom built wiring harness, high torque mini-starter, 



 Moto Guzzi T3 engine case

Polished / Chamfered crankshaft

Carrillo +2mm longer connecting rods

Custom made Ross forged pistons

88MM Big Bore kit (950 cc)

Gear Driven Camshaft

MegaCycle 620 X10 Camshaft .355"/.355” 264°/264° 105° CL

DLC coated cam followers

CNC machined oil pump

Kibblewhite SS valves 44mm Intake / 37.1mm Exhaust

Ported and Reshaped Intake / Exhaust ports

Custom intake manifold spigots

Dellorto PHM40 carburetors

Titanium 2 into 1 custom exhaust

Titanium bespoke under-mount muffler



 Ram low inertia clutch assembly

Rebuilt transmission, ceramic roller bearings, ½ dogs removed from gears

Rebuilt final drive, 7/33 gearing

Lemans III swing arm +20mm longer, rear disk brake



 Rear-sets: Tarrozzi foot controls, muffler hangers deleted, custom shift linkage, custom rear master cylinder mount / linkage

Handlebars: Clubman fully adjustable

Throttle: Tommasselli dual pull / custom throttle cables

Front Brake Master: Brembo RCS19

Clutch perch: Custom CNC machined to match Brembo RCS master cylinder 

Rear Brake Master: Brembo



Front Rotor: Brembo 300mm drilled rotors

Front Caliper: Brembo F08 calipers - custom CNC caliper mounts

Rear Rotor: Brembo 240mm 

Rear Caliper: Brembo P34 rear caliper, custom CNC caliper mount

Brake Lines: Custom length Galfer stainless steel braided front / rear



 Veglia mechanical tachometer

LED warning light for oil pressure

Oil temperature gauge





  • James Fracht

    Absolutely beautiful. Worth every minute of your passion and craftsmanship. Bravo!

  • Devin Calhoun

    Love this bike! The finished product is spectacular and especially all the custom work. I have a 2013 Moto Guzzi v7 Racer that I’m currently in the midst of rebuilding (to the extent I can where I live at the moment) but am already thinking about “what’s next?” when I saw this on a video I was watching from you guys. I especially love the custom fairing and would love to have a chat with you all about something similar (but different) on mine when the time comes. Don’t know how we’d manage it with you in Austin and me north of Boston….but where there’s a will, there’s a way!

  • terry lewis

    damn, I should bring my 1000sp to youse guys…its taking me a while to get going on it . nice job.

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