So, what about a Moto Guzzi 850 Cafe Racercalled Beto” by Revival Cycles”? Doesn’t she look pretty?
It’s not every day you come across a motorcycle with the name Beto, but that’s exactly what we have here. Named after a friend of Revival Cycles, the bike customizers were hoping the Italian man’s great taste in both bicycles and motorcycles would shine through on this project – and boy did it ever.
While the bike’s power plant is fully capable, it’s the aesthetics that really steal the show for this motorcycle. What started as a stock 1975 Moto Guzzi has been transformed into a retro-modern fusion of brushed angular metal, that paired with a beautiful brown leather seat, make this one of the most beautiful bikes we have ever seen. The Austin, Texas based shop hooked this beauty up with front suspension sourced from a 2007 Suzuki, which needed to be modified to match up with the vehicle’s original drum brake setup. If you have a thing for vintage motorcycles, you’re sure to fall in love with this one-off bike.
Released in 1976, the 850 Le Mans was styled as a cafe racer. Although often referred to as the Le Mans Mark I, the first Le mans model was known by the factory as the 850 Le Mans, and is part of a long list of Moto Guzzi motorcycles developed since the company’s inception nearly 100 years ago. It had debuted at the Milan motorcycle show in November 1975, although the groundwork started several years before the eventual production version appeared. It was developed from the earlier V7 Sport model, but moved performance far beyond the interim 750S and the 750 S3. The power output measured at the back wheel was some 71 bhp, giving a top speed of around 130 mph.