Custom Moto Guzzi Le Mans II Is Full of Color and Lustrous Shine From Head to Toe

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Photo: Dylan Laubscher
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At present, Wolf Moto (WM) acts primarily as a motorcycle rental service operating out of Cape Town, South Africa. The company’s origins can be traced back to the other side of this massive country, though, as its founding took place right outside Durban back in 2014. It was established as a joint venture by Kyle Scott and Chris Clokie, who sought to make a big impression as early as their opening act.
They did just that with the spectacular custom project shown above, which started out as a stock Moto Guzzi Le Mans II from the model-year 1980. To say that Kyle and his teammate knocked it out of the park would be a bit of an understatement, so let’s dive right in for a close look at the many surgical procedures performed here.

When the donor rang Wolf Moto’s doorbell, it did so with a mere 15k miles (24,000 km) on the clock. After placing it on their workbench, the guys began by deleting each and every last piece of its original outfit. With the stock overalls discarded, Kyle and Chris busied themselves with a thorough clean-up of the bike’s frame, which was then powder-coated by a local craftsman.

Up next, the WM duo turned to the mechanical side of things. The Guzzi’s longitudinal 844cc V-twin powerplant received a complete internal refurbishment and a fresh layer of silver paint on the outside. On the intake side of things, we’re greeted by dual Dell’Orto PHF carburetors topped with aftermarket foam filters. The engine exhales via a handmade stainless-steel exhaust system built from scratch.

Wolf Moto overhauled the electronics, redid the wiring, and installed a modern lithium-ion battery from Antigravity, while also revamping the ignition module. Up front, the standard forks were revised and lowered by about one inch (25 mm) to achieve a sportier riding stance. On the opposite end, suspension duties are now taken care of by twin high-grade shock absorbers from Ikon’s inventory.

A nice bit of extra stopping power comes as a result of two-piston Brembo calipers fitted onto the front brake. The Guzzi’s factory wheels were retained, and their rims gained a pair of Spitfire 2 tires from Bridgestone’s catalog. In the cockpit area, you will find the stock gauge encased in a handmade alloy housing, along with fresh clip-on handlebars. All the lighting hardware is now comprised of LED paraphernalia.

Finally, Germany’s Kaffeemaschine supplied the magnificent fuel tank perched on the Le Mans’ duplex cradle frame. The new off-the-shelf tank from Axel Budde is joined by a pair of round number plates on the flanks and a bespoke saddle up top, enveloped in what looks like genuine leather. You’d think a new player on the custom bike scene would take it easy at first, but Wolf Moto jumped straight into the deep end of the pool with this machine.
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About the author: Silvian Secara
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A bit of an artist himself, Silvian sees two- and four-wheeled machines as a form of art, especially restomods and custom rides. Oh, and if you come across a cafe racer article on our website, it’s most likely his doing.
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