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Moto Guzzi Griso 1100 “Caffe Lungo” Looks All Geared Up for Some Intense Action

Take a 2005 Griso, equip it with an MV Agusta Brutale’s unmistakable headlight module and add an extensive selection of aftermarket components; the result is delicious.
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The fascinating piece of custom machinery you see here hails from Officine Sbrannetti, a revered enterprise based in La Spezia, Italy. These fellows will gladly tackle just about any manufacturer’s two-wheeled beasts in their quest to deliver something truly outstanding, and the results are spectacular. Let’s examine the crew’s accomplishments on a 2005 Moto Guzzi Griso 1100.

Mandello del Lario’s warrior is put in motion by an air-cooled SOHC V-twin powerplant that prides itself with a humungous displacement of 1,064cc. This untamed monstrosity is fully capable of supplying up to 86 horses at about 7,800 rpm, along with 63 pound-feet (85 Nm) of torque at 6,000 revs. A six-speed transmission is tasked with handing the engine’s force over to the rear 17-inch wheel via a shaft final drive.

As for Sbrannetti’s bespoke showstopper (dubbed “Caffe Lungo”), the Italian pros began by cutting the Griso’s standard subframe to make way for a fresh loop-style alternative that hosts an integrated LED lighting strip. The original three-spoke shoes were discarded in favor of laced hoops developed in collaboration with Jonich Wheels. Their rims have been enveloped in top-grade SportSmart tires from Dunlop’s catalog to ensure that ample grip is achieved.

Up front, La Spezia’s moto artists installed a set of premium Ohlins forks, while rear suspension duties are handled by a state-of-the-art monoshock transplanted from an Aprilia RSV 1000 R. To enhance the bike’s handling further, the new forks were upgraded with race-spec internals for good measure. Additional stopping power is summoned via high-performance brake modules from Brembo.

Next, the firm tasked the gurus over at Mass Moto with creating a unique two-into-two exhaust system wearing reverse megaphone mufflers. At the front end, you will spot a pair of clip-on handlebars and an MV Agusta Brutale’s gorgeous headlight item, as well as a digital aftermarket gauge and LED turn signals from Motogadget’s inventory. To leave the V-twin's cylinder heads completely exposed, Sbrannetti proceeded to fabricate custom side panels in-house. Finally, the finishing touch comes in the form of a sexy leather saddle painstakingly upholstered by a local craftsman.

 
 
 
 
 

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