A German custom motorbike builder working on an Italian Moto Guzzi for an English customer. Now thats an International affair and things can’t get any better then this amazing Cafe Racer ‘Maschine 3’.
According to Axel Budde from Kaffeemaschine this custom Cafe Racer was built for a customer, John Purser. The build started with the old donor Moto Guzzi T3 California which was heavily modified to become what it is today.
Lets get a little flash back; The Moto Guzzi California (aka Cali) was manufactured by the Italian company Moto Guzzi. At its introduction, the California was part of a trio of motorcycles that included the Special, California and Ambassador and was based on a model sold to the Los Angeles police department.
The stock standard Moto Guzzi T3 California was a bit chunky and was put on the treadmill to drop its size, she has lost 3kg of unnecessary metal from the frame, dropping it down in total to 181Kg. The beautiful heart of this Le Mans went through some surgery and was modified to 850 specs, pumping 76 hp out of this beauty.
Budde also added the modfied forks from a Le Mans. On this Cafe Racer every thing was hand crafted by Budde, even the after market parts were modfied to match the theme of this Moto Guzzi Café Racer. To simplfy the beauty of this Cafe Racer, Budde wired up the minimal electrical system built in to Motogadget instrument, electronic ignition and Dyna coils.
It’s amazing to see how far the old stock standard Custom Moto Guzzi T3 California has come, the Maschine 3 is a true beauty and gets a giant tick of approval from team Moto Rivista!