Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Racer

Moto Guzzi V7 Cafe Racer

Published: December 8, 2016 | By: American Luxury Staff

KaffeMaschine and its owner Axel Budde have been responsible for creating some impressive custom Moto Guzzis over the years, and the most recent example to come from the German shop is pretty incredible.

Officially called the KaffeMaschine 18, the newest reworking is crafted from a Moto Guzzi V7 Sport that was sent to Budde in pieces from the bike’s Swedish client.

First KaffeMaschine tuned up the motor by switching out the original heads in favor of a set of 1000cc twin spark units to get more power out of the engine. He also added a lighter clutch, electronic ignition, a race cam, and a balanced crank, and handcrafted a custom stainless steel exhaust.

With all of the new tweaks to the engine, the KM 18 now makes 80 horsepower, and the bike is overall about 90 pounds lighter, making the custom V7 Special sportier than ever before and 28 ponies more powerful.

To make the bike lighter and to achieve Budde’s vision for the KM18, the KaffeMaschine team hand built all of the bodywork at its workshop. Budde and KaffeMaschine were able to mold the KM 18, complete with a new tank and tail design.

Budde completed the KM 18 with a lemon green finish as a nod to an original Moto Guzzi V7 Special color.






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