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Special frames – Chapter four

Some known better than others, this collection of Euro-based racers and street mods defined cutting edge in the 1970s and 80s. The objective? A reliable boost in performance and safety by focusing on chassis technology, and new levels of stability. All exotic, all beautiful, and all important milestones…     


Speaking of special frames, racer/technician Michael Woodward recently sent some never-seen (by me) info on Motoplast which made far more than just racy fiberglass. This pair was built by the Italian firm for the 1977 Bol d’Or. In addition to Moto Morini and updates on Le Mans V1000 will be an overview of the Münch IV – including some rare and important photographs. Suzuki GSX1100 Lunchbox on the cue. Ride a classic? Read RealClassic!


“Rolling onto the lot once again I smiled and shook my head when spotting the V1000 rotting in its usual spot. But this time, as I was mentally adding the dollars needed to restore this brand new Moto Guzzi, Ed appeared. The conversation that followed was one that I’d secretly wanted to have all along, yet all I remember is my indecision. I nearly turned around -twice- after riding off and to this day I’m still trying to figure out why I didn’t. Making a new plan, I traded the BMW, sold a clapped out El Camino SS, then hot-footed it back to Motorcycle City with cash in pocket to pick up the V1000. Too late, for this time the building was empty, save for the realtor signs” (Old Dreams” Moto Guzzi V1000 G5 – WoodburyMedia)

UK based Joe Caruso is a long time Moto Guzzi enthusiast dedicated to improving the vintage twin (and our not-so-vintage 1100 Sport) with modern materials and technology. Through engineering his own parts for Moto Guzzi racers, restorations and special projects, Joe is now offering a select number of these highly developed specialty items. Made to order. Email: