Venier Customs: custom Moto Guzzi V 35

Turning the tragic Moto Guzzi V 35 into a dream...

Turning the tragic Moto Guzzi V 35 into a dream…

The other day a great guy named Stephano stopped by MotoPreserve, having seen all the bikes through the open bay door.  Turns out Stephano is the mastermind behind Venier Customs, a new build company based in New York and Italy.  Their first build is this custom Moto Guzzi V 35, and it promises to be the first in a long line of terrific custom bikes…

Who knew Moto Guzzi made a cruiser?

Who knew Moto Guzzi made a cruiser?

The above photo, showing the 1987 Moto Guzzi V 35 that Venier customized, highlights that even impeccable Italian design can have flaws.  Obviously trying to keep up with the popularity of cruisers in America, Guzzi abandoned their keen eye and unique esthetic, and joined the Japanese in the race for the most bland bike.  That is, until Venier got a hold of it.

A gorgeous reinvention of a bland donor bike...

A gorgeous reinvention of a bland donor bike…

Design snafu aside, at its heart, the Moto Guzzi V 35 was an air cooled 346cc transverse V-Twin.  With the frame and engine retaining the unique Guzzi style, it presented itself as a perfect donor for Venier’s inaugural custom build.

Venier Customs personally designs, and then contracts fabrication of custom parts, each handmade for the particular build.  Seats, tanks and fenders are all sketched and then designed in CAD, to allow for the manufacture of these bespoke parts.

Check out the full info on the Venier Facebook Page.  Check back with us, for details of a full blown web site, to be launched soon.

10 Replies to “Venier Customs: custom Moto Guzzi V 35”

    1. We may be modifying his Triumph Bonneville for him, so I’m hoping to have some great photos from that (his vision for bikes is impeccable!), as well as the future Moto Guzzi’s he has coming down the pike. Keep an eye out!

  1. Indeed, really cool looking bike. Moto-Guzzi’s always creeped me out because their engines just look so massive and heavy. How does that thing handle with those tires?

    1. Agreed. They are bizarre looking. But the bike works as a whole. Not sure anyone likes the tires as a handling aspect, more cosmetic. Meant for cruising and looking good 🙂

      1. Word. But still ::pounds fist into palm:: form must meet function!
        …or is the other way around?
        I dunno.
        Cool bike!

        1. No question function over fashion is the mantra we mutter around here. But keep in mind, people are not suddenly tipping over sideways because of these tires. The backlash about this rubber circulating the internet has been blown out of proportion. People seem to be up in arms about the fact that you can’t drag a knee with these tires, but most of those people would never (and probably SHOULD never) drag a knee with their cafe racers anyway…. END RANT 🙂

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