Our Swiss customers are not idle either. Andreas Fraefel from Motobene.ch sent us a report about a very cool Caferacer conversion from an old Guzzi with a Tonti frame. Click on the pictures to see the close-ups - it's worth it!
And now to Andreas:
"As a base vehicle we used a MOTO GUZZI SP 1000 from 1982, which had already run 96,000 km. We spared neither money nor effort and transformed it into a unique specimen in around 400 hours of work.
The engine was completely overhauled and optimised at the same time, so a P3 camshaft, a light clutch (about 6 kg lighter) and larger carburettors were installed.
We also replaced the chain with a spur gear drive. The engine was wet-blasted and then painted in black matt. Electrically we also replaced everything, now the digital ignition system and the Dyna Mini ignition coils control the ignition signal. The Motogadget control box does the rest of the work. We attached great importance to a clean look and that as little wiring as possible is visible.
The frame was also shortened and freed from unnecessary lugs and brackets. The Bitubo chassis now provides a contemporary suspension/damping, here we also replaced the standard steering damper with Bitubo and the Tommaselli fork rod now also ensures stable braking during deceleration. The brake master cylinder was replaced by a Brembo RCS 16. The old cast rims were removed and replaced by the beautiful Morad rims.
As we wanted to create a unique piece, we made a rear end that took many hours of handwork and fits perfectly to the tank that we got from you.
In general, 80% of the parts used were supplied by Stein-Dinse. We received super support from your team! Many thanks for that."