Lord of the Bikes: Calibro 9

Custom Moto Guzzi v9 Roamer by Chopworks

Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi's have a timeless elegance to them. Even in a model that's only a year old like the V9 Roamer, the Moto Guzzi heritage has this classy vibe you just can't shake. Add the customizing hands of ChopWorks and you have one seriously good looking and rideable bike.

Caliber 9 is the right compromise between driveability and appearance . It is a hybrid between racing and custom, appealing even to the female audience, which for its agility and its engine performance is suitable for everyday use and urban challenges.

- ChopWorks

According to the team at ChopWorks, the build was inspired by film noir and detective movies of the '70s, and the lines in the paint are easily recognized as having that classic groovy vibe.

The frame was modified in the seat section, creating a lowered bend to give it a little lower seat-height and more of a cruiser vibe. The new Sportster-style tank had to be modified to fit by the addition of a custom tunnel underneath. The rear fender and fender struts were shortened up a bit for a custom bobbed look as well. Rear blinkers were molded into the rear fender, creating a sleek look with the taillight tucked under the fender as well.

Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi

The front forks were modified, increasing the preload and lowering the front end slightly.Custom handlebars, headlight and front cowl were used to tie the whole sort of cafe racer/ bobber vibes together.

A custom 2-2 exhaust system was welded up with a pretty extreme little slash cut muffler. I can only imagine what those skinny little things sound like.

Vintage style tires do the final deed in tying this old school look together in what would appear to be a very well-rounded motorcycle. ChopWorks has changed the lines, updated the bike, made it vastly different from what it once was. But it still has that classic Guzzi elegance and the lines that we loved so much about the original.

Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi
Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi
Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi
Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi
Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
The dropped seat section of Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi
Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi
Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Custom pipe on the Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi

This bike was built as part of Moto Guzzi's Lord of the Bikes competition. To see more of the bikes, head on over to GarageMotoGuzzi.com

for more information on ChopWorks, check out their website HERE

Calibro 9 by ChopWorks
Calibro 9 by ChopWorksMoto Guzzi