Carrying a professional camera around a custom motorcycle show, you get sort of used to strangers tugging on your shirt with a little “hey did you see my bike?” or a “have you heard of my buddy’s shop?” It’s easy to get jaded and brush them off, but doing so can result in missing something spectacular. I knew I could trust my buddy Gaz’s taste in bikes, based solely off of the stuff he sends me on Instagram, so when he insisted I see his friend Hugo’s Guzzi, I put my jaded “if it’s good I would have noticed it,” mentality away and was fed a much deserved slice of humble pie.

Maybe I hadn’t noticed it because there wasn’t bright eye catching paint, or more likely, because it was surrounded by a group of gawkers trying not to drool on the thing while I did my initial passes. I couldn’t believe I would walk past this beauty.

Moto Guzzis have such a timeless style and are instantly recognizable. The longitudinal V-twin engine being the most obvious, but the lines of the Le Mans-esque gas tank are iconic as well. The output and reliability of these engines are what has made them stand the test of time, and why builders are still choosing to build around them today. Updating other components is enough to make this capable engine perform comparably to a modern bike.

The customs I really jive with tend to pick a direction and go with it, rather than be caught in the middle of several motivations. If I had to sum it up, this bike is a classy performer. Made to look good wherever you put it, never out of place, but also be able to flog a canyon and smoke some less experienced riders on faster bikes.

No part of this bike screams “look at me,” but the whole is terribly hard to pull your eyes away from.

As per the usual, my favorite parts are the ones you can’t see. To start the bike, the rider places his hand in the area between the transmission and the seat and a chip in the glove will turn the bike on. Notice that there are no buttons at the dash? That’s because they’re all tucked into the underside of the left grip where the rider’s fingers naturally fall but no onlookers can see. Rather than clunky rearset foot controls, the custom set was mounted to the swingarm axle, making it flow with the bike while also fitting the rider’s seated position.

It’s no surprise that this bike took two years to complete as, like Hugo said, the internal throttle alone consists of 20 pieces. An elegant build like this is rare and impressive. If we hadn’t taken the time to slow down and have a second look, we may have missed it altogether.

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