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bobbers and cafe racers by totti motori & alambiccus garage

this is the cb750 built by italian mastermind roberto totti. roberto has been building bikes since 1973, originally focusing on unique builds and individual parts for british and honda motorcycles. in 37 years since then, roberto’s company, totti motori, has customized many brands from ducati to bmw and a dozen in between.

the next photo is his 750cc triumph t120 bobber, “hot rod 1508.” you’ll notice that the head of the bike is rotated 180°. this was done to assist the supercharger by always keeping the carbs “under pressure.”

the bobber-style racer has a 26° neck rake, the front fork with 30mm stems originally belonged to a mondial, and the brakes of the hot rod consist of a single four-piston caliper mounted on the rear. it was obviously meant to go fast and never stop.

check out roberto’s blog here and his website here.

next up is a bike is called “the rat race” and was built under roberto’s tutelage by michele gamberini. that’s a dude’s name, you americans. in july of 2010 the bike won its class at the biker fest in udine, italy. it’s an old school cast iron royal enfield bullet 350 thumper with an incredible 20hp. that’s right, there is more fart power in a pub filled with drunken irishmen than the power output of this bike but what the ****, it looks cool.

you can find michele’s blog at alambiccus garage.

thanks to kate norton and alessandro rorato for hipping me to roberto’s great bikes which led me to his protege, michele.


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