Nick is Le Mans

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“I started with a Moto Guzzi Le Mans en­gine and frame, ev­ery­thing else was sourced new or cus­tom made for the bike,” says Nick Sharp from Bed­ford­shire, the man be­hind this un­der­stated Guzzi.

“My in­spi­ra­tion comes from the Bike Shed shows I’ve at­tended and the bike was built over two years. I wanted to achieve a good-look­ing café racer with some mod­ern re­fine­ments. The chas­sis has been mod­i­fied to give a neater look. This means the front frame has to be mod­i­fied and new en­gine mounts made, and new rear gear­box mounts made.

“The en­gine has been fully re­built and blueprinted with a mod­ern elec­tronic ig­ni­tion.

“The alu­minium body­work – seat unit, front guard, en­gine breather box, rear guard are all de­signed by me, and hand­made. The bike has turned out as I wanted, an old-style cafe racer more than able to be re­li­ably rid­den on mod­ern roads and is brilliant fun to ride as well as be­ing good to look at.”

Q Ace Builds is a com­pe­ti­tion run by the team be­hind Mo­tor­cy­cle Live. It’s open to all ex­hibit­ing maker brands and mod­els – the only cri­te­ria be­ing that the bike is road le­gal, UK built, is owned by the en­trant and is a one-off.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit ace­builds.mo­tor­cy­cle­live. co.uk

Sim­ple but stylish Guzzi Le Mans

Nick Sharp’s Guzzi cus­tom

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