Marvelous Moto Guzzi Airtail

The custom bike builders Death Machines Of London (DMOL) has rebuilded a 1981 Moto Guzzi into this retrofuturistic zipper, dubbed the ‘Moto Guzzi Airtail’.

The Moto Guzzi Airtail motorcycle is a serious-looking machine, which makes sense because its creators, known for their artistic approach, worked very hard in order to bring it to completion. The original Italian-made model comes from a 1981 Moto Guzzi Le Mans MK2 (a sports bike dubbed the “Le Mans” after the 24-hour motorcycle endurance race held at Le Mans, France), which was stripped down completely before being vapor blasted and carefully inspected.

As for its dash instruments, they were restored completely, and they include a bespoke indicator panel with 1940 Merlin Spitfire aviation warning lights. The engine is a 950cc that has been refit with brand new valves, a lighter balanced crankshaft, and gas flowed cylinder heads made in house. Other important additions include a lightweight R.A.M clutch and flywheel, as well as a pair of 40mm Dellorto carburetors with accelerator pumps.