Tag Archives: Filippo Barbacane

Officine RossoPuro Moto Guzzi

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that Filippo Barbacane is one of Italy’s leading craftsmen, specializing in classy Moto Guzzi customs. The builds coming out of his Officine RossoPuro workshop are refined, elegant and desirable, and I’d be happy to put one next to the V7 in my garage. This is Barbacane’s latest work,

Officine RossoPuro Black Jack

Italian Moto Guzzi guru Filippo Barbacane has just finished a new custom, ‘Black Jack’. Simple and understated in silver and black, it’s based on the 1000 SP—a somewhat ungainly tourer built between 1977 and 1985. Barbacane has transformed the machine with his usual painstaking attention to detail, creating a stylish, usable and fast bike. Handling

Guzzi magic from Officine RossoPuro: the Motociclone

If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Moto Guzzi customs, and Officine RossoPuro builds in particular. This is the latest machine from Filippo Barbacane’s workshop in Pescara: it’s called Motociclone, which means ‘Cyclone bike’ (as you’ve probably guessed). It’s based on the late 70s 1000 SP, which is increasingly

The way we were

It’s hard to believe that Bike EXIF is less than three years old. It was a much simpler endeavor in the early days, just one image for each bike. But readers wanted more, so now we have several images for each post, and longer articles. I thought I’d go back and dig out some of

Moto Guzzi Griso "Ipothesys"

EXCLUSIVE Here’s a first look at the latest bike designed by Filippo Barbacane of Officine Rossopuro. He’s best known for his classic Moto Guzzi cafe racers, so this Griso, the debut build from a new boutique brand called Ipothesys, is something of a departure for him. It’s a modern take on the classic café racer,

Moto Guzzi cafe racer

Thirty years ago, if you were looking for a powerful motorcycle to take you from one end of continental Europe to the other, the Moto Guzzi 1000 SP would be near the top of your list. It wasn’t the best-looking bike to roll out of the Mandello del Lario factory. But it did have a

XS650 Eight Ball Boy

You can always rely upon prolific Italian builder Filippo Barbacane to come up with something different. The latest creation from his Officine Rosso Puro stable is ‘Eight Ball Boy’ a high-ridin’ street tracker based on the Yamaha XS650. (The stance reminds me of House Rockers’ CB750 customs: are we seeing a trend here?) The bike

Moto Guzzi V1000 by Officine RossoPuro

For me, a new bike from Filippo Barbacane of Officine RossoPuro is An Event. And this latest Moto Guzzi custom doesn’t disappoint. Called ‘Idro’—Hydro, or water in English—it’s based on the V1000 Idroconvert, one of Moto Guzzi’s lesser-known motorcycles. The bike originally got its name from its automatic transmission (with hydraulic torque converter), and was

Officine RossoPuro TTre

This lovely Moto Guzzi 1000 SP custom is the latest creation from prolific Italian custom shop Officine RossoPuro. It’s called the TTre—a reference to Guzzi’s classic T3 nomenclature and the Isle of Man TT. As an SP, this bike sported a large windshield and a rather awkward lower fairing, with cutouts for the huge V-twin