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I hope they were able to build the bike from the sale of the original parts to a person who needed to original body work for their Guzzi.
I like the look of my original 1100 sport bodywork, but I wish it were lighter. The only aesthetic modification I made was replace the padded pinion with a cowl.
Regarding my own motorcycles I'm committed to originality in every detail. However, I'm also interested in the creative process of building a custom bike. Pipeburn and Bikeexif are great forums for those type projects.In my experience the donor bikes have little value. Maybe because they have suffered years of neglect or were wrecked. The custom builders usually list any usable parts on ebay. If you are familiar with that marketplace then you already know that Sport bodywork doesn't bring much. Certainly not anywhere near the many thousands of dollars it takes to build a custom Moto Guzzi like the one featured here.
Not near as nice as the stock Sport 1100. Appreciate the skill and effort though.
While you're correct on the $$$ value of parts, the problem with things like Guzzi Sport 1100s is that though a perfect bike may only be worth $4000 complete and the fairing may only be worth $$$ hundreds, they are exceedingly rare. Once they are gone, they're gone.The stock parts are worth more than mere money to someone who needs them. To an outsider, I understand that this makes no sense. But it is sad to see the loss of stock parts for a motorcycle that was produced in the hundreds, and for which the parts are no longer available from the factory.I can see a customizer, who is expecting to spend $20,000 or $30,000 on a project not giving a second thought to what happens to a mere $4,000 twenty year old oddity of the motorcycle world. :-\
The stuff you run across when searching for inspiration just blows you away sometimes...
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