Let's do a little time travel, shall we?
1978: The original owner of Alan Stulberg's Moto Guzzi Le Mans I first sits on his brand new motorcycle, and it probably looked a little something like this:
Built on a tubular frame, the Le Mans engine could be easily removed due to conveniently placed bolts. As with all Guzzi heavyweights fitted from 1975, the Le Mans featured a linked braking system, so a foot pedal operated both the rear disc brake and one of the front discs at the same time. With the additional standard handlebar brake lever controlling the second front disc, the system offered normal, workaday braking plus an extra brake on the front wheel to be used at high speeds.
As far as looks were concerned... the Le Mans was a beautiful piece of work in line with the latest styling details, including cast alloy spoked wheels and a black-painted exhaust that just slightly swept up at the end.
But what else would you expect from Mandello?
2012: Flash forward more than three decades and Stulberg now owns the Le Mans, which had a frame no longer held together by convenient bolts...but zip ties. He gets it the hands of Revival Cycles, a custom and vintage motorcycle shop in Austin, TX, and a few short weeks later, the Goose looks a little something like this:
Bike EXIF takes a thorough look at the custom work Revival Cycles did, with more photos and info on what additional work they'll do to it soon. Check it out and keep your eyes peeled for more Guzzis from Revival - beautiful work.