Custom "Lvpvs Alpha": A Space Age Moto Guzzi California

Custom 'Lvpvs Alpha': A Space Age Moto Guzzi California

Thanks to the synergy between Italian companies Walter Tosto SpA and Officine Rossopure the “Lvpvs Alpha” was born, perfectly combining creativity, design, and technology. The name chosen for the motorcycle references the wolf, a very much appreciated animal present both in the Abruzzo region in Italy and in Russia. The addition of the term alpha indicated the dominant specimen of a pack, and it was this predominant temper the one that forged the bike. The motorbike mixes a moto Guzzi California 1400 with a power-cruiser frame created by Filippo Barbacane. The concept was to use uncommon innovative materials and a design which would recall typical industrial design manufacturing, on some parts, while keeping and exalting an artisan flavor. Ninety percent of the vehicle was handcrafted, with most of its components made in-house by walter tosto. The only exceptions were the chassis and the V twin engine. The girder fork was the starting point for the design, using a modified Öhlins shock absorber for damping. After Filippo created the templates for parts, everything was rendered in 3D by Walter Tosto, with structural calculations and mechanical tests performed at the virtual level. The rear suspension system is also a ground-up design. Sitting under the cardan drive unit, it works in extension rather than compression. The tubes are 2¼-inch diameter alloy, incorporating a mix of chromium, molybdenum and vanadium, and hooked up to adjustable Bitubo shock absorbers. The fuel tank is titanium, and now hides the voluminous electric system in a carbon box. The wheels are equally advanced: machined from solid aluminum, they’re hooked up to a radial braking system with 415 mm discs and six-piston calipers at the front.

 

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