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Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro Cafe Style


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#1 curt raitz

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:21 AM

I've become a "Cafe Racer" junkie, just love the bikes they turn out on the show.

 

I was checking out my un-built bike kits and came across Tamiya's 1/12th Moto Guzzi V10 Centauro kit#14069.

 

Proceeded to eliminate parts and brackets, made a wooden buck for the tank, seat and fairing. I cast the seat, tank and exhaust pipes in resin. Then vacuum formed the fairing in clear plastic. Fabricated a couple of mirrors and stuck a R&M 1/24th fuel cap on it.

 

Here's what it ended up looking like:

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thans for lookin'...



#2 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:45 AM

Nice work on this!  I too like the Cafe' style of bike.



#3 Ira

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 06:57 AM

Looks Great Curt!

Very Realistic... B)



#4 cobraman

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:05 AM

Sweet looking bike.



#5 von Zipper

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:15 AM

Very COOL !!!



#6 Modelmartin

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:24 PM

That looks great. I started that same kit and am building it OOB.



#7 jimss1962

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:33 PM

Nice job Curt..



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

You did a really good job on this. I'm a cafe style fan too.

 

Suggestion, on your next one mount the mirrors in the bar ends.



#9 Lunajammer

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:42 PM

Superb Curt. That first shot could've qualified for "Real or Model?"



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:12 AM

Excellent.  I seem to be saying that a lot about your builds Curt.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

Very very cool

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

Cool bike build of one of the badest bikes around........I say that because if you have ever rode one, you would know what I am talking about.  Not this very bike, but the maker.  Just received my 1/6th V850 California, now popped by Italeri, was orignally done by Protar.

Kit + ship $300.00, 770 parts, plastic, metal and vinyl........complete working engine, clutch, trans, brakes, levers work what they are attached too.  I have built this bike before and it is a very, very demanding project.......but when completed, the center of attention by anyone who spies it.  Biggest problem is once they see the brake/clutch levers work, they want too keep fooling with them..... :angry:

Nice job and I will watch for more of your work.

Rick B)



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 11:12 AM

Looks Great!

Real Nice Engine... B)



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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:08 PM

Looks great...



#15 Barrio Dog

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:54 AM

Excellent cafe job.