Filippo Barbacane & Officine Rossopuro are well known for their lean modern Moto Guzzi builds. We're definitely into those but sometimes we're more intrigued by the things that push builders & craftsman out of their comfort zones and that's what makes this Harley Davidson Ironhead all the more appealing. Stylistically it's a union of flamboyant Italian sex appeal & the feral unruliness of American iron. Akin to when a fighter dons his best suit for a post fight conference...
The motorcycle is a collaboration between Filippo and his good friend Salvatore. The two found a 1977 Ironhead in urgent need of love and set out to build a motorcycle that had classic bobber attitude yet would remain distinctly Italian. With that in mind Filippo decided to build everything he possibly could by hand rather than dip into the vast catalog of after market parts for the Harley Davison. The gas tank, fenders, seat, chain guard, handlebars, pegs, exhaust, oil tank, electrical cover, stoplight, and many many more things are all one off parts made by Fillipo. No detail was spared. We love that kind of enthusiasm & craftsmanship and the outcome is a seriously radical pony.
Filippo also wields one hell of a camera & is responsible for the great photography.
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