Millepercento Alba Arrives at EICMA

11/25/2009 @ 10:38 am, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

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What you see above is the Millepercento Alba sportbike, a custom street machine made from a Moto Guzzi twin-cylinder, four-valve, 1200cc motor. Millepercento started out life as a dealership, specializing in Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, Benelli and MV Agusta motorcycles. After a sordid history the dealership found new management in 2005, and rekindled its presence as a Moto Guzzi race tuner. The bi-product of that rekindling of course is the Alba sportbike model shown here.

Neither Millepercento, nor Moto Guzzi are releasing a lot of information about the eye-catching motorcycle. The looks of the Alba are what you’d expect from a Moto Guzzi: you’re either going to love it or hate it. While we wouldn’t rank the bike as high as some other models from Italy, it has its own character that one can enjoy.

One of our personal favorite details is the rear-radiator mounting. Nestled underneath the tail of the motorcycle, the Alba takes a page from the Benelli Tornado’s book with its “hot seat”. Helping pipe air to the hind-quarters are long sweeping carbon fiber panels that lead to air-inlets below the longitudinally mounted cylinder heads. Other fine bits include Öhlins suspension, and Brembo brake calipers.

Photos: © Asphalt & Rubber

Comment:

  1. grammar police says:

    A “sorted history” for a “sordid history?”

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  3. CBR Rider says:

    So called Grammar police (As it should be). Please check your dictionary before opening your virtual mouth. They do indeed mean “sordid” versus “sorted”.

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  5. grammar police says:

    CBR, they edited it. In the original post it said “sorted history,” which is why I asked the question.
    Of course I made a mistake in my post as well. That “for” should be “or.”

  6. CBR Rider says:

    Ah well in that case I withdraw my previous comment and wish you a lovely day.

  7. Murray says:

    Although one of the more comprehensive online write ups around most had it pegged as a factory effort. Placing the radiator under the seat is a neat idea ………….. on an aircooled motor! Something lost in translation me thinks probally the oil cooler. Wonder what it rides like Millepercento with its racing experince you would think it would be quiet a thing.