The Verona Motor Bike Expo may not be the largest motorcycle show in Italy, but it certainly attracts some of the most beautiful bikes to be found in the country shaped like a boot. Of course only one bike can be crowned as the very best on display, and with some help from our friends at OmniMoto.it, we can share with you that this year’s honor goes to the spare-no-expense-on-the-chrome-budget build of Viareggio-based Garage 65 and its Stargate custom.
The Tuscan tinkers are no strangers to winning bike build-offs, having won last year the Italian section of the World Constructors Championship with their Kosmodrive motorcycle (we’re sensing a theme here), and have again collaborated with Domenico Moretti to build the Stargate’s unique steel/aluminum frame.
With a mirror polish on every surface, you’d be hard-pressed to spot the Stargate’s CVT transmission, in-swingarm gas tank, and supercharger. However it’s not hard to spot at the heart of the bike a load-bearing v-twin motor, and the fact that bumps in the road are soaked up by an air-ride suspension system.
Marco Cinquini headed the Stargate project, and Studio Debenedetti & Fjords Designers were responsible for most of the design work, while Moretti had to make everything work from a technical point of view. Keep this crew on your radar for more unique customs. Hat tip to Lorenzo for the tip!