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.

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