THE FRENCH CUSTOMIZER 4H10 IS CREATING A SPECIAL ON BASE MOTO GUZZI LE MANS III, ON THE OCCASION OF THE FESTIVAL WHEELS AND WAVES OF BIARRITZ (14-17 JUNE 2018). AND ASKS THE GUZZISTS TO CHOOSE THE NAME.
On the occasion of the 2018 Wheels&Waves festival of Biarritz (from 14 through 17 June), 4H10 will present a spectacular special, customized based on the Moto Guzzi Le Mans III and already under the skillful care of the French tuner for some time now. 4H10 is also very active on social media and impatient to show the progress being made: follow the Instagram page and the creation of the bike.
However, all the Moto Guzzi fans have a chance to make a contribution to choose the name of the bike, through the #namemyguzzi initiative. For anyone who would like to participate, privileges and surprises are planned throughout the next Moto Guzzi Open House, in Mandello del Lario, from 7 to 9 September 2018.
So, draw from your inspiration and propose a name for the Moto Guzzi customized by 4H10 and dedicated to Wheels&Waves.
CLICK HERE TO PARTECIPATE IN #NAMEMYGUZZI OPERATION:
THE JOHN’S TALE, CO-FOUNDER OF 4H10. Hi, my name is John and I'm building each and every little piece of my Moto Guzzi Special, doing (almost) all the work myself. Choosing a name for a bike is something truly special and that's why I thought it would be a good idea to ask some real bikers like you for help. I'm the co-founder of 4H10, a web-magazine about bikes, travel and lifestyle. It all began 10 years ago when I bought her, my first Moto Guzzi Le Mans that had already been customized by a friend. That's where my passion for custom bikes and bike customization began...
I began to customize her without any clear idea of what I was doing, following my instinct. The style was that of a '70s cafè racer, with an enduro-type tank, minimal saddle and very stretched lines. Over time many changes were made to the bike, which became magnificent but difficult to handle. Then, last winter I said to myself: ‘Now's the time, I'm about to make her perfect...’
This bike is special and I both love and hate her at the same time. When everything works and she's nigh on perfect, she's an absolute marvel. When she refuses to start or the battery dies, all I want to do is destroy her. The engine is from a Le Mans, the frame from a California and she had been customized in chopper-style so it took a lot of work to turn her into a racer.
I want a bike that draws attention but that is a bit like me: discreet but exceptional, understated but brutal. Little color, only raw materials: aluminum, steel and black detailing. Celebrating the bike's history and tradition but with an air of modernity and reliability, that's the real challenge. What I love about this machine is first of all its engine. I adore riding her and hearing the revs climb, but I also love the minor imperfections that make her unique. Some are inherent while others are the marks of the history that binds me to her. As you may have guessed, this is a bike with a soul and that's why I believe that she deserves to have a name. Follow me step by step and help me choose the perfect name for her. I'll be waiting for you at Wheels and Waves in Biarritz, so that you can get a close-up look at her.”