Death Machines of London have built a motorcycle, named "Airforce," in memory of Giovanni Ravelli, an aviation pioneer, motorcycle racer, and the founder of Moto Guzzi. The build has been released on the anniversary of his birthday, January 14, 1887.

Everything about this bike is custom, from the hand-formed bodywork to the aviation-inspired chassis and wheels. According to Death Machines of London, every design decision began by asking the question: “What would Giovanni do?”

The donor motorcycle is a 1983 Moto Guzzi LeMans Mk2, which was discovered in a yard in southern Italy after it had been left outside to corrode in the sun and salty air.

All of the controls on Airforce are custom-made, and include clip-on tubes, grips, and an internal throttle. The aluminum bodywork is beaten and welded by hand, left raw and completed with a brushed finish – reminiscent of the WW1 fighter jets which inspired the project.

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