If you’re a fan of hand-built, Italian, craftsmanship and like your twins transverse; This Ghezzi & Brian is for you! Located in Denver, Colorado is a 2001 Ghezzi & Brian Supertwin 1100 with 2,700 original miles. Phil posted a Supertwin this time last year, making this only the second Supertwin we’ve had on the site. This example is finished in stunning bright blue and electric pink–you can forgive your friends at bike-night when they think you’ve ridden up on a Britten! Ghezzi & Brian was created in 1995 and these Supertwin examples are inspired by Giuseppe Ghezzi’s Italian Supertwins Championship in 1996. Some technical details about the Supertwin:
Like Guzzi’s original, Ghezzi’s frame is based on a steel spine and uses the motor as a stressed member, but that’s where the similarities end. The Supertwin spine doubles not as the oil tank but as the airbox, taking in air under the tank to feed the intakes that run back from those jutting cylinders. There’s plenty of clever engineering rearward, too, where a multiadjustable Bitubo shock lies horizontally and is worked by a rising-rate linkage. In Guzzi fashion the Supertwin’s box-section steel swingarm incorporates a parallelogram arrangement to cancel torque reaction. But this bike’s real innovation is up front, where its multiadjustable, inverted Paioli fork holds a 17-inch wheel whose twin discs are a massive 420mm in diameter, and are fixed to the rim rather than the hub. The entire system, incorporating four-piston calipers biting on thin discs that are fully floating to allow for heat expansion, has been developed by local firm Braking, in conjunction with Marchesini, manufacturer of the wheel.
More information can be read here, as this bike has a laundry list of special items–it isn’t just a re-badged Moto Guzzi. With it’s specifications and rarity this bike is a real stunner–the blue & pink scheme doesn’t hurt either. The asking price for this example is $17,999. If you feel that Bimotas are far too common and love an Italian V-Twin, see this Supertwin here.