The Guzzi Airtail By Death Machines Of London

Death Machines Of London doesn’t build motorcycles to cause death. Its owners are just not responsible for the way you and others drive and ride. They just create very beautiful and rideable machine from factory machines having shown some age and tireless. This awesome Moto Guzzi Lemans MK2 was factory born in 1981 and its owner was looking for the right combination of minimalism and functionality.

First, the Guzzi was torn down to bare frame with the tubing “delugged”, smoothed out of its welds then vapor blasted. The 950 cc motor was fully rebuilt, getting in the process in-house gas flowed cylinder heads, a lightened and balanced crankshaft, new valves, and a pair of 40mm Dellorto carbs with accelerator pumps.

The Guzzi was rebuilt from the ground up with an “airtail” rear section, a very clean bodywork and some fine details. The pilot “cockpit” is a beauty with the original instrumentation completely restored, incorporating 1940 Merlin Spitfire aviation warning lights and main switch, all now housed in a one-off dash. Mixing exposed metal and Old English satin white paint in contrast to the glossy red frame with a very discreet hand painted logo, it’s probably one of the cleanest I have ever seen. Death Machines Of London.

15 Responses to “The Guzzi Airtail By Death Machines Of London”

  1. 1 P. Hamilton Jan 5th, 2017 at 9:30 am


  2. 2 Jeffrey Jan 5th, 2017 at 9:31 am


  3. 3 Pete Henley Jan 5th, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I would street race this one. No hesitation.

  4. 4 MSP Dan Jan 5th, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I’ve had a fascination with ‘Guzzis ever since I was a young boy. At 56 years old, I’ve never owned one; I’ve never been on on one; hell, I’ve never really known anyone that’s owned one; but that fascination is still there, and I love this one. The tail is superb.

  5. 5 Dale Jan 5th, 2017 at 10:55 am

    There is more than Harley & Indian to satisfy my custom craving. This Guzzi, for ex.

  6. 6 Guy Jan 5th, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Nice, very nice.

  7. 7 Greeko Jan 5th, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    A beauty.

  8. 8 rcupp Jan 5th, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Sexy Guzzi but please finish the tail, that looks unbalanced…

  9. 9 Charles Erickson Jan 6th, 2017 at 8:44 am

    With that rear fender, wouldn’t riding in rain be a problem? Your back would get soaked, no?

  10. 10 RBinTEX Jan 6th, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Charles Erickson, I don’t think you understand that the bike is just a trailer queen for bike shows, it will never be driven in the rain…..

  11. 11 M&M Customs Jan 6th, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Guys like you crack me up. You think a custom build that looks good is automatically a trailer queen. Give me one detail on this bike as to why it can’t be ridden the hell out of? It’s seems to be the automatic armchair quarterback thing to post anymore when an individual hasn’t the skill set or way to own a custom. Its your little way of making yourself feel better I guess? The majority of riders out there rarely ever ride in the rain unless.they just get caught out in it. Nice build guys and keep up the quality work.

  12. 12 Sam Jan 6th, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    It is a nice build. Rain or not there will be a “racing stripe” up the back of someone’s flannel shirt.

  13. 13 Dan Jan 6th, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    That bike is a beauty, and I have a couple Indians, would not hesitate for a minute to have that one and ride the wheels off. The builders clearly have a vision for what they created. Years ago C.H.P. had Guzzi’s as cop bikes. Liked them back then. Like one of the other commentators said, I have never ridden one either.

    And the tail–leave it alone.

  14. 14 nicker Jan 6th, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Take more pics when its finished…..


  15. 15 Scott Merritt Jan 8th, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Excellent build. I love it.

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