Officine RossoPuro Purosangue
By Ali Latimer - 11 Jun 14
Purosangue means Thoroughbred, and this 1982 Guzzi SP 1000 from Filippo at Officine RossoPuro sure does look like one. The idea behind the build was one of usability, simplicity and elegance, something you can use, maintain and most importantly enjoy. Much of this build has been hand crafted by Filippo and he informs us that the bike was born from his personal desire before a customer was found for her; so he was able to build the bike without having to comply with directives or external tastes, a rare thing for a pro build. She looks low and long, the engine being the stand out feature, which has been highlighted with aluminium CNC supports. The simple clean lines of the bike are testament to Filippo's keen eye, and from the right side of the bike she looks lighter and emptier as if she has a clear V in the frame. Yet flip to the left side and you'll spot the aluminium box to hide all the electrics in, and just ahead of that there looks to be the newly located 'go' button. The equipment used on the build is to the highest possible standard, whether it be the modified Marzocchi front suspension, the adjustable Biturbo rear shocks, or the Brembo brake system with 320mm discs. The 2 tone paint job is clean and classic, and described as 'blood-red'. It was done to further promote the passion that this build has been dedicated to. Can-less exhausts will give this thoroughbred a roar as she gallops from her stable. Finishes on the bike vary, the rear caliper is mounted on an aluminium support produced by Officine RossoPuro and the wheels are spoked Borrani with lightweight aluminium hubs. The rearsets have an internal master cylinder and the lithium battery is hidden away within the engine. The stop light is built into the rear fender, and the front headlamp is tucked nicely between the forks to keep the package looking together. Continuing the clean theme, the handlebars are minimal, with the lights and ignition directly on the light housing. A single black faced speedo sits ahead of the fat crosser bars which themselves ensure a stable and comfortable riding position. This isn't Officine RossoPuro's first build we've featured, and we certainly hope it won't be the last, keep up the good work and keep sharing them with us.