Paris Moto Guzzi the Midnight Phoenix by 4H10

I saw this stunning custom Paris Moto Guzzi in yesterdays photography post and had to find out where it came from. Called the 4:10 it took 6 months to complete but by god it was worth the wait. With over 300 hours spent on customising the Moto Guzzi you can image there’s a huge list of things that have been done. The frame has been shortened and all the wiring loom has been refurbished and completely simplified to give it that classic cafe racer look. I love the low stance of this bike and with a the front forks shorten it really has a nice look and beautiful low aggressive looks.

4H10 described the ethos of the build as “Italian rider on an old motorcycle in the streets of Paris had to be done with style! (And also with a big engine, a lot of noise and a lingering smell of gasoline)”. What a brilliant way to start a build with all this in mind. 

The bike fairing is from a Moto Guzzi Le Mans and has a homemade yellow light housing which really sets this bike apart from most other projects. The front fender has been set ultra low matching the low stance and giving it a really sporty appearance. The tank is gorgeous and is a Rickman original which is nearly 40 years old and is one the first things that drew me into this build. The graphics on the tank are amazing and have been done by Alex & Navy who are two Parisian artists that specialise in tattoo wall art. 4H10 said about the graphics that “No pinstripping or other aero but rather let them express their creativity, without instructions, without suggestions.”

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Working in posca pens they have created some of the sweetest tank graphics I’ve seen on a bike, white directly onto a polished silver tank looks amazing but also very subtle. It only took ten days for the tank to be returned and then fitted to the bike. The addition of a custom aluminium seat with BLG cherry leather saddle finishes this masterpiece off setting this high up the list of finest custom Moto Guzzi’s ever.

I love that the switch and starter button has been moved with a sticker saying “Go Baby Go” . It’s the small thing that make things stand out as pieces or automotive art and this build certainly is.

Photography: danielberes.fr

Website: 4h10.com

Paris Moto Guzzi the Midnight Phoenix by 4H10

Paris Moto Guzzi the Midnight Phoenix by 4H10

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