Moto Guzzi Supernaturale – Motorcycle Art by Hugo Eccles

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We featured Untitled Motorcycles award-winning custom back in 2017. One benefit of being personal friends with builders and photographers is that we sometimes get access to special projects or collaborations. In this particular case, I am friends with both the builder and photographer. I had been sitting on these stunning photos from Erik Jutras, aka @mrpixelhead, for some time now. Typically we wouldn’t feature the same bike twice, but the photos are killer and Hugo Eccles’ 1975 Moto Guzzi 850T ‘Supernaturale’ warrants a second look.

Moto Guzzi Supernaturale cafe racer

UMC-023 SUPERNATURALE
1975 Moto Guzzi 850T

A minimalist café racer, the Supernaturale is 23% lighter than its original 1975 donor and the same dry weight as a Suzuki GSX-R750 superbike. The hand-formed aluminum fuel tank is a contemporary reinterpretation of the classic LeMans and encloses a state-of-the-art electrical system. Custom-engineered brackets and controls house an internal throttle system, integrated master cylinders and hidden switches.

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles

Bodywork
Custom handmade aluminum tank, designed by UMC
Laser-cut aluminum tank badges, gold anodized, hand-finished
Vintage Enots ‘Monza’ alloy flip-top gas cap
Paioli vintage-style petcocks
Custom seat, upholstered in raw leather
1960s Cibie 45-Iode rally lamp, customized by UMC
Custom front fender and bracket

cafe racer Moto Guzzi Supernaturale

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles cafe racer

Electrics
Custom top bracket with integrated LEDs: left blinker (amber); neutral light (green); oil temp (red), hi-beam (blue); program button; right blinker (amber)
Custom wiring loom, designed by UMC
Custom bar-end turn signals, designed and engineered by UMC
Custom Dynamics LED tail light and turn signals
Fuzeblocks fusebox
Motogadget m-Lock RFID keyless ignition
Antigravity AG-801 lithium polymer battery, hidden under gas tank
Twin Dyna coils, hidden under gas tank
Dyna III electronic ignition
Magnum Shielding custom braided spark leads

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles cafe racer

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles

Frame & Suspension
Original Moto Guzzi Tonti frame, modified by UMC
Ohlins SD001 steering damper, custom brackets
Original Moto Guzzi rear drive shaft, modified by UMC
Custom rear hoop with LED channel, LED plate light
Custom seat rail
Integrated rear fender
Fournales ‘Air Twin Vintage’ rear gas struts, imported from France
Moto Guzzi Lemans 4 centre-mount side stand, modified by UMC
Showa 53mm BPF forks, stripped and re-anodized
Original 1975 Moto Guzzi hubs
17″ aluminum Takasago Excel rims, stainless steel spokes
Brembo monobloc brake calipers
Custom 310mm EBC semi-floating brake discs
Dunlop Sportmax Mutant tires (120/70-17 front, 150/60-17 rear)

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles

Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles

Drivetrain
844cc V-twin motor, stripped and overhauled: polished and balanced crankshaft
New main bearings, new conrods, conrod bearings
Nikasil-lined cylinders (nickel silicon carbide coating)
5-speed gearbox with upgraded clutch plates
Lightened flywheel
Dellorto PHF-36 carbs with CNC’d caps
Malossi spun aluminum carb trumpets with mesh guards
Custom stainless steel inlet manifolds, designed by UMC
Dyna III electronic ignition
Stainless steel exhaust header, wrapped with tan insulation
Internal removable drag baffles
Custom exhaust tips, nickel-plated
Braided stainless steel oil lines
Stein Dinse internal oil filter upgrade kit
Custom crankcase breather with K&N filter, designed by UMC
Custom CNC’d engine guards, designed by UMC
Custom CNC’d aluminum engine braces, designed by UMC

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale side view

Controls
Custom top bracket with engraved markings: SIN (left); FOLLE (neutral); OLIO (oil); LUCE (hi-beam); DIGI(digital); DES (right)
Motogadget Motoscope Mini (speed, revs, trip, odometer)
Custom hand controls with knurled grips, designed and engineered by UMC
GripAce hidden fingertip-activated buttons
Custom internal throttle mechanism, modified by UMC
Custom Venhill braided stainless steel throttle cables
Vintage alloy-body throttle cable splitter
Magura 190 Series 16mm radial brake master, modified
Custom Galfer braided stainless steel brake and clutch hoses
Magura 190 Series 13mm radial clutch master, modified
Hydraulic clutch slave
Minimal reservoirs with custom-fabricated breather caps
Motocicliveloce rearsets and foot controls, modified by UMC

1975 Moto Guzzi 850T Supernaturale by Untitled Motorcycles

At first glance, Hugo’s Supernaturale might look “stripped down” or minimalistic but if you peruse the specs above, it’s clear that there’s an insane amount of detail, cleverly tucked away in there. If the devil is in the details, it appears that Hugo Eccles has kicked the devil’s ass, and tidied up his room along the way. We can’t get enough of this Guzzi masterpiece and hope you enjoyed these stunning images as well.

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