Here’s another custom build that has been flying under the radar, Raven MotoCycles and yes, this one is on eBay, or rather, the opportunity to own the first production model from the company. The specific bike you see here is the very first prototype of a brand new special, powered, in this case, by a Moto Guzzi 750cc engine from a 1971 Ambassador. The wheels, swingarm, brakes, forks and steering stem are from a ’68 Honda 350. The transmission is a Norton 4 speed. The frame, tank and exhaust are hand built.
Jeff Gundlach is the man behind Raven MotoCycles and his intention is to hand build each unit on demand with an option of 3 engine sizes, 750, 850 or 1000cc, breathing through either Delorto or new Mikuni carbs.
The price is $25,000 for a brand new custom motorcycle with very vintage looks. Along with the Honda components, the owner should not have any trouble coming up with whatever parts he might need in the future.
I think it’s a pretty neat application for an older Moto Guzzi engine and it carries off the vintage look very well. Nice job, Jeff!