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The Wrenchmonkees Moto Guzzi Falcone – from stallion to Viking warrior

The Moto Guzzi Falcone – usually painted in race-ready red – was one of the most desirable Italian motorbikes of the 1950s and 1960s. But, as this custom Guzzi by the Wrenchmonkees from Copenhagen shows, turning this Italian stallion into a Viking warrior works just as well…

Monkee #42, a product of Danish bike cutomisation workshop Wrenchmonkees, is based on a Moto Guzzi Nuovo Falcone, the early-1970s follow-up to the popular Falcone of the ’50s and ’60s. After extensive modification (mainly simplification) by the Danish dudes, the Falcone’s Italian heritage is now barely apparent: the bike instead oozes Nordic noir. While the frame was left unaltered, the Wrenchmonkees increased the capacity of the Guzzi’s original, rebuilt engine to 600cc. They replaced the seat, the lights, the mudguards and sundry parts with tailor-made items, to give a pared-down overall appearance. The original tank was swapped for a Suzuki GS unit. Unfortunately, this seductive Nuovo-Scandivian has been snapped up already, but browsing the Wrenchmonkees' current offers is always worth a few minutes of your time.

Photos: Wrenchmonkees

Many classic Moto Guzzis can be found for sale in the Classic Driver Market.