Moto Guzzi Opal RNO Cycles
Rarely do we see a preparation so minimalist and ground-breaking on a Moto Guzzi as the Opal from the Dutch RNO Cycles. The design of this Italian ‘Blade’ revolves around a transverse two-cylinder classic of Mandello.
This beauty is newly departure of the Dutch company cycles RNO workshop owned by Arno Overweel, passionate about preparations that imposes their creative style in every one of the motorcycles that pass through their hands.
This time has been a Italian veteran, a Moto Guzzi V50 of 1982, renamed Opal after Arno and his team will transformed it.
It has remained, how it could be otherwise in a Moto Guzzi, its distinctive V-twin engine at 90º, which is now completely to the Vista installed in the chassis also of origin but with reinforcements to improve stability.
It also keeps the shaft drive but has been modified by removing the thick cover that hid the relay rod, now in sight through the tubular swingarm incorporating craft. In addition to these elements Arno has respected the original tires equipment six double sticks now fit a modern Michelin Pilot Sport.
To make the most of the engine has been installed Orto 28mm carburetors with tow K&N filters. The exhaust system is made of stainless steel and sports a spectacular craft out on the left side. It has also changed the gearbox for a modern and much smaller. The brakes like suspensions have been updated. New springs in the front forks and a monoshock HK in a transverse position for the rear suspension.