Every now and then, we profile a bike designed for a builder’s own use: It’s always interesting to see what happens when there’s no brief. But I don’t think we’ve ever shown a bike that a builder has designed for his infant child to ride in the distant future.
Axel Budde of Kaffeemaschine has built this Moto Guzzi with his daughter Tilly in mind. She’s not yet three years old, so he’s thinking ahead at least 15 years.
The only original parts on KM 19, says Hamburg-based Budde, are the rubber carburetor flanges. Every other component has been modified or improved in some way, right down to the fasteners.
“KM 19 started with a double duplex brake from a V7 850,” says Budde.…