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Runway Success: An aviation-styled Guzzi from Costa Rica

Runway Success: An aviation-styled Guzzi from Costa Rica

Ready For Take-Off: An aviation-styled Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer from Costa Rica
Not every builder we feature works on motorcycles for a living—for many, it’s a hobby or a sideline business. But we’ve never come across someone with as many hobbies as Gian Maria Traversone.

Gian works as a building contractor, but also runs GMT Atelier—a workshop on the beach in the tropical paradise of Guanacaste, Costa Rica in Central America. With the help of his crew Esteban and Robinson, he restores classic cars and builds custom bikes. It’s also where he race preps his Lancia Delta S4 for vintage rallies. Yip, Gian’s a rally driver too…and a pilot.

Ready For Take-Off: An aviation-styled Moto Guzzi Le Mans cafe racer from Costa Rica
That last pastime provided creative direction for GMT Atelier’s latest motorcycle—this aviation-inspired 1982 Moto Guzzi Le Mans. It’s Gian’s personal bike, and it’s loaded with clever and unique touches.…

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