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Sparks and Speed: the creative genius Shinya Kimura meets Moto Guzzi

A true legend of the world of customisation takes on the Moto Guzzi legend.
For those who know about custom motorbikes – but not only –, the Japanese customiser Shinya Kimura needs no introduction. An artist even more than a customiser, he is the star of the docufilm made by director Toru Tokikawa. For three long years, Toru followed step by step the creative process that led to the work “Squalo Veloce” (“Fast Shark”), created starting from a 1980 Moto Guzzi V1000 G5.
We of The Clan had the privilege of having a conversation with Toru to capture the essence of a work that crosses the boundaries of a simple aesthetic and mechanical modification of a motorbikeIt was an exciting journey into Shinya’s mentality, inspiration and manual skill, enriched by personal reflections on his intimate affections and on what Moto Guzzi represents for one of the most internationally acclaimed custom motorbike builders…

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