In almost every major religion and from ancient mythologies around the globe the Crow, or similar appearing Raven, makes an appearance. The legends are as much as 60,000 years old and although the authors never met, somehow the theme of death is common to them all. But when seeing a murder of the black birds flying past Abruzo’s Filippo Barbacane had an idea to build a bike that would push past the basic stereotype. A black beast that not only had the varying shades of black that crows display, but built with the brilliant intelligence they possess and a timeless appearance to honour the ancient gods they so often represent. From the home of the world’s most amazing Moto Guzzi’s Officine Rossopuro delivers us a killer 850 T3 called ‘Corax‘.

For this build Filippo could have picked almost any Guzzi for the project, but in the T3 he chose a machine not only a favourite amongst the fans of the marque but also a classic design to appeal to the themes ancient roots. The design process was simple for Barbacane, “Starting from this was born the idea of making a motorcycle that had a low profile, a compact bike and its black colour enhanced by its features. So I realised a completely new bodywork, from the low and flowing lines that wrapped the chassis.”

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