The BT-05 CENTO, a contemporary café racer designed by Blacktrack Motors, is built around the robust Moto Guzzi 1200 Griso engine.
Sacha Lakic, the founder and designer of Blacktrack Motors, has long aspired to create a café racer featuring a potent Moto Guzzi V-twin engine. The BT-05, meticulously crafted in Italy, is purpose-built for the racetrack.
Admiration for this brand and its engine arises from the soulful characteristics they embody, including the unique sound, vibrations, and lateral movement inherent in a longitudinally mounted V-twin configuration.The design of the engine, seen from all angles, and the unique shape of the drive shaft also contribute to its charm. The neoclassic BT-05 boasts a 1,400cc Moto Guzzi engine within a custom chassis developed by Guareschi Moto in Parma Italy.
Every element of the BT-05 has been carefully chosen to achieve specific goals: minimizing weight, increasing power and torque, and ensuring an exhilarating riding experience. In a fitting tribute to Moto Guzzi’s centenary, Blacktrack Motors has aptly named their latest model the BT-05 CENTO.
A Contemporary Ode
A Contemporary Ode to Moto Guzzi's Legacy
to Moto Guzzi's Legacy
The bodywork of the BT-05 Cento presents a flawless modern reinterpretation of the Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans, striking a balance between the past and the future. Imbued with the unmistakable Blacktrack DNA, it features a unique touch that sets it apart from the crowd.
The BT05, in collaboration with technical partner Guareschi Moto, is built on a tubular frame developed by this esteemed Moto Guzzi specialist. Leveraging their racing background and expertise in Guzzi V2 engines,
they’ve engineered a high-performance track frame around this V2 big block engine, forming the foundation of the BT05’s design.
In March 2021, Moto Guzzi celebrated its remarkable century of existence. The BT-05 serves as a heartfelt tribute to this enduring European motorcycle brand. To mark this occasion, Blacktrack Motors decided to christen its new creation as the “BT05 CENTO,” signifying Blacktrack deep respect for this venerable European marque.
the BT-05 Cento
the BT-05 Cento
The BT-05 showcases custom materials, including aluminum components, titanium, magnesium, and carbon composite bodywork. These materials are meticulously crafted not only for their aesthetic appeal but also to notably reduce weight, enhance rigidity, and improve the bike’s handling. In addition to the Guzzi engine and the Gareschi frame, every part is conceived at the Blacktrack design studio, then expertly CNC-machined and molded by our trusted technical partners.
From racing machine
From racing machine to cafe racer
to cafe racer
The BT-05 CENTO is a café racer with a racing spirit, bridging the aesthetics of a classic café racer with the performance of a racing machine. Its inaugural test run took place on the Verano racing track, emphasizing its high-performance pedigree. Designed with bespoke materials to reduce weight and enhance rigidity, it seamlessly marries style and speed, making it a standout in both aesthetics and performance.
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Moto Guzzi 1200 Griso
Moto Guzzi Griso or 1200 Sport four-valve 90° V-twin *
1,382 cc, 11.3/1 compression ratio
136 hp at 7,480 rpm
1 460 mm (57.4 in) / Overall length :
175 kg (carbon fiber) 385.8 lbs / 181 kg (composite) 399 lbs
kg / lbs
12 litres / 3.1 US gal
The BT-05 CENTO is a track-specific café racer, and is therefore not homologated for street use.
Nevertheless, if a customer wishes to adapt their BT-05 CENTO for use on public roads, it will be possible. Blacktrack Motors will ship each motorcycle with a full complement of TÜV approved accessories. These include a dashboard, LED lighting, mirrors and a license plate support.
So the BT-05 can be made street legal (depending on each country’s individual laws).
Engine: Moto Guzzi Griso or 1200 Sport four-valve 90° V-twin *
Capacity: 1,382 cc, 11.3/1 compression ratio
Power: 136 hp at 7,480 rpm
Torque: 144 Nm at 5,342 rpm
Oil cooler: Aluminum
Air box: Carbon fiber
Exhaust: Full titanium two-into-one system, by Zard for Blacktrack Motors
Main frame: by Guareschi Moto, tubular steel frame, 10.7 kg total weight
Subframe by Guareschi Moto, tubular steel frame, 1.7 kg total weight
Wheelbase: 1,460 mm
Steering angle: 25.75°
Front suspension: Öhlins FGRT upside-down forks, fully adjustable
Rear suspension: Öhlins TTX mono-shock, fully adjustable
Front wheel: Marvic Magnesium 3.5 × 17’
Rear wheel: Marvic Magnesium 5.5 × 17’
Front tyre: 120/70-17’ Michelin Power RS
Rear tyre: 190/40-17’ Michelin Power RS
Brakes: Brembo Racing M50 radial monoblock calipers, with double 333 mm front discs
Bodywork: Carbon fiber or carbon fiber and fiberglass composite
Fuel tank capacity: 12 liters
Switches: CNC Racing
Speedometer: Motogadget Motoscope Pro
Other: CNC-machined aluminium triple clamps, foot pegs and shaft drive brace
Dry weight: 175 kg (carbon fibre) / 181 kg (composite)
* Blacktrack Motors will source a suitable donor engine for each BT-05 CENTO
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