Bespoke builders Death Machines of London has succeeded in the total reconstruction of an original '81 Moto Guzzi Le Mans, engine and gearbox. In equal parts inspiration and re-imagination from the oldest European builder left on the track, Death Machines ups the ante with a 950cc engine and aviation-driven components, including warning lights and main switch from a 1940 Merlin Spitfire fighter. Finished in Italian Red gloss and Old English white paintwork, we dare say their first build is a work of art, and look forward to seeing what comes next.

Photography: David Clerihew