Venier Customs from New York just built a scrambler based on the Cagiva Gran Canyon, the enduro-tourer from 1999. The XV Traveler has been completely restored and rebuilt: as you can see, it has a new custom leather seat, with lots of black painted aluminum such as the side covers, the handlebar, and the tank.
The engine is the same Ducati 900 SS and the exhaust headers are original too, but they’ve been modified to slip onto a pair of one-off mufflers from Mass Moto. The speedometer has been upgraded to a digital version. This Gran Canyon has been customized for a really special customer which is Stefano Venier, the boss of the shop himself.
He bought the Cagiva for an adventure touring with his wife but it seems like Stefano had other plans for this bike as well:"I used the bike with the original seat for a summer,” says Stefano, “and it was so comfortable that I couldn’t lose it. I wanted to have a cool seat, but comfortable like the original and with the original mounts. We achieved this with an afternoon of shaping and modifying the original, which was then upholstered in leather from one of the best guys around my hometown.”
The subframe was cleaned up and shortened and the fuel tank is new too: shaped from a raw aluminum foil, it holds up to 11.5 liters. He simply built his dream bike taking something old and turning it to a real masterpiece.