I'd like some more info on this one. I did a quick search, found a few more pix but no info.
Yes, loopframes are heavy cruiser/tourer bikes. Not a whole lot of custom ones out there but they are a lot of fun. This bike has Dellorto PHM carbs which are much larger (39-40mm) than stock loop carbs (29-30mm vhbs). It is very difficult to get that large a carb to run right with that motor so either a. the builder slapped on some carbs for show or b. the motor has been gone through.
Some interesting choices made on the bike - the big heavy drum on the front does not make sense. It is relatively easy to put 70s tech dual disc brembos on the bike and for a few dollars more - modern brembos - including floating discs. Also, there is an alternator conversion that gets rid of the heavy generator and a smaller lightweight starter. The seat is very cool - never seen one like on it a loop. The ikon shocks are awesome, tank is cool, custom battery tray.
So some performance pieces, some probably for aesthetics. Overall, piqued my interest and I would like to know more.
Ritmo Sereno from Japan has built some cool high performance loops (which have some of the parts I mentioned above):
Ritmo Sereno Moto Guzzi V7 Ambassador
Ritmo Sereno street legal Guzzi ~ Return of the Cafe Racers