The GT-MotoLady MV Agusta Brutale 800 Custom looks like a cool bike for a good cause.
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GT-MotoLady MV Agusta Brutale 800 Custom Charity Bike Reveal at Handbuilt
The full custom MV Agusta Brutale 800 build Sofi Tsingos (gt-moto.com) and Alicia Elfving (themotolady.com) have been building since April 2016 will be revealed and on display at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas from April 21-23. The raffle ticket sale deadline has been pushed back to allow sales through the show and for approximately two weeks after.
Photoshoot requests for website and magazine features will be fulfilled after the show and during the weekend by photographers Brandon LaJoie and Alicia Elfving.
GT-MotoLady Build Background from themotolady.com
“Some years ago I posted a short feature about a motorcycling woman and her custom 1977 Honda CB550 cafe racer built with her dad George- that lady was Sofi Tsingos. At the time, Sofi was working at Ducati Dallas managing their parts counter, and I was working at MotoCorsa, the Ducati dealership in Portland, heading up the internet marketing and social side of things. In the four years since, she and I both have gone solo, diving head first into two very different careers in the motorcycle industry. While I photograph, catalogue, and review all things related to women in motorcycling, Sofi builds beautiful custom motorcycles under the name GT-Moto while also giving back to the community.
Last year, the custom Honda CB cafe racer project she and George built was raffled off to people across the United States for a total of $33,000 big ones. After paying back the cost of parts and base bike (no labor included) they were able to donate over $16,500 to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. This is, to me, one of the most noble causes to donate to, and shows an admirable level of dedication to her craft as well as bettering the world in which we all live. While she nor I are rolling in money from our self employed hustles, we both see a big opportunity to work together and do something for the greater good at the same time. What’s the point in having all this social media “presence” if I’m not using it to make a positive impact?
As the years have gone by, Sofi and I have become very close despite thousands of miles separating us physically. We refer to each other as our sister from another mister, and ever since the day I met Sofi in the desert of California, I have loved this woman. She is inspiring, talented, patient, smart, and makes me laugh so hard I cry. Short phone chats would often turn into hour or longer talks and brainstorm sessions.
One day we were talking about the next GT-Moto charity build, and my subtleness could be compared to the force of being hit by a mack truck- “Wouldn’t it be cool if we could build a bike for charity together this year?!” Next thing you know, we were plotting and planning which modern bike, in a perfect world, we’d want to chop up.”
Paint Poll and Design Renderings
Additional Info & Links
Raffle Ticket Purchase & Countdown Link
Brandon LaJoie Photography
Alicia Elfving Photography
Request For Promotion
Having raised about $11,000 for charity so far, all the proceeds from raffle ticket sales go directly to St. Jude Children’s Hospital & Research Center. Please help us promote the last push of the raffle tickets so that we can hit our $20,000 goal.
Sofi Tsingos email@example.com
Alicia Elfving firstname.lastname@example.org