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Old 11-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
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The rarest, most unusual bike you've ever OWNED

I bought and raced a Laverda Ghost Strike.....Not many around.



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Old 11-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:04 PM   #3
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Not super rare, but rare enough. 6000 total, 3000 imported to the US. I had 4, one that survived.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Currently owned, 5093 made, maybe 2000 imported to the US.

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Old 11-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #6
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So far it's this '72 (I think) Aermacchi Harley Davidson SS350. Still have it too

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #7
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #8
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:11 PM   #9
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
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Currently owned, 5093 made, maybe 2000 imported to the US.

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #11
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I also had one of these Yamaha GTS1000 for 3 years or so...really weird feel, or lack there of, from the front end. Fuel injection, ABS,...ahead of it's time, and priced that way also.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:33 PM   #12
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #13
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Robert Smith

The Laverda Jota 1000. Nice pic by Robert. My little Laverda, #17-100 in 1981.


I've got #42-50 into North America in 1989. World Production 700 that yr.









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Old 11-06-2012, 12:39 AM   #14
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I had a Cimmati Kaiman 50cc trail bike way back in 1977, but I don't have any photos. Visit https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=ci...TbLiLNbMitGzM: to see a photo of a similar bike.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:02 AM   #15
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