YOUR Italian Bike Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    1999.5 Aprilia RSV Mille

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    Particularly with the titanium shotgun exhaust, aural sex. Looking at it was like rolling art. Went like stink, stopped like hitting a wall. Kinda big, and unwieldy for street duty. And like most Aprilias, squat-ola for resale value. Found an enthusiastic buyer from eastern NC and went with a Triumph 675.

    But when I look at the pics, it's like an old girlfriend.

    Sigh.
  2. Touring XR

    Touring XR Adventurer

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    This has been under my care for 15 years. I have surprisingly few photos of it. This from a track day in September.
  3. DesmoDog

    DesmoDog Desmo's my dog

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    The bike that started my Ducati infatuation. Strangely enough I never did buy an F1 however...
  4. st2sam

    st2sam Adventurer

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    My second Ducati,
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    My first Ducati,
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    My last Ducati and current one,
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  5. ducwad

    ducwad Livin' the dash

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    Good choice! I did something similar. I went ST2 -> ST4S -> 907ie. The last was the best IMHO.
  6. sportmotogear

    sportmotogear Mr. Fancy Pants

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    Had one exactly like it. The best sport tourer I have ridden for my tastes.
  7. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    holy mother of god that is a good looking bike
  8. kwb377

    kwb377 Non-Professional Rider On A Not-So-Closed Course

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    My former Italian beauty...sold it this past June.

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  9. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Yes, I SO miss my ST4s... Under appreciated Sport Touring machine. Unless you've ever ridden one.
    I should have never sold her.
  10. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I don't think there are many ugly Italian bikes. It isn't allowed. I think ownership may be like going into a relationship with certain women: You know you're signing up for punishment...

    ...but you sign up anyway.
  11. sfc1k

    sfc1k Adventurer

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    There've been a few right growlers.

    If you've got a strong stomach, google the Laverda Hidalgo.
  12. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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  13. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Or the Ducati Indiana?
  14. M3-SRT8

    M3-SRT8 Been here awhile

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    Well...the Laverda aside, Italian Bikes are top-shelf gorgeous.

    Here's mine.
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    Girls lo-ove Ducatis...and horses...and guys who ride both.
  15. Vince

    Vince Been here awhile

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  16. Street Hawk

    Street Hawk Been here awhile

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    Winter is too long...had to invite a friend over...:D And I better make sure its out of the house before my wife gets home!

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  17. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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  18. fireflyr

    fireflyr Been here awhile

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    Maybe she won't notice it. I think it looks great where it is.
  19. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    I don't. I would move that damn couch outta there and give it proper drooling on room. :deal
  20. Nudemetalz

    Nudemetalz Adventurer

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    The V11 after a good clean and polish,...with my son wanting to be in the photo also.

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