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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by wpbarlow, Oct 21, 2009.
Bevelheadmhr with the all time MacDaddy first photo post!!!!
I do my best here's a couple more of mine.. first my Merch 131 CI engined special, followed by my old sprint bike (Merch120 with NOS) and then something I'm working on at the moment, 79 Ironhead in a Norton replica frame (Norley).. I have a couple of videos of them on my mates Dyno, I'll find them on Youtube when I have time, but perhaps not post them in the Italian bike thread, I'll write a build thread in the old bikes section...
edit.. Ok here's the dyno run of my 888 on youtube http://youtu.be/eVX74eP9p-4
Last one, a very rare bike, the last of only seven built, I restored it with a tuned motor, a 1200 cc big bore, Cosworth pistons, 4C cams, bored carbs etc..
This was me in 1975 at Woody Creek Raceway just outside Aspen, CO on my 1973 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport
This is me with my current Guzzi; a 2007 Norge 1200
Hey Crusty! That's a cool old picture.
A ton of fun....
I'll bet that's turn #1, just past the start/finish line. I've got a 50-50 shot here, 'cause the only other flat left-hander is entering the "garbage pit". Yes, there's the dog-leg on the back-straight, but ya wouldn't have that much lean going on.......
Yup, I've got lotsa fond memories from dragging knees at Woody Creek with the MRA.
I found this on the web, but no sign at the Moto Morini site. Photo shop I take it? I miss my 3 1/2.
Looks like it should be...
Quick birthday ride last December:
Oberdan Bezzi is little more than a prolific Photoshop Phantasy Artist.
For some reason, some of the moto rags publish is dreamwork, implying that the images are prototypes and future designs of the OEMs.
Love this thread, i'm lucky enough to own 2 Italian bikes at 22 These pictures remind me that the daily work slog is worth it!
2003 Ape 1000 mille Daily ride
2006 Duc 749s sunday special
Nice pics danvfr. I wish my backyard looked like that!
Dan, are those pics up by Woodhead reservoir?
looks familiar but I don't really know the area well enough to be certain...
It's north wales, A4086 from Capel Curig to Snowdon, my favourite run out.
Brings back memories - I climbed Snowdon once back in the 80s...
Yesterday I traded in my Mille & Tuono on the Tuono V4 with some goodies on it .....
first ride was around Lake Austin :
does the v4 have the low-mid torque like the twin?
The characteristics are similar to the Twin below 6K You can lug the
engine down and it pulls hard, or harder than the twin as long as the
fueling is correct ( mine is remapped ) After 6K there is no comparison.
the engine is a pure rocketship all the way to 12K. The HP and torque
dyno graph is gradual build, no flat spots and a little over 150 RWHP.
I thought I might have some regrets about getting rid of BOTH of my
V-twins but after my first hour in the saddle of this machine I won't
look back. The last track day I did in November I followed a guy
that had the Tuono APRC on my 07 and he would constantly pull
out 10 bike lenghts when we hit the longest straight and I would reel
him back in the curves then BOOM... 10 lenghts + down the straight
again, thats what got my attention !
The Rotax twin is a fantastic reliable engine, the Aprilia four takes it
up another level,,or two..
Go ride a demo somewhere, then figure out a way to get one !
It's a fair trade, I reckon, you ended up with the same amount of cylinders. :)
Yeah and there is absolutely nothing bad about the two cylinders I had, the Rotax Mille's and Tuono's are sooo much fun