YOUR Italian Bike Thread

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

  1. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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  2. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    Okay, I will play.

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  3. Rox

    Rox Been here awhile

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    Hoodis Been here awhile

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  5. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Lookin good Llamapacker!!

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  6. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    That seat on the Guzzi doesn't look original.
  7. andydj31

    andydj31 In Techno we trust...

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    My Fut "Black Arrow"! :D


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  8. Sjtrance

    Sjtrance Been here awhile

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    Andy, that's a gorgeous Futura. I think that my RSV will be my last sportsbike and next time, I will definitely look into a sport tourer. The Futura is definitely high on my list. Yours in black looks especially nice. So far, I have written the Honda VFR 800. I wonder how the Futura compares.
  9. sportmotogear

    sportmotogear Mr. Fancy Pants

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    Nice clean example you have there. (Green with envy) :cry

  10. vintagemxr

    vintagemxr old fahrt, nobody special

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  11. Rox

    Rox Been here awhile

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  12. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Well, it's that time of year again and in the spirit of the Holiday Season...

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas from way up nearer the North Pole.

    From a couple years ago, the recently departed Santapaws Comet and far north Ducatisti Mark H.

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    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    And across town, my brother ADV inmate Luppo Rosso, celebrates with a decorated 748. :D

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    cpallen Nearly Adventurer

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    Traded my '04 Moto Guzzi California EV Touring for this '09 Aprilia Scarabeo 500ie.

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  15. achtung3

    achtung3 Long timer

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    A great short ride today, Merry Christmas!

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  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Back in the fall of '82 I did up my 860GT in red and gold with an R90S replica fairing and Marzocchi Stradas. Can't figure out how to link pics from fb, so this is the best I can offer.

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  17. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    here you go

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  18. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Thanks, Walter. You didn't live in Oakville, Ontario in the early '80's did you? A fellow used to arrive at the CVMG (Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group) meetings in Oakville on an 860GT exactly like yours. Gold rims, twin discs, Contis, etc. Even the colour was identical.

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  19. blacktruck

    blacktruck Shiftless

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    It's Italian. Seems right to me but I could be wrong. The Californian is on my short list of bikes to get. This looks lit could be fun too. If you're enjoying the ride and having fun with it, ride on man. I've seen some RR posted here on way smaller bikes. Enjoy the Italian scoot man. Looks good to me.
  20. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Wasn't me, and in many years of bevel interest I've never seen another like it. So it may be the same bike. As you know, people usually just leave 860's stock (GTS) or convert them to SS clones (GTs). It used to be pretty unusual for folks to put money into GT/GTS because they have always been at the bottom of the bevel hierarchy (despite being much better working bikes than roundcase GTs). Don't know how much the recent round case bevel mega-inflation has affected 860s.

    I bought the bike from a person who lived in northern Connecticut, but don't remember how he got it.