YOUR Italian Bike Thread

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

  1. Vince

    Vince Been here awhile

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    Mate,is an affliction I have had my whole life,and I could handle a brake in the attempts to embarrass me over it.
    Funny to you but its limited my ability to make a living.Maybe you might notice I am JUST a bit sensitive about it.Take the HINT.There is probably thousands of lurkers with something to say but need to duck the FRIENDLY humiliation.II do have a spell checker but sometimes I miss the obvious to you but not me errors.Why do you think your average GP has bad handwriting,there technical vocabulary I bet exceeds most of there spell check ability.Been copping this for more than 50 years and its very very old to me.Pretty sure its called Dyslexia,lucky me.
  2. drikko

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    Sorry Vince, I didn't mean to belittle you and didn't know you'd been harassed before, thought we'd had enough beers together at BSFOS for that to not be an issue. I'll crawl back in my box.... Cheers :1drink
  3. Thatch

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    I figured I have to make an initial post somewhere... might as well be on this thread.

    This is my 2010 Moto Morini Scrambler 1200. (along with my 2010 Triumph Thunderbird 1700)

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    The Morini is customized with a few things, like the peg subframe from the Granpasso, Ohlins shock, custom paint, all the off-road bits (light grill, sump guard) tank and tail bags and Termignoni exhaust. It also came with a second fuel tank and body side moldings, so I plan to get them painted up to have a second set of 'clothes' for the bike.

    I've coveted the scrambler since I saw it online years ago but being from the states I had no chance to get one. I live in Germany now and had this one come available and I bought it without ever having seen one if the flesh.... I've very glad I did. It's a brilliant bike and a perfect complement to my tbird.
  4. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    That Morini is a very cool bike.:clap
  5. DelHess

    DelHess Been here awhile

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    Yes what he said. That is a very unique looking bike And it looks like a lot of fun!

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  6. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    That Moto is so cool!!!!!! :clap
  7. PhilB

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    Alrighty, a couple shots of my trusty steed.

    I bought this '93 M900 Monster new, and it has been my daily driver for 19 years so far.

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  8. lobsta

    lobsta Been here awhile

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    Did I see your duc @ Larz Anderson Euro Bike Day?
  9. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    Yes, I rode down for that.

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  10. Thatch

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    Thanks guys. I wanted one of these bikes for a long while and of course wasn't able to get one in the states. I have been casually looking here for a while and stumbled onto this one for sale in Italy that had all the options I was interested in and at a price that was well below anything I was finding in Germany. So, after a few days of negotiation and organization I hit the road for a blast down to Italy with my son to pick it up. I'd never even ridden a scrambler up to that point, but did a quick spin on the bike to make sure it was up to the standard advertised (essentially perfect) and it was and took it off his hands.

    Since then I've gotten quite a bit of time on it and these Morinis are fantastic bikes. Even with the knobby tires it just drops into corners, handles very well (though in deeper leans the tires do get a bit squirrely) and has great power all the way through the range. Swapping from the tbird to the scrambler is a big change and I have to consciously ride them very differently as it doesn't take much to get that front wheel floating around in the air, especially after just getting off the bird. That just tells me it's a great compliment bike. I never understood guys that own 2 or 3 (or more) of the same, or essentially the same bikes. Different is good.
  11. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    That bike is amazing....any more pics?
  12. Thatch

    Thatch Adventurer

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    Sure, I've got a couple.

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    ... and thanks
  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Makes me think of what Monster would be like dirty! :deal
  14. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Yeah, dirty. So it is not possible to get one of these in the states?
  15. Thatch

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    Sadly, no. I don't think there have been Morinis sold in the states since the early late 70's early 80's. That would of been the 350 and 500cc bikes. The Lambertini 1200 models were never sold there. I know they had plans before to bring them stateside, but since the latest reshuffle I'm sure that's been pushed back (if not dropped completely). It's a shame as the 1200s are brilliant bikes. Because they are such a small company they don't make most of the components other than the engine which means the bikes read like a laundry list of the best Italian parts manufacturers. When I get back stateside I could probably sell her on for a nice profit but this one will end up being an inheritance, not an investment.
  16. Speed King

    Speed King Long timer

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    Thanks for the info. Man, I'd like to have one of those.
  17. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I thought they went bankrupt.....:ear
  18. Thatch

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    They did, But they were bought back out of it last year and started up production again... they even released a new model (the Rebello) on top of it. Now they sell directly from the factory and have service agreements with a network of shops in Europe for warranty work. I can't say how well they are doing at that and if that is how they will continue to operate or if it was a stop gap measure to get production back up again and get the people in place with the skills they needed. They were running specials this summer on bikes but I don't like their new color schemes and this one had all the options plus an extra tank and skirting so I can have a second pain job to swap into (might do a stock color set with it).
  19. BlakKrauStudios

    BlakKrauStudios I'm cool... right?

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    A couple of "test" shots with new photo equipment.

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  20. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    maybe its just my screen, but i cant actually see the bike in any of those shots.