Michnus & Elsebie Piki-Piki Around the World.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by michnus, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. michnus

    michnus Lucky bastard

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    We got there around Sept Oct. It got really cold by the time we got to Germany.
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    The lifestyle of the unemployed.

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    This is rapper style rubber. Kraaifontein and Danville oke’s will give their front teeth for a set of these.

    There’s those with unlimited funds, no boring 9 to 5ér. Those are the upper class crust who does not need to work, the well heeled life of the unemployed. The people who enjoy the lazy pampered life on a yacht in the Mediterranean or sipping on an espresso or wine spritzer on a Wednesday morning in Monaco.

    That's not us.. :lol3

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    Ferrari, Vespa, Ducati and Lamborghini all a mere 150km radius. Can be visited in a day.

    For a brief moment a vicarious thrill into the life of the rich and their luxuries.

    Travelling Italy there is just no way petrolheads can miss the region with the most visually stimulating bodies in the world. Motorcycles and car bodies! No other nation in the world can boast the kind of flair and sexapeal that the Italian brand of cars and motorcycles parade and with as much exclusive heritage. We were able to visit Vespa, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Ducati in one day. *There’s your average *BMW or Merc poverty spec new car smell and then there’s Ferrari and Lamborghini new car smell. Their smell is of the gods.

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    Yes, you can even pay your arse off for a set of weights. If you really must have fast dumbbells


    ” Inaugurated in 2001, the Lamborghini Museum reviews all the important milestones reached by the House of the Raging Bull, with a foray into the past that has a strong emotional impact on fans of luxury super sports cars. The Murciélago was the first masterpiece displayed in this inspiring location in Italy’s Motor Valley. At its side gallops a broad collection that includes the Miura S and its iconic “eyelashes”, the 350 GT, the Countach S, the Jalpa, the Espada, the Sesto Elemento, the Reventón and the other exclusive supercars that have turned the Raging Bull into a legend. Engines, models and photos help provide visitors with a complete overview of the history of this automotive saga, which is continuing in the slipstream of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first visionary idea.”

    Admission is around 13euro’s per person and factory tours must be arranged.


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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Boat racing engines!

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    The closest I will ever come to these, so had to sit there and make if I own the damn thing :lol3
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Even these older 80's cars still looks super fast standing still

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Also in the museum the prototypes that never saw showroom floors

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    CA registered car at the museum?

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    This one is as ugly as fuck *:lol8:
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    This is the insides and size of a new 4 seater Lamborghini tyre eater. Well this thing will eat anything with 4 wheels.
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Lamborghini marketing posters.
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    Kraaifontein people don't have front teeth.

    Awesome trip!! Jaloers
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    That is also how you know they are not virgins anymore :lol3
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    The Ferrari museum in Modena is quite a big setup. There’s the tour to Enzo’s house and own museum or if time is limited visiting the big museum will be enough for most. *The Ferrari setup is a tourist business. Plenty of young good-looking Italian girls walking around punting rides in Ferrari’s which range from 300eu per 10min to stupid money for a 30min on the highway. It is not as old school feeling as with Vespa and Lamborghini. But they can be forgiven for that as it is a well known and loved brand. The museum is something to behold and some of the cars in there must be worth many millions of Eu.

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    Tell me this does not give you a hard on? If not you are a woosie

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    All these cars are original examples with low miles! The money value of all these cars in the museum buildings must be billions. [​IMG]

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    DUCATI.
    The Ducati museum is a real work of art. The museum is in a big round hall with a helmet in shape auditorium in the middle and the bikes on display around on the outside. We were not allowed to take pictures in the factory but it is a must visit with the museum tour. One man build an engine and no robots, all the bikes are also hand build and the entire factory is actually quite small. *The tour must be booked in advance via the internet. http://ducati.com/company/visit_us/index.do

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    Dakar bikes when men still brushed their teeth with steel brushes.

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    BMW WELT MUSEUM – THE ONE TO VISIT!


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    Photo essay of the spectacular BMW Welt. Get a drink and take stroll.

    Impressive, mind-blowing, jaw drop, just some of the words that does not begin to describe the incredible size and magnitude of this auto maker museum visitors centre that BMW – Welt made possible. Everybody knows BMW, it’s like Coca-Cola they are everywhere. Only when wandering through the museum and visitors area does the reality of how much BMW has achieved over the years hit home. BMW has built a very long and rich history over the last century. Not just with cars but also motorcycles and at one stage aeroplane engines.

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    From all the other auto and motorcycle museums we have seen so far, BMW has outdone all of them. They have really spend mega money and effort to showcase their history and brand. And for all that they do not overcharge on entrance like some other brands.

    There‘s three building or parts. The BMW Welt visitors area, the museum and the factory part.

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    It is close to a full daygermany-bmw welt-pikipiki (16) excursion to get through the entire place, it includes a delivery center where as many as 100 new customers pick up their new cars every day, as well as interactive exhibits showcasing the company’s operations in R&D, design and production, and as concert venues and conference rooms.

    The neighboring BMW Museum host 120 original exhibits covering 90 years of BMW history laid out on a virtual roadway across 25 exhibition areas. Finally, visitors can also tour the company’s main plant in Munich.

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Visitors enters at BMW Welt visitor centre. There’s a restaurant with shops and where new buyers receive their cars. Every now and then visitors gets treated to a bike show with a helluva accomplished rider going up and down the stairs at brisk speed and then do stoppies on his way down. An old BMW Isetta ferry kiddies around the building on a joy ride.

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    I took some time to try and understand how de hell they got an HP2 to resemble an American Buffalo.

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    279km/h in 1922 from a 750cc machine. Not too shabby.
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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    The wall of motorcycles This is part of a wall 2 stories high with the entire motorcycles model range BMW have built.

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    The Dakar racing bikes on show are real beauties.

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    And Mr Bond cruiser.

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    michnus Lucky bastard

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    Bloody hell I remember these racing around Kyalami when I was still a wee lad with my dad.
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    BMW – Model series badges through the years. This exhibition is hanging between 2 floors

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