Posts tagged italian

Monster Project: Phase 20

So, last we left off… the Monster Project was mostly put back together, and at Heath’s shop for ease of some last major-ish tasks. 

The main thing left was refinishing the scraped up engine covers. 

Arrived at Taj’s place in Colorado last night, Ms. Moto Pro does it right! Her Aprilia Tuono is parked in the living/dining room of her 107 year old restored historic school house.

EICMA International Motorcycle Show 2012

MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE CHANGED.
I Motociclisti sono cambiati; Biker haben sich verändert; 
Les Motards ont changé; Los Motores han cambiado!

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The motto for this years EICMA International Motorcycle Show is pretty simple, it seems. But what does it really mean? 

This is amazing. 

A Fiat 500 gets stuck in a tiny alleyway in Italy… the cars are honking wildly, a crowd gathers… and then the motorcyclists come. 

Sometimes the Italians really know what’s up. Like the fact that having a motorcycle parked in your living room is not only totally normal, but classy as f**k.
Photo from Tod’s Italian Portraits book (more info on eternal-optimist.com).

Sometimes the Italians really know what’s up. Like the fact that having a motorcycle parked in your living room is not only totally normal, but classy as f**k.

Photo from Tod’s Italian Portraits book (more info on eternal-optimist.com).

Aurora Moto on Luis Moto's new Ducati 750 Sport custom. (And yes, she rides.)

Aurora Moto on Luis Moto's new Ducati 750 Sport custom. (And yes, she rides.)

Remember the Luis Moto (website) custom Monster and motolady (you might remember Donkeys in the photo) back in April?
I did some hunting and found out this bike was built by Luis for his girlfriend, Aurora. Stay tuned for some exclusive photos and a short interview with the awesome couple, comin’ soon!

Remember the Luis Moto (website) custom Monster and motolady (you might remember Donkeys in the photo) back in April?

I did some hunting and found out this bike was built by Luis for his girlfriend, Aurora. Stay tuned for some exclusive photos and a short interview with the awesome couple, comin’ soon!

Another photo I wanted to wait to post of the Moto Guzzi V7 and motolady.

Another photo I wanted to wait to post of the Moto Guzzi V7 and motolady.

Stelvio Pass, Italy. It suddenly makes so much sense why so many amazing auto’s and moto’s are made there- Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia, MotoGuzzi, Bimota… Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, etcetc.

Stelvio Pass, Italy. It suddenly makes so much sense why so many amazing auto’s and moto’s are made there- Ducati, MV Agusta, Aprilia, MotoGuzzi, Bimota… Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, etcetc.

The Super Sport Hansen-Schneider MV Special… mid 1970’s

The Super Sport Hansen-Schneider MV Special… mid 1970’s

Well your outfit might match your Aprilia RS125, but 1) it doesn’t match your bike and 2) WHY?!

Well your outfit might match your Aprilia RS125, but 1) it doesn’t match your bike and 2) WHY?!

A bike that suits my tastes very nicely… the 250cc 1965 Parilla Wildcat Scrambler.
This 1965 Parilla Wildcat was made specifically for the US off-road market, when Parilla was one of several small Italian motorcycle manufacturers that thrived producing small-displacement motorcycles. This one is in survivor condition, and a scrambler model not often seen any more. (From Throttle Yard)
Original ebay posting with tons of photos »

A bike that suits my tastes very nicely… the 250cc 1965 Parilla Wildcat Scrambler.

This 1965 Parilla Wildcat was made specifically for the US off-road market, when Parilla was one of several small Italian motorcycle manufacturers that thrived producing small-displacement motorcycles. This one is in survivor condition, and a scrambler model not often seen any more. (From Throttle Yard)

Original ebay posting with tons of photos »

Tables made of retired motorcycle parts! Seriously amazing designs by AJ Ralston, Ducati Master Tech at MotoCorsa… Tavolo Due, the one with all the connecting rods in a circle up top… oh man. I needs it. (More photos and info on motocorsa.com.)

Tables made of retired motorcycle parts! Seriously amazing designs by AJ Ralston, Ducati Master Tech at MotoCorsa… Tavolo Due, the one with all the connecting rods in a circle up top… oh man. I needs it. (More photos and info on motocorsa.com.)

The vehicle is constructed of inedible parts. Do not bite, suck, chew or swallow any part of the vehicle for any reason whatever.
Originally Posted by Aprilia in the RS250 manual- section 9, part 16 (oh, those Italians)
Beautiful Guzzi Daytona café racer, black black and more black.

Beautiful Guzzi Daytona café racer, black black and more black.