Aprilia made official Haga and Edwards replicas with the RSV-R, but they also had a sticker pack with Troy Corser on the tank pad. This example stands out as it has just 300 miles and it’s said to be in “brand new” condition as it was on display at a dealership in New Haven, Connecticut for 19 years.
Over on the auction site we’ve got something that reminds me how popular little two-stroke tiddlers can be – just a day into the week-long auction and bidding has already risen above $3k.
Here’s a race 848 with a clean Florida title and a tremendous amount of upgrades for $5,000 or best offer. Better hurry up!
The Stelvio was Guzzi’s pavement-focused competitor to the GS and Multistrada. The NTX was more off-road oriented (and it’s the only option the US got), though this still isn’t a bike that you’re really going to get dirty with.
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Released in 1986 and named after racer Renzo Pasolini, the Ducati Paso was a bike created from odd beginnings. Built when Ducati was owned by Cagiva, this bike was designed to compete with the up and coming Japanese superbikes of the time.
In the early 2000s, Aprilia decided to launch the “Dream Series” of motorcycles and scooters – limited edition variants of their already-impressive machines. At the time, the Italian firm’s highest performing bike was the RSV1000R, so that’s what they used for the platform of the first Dream Series motorcycle – the Nera. Per Robert Pandya, Aprilia USA’s Promotions Manager: “Our …
Designed for the 75th anniversary of the MG factory, the Moto Guzzi Centauro was a limited production model designed as a sporty variant of the classic Italian cruiser with very distinctive bodywork – bodywork that the factory advertised as being 100% recyclable.
Moto Morini’s heyday with production bikes was in the 70s with the legendary 3 1/2, but they weren’t able to retain the magic and after a decline in the 80s the company was sold to Cagiva. During that slide, they released a spiritual successor with top notch components and a dry weight of just 330 pounds. It was called the …
The MV Agusta F4 was Tamburini’s sequel to the Ducati 916, so it seems appropriate that MV also partnered with the Senna Foundation to create limited production runs of their flagship model, just like Ducati did. It didn’t hurt that Claudio Castiglioni (who was President of Cagiva – parent company to MV Agusta and Ducati) was a friend of Ayrton …
The German importer for Benelli in the 1980s was a gentleman named Manfred Demharter. Manfred didn’t just sell bikes – he liked to race them, too! Because of that, he often built (or sourced) custom frames to stuff Benelli six-cylinder engines into.
Ducati’s last stand before being sold to the Castiglioni brothers, the 750F1A featured hand made aluminum tanks, floating rotors, and other features designed to make it a race bike for the street. Raw and uncompromising, it was slightly down on power but an excellent handler – and there aren’t many other bikes like it.
Over on the auction site, we’ve got a beautiful little motorcycle I had never heard of before. If you haven’t either, let me share some of my research with you!
One of the better model names in Bimota history, the DB6 Delirio is a naked standard that was part of Bimota’s rebirth once Roberto Comini acquired the firm in 2003. It was the “cheapest” Bimota in the lineup, though it’s hard to call any bike cheap when the MSRP was just under $30,000.
If you’re looking at the number of championships and individual race wins, Carl “Foggy” Fogarty is the most successful racer to ever rule in World Superbike. In 2002, Italy’s most famous motorcycling firm released the Ducati Monster S4 Fogarty Edition, to honor Foggy himself with a limited run of 300 bikes. Ducati started with the top of the line Monster …