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1978 Cosmo Colt

In Italy, Small Displacement by AbhiLeave a Comment

Cosmopolitan Motors of Hatboro, Pennsylvania closed down earlier this decade, but for a while they had claim to the title of America’s oldest motorcycle distributor. Back in their heyday you could stop by and find bikes from a wide range of smaller Italian manufacturers – many Parillas, Benellis, Capriolos, Garellis, Betas, (and more) featured here on Bike-urious were originally sold …

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Custom MG – “1984” Radical Guzzi V12

In Custom, Germany, Italy by AbhiLeave a Comment

Sadly, there’s not a V12 in this bike. But the idea of more “oomph” is still the prevalent concept. The owner of Radical Guzzi (Stefan Bronold) was approached by a customer that wanted a custom V7 with more power. Stefan’s response was to easily get more power with a modern Guzzi motor, then shove it in a Tonti frame and …

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2001 Ducati Monster Cromo

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In 1999, Ducati released a special edition of the Monster. They called it the Cromo, and it was obviously named due to the distinctive tank, which was complemented by a carbon fiber rear seat cover and rear fender. It also got adjustable front forks and the high-po 74 horsepower engine.

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2007 Ducati SportClassic GT1000

In Italy, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

Did anyone see the Tron Sequel from 2010? I saw it in the theater with my son in 3D, and I loved it. Then the critics panned it, and the movie ended up being kind of a flop. They even cancelled plans for a follow-up movie. I stand by my original feelings. It’s a fun, if flawed movie. What wasn’t …

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1 of 1500 – 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale

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In 2017, Ducati finally revealed the new Panigale V4 at EICMA. But the star of the show was a limited-edition variant of the new supersport, the Panigale V4 Speciale. Just 1,500 examples were built, but that wasn’t the most important number. Thanks to an Akrapovic titanium exhaust, the V4’s hp figure got bumped up by 12 to 226.