As noted in today’s other story, I was in Italy for the press launch of the Aprilia Tuareg 660 – great bike, by the way. The launch was in Sardinia, and I had a day in Rome for a layover so I explored the city by foot and grabbed photos of motorcycles (and a couple of cars) that caught my eye in a sea of scooters. Enjoy!
In vaguely alphabetical order, here are some of the motorcycles that caught my eye in Rome:
I was very surprised to see a Buell 1125R, one of which we recently sold over on Iconic.
Ducati Monster (with a bonus appearance from Jensen Beeler of Asphalt & Rubber on the left).
Honda CB650R. Stylish shoes to match a stylish bike.
The new Moto Guzzi V7.
My favorite find of the trip – a Moto Morini Corsaro 1200! These were never sold in the US, but they really appeal to me as someone who loves V-Twin naked bikes. This was Moto Morinis attempt at coming back into the limelight with new owners back in 2006 – MCN called it “light, flickable, wheelie-prone and fun on the road”, which basically sounds like my perfect review, however there were some electrical issues, the gearbox was poor, and the forks were incredibly stiff. The 1,187cc V-Twin produced 123 horsepower. It was hand built and featured Brembo brakes, Marzocchi forks, and the giant undertail pipes which presumably kept the passenger’s legs warm.
Someone bought a Royal Enfield Meteor.
I got my camera out just to take a photo of the vines on the building in the background, but then this couple pulled out of a parking spot in their orange Fiat 500 and it seemed like the perfect “Rome” photo to me. Hope you enjoyed this Picture Intermission!