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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I know where you're coming from there, too. I was never into scooters, as I hated the whole mods image thing (I was a diehard biker). If you're into scooters, however, Google Moto Rumi (if you don't know of it already). My old man used to have one of these, which are now worth a pretty penny:

    http://motorcycles-for-sale.biz/sale.php?id=30784

    Marco.
    quite smart that... expensive but nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    If you're into scooters, however, Google Moto Rumi

    Marco.
    I remember those, even though they were pretty rare. 125cc two stroke twin, with a very distinctive whine to them. They sounded really nice. Also one of the quicker scooters around back then.
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    Yup, according to my old man (was before my time), it went like a bomb! His was also the 'Bol d'Or' (with fancy carbs, which he painstakingly tuned), but in cream:



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    Yeah personally speaking of course I'd rather walk than be seen riding a scooter but one machine I never did get to ride which I feel rather sad about was the 350 Moto Morini. I guess now it'll never happen but I would have loved to have ridden one. Thanks to an old mate of mine back around 1980 I did get to ride a Moto Guzzi Le Mans out around the hills close to RAF Binbrook. Bloody good machine but very much like a Harley V Twin in that it performed like a tractor. The Guzzi had a shaft drive though and unlike the Honda CX500 which had a contra rotating clutch, the Guzzi would dive for the ground every time you grabbed a gobful of throttle. Strange little bugger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haselsh1 View Post
    one machine I never did get to ride which I feel rather sad about was the 350 Moto Morini.
    I remember having a good go against one of those when I had my Kwaka S3a. He was quick, but not quick enough! (like quite a few RD400's, the Kwaka eat those too ) It was a fast little bike, nearly as quick as the 500.

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    Yeah but the Moto Morini was purely about handling and nothing to do with speed. In fact, rumour had it that the 350 Morini was so nimble it could easily steer around stones in the road rather than plough over them like a typical Jap bike would. I have only really experienced the handling of Ducati's long term of those from Italy and Ducati's are very strange when it comes to handling. There is very little that will upset them when they are at speed.

    Of the bikes I have owned that were typically bland were the Kawasaki GPz's. Their handling was so straight and boring. The one only thing that stood them apart was their acceleration. One other notable that I owned for a while was a Yamaha FZR600. I remember being two up on this way in excess of 120mph (track of course ).

    I also remember borrowing a Triumph Daytona many years back. The most painful ride I ever had.
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    I think these two pictures illustrate just how different some approaches are today in motorbike design, and the sacrifices in looks that are necessary, in order to achieve ultimate performance:





    Looks wise, the bottom one does absolutely nothing for me, but I guess if I was racing round a track, or prioritised speed and agility over looks, it would be the only one to have. I'm just pleased that Triumph have keep the traditional flag flying, thus preventing motorbike design becoming as soulless and 'homogenised' as its commercially produced automobile counterpart...

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    That bloody Thruxton Triumph looks amazing. Sadly the Yamaha leaves me wondering why ?
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    I know.... But then both serve entirely different purposes!

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    Personally, I'd sooner have a real Triumph. This classic 500cc Tiger 100 Daytona would do nicely.

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