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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Finally I thought I'd unveil my "Disco Volante" #10 in the MV collection

I hope this doesn't become of those long laborious threads about what does & what does not constitute a Disco Volante. It may be an argument that the beneficiaries of my estate may have to undertake one day but it does not interest me.

What I know is that this definitely a 175 - it definitely has a "disco" tank in steel - it was owned by a respected mechanic in Empoli (Tuscany) who sadly passed away a couple of years ago, he lovingly built this bike over many many years (much like I did with my Tributo Ago) and it held a special place of pride in his collection. The history is well known to the President of the Vinci Moto Club D'epoca who in turn is a close family friend of my relatives & well known to me from my previous visits. This bike was his personal recommendation as it rides like a dream and in his view "It is right that it should pass from the hands of one fanatic to another"

It is currently residing my relatives' garage in Tuscany while I wrestle with the decision of whether to import now or leave it there and fly over in June to do one of the many classic Italian 'road races' in summer - the Milano to Taranto or perhaps Giro D'Italia or something else? ..... can't decide.










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Lovely.....do the Giro and write an article about the experience for us...

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Rob, looks great, where will you put it ? You're going to need more space ? Leave the F3 with me if it helps !

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Dats boo-tee-full, dats whad dat is.

Rob, I know several people who have done the Motogiro d'Italia multiple times. It's on my bucket list.
Have a look here at Vicki Smith's photo memories of giros past. If you're only going to do one then do "The One", "The Original", the Motogiro d'Italia.

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Lovely.....do the Giro and write an article about the experience for us...
I'd definitely chronicle the event if I got that way - you should know that from my past form Ed.

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Dats boo-tee-full, dats whad dat is.

Rob, I know several people who have done the Motogiro d'Italia multiple times. It's on my bucket list.
Have a look here at Vicki Smith's photo memories of giros past. If you're only going to do one then do "The One", "The Original", the Motogiro d'Italia.

http://photos.ducati.net/Motogiros
Thanks Stephen, the biggest stumbling block is that it is an unknown factor - I'd hate to do all that & then have an insurmountable breakdown 50 miles into the event. This is not one of my bikes that I have had for years and know intimately & can assess the likelihood of a decent run.

Lots to think about.

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LOL - the long way round eh Randy?


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Rob, looks great, where will you put it ? You're going to need more space ? Leave the F3 with me if it helps !
Thanks John (god we STILL are waiting to catch up, embarrassing)- it seems I've trained my relatives well

I think this one will have to go into the billiard room as well - the garage is full and it is even worse that that Christian has got a Brutale 1090R

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so christian got a brutale 1090... really wow, still got the mito too, ?
hope so... one day im bringing my bed and sleeping in that garage with a night light on so i can sleep peacefully and literally count bikes instead of sheep to sleep

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robbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbie

i luv ya man
so happy for u my friend
awesome bike
tough decision for u, but one that im sure will be right

so christian got a brutale 1090... really wow, still got the mito too, ?
hope so... one day im bringing my bed and sleeping in that garage with a night light on so i can sleep peacefully and literally count bikes instead of sheep to sleep
Man oh man, thanks Robbie your unbridled enthusiasm/excitement always puts the biggest smile on my face - maybe I am just buying these bikes to get your reaction

Yes Christian has a 1090R (keeping a secret from Randy that there's a Brutale in the family now) and the Mito as well - he can't legally ride the Brutale until December 2014 which is when he qualifies for a full licence , there's a long story behind the bike could not say no, will tell you in person when we catch up in March - I'll be in Melbourne then

If sleeping in that garage is your dream, just come visit, you don't have to bring a bed, we'll move one downstairs for you, anything for you Robbie my upbeat friend


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