You can find what I think is either the prototype or the early version of the Ipotesi at:
Your bike also has drilled discs which are probably after market. Indicators were required in the US in 1975 along with right side braking so many manufacturers modified/designed their bikes to suit the US market. For indicators, especially in 1975, it was often the importers or local dealers who retro fitted them to meet local requirements which is why there may be different styles for different countries.
Rob, how are you my friend ?Yes that's definitely a prototype in the pics - note the chrome top rail? It is also completely straight (flat) the production model tilts up a few degrees in the final 20 -25 centimetres.
Also, the tail slopes down differently to all the production models (which are almost flat). Then there's a screw type set up on the head tube which never made it to the production models.
The brake callipers are a different style to the final product but the reservoirs look like the final product. The rubber boots that hold in the speedo and tacho are also not in evidence.
I would LOVE to have that particular bike, but that's me..lol
Hello Rui, doing great my friend, very busy and really don't get here much these days or if I do it is a quick look and gone. I hope you are doing great alsoRob, how are you my friend ?
I would love to have/Buy this bike, but the asking price is too high for what i´ve searched and was adviced.....
I must buy with my head and not with my heart