Adam Bolton, the guy that owns Italian Motor Magazine and a good friend, asked if i could write a few words for the Bike EXIF feature. I must admit i didn't realy know what to say, hence some of the waffle!
There will be a full test etc in the next issue. It realy is a honour to be able to ride such a bike and get as many other folk to see it as poss. I cannot understand this idea that you hide rare and special bikes away....what is the point.
Now, if you think that the 600 is rare, i have something in my workshop at the moment that makes it look like a Honda!
Here is a little taster and a pat on the head for the first person to identify it correctly Look carefully at this picture!
Damn Dorian, when you hand out an assignment you certainly don't make it easy. Hell with the cables dropping underneath, that almost looks like a left handed throttle!! after searching through all my stuff last night I have been reduced to opcorn:
Dorian, the 600 is simply beautiful, headlight and all. I would have it any day over a 750GT! With that photo, you sure you haven't reversed the negative just to throw us? I can assure you it is not a Checca :devil:
nice 600 Dorian. Yep, they are one of the ugliest bikes ever but they start to grow on you. Just love the brakes on the 600, cable operated discs. the blurb says there was a yellow bike. Was that after market or factory paint job? It was in Australia before heading overseas and featured in a magazine article.
As for your new bike ... how does a 150 T-18 sound. It's probably obscure enough that it doesn't appear in many books.
Russ, yes the yellow bike was original factory. As far as we can tell the only original factory colours were black (99% of the bikes), one yellow and one blue. Although i have seen other colours, including red, i think they where all done ex factory.
The yellow bike was ordered by Kym Bonython the Adelaide arts and racing entepreneur who died just this year. The bike came to the UK about 10 years a go and is still around somewhere i think.
NO not a 150 T-18.....more obscure than even that!