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Old 07-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #31
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That's a carbed Cali 3 - I had one before my EV - and the FI model makes about 30% more power and is a nicer bike to ride. But that's a good price, right there.
I also had an 850T: bought it in bits in 1981, assembled it with 70% brand-new parts (like new 950 pistons and barrels, new LM heads, new T20 cam, new front end complete, new factory twin disc kit, yadda, yadda, yadda...), dragged it halfway around the world - twice - and sold it late last year in a fit of pique.
Never rode it. Not once. Not an inch.
I think a part of my soul went with that bike...


The Monza as it was 20 years ago, and as it is now:

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Old 11-08-2014, 06:11 PM   #32
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Well, the Guzzi sat in the shed with the odd round the block ride waiting to be Vinned.
Decided to test the water on Tm prior to Vinning.....
SOLD.

Lastest thing to find a home in the garage....a 600SS

And ST4S is SOLD too. Too much power and lard for me I'm afraid.
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Old 11-09-2014, 02:02 AM   #33
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wouldn’t a 600 ducati make the bmw seem fast?
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:41 AM   #34
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I thought the same until I took it for a test ride last weekend.
On paper its got 53 HP and most of the reviews are not very flattering.
Its what the classic bike mags refer to a 'real world' bike.
Power delivery is much quicker than any airhead BMW and I'd say would get to 160 kmph faster too. ( on private roads or track)
Handling.....lets not compare light narrow twin to shaft drive tourer.
The mags say its a 'sleeved down' 750, well its not as the stroke is less.
The motor is a 600 Pantah motor and I have seen how well they go at the track.
600cc, OHC, redline at 9000, 178 kgs,twin 38mm carbs

If your up in Auckland take it for a ride.
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