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My new project, it's Italian !

Discussion in 'General Classic Motorcycle Discussion' started by Peter R, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. Peter R

    Peter R

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    Since I was 17, (Iam 64 now) I have never been without a british bike.
    So over the years I have become on first name terms with many british bike part suppliers.
    I figured that it was about time for a change, so I opted for something totally different instead.
    I recently came across this little Italian, it's a Benelli 250 sport special of 1969.

    I always had a soft spor for these bikes, and when I came across one lately, I just could not resist it.
    So here is my latest project, it shares the workshop with my British bikes now.
    It needs a lot of work, it looks better on the pcture than it actually is, but that's part of the fun.
    Part suppliers for these machines are a bit thin on the ground, and there is not very much info on the web.
    My wife already looks forward to trips to Italy with me to buy spares :roll:

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  2. speirmoor

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  3. acotrel

    acotrel

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    Have you seen the article about the Motobi, in the latest issue of Motorcycle Classics. It is the same bike ?
     
  4. Peter R

    Peter R

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    No, I do not have a subscription , and this magazine is not available over here , so I can't tell if this is the same bike.
     
  5. Matt Spencer

    Matt Spencer

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    Looks a the notta the bad , eh .
     
  6. acotrel

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  7. Peter R

    Peter R

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    Indeed, the 125cc version looks identical to the 250, you can hardly tell them apart when parked next to each other.
     
  8. acotrel

    acotrel

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    Apparently Motobi and Benelli were the same company in the mid 60s. Motobi was started by a disenchanted family member who later returned to the fold. Anyway, they are beautiful bikes.
     

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