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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Racing motorcycle from famous company

This racing motorcycle is made by one of the most famous motorcycle manufacturers in the world. However very little information is available on the internet. What is it?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 08:16 PM
 
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My guess would be a late 50's bmw track bike.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi impalass, sorry it is not a BMW nor was it made in the late 50's.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 06:53 AM
 
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could it perhaps be a munch from the 40's?

I only say that cause the engine looks like it could possably have been from a european car
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 07:19 AM
 
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I love this stuff. I really don't have a clue, but here are some observations.

It appears to be a water cooled v8 with shaft drive. Since the engine is mounted longitudinally, it's not the famed Moto Guzzi v8 gp racer, but it does appear to have a mount for a dustbin fairing. You stated that it wasn't built in the 50's, but it has drum brakes, leading link front suspension, twin rear shock suspension, so unless it's a retro replica, it has to be 60's or earlier. Dustbin fairings were outlawed in gp in the late 50's, so I'm at a loss.

The water cooling has me guessing, so I'll guess it's Italian in origin. Even close on date and origin?

This is a good one!
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi vfroger,

Very good observations. I said it was not from the late 50's. Your correct, it is from the early 50's. Yes it is Italian. Yes it does use a dust bin.

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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 09:48 AM
 
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oH oH meee!

Ok, if it's not kawasaki's latest update to the ZX-7R, then surely it's an offering from Beneilli (sp?)???

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Honda919Rider,

Sorry its not a Benelli or an updated ZX-7R.

Andy
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 09:28 PM
 
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Hmm... The top is very flat, as if the rider is supposed to lie lengthwise across the bike. It looks as if it is purpose built for land speed racing. Am I even close?
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-24-2002, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi LukeDog... sorry not close. It is a GP bike.
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