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A street bike this time

Trivias don't last that long lately :)
Even the hard ones last a day or two, I hope this one will make it through the weekend :D
It's hard enough even for Andy :cool:
It's an Italian 125 which was the fastest production bike in it's category.
What is it?

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titomike said:
1980's Benelli 125 Sport ?

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No titomike, sorry. It's not a Benelli and it's a little before 1980.
Like I mentioned, I hope this one can make it through the weekend. This firm is not as widely known as Benelli.

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PJ1 said:
Could it be a Fantic? :)
No, not a Fantic either.
Sorry.

It had a top speed of over 140 km/h, and that was before 1980!

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Not Morbidelli either.
I checked this MBA-Morbidelli 125 Gp 1978, and it's a 2 cylinder GP bike producing 40 HP!

The bike we re looking at is a production bike, but this firm was never big in numbers.
If you owned this bike then, you could beat almost all the 250s!
This is the sport version. There was also a simpler 'roadster' version and a 'racing' one.
I could show you some more pictures if you like :D

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This picture shows the simple (called just 'sport' ) version of the same bike.
I hope it's helpful in your search :D
I will be off to the airport soon.
I'll be back Monday morning, anxious to see if anyone found this :p
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Hi guys!

Well I saw that there was a lot of activity in the trivia forum during the weekend.
Many nice questions and answers, but what about this one?
OK I knew this one woul dmake it for sure through the weekend ;) , now I'll give you some more help.
First of all, the bike is totally original, the pics were taken by a brochure!
Kevlar, you shouldn't think like that, (wheels are the same- Morbidelli) because many small manufacturers were using parts from the same supplier! Like Ceriani and Marzocchi forks for example were used by almost all large Italian bikes of the time.

One important difference of this bike is that the engine is designed and made by the firm that produced the bike. It's not a Minarelli or other. This firm has of course used Minarellis and other engines (even Maico) on their off road bikes which were also very competitive!
Andy, look at the engine of the Testi, it's completely different, plus no exhaust expansion chambers.
Remember 'Our' bike was the fastest production 125 bike then (as far as I know).
Here is the racing version 'competizione' as pictured in Italian magazine Motociclismo in 1978.



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More help...

OK guys, this should be helpful for the players.

The brother of Giacomo Agostini (you all know him :)) won an Italian Junior Motocross championship riding a bike by this firm.
There you go, I almost gave it away ;)

That's what I call interesting trivia :D


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Any ideas on what kind of hint would be useful for this trivia?
Well it was my intention to create a trivia that would last a while, but it seems I overdid it.
Let me know what you think might be helpful (except from giving the brand name).
If there is no more interest in this one, I might as well give it away :(

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The answer is.....

Since it seems nobody is going to find this, I 'll give it away :(

It's the Aspes Juma 125.
Aspes, a small Italian firm, produced many interesting bikes, roadsters and motocross. The Motocross bikes Hopi 125 and Navaho 50 were very succesful in their time while the Juma was the fastest 125 production bike.

You can see some more about the Aspes bikes and info here:

http://www.deltasas.it/docs/aspes/foto/foto.htm

I pronounce this trivia as unsolved :crying:

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