If variety is the spice of life,
this mixture of bikes is Chile de Arbol!
Above is Pekka Rossi’s gorgeous 1996 Aprilia Moto 6.5, designed by Philippe Starck.
The Airone and 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans belonging to Karl Huybrecht.
Karl Huybrecht’s yellow Ducati Desmo stands out in a crowd.
On the left is the 1952 Moto Guzzi Airone of Karl Huybrechts, who lives in Belgium. Below is Karl’s yellow Ducati Desmo. Anyone know what’s on the right?
Carl Liebold races his 1955 Moto Rumi Bicarburatore through the streets of Sicily in 2004. He has twice finished 4th in class in the 1000-mile Motogiro D’Italia.
Carl’s 125cc Moto Rumi at repose. This two-stroke twin is extremely rare, especially in California, where it now lives.
Carl Liebold’s 2000 Ducati Monster 900S.
A 250cc bevel-drive single that was restored by Carl Liebold.
Another view of the 250cc bike from Carl Liebold. Read more about vintage bikes on Carl’s website: www.vintageveloce.com
Ken Portz’s 1997 Moto Guzzi California (above) lives in Colorado, but would look good in any state.
Ken Portz’s 2007 Moto Guzzi Norge.
Brian Harper’s 1980 Moto Guzzi CX100, painted Toyota MR2 yellow. It has the tach from an Alfa Spider in a custom dashboard designed by Brian. He fabricated bar mounts to replace the clip ons. The alternator cover is from a Guzzi Eldorado. Custom vinyl decals on the side say LeMans II, but it is really a CX100; the real LeMans II wasn’t sold in the USA. It also has a lightened flywheel, the airbox was replaced by individual filters, and the throttle was replaced by faster action aftermarket unit.
Brian Harper’s 1976 Vespa 200 Rally. He writes: “Main modifications have involved removing a bunch of parts to fix the front brakes five years ago and never putting it back together. This is how basket cases start.”
Brian Harper’s 1974 Ducati 750GT, repainted Nissan Sentra Red. “Non originale modifications include an o-ring chain, Dyna electronic ignition, a headlight that lights up the road ahead at night, and a non-stock rear tire size.”
Joe Cantrell sent this hot Honda ages ago. It’s too cool to ignore, so pretend it’s Italian and we’ll all get through this just fine.
Scott Potter’s Laverda
Another view of Scott Potter’s Laverda.
Patrick Ma’s 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000 looks fast even when parked.
Patrick’s 1969 BMW R69S. We know. We know. It’s not Italian, but it is a classic and a beauty in its own right.
Tom Hardy’s Italian bike, a 1978 GIOS Torino with Campagnolo gruppo. When we asked for “bike” photos, we meant motorcycles, but what the heck.
Here’s a Moto Morini 3 1/2 formerly owned by UK SNO member Stuart Jones. He’s now got a Ducati 900 superlight and an Alfa GT Junior.
T.J. Noto with his collection of Ducatis. T.J. has a 1987 F1, 1966 Mach 1 and a 1965 Monza.
Larry Felton’s 1980 Ducati 900 SD Darmah and 2000 Motto Guzzi V11 Sport.
When Sid Smith isn’t in his 1974 Alfa Spider, he’s giving his Ducati Supersport a workout.