Tagged: Italian

A Perfect Storm: 1975 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

A Perfect Storm: 1975 Benelli Tornado 650S for Sale

Built between 1968 and 1976, the Benelli Tornado 650S could be thought of the “Anti-Triumph.” While the basic pushrod 650cc, parallel-twin specifications suggest a bike superficially similar, it is very different in practice. Apparently,...

Low-Mileage Italian: 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans for Sale

Low-Mileage Italian: 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 Le Mans for Sale

Designed as a follow up to Moto Guzzi’s V7 Sport, the 850 Le Mans was much more evolutionary than a brand-new machine. It still used the famous Lino Tonti frame, as would many Guzzis...

Racing Heritage on the Cheap: 1975 MV Agusta Ipotesi Racebike

Racing Heritage on the Cheap: 1975 MV Agusta Ipotesi Racebike

Considering how rare MV Agustas are in general, it’s been positively raining them for the past month, and this Ipotesi [“hypothesis” in Italian] race bike is certainly new to me: we’ve featured several of...

A Deeper Shade of Orange: 1977 Laverda Jota for Sale

A Deeper Shade of Orange: 1977 Laverda Jota for Sale

I’m not generally a purist when it comes to colors: I actually prefer my Ferraris in subtle hues like greys and earthy metallics. I’m not a huge fan of British Racing Green. And silver...

The Very Definition of Exotic: 1971 MV Agusta 750 Sport 4C75 for Sale

The Very Definition of Exotic: 1971 MV Agusta 750 Sport 4C75 for Sale

MV Agusta’s racing heritage is at the heart of their fame and, for a long time, their exotic, multi-cylinder engines were available only to factory racers. So when they finally produced a roadgoing four-cylinder...

Practical Classic: 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah for Sale

Practical Classic: 1982 Ducati 600SL Pantah for Sale

After the humiliating failure of the parallel-twin 500GTL project, Ducati was quick to introduce the v-twin Pantah that had been developed in secret by Fabio Taglioni, who was convinced that the parallel-twin wasn’t the...

Affordable Exotic: 1977 MV Agusta 350 Ipotesi for Sale

Affordable Exotic: 1977 MV Agusta 350 Ipotesi for Sale

Although vintage MV Agustas like the 750S command hefty sums when they trade, it’s easy to forget that they also made a range of other bikes, generally of much smaller displacements. These bikes are...

Better Than New: Fully-Restored 1974 Ducati 750GT for Sale

Better Than New: Fully-Restored 1974 Ducati 750GT for Sale

The Ducati GT750 was the first street Ducati to use their famous “L-twin” engine, so named because the 90° v-twin was oriented with one piston pointing forward and the other directly upward, forming the...

Honorably Discharged: Ex-Military1955 Moto Guzzi Airone for Sale

Honorably Discharged: Ex-Military1955 Moto Guzzi Airone for Sale

For collectors and modern motorcyclists, the phrase “Italian motorcycle” conjures up images of sleek, exotic, motorcycles with shrieking engines and fragile beauty. But in the aftermath of World War II, there was a real...

Italian Thunder: 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Sale

Italian Thunder: 1977 Moto Guzzi Le Mans for Sale

The Le Mans, Moto Guzzi’s famous 1970’s superbike, was an evolution of their earlier V7 Sport, with restyled bodywork and a bigger engine. Introduced in 1976 to keep pace with competition heating up between...