Why not? A Pantah 750 desert?

Why not? A Pantah 750 desert?

May the 9th, 2013….  Houston Texas We have been looking around the warehouse to check if nothing has been stolen(another false alarm) and among the boxes I found an old Pantah Engine. I completely forgot I bought it several years ago in Italy for a project that I never started.  What to do with it? The engine […]

Gilera R1x 125 Dakar (aka La Dakarina)

Gilera R1x 125 Dakar (aka La Dakarina)

Gilera R1x 125 Dakar A two stroke gilera that raced the dakar in 1988 and the first Gilera which raced at the Dakar. Courtesy of RC-True. Sorry but it is in italian. One day if i have some time, I will transalte it “Nei giorni scorsi vi sarete chiesti perche’ cercassi disperatamente una marmitta dell’R1….vi […]

Gilera RC 650 Supermotard

Gilera RC 650 Supermotard

This bike is a special project created by a talented individual who spared no money to build this supermotard version of the Gilera RC.  * 647 CC * Saturno Piuma cams * Starter removed * Discacciati brakes with 330mm front rotor * Custom exhaust with ss headers * Chromed tank  

1990 MORINI 501 COGUARO

1990 MORINI 501 COGUARO

In the earlier eighties, Morini and Valentini (a famous Morini dealer) worked together to prepare bikes for some desert rides after Valentini’s son Massimiliano won the six days of Elba.. Specifically, in 1980, during the TransAfrica adventure where 3 stock Morinis raced; 2 among the 6 bikes which completed the race were Camels. Morini also participated […]

1980 MORINI CAMEL VALENTINI

1980 MORINI CAMEL VALENTINI

In the earlier eighties, Morini and Valentini (famous Morini dealer) worked together to prepare bikes for some desert rides after Valentini’s son Massimiliano won the six days of Elba.. Specifically, in 1980, during the TransAfrica adventure where 3 stock Morinis  raced, 2 among the 6 bikes which completed the race were Camels. Morini also participated […]

2003 ATK 605 ROTAX (DESERTO)

2003 ATK 605 ROTAX (DESERTO)

ATK : A very good article on this bike can be found on this web address http://www.cifumotorsports.com/mc/1997atk/index.html. This bike represents the last air cooled Rotax powered ATK model before ATK bought the rights to the Cannondale bikes and introduced a new more modern bike. Although an heavy bike compared to some of her peers, the rotax power plant […]

Guzzi TT 350 monoshock prototype

Guzzi TT 350 monoshock prototype

- Guzzi V35 TT Manichino  – “A one of a kind prototype” In the 80s Guzzi followed the trend of large displacement enduros by producing the TT e la NTX. The first one was derived from a prototype (the V50 TS, where TS TS meant  “Tutta Strada” or “All roads”), which was basically a street bike which could also be […]

Aprilia Tuareg 600 wind

Aprilia Tuareg 600 wind

1991 APRILIA TUAREG WIND 600 APRILIA was born making offroad bikes, not street bikes even though everyone in the continent seems to believe otherwise. In the early 90s, Aprilia had the clever idea to design a lighter a touring dual purpose bike using the rotax 600 engine. Such idea was copied a decade later ! […]

2009 KTM 690 RFR (RALLY FACTORY REPLICA)

2009 KTM 690 RFR (RALLY FACTORY REPLICA)

“” Based on the experience of the KTM Rally Factory Teams and in line with the KTM “Ready to Race” philosophy, the 690 Rally Replica will be exclusively equipped with race-proven winning technology. These race-ready rally machines will be manufactured to order and fitted with the groundbreaking, fully newly developed single cylinder engine with dramatically […]