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1983 BMW R80RT – ‘CARNERA’

Posted on July 29, 2013 by Scott in Brat, Scrambler. 14 comments

We love the scramblers coming out of Europe at the moment. The latest is this BMW R80RT built by the talented brothers at Emporio Elaborazioni Meccaniche named ‘Carnera’. To most of us this name doesn’t mean a thing, but to Italian’s, Primo Carnera was one of the greatest boxers Italy has produced – winning the world heavyweight championship back in 1933. “We named it after him because our bike is a big, elegant and like him, it has a boxer engine too” says Andrea. The bike was commissioned by a customer from Tuscany whose brief was simple “create an elegant and bad ass vintage enduro.” Well, we think they’ve built a knockout Beemer.


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Parilla Thrilla

Posted on April 25, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Classic. No Comments

This is one beautiful motorcycle. Parilla motorcycles only made motorbikes for 18 years so they are quite rare. The story goes that Parilla Motorcycles was started after a young man in Italy saw a Norton Manx and was in awe. He bought one, took it apart and measured it. Then sold it and started making his ‘Parilla’ bikes based on the Manx. Enough of the history lesson, let’s get back to drooling…

 

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Porco Rosso Cafe Racers

Posted on March 12, 2009 by Scott in Café Racer, Racer. 1 Comment

Found these pics and cant find any information on them. Only that they are designed by Porco Rosso which means ‘red pig’ in french Italian. There are more on Numero1 if you like what you see. The kawasaki zx10r  looks like it could rip your arms off.  I am happy to sacrifice my arms for a ride…

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