Bimota being sold to fund GS repairs

Vince2

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Pretty good there, it was Valerio BIanchi, Giuseppe MOrri, and Massimo TAmburini.

But what about CA-GI-VA and Aprilia? (clue for the first)
Didn’t know Cagiva name was made up the same as Bimota but here goes.
The name Castiglione comes to mind but I don’t know why.
Giacomo Agostini?
Surely not Valentino Rossi?
 
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midlifecrisis

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Very close.
The Castiglioni brother's father created Cagiva in Varese.

Therefore CAstiglioni GIovanni Varese.

Aprilia anyone?
 

alfatwo

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I saw Giacomo Agostini racing with Phil Read in 1976 at Mallory Park at the pre TT meeting
It was fantastic...
The MV was miles faster around Gerard's but the Honda was better over the whole lap
Great times!

Dave
 

Marwood

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Nice to see the appreciation for Bimotas here...though no real surprise - Maseratists being suckers for Italian design flair / engineering / pleasure / expense / pain. * delete as applicable.

Good news from the refurb (so far) is the bike is 'a time warp' and in great nick. Good to know that spending £20k on garages to keep the thing dry all these years was worth it!

A few pics for those still interested...8229182292822938229482295
 

midlifecrisis

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I saw Giacomo Agostini racing with Phil Read in 1976 at Mallory Park at the pre TT meeting
It was fantastic...
The MV was miles faster around Gerard's but the Honda was better over the whole lap
Great times!

Dave
Wow, just wow. Imagine Marc Marquez and Rossi popping up at the Anglesey circuit just before they got on the ferry to the IOM?
 

midlifecrisis

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Nice to see the appreciation for Bimotas here...though no real surprise - Maseratists being suckers for Italian design flair / engineering / pleasure / expense / pain. * delete as applicable.

Good news from the refurb (so far) is the bike is 'a time warp' and in great nick. Good to know that spending £20k on garages to keep the thing dry all these years was worth it!

A few pics for those still interested...View attachment 82291View attachment 82292View attachment 82293View attachment 82294View attachment 82295
Welding is sublime.