Wednesday, 10 August 2016

1976 MV Agusta 350S Ipotesi for sale



Always happy to post details of an Italian motorcycle for sale by a Benzina buyer, so here goes
 
1976 MV Agusta 350S  Ipotesi.

                   Older restoration.

                   Owned since 2009.

                   Fitted With New Electronic Ignition 

                   Also New Dellorto carbs.

                   Taxed & Insured & Mot  until 2017.

                   Price £4750, including the early Benzina sticker!
 
Interested? Email greg@teambenzina co uk (I know the dots are missing!) and I'll  do the intros

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Benzina at the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival


This weekend, 5-7 August, I'll be at the wonderful Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival - latest copy of Benzina and my books. If you're after a particular back issue of Benzina email greg@teambenzina.co.uk before 9am Friday and I'll bring a copy. Otherwise just come and say Hi. Will be between the Paddocks with Pat Slinn signing books

The racing's always great and there's such a varied entry list you can download here and club displays. The static bike show includes a Beale Benelli 350/4 like the one Dave Roper races (above) and an Aermacchi HD250RR - the full list is here and most of them will be paraded on what must be the best UK track for spectators. There's also a Steve Parish BBQ on Saturday evening - make of that what you will.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Bruno Spaggiari's1973 Imola bike for sale


The real thing - John at Made in Italy Motorcycles collected it from Bruno's hallway. More by clicking here on John's website. But there's no price. Just as well if it's less than our house in worth; lot of info on this (including the radially drilled discs) in my Ducati and the TT book

Monday, 1 August 2016

Ducati - a Photographic Tribute, volume two by Phil Aynsley


with Benzina 14 posted out have finally had a chance to have a good look at Phil Aynsley's second volume "Ducati - a Photographic Tribute" (volume one's sold out). Stunning doesn't cover it: Phil Aynsley has had access to the factory and collections the rest of us can only dream about. Classics, racers, modern - they're all here plus non-motorcycling products from the Ducati family's era. Even some period ads. A monster of a book at almost 3KG and a bargain at under 80 Euros delivered with the EU. More at https://www.artbooksonline.eu/books/neu/art-13889.html?l=en

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Benzina 14 finally here


All new, bigger and better than before. At 132 pages it has over 30% more content than ever before and is now really a book rather than a magazine. Features on Ducati Corse's paint shop, Michael Rutter racing a Ducati TT1 at the Classic TT, Guzzi 250s, the Mototrans story, how Ducati started with cambelts in 1964, Spaggiari interview, Pierobon frames, Provini's Morini, building a Laverda V6, racing MV Agusta 500 triples nad much more - including high quality silk paper sections showcasing Phil Aynsley's photography. And free UK postage. You can buy a copy here or to save postage in the US contact Classic Bike Books






Benzina 14 finally here


All new, bigger and better than before. At 132 pages it has over 30% more content than ever before and is now really a book rather than a magazine. Features on Ducati Corse's paint shop, Michael Rutter racing a Ducati TT1 at the Classic TT, Guzzi 250s, the Mototrans story, how Ducati started with cambelts in 1964, Spaggiari interview, Pierobon frames, Provini's Morini, building a Laverda V6, racing MV Agusta 500 triples nad much more - including high quality silk paper sections showcasing Phil Aynsley's photography.You can buy a copy here






Wednesday, 11 November 2015

British Ducati fans rejoice!

What a year to be a British bike - and especially Ducati - fan. Danny Kent's our first Grand Prix world champion (used to live just up the road from me), Michael Rutter pedals a TT1 round the Isle of Man at over 120mph - and now this; Ducati have already sold over 50,000 bikes in 2015
All-time sales record for Ducati: bike deliveries top 50,000 for the first time ever

  • On 10 November Ducati delivered its 50,000th bike of 2015, an increase of no less than 23% with respect to the same date last year
  • Seven new 2016 bikes to be unveiled at EICMA
  • “More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop”. This is the title of the Ducati World Première 2016, to be streamed live around the world on Monday 16 November at 4.30 pm (CET time)

Borgo Panigale (Bologna, Italy), 11 November 2015 – Ducati Motor Holding continues to grow and has now - for the first time its history - broken through the 50,000 bike sales per year barrier. This ground-breaking result was reached on 10 November. By the same date last year Ducati had sold 40,650 motorcycles which was, at the time, a record for the Bologna-based bike manufacturer.

In the wake of this major achievement, the company is now getting ready to reveal the most important new products for 2016, a year that will, as previously announced, see the arrival of nine new bikes.

To ensure the ever-greater involvement of the Ducatisti community, the “Ducati World Première 2016” will be streamed live starting at 4.30 pm (CET time) on Monday 16 November.

From 17 November (the day set aside for the press) to Sunday 22 November, all the latest from Ducati will be on show at EICMA 2015, the international motorcycle exhibition  - now at its 73rd edition - that will be held at the Trade Fair centre in Rho-Milan.

Reaching the 50,000 bike mark is a huge sales achievement for Ducati”, commented Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding. “Growth is not a goal in itself but, rather, an indicator of customer satisfaction with regard to both the bikes and the overall quality of our work. It’s a result we’re very proud of, one that rewards our efforts and confirms the soundness of our strategy. It also stems from continuous product innovation, far-reaching geographic expansion and efforts to become ever-closer to the Ducatisti community. It’s also a result that augers well for EICMA 2015, where we’ll be presenting seven all-new bikes. Together with the Monster 1200 R and another new bike eagerly awaited for the end of the year, that adds up to no less than nine new bikes for 2016.

On Monday 16 November, Milan will also host the Ducati World Première 2016, a live-streaming event that will involve thousands of enthusiasts all over the world. It will be entitled “More than Red: Black, Wild and Pop”. Three words that herald new horizons for Ducati – and an entry into three new worlds.

 
Watch the Ducati World Première 2016 on http://premiere.ducati.com (worldwide), http://premiere.ducati.com/de (Germany).