The story of Giuseppe Benelli’s Motobi
The charm of riding small Italian singles becomes clear in the 205-pound Motobi 125.
Jim Scaysbrook reflects on his time racing with Mike Hailwood.
A 1956 Maserati 160/T4 Lusso on display with other classic motorcycles at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
A 1957 Aermacchi Chimera 175 on display with other classic Italian motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
A 1982 Ducati 900 Mike Hailwood Replica at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa.
A 1957 F.B. Mondial TV175 at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.
by Richard Backus
The California Oil Museum has opened a new exhibit, “Italian Motorcycles: Incredible Classics to Modern Marvels” running now through Sept. 27, 2009. The exhibit is a collaboration of two collectors, Guy Webster and Daniel Shoenewald. Picked from their extensive collections are classic beauties such as a 1959 Moto Morini Corsa, a 1956 Mondial, a 1955 Ducati Silverstone Super, a 1954 Bianchi Tonale, and a 1953 MV Augusta. In the modern selection we will be displaying a ’97 Moto Guzzi Daytona RS, a Ducati 999 Fila, a Donna Karen special ’98 Ducati 748L as well as many others.
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