another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 30 June 2012

c.r.m.c. test day, mallory park.


 although our day was cut short prematurely on friday as a result of a serious oil leak it gave me and dangerous the chance to have a stroll around the pit's and have a gander at some of the tasty machines in attendance, one bike really caught my eye, a little 750cc ducati, the bike seemed familiar for some reason but i couldn't quite put my finger on it, the owner turned out to be the legendary ducati racer and tuner, paul klatkiewicz, what a lovely bloke, he patiently answered my questions and explained in lay-man term's the engineering that had gone into the bike, it's a genuine ducati factory racer, one of only six built, a genuine 80 plus honest bhp in a skinny-little-puppy-lightweight chassis, the last photo is why i thought it was familiar, [excuse the poor quality, i took a photo of alan cathcart's book, 'ducati. the untold story' from 1987, page 72, '... the factory's 750 f1 racer seen here at imola in a november test session for walter villa and tony rutter. chunky but effective'] we, really are not worthy.........

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