Thursday, 29 September 2016

New - by popular demand: red Spirit of 1978 tee shirt. And news on the real Hailwood bike

Lovely new tee shirts - in red by popular demand. And it seems the real 1978 Mike Hailwood NCR900F1 as provided and run by Sports Motorcycles will be leaving its New York home for the UK next July.
More on the tees by clicking here . And more on the Sports/Hailwood bike's time in the UK when it's safe to say...

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