Thursday, 16 February 2012
Mondials at Race Retro
Race Retro show next weekend (25/26 February) with a couple of bikes courtesy of Made in Italy Motorcycles including this very special Mondial. The show's featured marque is Honda/HRC and they'll be firing up a replica 500/6 (it is LOUD)and interviewing Gerald Davison who's a bit of a legend if you're a Honda fan.
The Mondial Piega is the only bike Honda have ever officially sanctioned to have one of their engines fitted to (other than Hondas, obviously!) reflecting Soichiro Honda's gratitude to Mondial for providing him with a 125 racing engine in 1958 (that story was in Benzina #001) These 0 Kms Mondial Piegas are probably the final chance to buy a brand new Mondial with only just over 100 of these very special bikes ever being built. They were constructed to the highest standards using a Honda SP1 engine. The Piega incorporated the best components available including a handmade aluminium fuel tank, full carbon fibre bodywork, Brembo brakes, multi adjustable Paoli Kayaba 46mm TiN forks, Ohlin's rear shock and steering damper, Mondial's own light weight aluminium wheels and their own ECU control unit which not only smoothes out the standard Honda on/off fuelling issues but along with other modifications increases the power from 129BHP to almost 140. Each bike also comes with its own dust cover and presentation pack which includes not only the hand books and brochures but a full colour book on the Piega. £14950.00+VAT