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Road tales the Italian connection: the author's vaguely Italian heritage has given him the audacity to try to explain the mysteries of the machinations of this Mediterranean motorcycle marketplace.

Source: Rider

Publication Date: 01-DEC-04

Author: Salvadori, Clement

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Road tales the Italian connection: the author's vaguely Italian heritage has given him the audacity to try to explain the mysteries of the machinations of this Mediterranean motorcycle marketplace.

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We had a small group ride early the other morning, and at the following brunch someone asked, "Clement, what goes on with these Italians? No way can I follow who is buying what factory, who's in business, who's going bankrupt. Do I dare buy an Aprilia Tuono?" I made a feeble attempt at clarifying the situation, but had to admit that it would probably take an MBA from the University of Rome to really understand what goes on.

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I should say that I have had a long and pleasurable relationship with Italian motorcycles in general. I recently sold my Moto Guzzi SP 1000, which I had kept at the old family farm in Italy since 1991, to a cousin. My first-ever motorcycle ride was on the back of my uncle's 250 Sertum; he was a country doctor in the Marche region of Italy, and one day, when I was eight, he asked me if I would care to do the rounds with him. Fun! When I was a junior in high school my professor father took a sabbatical leave from his New England college...

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