Inside the headlamp of our 1957 Moto Guzzi Lodola lurks this little gem of an automotive logo. Aprilia (not the modern bike maker) was Italy’s Lucas, and had a similar reputation (Prince of Darkness and all that). But this unusual logo is a little period design treat.
I nearly named this blog after Omobono Tenni (pictured left), but thought better of it. His story is a remarkable one and his hair, having so obviously grown under the influence of a perpetual sou’wester, was so reminiscent of Cornish hedge-top shrubbery that I felt he must surely be the patron saint of Moto Simpatico. … Continue reading
I love my Spada and I feel a great burden of responsibility to spread the word about what great high mileage, sweet-handling, rain-or-shine, day-in day-out bikes they really are (OK; once you’ve found a way to stop beating your kneecaps on the fairing lowers and have sorted the front forks out). But I am not … Continue reading