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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by wolfgangh » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:12 pm

Here you are
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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by silverstrom » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:43 am

Brilliant result Wolfgang. Well done :smt023
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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by wolfgangh » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 am

Another one in german "Motorrad Classic"

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by tacky1 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 am

Very nice write and top class bike,

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by Speed Freak » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:27 pm

Is this bike street legal in Austria?
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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by wolfgangh » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:51 pm

Of course not

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by Jeff B » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:17 pm

You fooled me! I thought I was looking at a real Bimota!

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by wolfgangh » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:33 pm

I dont think there is a lot of difference to a real one, except for my electrics being "cleaner" and my wheels are alloy while the original HB1 had mags I believe. I would not use 45 year old Campagnolo mag wheels any more today!

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by Jeff B » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:03 pm

That's very cool! Years ago I seriously considered building a replica of a YB with a 350. It never happened but now you've got me thinking about it again!

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by Smoker » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:47 pm

wolfgangh wrote:Of course not
How can you be happy, without riding this bike on the street every day? :smt010

Builders in the USA have always complained about California regulations, although much of the country is catching up.

Even in Cali, you could ride your bike on the street, after the proper application & inspection.

I have to assume that a stock GT750 and a stock HB1 would be street legal where you live.

Here, it's about emissions and protecting the environment.

Sounds like your government doesn't trust that your work is safe. Are no custom/modified vehicles allowed there?

Any thoughts of retiring to a place where you can be free to ride your work of art?

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by wolfgangh » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:54 pm

In my country (Austria) like in many other countries in Europe it is as good as impossible to legally certify a one-off frame with fiberglass tank for public road use. They even think of banning oldtimers and diesel cars from the streets due to their emissions. I may not even be allowed to ride my 100% stock RD500, RD350, GT750, NS400R, RS250 etc at some point which is hopefully beyond my active driving horizon ( I am 58 years old).
I have found my way to still ride my „illegal“ custom bikes on public roads occassionally.

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by Smoker » Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:20 pm

wolfgangh wrote:I have found my way to still ride my „illegal“ custom bikes on public roads occassionally.

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Oh, that I understand. :smt023

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by rd84 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:11 pm

Congratulations Wolfgang - great to see your project in the bike magazines - very well deserved !

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Re: Off topic - Bimota GT750

Post by pstamper » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:21 pm

Great read and have always loved the GT750. Yours is wonderful. Good luck with the EPA regulations.

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