Giovanni's Member Page
Member: runnersp
Name: Giovanni
From: Italy
Gender: Male
Age: 31 years old
Riding For: 21 years
1981 Piaggio VESPA 50cc

Photos: 6
Purchased: Apr 1999
Info: 100cc engine, first ever road going scooter i bought, scratched to buggery but cool nonetheless.
1983 Piaggio Vespa PX 125

Photos: 2
Purchased: Apr 2002
Info: 200cc modified engine, very fast but it doesn´t stop too well.
1994 Suzuki RGV 250

Photos: 12
Purchased: Mar 2003
Info: Second one in the family (1st owned from 92 to 95). Manic two stroke, brilliant fun, completely standard apart from incredibly sticky Pirelli tyres.
1986 BMW K 100 RS

Photos: 2
Purchased: Nov 2004
Info: Limited edition Motorsport version, standard.
1995 Yamaha PW 80

Photos: 4
Purchased: Feb 2006
Info: First ever motorbike! Wonderful, if slow device. I want it back!!! Wanted it back so much i went out and bought another one... Now going in the living room...
1970 Vespa Sprint 150

Photos: 5
Purchased: Jul 2005
Info: Restoration project. Practically finished.
1992 BMW K 100 RS

Photos: 8
Purchased: Aug 2005
Info: 16 valve version. Very comfortable, good handler for its size and damn quick when pressed too!
1977 Vespa Primavera

Photos: 10
Purchased: Aug 2005
Info: Restoration project. Finished March 2006.
2006 Suzuki DRZ 400

Photos: 6
Purchased: Feb 2006
Info: Crap OE tyres, but nonetheless brilliant.
1994 Vespa PX 150

Photos: 0
Purchased: Apr 2006
1994 Triumph Trident 750

Photos: 57
Purchased: Sep 2006
Info: Its actually a Trident Sprint 900. Too many modifications to list. Work is still very much in progress.
1991 Kawasaki ZXR 750

Photos: 13
Purchased: Jan 2007
1999 Triumph Speed Triple

Photos: 38
Purchased: May 2007
Info: Ever so slightly modified.
1993 Yamaha Supermono

Photos: 51
Purchased: Sep 2007
Info: 1993 Supermono with Spondon alluminium frame and Yamaha XTZ660 engine.
1993 Kawasaki ZXR 750

Photos: 19
Purchased: May 2008
Info: Super trick R version with flat slide carbs and short subframe. Track trim only, Ohlins shock, reworked forks and full Arrow system.
2008 Polini X5P

Photos: 0
Info: Its actually a 50cc XP4Street.
2008 Polini X5RP

Photos: 0
Info: Its actually another 50cc XP4Street.
2005 Vespa GTS 250

Photos: 0
1998 Kawasaki ZX-7R

Photos: 7
2001 Honda CB 600 (Hornet)

Photos: 20
Purchased: Dec 2005
Sold: Jan 2007
Info: In its final state it had: Staintune exhaust, clip on handlebars, flyscreen, and various other bits and pieces, sorely missed. Missed it so much i bought another one in December 2005! Which now has an Akrapovic pipe, k&n filter, two teeth up on the rear, ohlins springs in the front, ohlins shock, flyscreen, dynojet, bellypan etc... Sold to finance the KTM!
2001 Aprilia RS 125

Photos: 27
Purchased: May 2001
Sold: Aug 2003
Info: Modified with different exhaust, working powervalve, clean fairings with no stickers, different indicators, it was kept so well it was sold half an hour after i traded it in. Traded it for Monster.
2002 Ducati 998

Photos: 31
Purchased: May 2002
Info: Standard except for colour coded mirrors, carbon fibre clutch cover and 998R carbon fibre tail unit. Has now gained a pair of 50mm titanium Termignonis...
2003 Ducati Monster 620

Photos: 9
Purchased: Aug 2003
Sold: Dec 2005
Info: Standard Dark model except for seat cowl and bikini fairing. Traded for the Hornet. Will be missed. Was slammed under an SUV by the new owner, luckily no injuries, bike´s shagged though...
1971 Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Stornello 160

Photos: 6
Purchased: Apr 2004
Info: Restoration project, almost finished.
2000 Gilera Runner 180 FXR

Photos: 5
Purchased: Apr 2004
Sold: Apr 2005
Info: Runner number three! Fitted with loud exhaust, clear indicator and brake lenses, special numberplate bracket, incredibly fast, thoroughly useless, but that´s why i liked it. Traded for KTM250
1981 BMW R 100 RS

Photos: 14
Purchased: Oct 2002
Sold: Aug 2005
Info: Classic German tourer, like riding a washing machine. Traded in for 16v K100RS.
1999 Aprilia SR 125

Photos: 4
Purchased: Aug 2001
Sold: Aug 2003
Info: The only memorable thing about this one was its epic fuel consumption.
1998 Gilera Runner 50

Photos: 6
Purchased: Dec 1999
Sold: Aug 2001
Info: Second Runner in the family. Modified with loud exhaust, different lights and clean bodywork.
1999 HM CRE 50

Photos: 6
Purchased: Jul 1999
Sold: Apr 2001
Info: Loudest 50cc motorcycle ever! Fitted with bigger carb, funky headlight and hand guards.
1997 KTM 250 EXC

Photos: 5
Purchased: Apr 2005
Sold: Dec 2008
Info: Awesome!
1996 Honda XR 400

Photos: 0
Purchased: Jan 1996
Sold: Jan 2001
1997 Gilera Runner 50

Photos: 0
Purchased: Jun 1997
Sold: Jul 1999
Info: The first one! Strangely it was left completely standard...
1998 Yamaha Neos

Photos: 0
Purchased: Jan 1998
Sold: Oct 2002
Info: What a nail... Sooo slow!
1954 Gilera 150 Sport

Photos: 6
Purchased: Mar 2006
Sold: Sep 2008
Info: By far the coolest bike in the garage, by miles! But utterly useless, so bye bye.
2002 KTM 640 LC4

Photos: 31
Purchased: Jan 2007
Sold: Jan 2008
Info: Extra cool Prestige version. Full Akrapovic system, different gearing and completely overhauled front brake system. Now stripped of all road bits and taken racing!!! Part-exchange Jan 2008 for Aprilia.
2005 Vespa PX 150

Photos: 0
Purchased: Sep 2007
1992 Yamaha XTZ 660

Photos: 6
Purchased: Nov 2007
Sold: Feb 2008
Info: Actually bought it as a spare engine for the Supermono.
2008 Aprilia SXV 450

Photos: 82
Purchased: Jan 2008
Info: Its actually a 550.
2008 Aprilia RXV 450

Photos: 7
Info: It''s actually an SXV550, but you can''t have two of the same on this site...
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