Remember the Italian airplane factory bikes

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by jamesearl, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. jamesearl

    jamesearl Well-Known Member

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    UTR-ss350.jpg Pretty sure this was to compete with the CB 350 twin.Those were all over the road like horse apples back then.That Baja 100cc was from there too,they had a ton of ground clearance.
     

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  2. NCBILL

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    Well, my "import" isn't Italian, rather, it's Japanese.
    HAD to have it when Honda announced last year the re-birth of the Honda Cub. It's now evolved into Honda Super Cub C125. This lil' bike brings me back to the good old days. Stock set-up with 4-speed allows 60+- MPH and normal riding achieves 130.4 mpg so far.
    I've added: a. windshield b. windshield pouch c. luggage rack d. saddlebags e. tailbag for extra storage f. tachometer / hour meter (inductive pickup).
    It's GREAT for running small errands from where I live out in the countryside up to town.
    FYI: Honda is also making the same model for 2020, it will be red & creme', compared to mine that is deep navy blue and sky blue, with Hondas typical red seat.
     
  3. gator508

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    Yes I do remember those guys, HD was really struggling for market share, never owned one tho
     
  4. jamesearl

    jamesearl Well-Known Member

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    I had a mini bike with a briggs and stratton,but the 1st real bike I had was still a mini but looked just like a real bike.
     

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  5. pielkop

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    hi the bikes were made by aermacchi … i do not think they were overly sucesful. i think there were 125cc 350cc ..were very cute and more like street scramblers
     
  6. Steve9

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    I remember the "baja" scrambler, 125cc dual-purpose. Then the "sprint" 350cc single four-stroke.
    I believe harley owned the Aermacchi plant in Italy back then.
     
  7. jamesearl

    jamesearl Well-Known Member

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    this had like 11 inches of ground clearance Baja-Sonny.23382435_std.jpg