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On this page: Vic Greig's 175 Normale | Ian Tracey's 900 Sei | Adolf Lothring's 750 | Hans Jansson's Sei | Doug Miller's 750 Sei | Motobi 125 2C SE | Kris Richards' 50T | Scott Oschmann's Tre | Alan Thorne's 304 | Giobbe's Motobi 125
Before and after pictures of my 175 Benelli Normale. See all images.
Customised 1984 900 Sei. It's been 10yrs in the making but is finally finished! See all images...
Restoration of 750 Sei Corsa raced in Großramming Austria in September 2009. New pictures added of racing in 2010! See all images...
Adolf Lothring - 500 restoration
I now live in Canada, but in '78 and '79 I raced my Benelli 6 in the Netherlands in the F70 and Superbike classes. We had about 12 races per year. Assen, Zandvoort, Zolder, Nivelles and a number of local tracks like Tubbergen, Raalte etc. See all images...
It was a labour of love which took 5 years off and on, as you can see it is not a standard machine. I wanted something a little sporty so I hope the purists don't condemn it to much!
This also came with the Benelli name, it was given to me by my father when I was 17. Loved it!
This is my 1972 Motobi Sport Special 125, nicknamed "Giobbe" (hence my own nickname in the forum). As you can see, this bike has been preserved rather than restored (setting aside the engine and a few other parts which were worn beyond repair), and it's still lacking the steer damper (which I am looking for: in case you can provide me with one, just get in contact with me in the forum). You can also notice the non-standard handlebars, about which I'm unsure whether they were an original Motobi part or a third-party replacement (what's sure, anyway, is that they are as old as the bike). So far I've only seen one other picture of a SS with these handlebars; all the others I've seen had the low, racing type ones or the (bad looking, IMHO) tall, scrambler-like handlebar. These are somewhere in between and make the ride a little bit more comfortable without spoiling the look too much. In the background, you can see my faithful 1986 Vespa PK 50 XL.
From this picture you can see how slim the Sport Special looks when seen from the front, despite the egg engine. And you can also see that I could use a throttle control replacement. I make no apologies for the bric-a-brac in the background. ;-)
I was lucky enough to find a mint condition, Motobi-branded Silentium replacement muffler. The original one was falling apart in rust.
This is my photogenic side! The saddle was totally restored and I was amazed at how identical to the original it is. The upholsterers did the hell of a good job with it. The rubber exhaust pipe came straight from an industrial type washing machine, and look how it fits in nicely. And no, the bicycles in the background are not for sale. ;-P