Missing the plot!

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by Rasman99, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. They do. They're a separate marketing wing from Piaggio UK, who deal
    with the two-wheelers.

    *However* I have been in contact with Piaggio who think it's a hoot of a
    plan, and reckon they can help.

    It gets better. Piaggio UK added:

    "You know, a couple of years ago this consignment of brand new engines
    arrived, from Italy. We had no idea what they were for. Turned out they
    were 125cc engines for the Ape, but we don't sell the 125 in Britain.
    Italy just got it wrong and sent them by mistake.

    "Anyway, we've still got them all in the warehouse, brand new, and they
    drop straight into the 50. Instant hop-up kit. We might be able to sort
    something out...."

    I *love* it when a plan looks like coming together.
    The Older Gentleman, Aug 5, 2003
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  2. Jesus H. Christ - you're fuckin' mad, you are. 25kmh? I could
    understand buying a 50cc bike and riding it back; plenty of mad folk
    have done longer mileages on tiddlers (one that springs to mind is an
    RAF chappy who rode a C50 from Singapore to the UK sometime in the
    80s), but that?

    Still, when you get it back it might be quite useful with a 'busa
    engine in it.



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    Grimly Curmudgeon, Aug 6, 2003
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  3. you gonna take the 125 engine and a bag of tools as hand luggage, then, and
    swap it before coming back?

    Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk my opinions are just that
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    Austin Shackles, Aug 6, 2003
  4. The Older Gentleman said:
    Prolly 25,000 - a full container ship!
    Simon Atkinson, Aug 12, 2003
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