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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-01-2019, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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I actually loved them... Still do.

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I actually loved them... Still do.
My cross was Laverda. I'm not sure the Montjuic was ever sold for road use anywhere except the UK. There were 250 made and I have owned 2 of them.

60bhp 500cc twin. And late 70's early '80s. Not even marginally comfy. Basically a Formula-500 somehow legalised. Loud! - full race pipes. No air filters. No tickover. Leave it more than a week stood still - remove tank to get at sparkplugs and heat them in flame - then get them in quick and fire up. If not successful first stab - start again.

But I loved them.

My other cross (though it's really tattooed) is Moto-Guzzi. Can't help it. Only had my current one 37 years. Been married less than that.

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My cross was Laverda... My other cross (though it's really tattooed) is Moto-Guzzi... Can't help it.
That explains a lot...

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That explains a lot...
And yet - maybe not enough!


I'm old - bite me!

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My cross was Laverda. I'm not sure the Montjuic was ever sold for road use anywhere except the UK. There were 250 made and I have owned 2 of them.

60bhp 500cc twin. And late 70's early '80s. Not even marginally comfy. Basically a Formula-500 somehow legalised. Loud! - full race pipes. No air filters. No tickover. Leave it more than a week stood still - remove tank to get at sparkplugs and heat them in flame - then get them in quick and fire up. If not successful first stab - start again.

But I loved them.

My other cross (though it's really tattooed) is Moto-Guzzi. Can't help it. Only had my current one 37 years. Been married less than that.
I lusted after the montjuic back in the day, probably worth fortunes nowadays.
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I lusted after the montjuic back in the day, probably worth fortunes nowadays.
Found ONE in Spain - €12,000. My first cost me 1221Stg. And I got a free trip to the Factory and a lot of "experience" out of it.

My mum still says the "Orange Bikes" changed me (She only found out about the KTM today - Yeah I know tis black) - God Bless you Richard Slater - for so much. May 1981 - Breganza.

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Looks pretty modern, and sporty, for its day.

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I old too. We can bite each other... LOL...
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