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post #46 of 148 (permalink) Old 09-23-2005, 12:01 PM
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an '04 HD Superglide and a '75 Honda 750 (bought new). What I would like to have is this Boss Hog.


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It's all Italian for me. Here is the garage mate for my '69 Spider, a 2000 Ducati Monster 750.
Yep, I want one of them too. But I did see this awesome bike for sale last week. It's a Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Mean Streak. Here's a pic of one, but the one I saw had almost everything chrome!!!
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Lowly!? This is the bike I like

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Actually it is just a lowley RC30 with Carbon-Kevlar bodywork, funny thing is that it is A LOT cheaper than the stock body work...
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Okay, you guys asked for it. In IRON HORSE, a motorcycle magazine a fellow from England moved to North Carolina and decided he loved Alfa Romeo as well as motorcycle. So (with permission from the publisher) see what serious addiction to both motorcycles and Alfa Romeo produces. You can contact the bulder on his own email: [email protected]

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That timing belt looks a bit too close for comfort. Just an opinion.
I've seen the Boss Hogs in person, this one is much cooler.

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The incredible feat of putting a V-6 Alfa in a motorcycle blows my mind. I saw the article in the January 2005 issue of THE HORSE some time ago, but only today called the editor who gave me permission to provide information and photos scanned from the article to post on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board under a sudden new thread someone else started called "What kind of motorcycles do Alfa people drive?" But then I wondered if the maker might be able to email me some photos which would be easier to post instead of having to scan the article. I was a bit distressed at his creation in the magazine being branded as an "Alfalfa Bike" although I am fully aware that in the US Alfa Romeo is not well known, and perhaps in the biking world totally and completely unknown. Not surprising since they have not been imported new since 1995. I wrote the owner asking for an update as to how well this machine has worked out for him. Personally, I would be afraid such an Alfa engine arrangment would literally "fry my gonads" because of that big engine I would have to straddle. The belts might well be too close for comfort. I wonder how many burns the owner has suffered in riding it. Still, sorry he is so far away in North Carolina or I would go see that Alfabeast myself. I bet it gets lots of second looks. I do not myself ride motorcycles, and am far too old to start now, but I have been an Alfanut for the last forty years. I believe the Alfa community should be astonished at the ingenuity of this true Alfa devotee and hope he gets the recognition he so richly deserves. I NOTICE THE ARTICLE DOES NOT GIVE HIS NAME. TIME FOR THE ALFA WORLD TO HEAR IT. Perhaps someone else should try to contact him too at [email protected]
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A 1977 BMW R100S, a 1969 Harley Sprint SS350, a 1966 Harley Sprint H 250 (basket case, to be replica Road Racer similar to pic #3), a 1967 Harley ss 350(Basket case, to be replica Cafe Racer)
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nice little scrambler and cafe racer! are parts difficult to find for those? I was offered one some time back, but passed because it was in poor shape, and I knew nothing about getting parts.

I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOOVE the alfa beast motorcycle. Any more information and pictures would be greatly appriciated. I cant imagine having to kick-start the v-6! and I love the way the stacks cut right up through the fuel tank. and those short straight pipes must make a rukkus.

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I changed my mind I would now rather have the Alfa bike instead of the Boss Hog 502

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1969 GTV, #AR1530021 - sold 10/72, guess didn't intend to keep forever
Current project: '69 Corvette bought in '73, DD '73 - '80, in storage 1989-2002, now apart
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just bought a Ducati monster 620 dark 3 days ago!!! I will post pics later

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02 Ducati Monster [B]DARKNESS[/B]
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nice little scrambler and cafe racer! are parts difficult to find for those? I was offered one some time back, but passed because it was in poor shape, and I knew nothing about getting parts.

The cafe racer is still a dream from parts in a basket.

Harley imported iI'm told about 70,000 of these in 250 and 350, to the NA from 1961 to 1975 so there are lots of used parts around, much more than one woulkd imagine. Also 2 big US NOS suppliers and european sourses. Also big interest in street and competion on road track, dirt track and trail and active internet group. As with Alfas there are likely more being raced now(conversions) than in their day.

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A 1977 BMW R100S, a 1969 Harley Sprint SS350, a 1966 Harley Sprint H 250 (basket case, to be replica Road Racer similar to pic #3), a 1967 Harley ss 350(Basket case, to be replica Cafe Racer)
I like that Beemer!!!

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ive seen a few agustas around in italy, gorgeous bikes...how much do they normally go for?

if i was to get one, either an agusta or ducati... not really a big fan of harleys or "muscle" bikes

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counting down the days 'til I can do some body work...
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Thumbs up Introducing Chris Barber, the Alfa beast builder

Fellows and gals: The ALFA BEAST builder has responded to an email I made to him saying we like his Alfa motorcycle. He is checking out our website. Maybe we should check out his? His note follows, but I will have to reduce the size of his new pictures. I'll add them to the thread when I get them finished. I will attempt to use Tubut's instructions. Take note of this man's name. I wish he lived near Seattle. I'd get him to shoehorn one of those engines into a giulietta short body spyder and weld up a roll cage.

Hi Jay,

Thank's for your interest and compliments, I too am an Alfa nut and Italian car freak, I wanted to use a Fulvia V4 but could not find one and then hit on the idea of using a V6, inspired by the Laverda V6 ( I love Italian bikes too) I have a website that has some pics and a video link (top of home page) http://home.earthlink.net/~alfabike/, it has a limit on the number of hits per month, so it may become unavailable for a while but I'm not worried about that.

That was a great forum link you sent me, I'll look forward to reviewing the feedback my bike gets. I tried to get some interest from Alfa UK (I'm British) but they really weren't intersted, I think the custom bike thing is much bigger over here though, which may interest US car enthusiasts more?

I've also attached some smaller forum friendly pics.

Many thanks,

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Thumbs up More Alfa Beast Photos

okay, I think I used Tubut's instructions. Here are more photos of the ALFA BEAST

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