Author Topic: Help to ID this bike please  (Read 214 times)

Offline Daibee

  • Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Help to ID this bike please
« on: April 26, 2018, 03:30:17 PM »
Can anyone please help me to identify this bike ? I have no idea what it is apart from itís possibly of Italian origin. Many thanks

Offline R

  • Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 794
  • Karma: +18/-8
    • View Profile
Re: Help to ID this bike please
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 10:48:00 PM »
A nice big bike pic, so the details are possible to see.

You're are right about the Italian origins, for the engine at least.
That logo says Minarelli, quite distinctive.


The difficulty is that Minarelli sold LOTS of engines, to all sorts of manufacturers, so the cycle may be a little more tricky to place - unless someone who has had one just knows straight away what it is.

Now, the decal on the sidecover sez Ken Roberts - is that period, or is that you ??
Now, its unlikely that THE Kenny Roberts rode this bike, but could he have sold/supplied it.
Which would indicate its in the USA. ?
That narrows down the field, a little.....

Offline Daibee

  • Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Help to ID this bike please
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 07:25:01 PM »
Thanks for the reply. The bike was purchased from a dealer called ken Roberts in the UK so the sticker is period. I donít know if this photo is helpful or not ?

Offline mini-me

  • Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 581
  • Karma: +14/-15
    • View Profile
    • Email

Offline Daibee

  • Advanced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: +0/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Help to ID this bike please
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 08:30:42 PM »
Yes mate