MV Agusta 350B restoration

Last weekend I finally started the strip down of the bike that I’m planning to take to Italy in 2010 for the Milan to Taranto trial.

Here are some before and after shots.

A start of a jouney

I’m going to Italy next year – June to be precise for the Milan – Taranto rally. Its starts in Milan and ends in Taranto (funny enough). My father – Renato De’Pannone raced in 2008 and has left today for Italy to compete again in this years (2009). He is racing a Lambretta TV175 S3.

I finish Uni (BA. Comm. Major in Accounting and Business Law if anyone has a well paying job going) next year and thought it fitting to celebrate, the chance to go to Italy again and race was to good to pass up – so I didn’t.

This blog will mostly follow my prep and participation in what the purest call a “re-enactment” of the original race/s that took place in the 1950’s.

So, what am I riding I hear you all ask, I will be riding a MV Agusta 350 from the early 1970’s. It is a twin cylinder bike that is currently awaiting restoration. Its fairly clean but to be sure I will, over the next few months, be pulling it apart, rebuilding the engine, painting the frame and tank and other bits then putting it all back together in time for shipping to Italy for its big day, the start of the MI-TA. Ill get some photos posted soon of ow it looks.