Hello from Italy


19 replies to this topic
  • Vittorio67

Posted October 06, 2006 - 01:17 PM

#1

:devil: Hello to you from Italy.

I am Vittorio and I live in Italy.

I am a glad owner of a BRP, the Enduro version.

My BRP is a 2003 year and it has given me many satisfactions.

I hope we will can speak friendly about our favourite bike for a long time.

Bye. :thumbsdn:

  • frankstr

Posted October 06, 2006 - 03:07 PM

#2

Wecome to Thumpertalk, Vittorio....

A great place to speak friendly about your Bike....... :devil:

  • justicedone

Posted October 06, 2006 - 03:31 PM

#3

Welcome, I have a 2003 also but an L version, not sure what you have. Please build your garage if you have pictures that we may see.

Enjoy TT we are a good bunch of guys.

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 06, 2006 - 04:52 PM

#4

Wecome to Thumpertalk Vittorio, show us what you ride, You europeans seem to get all the sweet rides that Honda wont sell in the U.S. I have the xr650L model and though its not a watercooled marvel its easy to work on and a lot of fun. Once again Welcome!
:devil:

  • drtlvr

Posted October 06, 2006 - 05:30 PM

#5

welome to the best forum around.
I will be going to Italy in november to do some repair work on a yacht,not sure where in Italy,but does that really matter,it's Italy and I can't wait!!!!! :devil:

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 07, 2006 - 04:36 PM

#6

:thumbsdn: Thankyou for your welcome.

My BRP is the H2O version.

I use it both in road (summer) and in Offroad (winter).

For road use I change pinion-gear with the 15 claws and the tires with Pirelli Scorpion MT90.

Here are two photoes of mine from a well known site.
http://www.4strokes.com

http://www.4strokes.....asp?ImgID=1480

http://www.4strokes.....asp?ImgID=1257

Now here is 2:30 am, good night. :devil:

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 07, 2006 - 07:30 PM

#7

Nice ride Vittorio, did it come as dual sport? (with turn signals etc...) Over here in the U.S. we have to add the turn signals, etc.... to get street legal, and in some states we are no longer allowed to do that. :devil: Which makes us have to buy the less desirable air cooled version, or find a used one that is already street legal.

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 08, 2006 - 12:56 AM

#8

Here in Italy there is an importer that sell us BRP in street legal version, his name is Dallara.
http://www.dallarahonda.com/

In Switzerland there is Monnier.
http://www.monnier.ch/

Here buy a BRP is very expensive, much more than in USA.
Maybe for this reason not many people have buyed it.

However few people are respectful of all rules.

For make an example, I ride in street without indicators and mirrors.
Someone ride without original license plate, they use a photocopy..
Original mufflers are rare..

We always risk :thumbsdn: to be fined, but... passion is passion, you certanly can understand this.

XR650L in Italy is not imported we can't buy it.
There are many XR600 going around.

In short, you buy a street legal bike and after less a year you drive a half-pirate bike.. :devil:

  • Thunderbug

Posted October 08, 2006 - 01:10 AM

#9

Mama Mia!

good to have you aboard Vittorio67

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 08, 2006 - 02:07 AM

#10

Hi Thunderbug, kamusta ka kaibigan.

Magandang umaga (good morning).

OK, tayo na, try to speak about BRP in your language...

No, it's a joke, I know only a few words.

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  • Huffa 2

Posted October 08, 2006 - 03:36 AM

#11

Good Morning Vittorio and nice to hear from you and welcome.

It's Sunday morning,7:25 AM right now, I'm chugging, well drinking some potent coffee right now, ahhhh. Eggs coming right up.

Anyway.......How much is gas over there right now? Do you have three (3) different grades as in regular, plus and high test - premium like us or is it different?

What are some of the names? We have Shell, Mobile, Exxon, Sunoco,Texaco which are the most well known, I'm sure you don't have any of those over there do you? Are there lots of Honda cars over there? Trick ones?

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 08, 2006 - 06:50 AM

#12

.....
Anyway.......How much is gas over there right now? Do you have three (3) different grades as in regular, plus and high test - premium like us or is it different?

What are some of the names? We have Shell, Mobile, Exxon, Sunoco,Texaco which are the most well known, I'm sure you don't have any of those over there do you? Are there lots of Honda cars over there? Trick ones?


In Italy gas costs 1.35€*lt

We have regular (green) and plus (high octane), but I don't remember the number of octanes, maybe 98, I'm not sure.

We have Shell, Mobil, Esso, Q8.
IP and Agip (italian).
I remeber some Texaco, but maybe several years ago.

Here, Honda is considered a good car.
The most sold models are: Jaz, CR-V, Civic and Accord.
http://www.honda.it

But italian people are accustomed to buy european cars. :devil:
I have an old italian car, Fiat Uno.
In future I'll buy a van for transport my bike. :thumbsdn:

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 08, 2006 - 07:23 AM

#13

Thats 1.35 euros per liter, about $3.50 a gallon? :devil: Is this about right?
Vittorio, no Ferrari, or Maserati, I thought all Italians had at least one! LOL!
Gas here in Florida is $2.20 a gallon for regular 87 octane, and $2.40 for premium 93 octane. :thumbsdn:

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 08, 2006 - 08:10 AM

#14

It's a long and difficult subject.
Italians may pay anything much more than its true value.. :thumbsdn:

It's a question of true capability to decide to do something, for example protest in actual fact.. :devil:

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 08, 2006 - 08:55 AM

#15

Vittorio, Amen to the protest. This year alone we have seen gas prices go to an all time high over $3.25 a gallon for 87 octane, Why? only the government knows! I drive a deisel truck and deisel has always been a cheaper fuel, now it costs about $.30-.40 more a gallon than 87 octane gasoline. Why? I am told that it is a by product of the gasoline refining process, or that you could further refine deisel into gasoline, which tells me that it is cheaper to produce, so WHY is it more exspensive? The oil companies are lining their pockets. One other peave if you will, we have been buying oil from the Persian gulf area for 30 years, and we have known for just as long that the Gulf of Mexico contains enough oil to last over 200 years, so why are we empowering these radical countries with money for oil, when we have all we need here? Treehuggers, afraid that a drop will get spilled, meanwhile thousands of people ours and theirs are being killed over their oil!

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 08, 2006 - 01:10 PM

#16

Amen to the protest. ...
...The oil companies are lining their pockets.
...... meanwhile thousands of people ours and theirs are being killed over their oil!


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You are right,we are only numbers...

  • Thunderbug

Posted October 08, 2006 - 09:30 PM

#17

Salamat Po Amigo, I've got the BRP also.

And I love this bike!

  • Vittorio67

Posted October 09, 2006 - 11:18 AM

#18

Salamat Po Amigo, I've got the BRP also.

And I love this bike!


And I love this bike! - :devil: And me too! :thumbsdn:

my collage (multi-photo)

  • zwxetlp

Posted October 10, 2006 - 09:53 AM

#19

Thats 1.35 euros per liter, about $3.50 a gallon? :thumbsdn: Is this about right?

Unless I'm missing something obvious, thats a bit optimistic.

Today, 1.35 Euro = 1.70937 U.S. dollars. Thats U$1.71 per
Liter . Figure approx. 3.7 liters in 1 US gallon and you've got a gas price of about US$6.33 per US gallon!

No wonder those little scooters are so popular over there :devil:

  • rebelventurer

Posted October 10, 2006 - 06:31 PM

#20

Thanks for the correction, I didnt want to overcharge like the oil companies do! Damn, that is expensive no way I could afford to go fishing over there my boat gets a gallon to the mile, Hell, I have only used my boat 3 times this year because gas was $3.30 a gallon!





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