19 feb 2009

B R E A T H E




Glossknocker high road peak, Austrian Alps. Paolo's 1999 Triumph Thunderbird 900 Sport, Yellow.
855 CC, 3 cyclinder in line water cooled. 83 HP, 224 kgs, 6 gears oiled clutch. Maximum freedom.


somewhere in italy, 11 0' clock tic toc...

With this huge picture, i open this nitetime space introducing the beautiful moto above, a Triumph Thunderbird 900 cc Sport by Paolo, a very design lover from Italy. I can't remain breatheless staring, and dreaming to stay just there on that road... another beautiful "polaroid" , a piece of life typical of Reparto Corse. The will to be free is perfectly into the photography, thanks a lot Paolo. I asked Paolo the reason of a choice like that, and i understand that Thunderbird is his life's bike... a concept, a mindshape that RepartoCorse should learn one day...

I know Paolo is a rude cycles lover, like many people otherwise...so his actual opinion is that gross bikes such as 70's Honda, Ducati, Laverda, Guzzi, are definitely gone to another planet pretty far from here, and 80's overshadowing fairy designed cycles (Ducati for example) as well to waste, thinkin about Aprilia V4 or its italian challenger 1098, powerful but japonized pinpoint for his personal opinion, from the other side. To be sincere, i remain baffled since he told me to wish for the present a sort of " 24h a day " bikes like Kawasaki ER-6 , which is really a easy bike to move masses, and i find really a small conflict in whatta said before about a certain homesick of rude shapes and concepts... but we all know that Repartocorse is a grinder of emotions based on logical-mathematical basements founded on the living present , emotions used to feed itself like a cyberanimal...and from the otherside i try to stop its trend to go too beyond soul matters for a better understanding...

Respectfully of this path, i do not believe at all that rude bikes are gone... i just think that technology has made them more cyberpopular, but they scream more than ever... anyway all of this could be a source of further words about it, and for this moment i thankyou once again this guy for his brilliant shot, that enhances really, this diary of this late, starry and cold beautiful nite.

photo by Paolo " K "