WEST Australian lovers of Italian bikes are counting down to the 2016 Moto Italiane Ovest, now just two weeks away.
Staged every second year by the Ducati Owners Club of Western Australia, the event brings some wonderful Italian bikes out for a day in the sunshine. (Well, hopefully.)
Apart from the ‘big two’ Italians, Ducati and Moto Guzzi, you can expect to see examples of Italy’s other iconic, desirable and collectable machines from such famous marques as Aprilia, Gilera, MV Agusta, Laverda, Benelli, Aermacchi, Moto Morini and Motobi.
The 2014 Ovest attracted more than 200 bikes and 600-odd spectators.
The event has been running since 2004, showcasing some lovely old and not-so-old Italian bikes, ranging from the beautiful 1939 Moto Guzzi Egretta & 1946 Gilera Saturno to rare and wonderful Ducati green frames, Laverda 750 SFC and MV Agusta 750S, as well as current models from the Italian manufacturers.
The Moto Italiane Ovest 2016 will be held at Mussel Pool in Whiteman Park, Perth, from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 16 October.
*NOTE: The Bike Shed Times is an enthusiastic sponsor of this event.