When the 450 appeared at Rimini in 1968, it pulled 50 horsepower at 9,000 rpm. The 450 had twin plug ignition, larger valves, a 42-mm Dell’Orto carburettor and a 10-to-1 compression ratio, reinforced swing arm and Fontana twin leading shoe front brake.
Gallina, Parlotti and Spaggiari tried hard in 1969, and Spaggiari managed two 2nd place finishes behind Renzo Pasolini’s Benelli four-cylinder at Modena and Cesenatico. But even with its Desmo valve gear and wide power band, the single could not overcome the multi-cylinder MVs, Benellis and Patons, though the bikes did well at Rimini, Modena and Riccione. Taglioni turned his attention to the Desmo V-twin that would become the 750 Sport and Super Sport with dramatic results. The single’s best finish was Charles Mortimer’s 250-cc Production win at the Isle of Man in 1970 at an average of 84.87 mph.
Prints of the original Acrylic-on-Canvas painting are available as banners, on canvas or on premier heavyweight paper.
Each hand-signed Giclee print is individually printed by the artist on Epson Canvas utilizing professional imaging technologies and methods. The meticulous reproduction process and the use of archival pigments and museum-quality canvas (estimated to last 400+ years) produces a stunning print frequently mistaken for an original.
Signed poster prints are printed on Kodak Professional Endura Premier paper for exceptionally sharp and precise colors, bold, rich blacks and clean, crisp whites. Poster prints will last 100 years in a typical home display and 200 years in dark storage.
Flexible vinyl banners are fade-resistant, tear-resistant and are built to withstand variable weather conditions (which should make them perfect for any garage). Additional processing time may apply.
Shipping and Handling:
Artwork will arrive rolled in a durable shipping cylinder or shipped flat depending on size. Most prints are ready to ship, but larger sizes may require additional processing time.
(Frame is shown for reference.)