Trial Magazine - - CLASSIC TEST -

Names are usu­ally reg­is­tered and re­mem­bered when you make a note of some­thing that in­ter­ests you, and the name Carlo Ramella was one that I had taken on board. It was many years ago, when my in­ter­est for col­lect­ing tri­als sales brochures from 1965 on­wards started, and this man Carlo Ramella had send me a re­ally nice let­ter ask­ing if I could help to find some ma­chines af­ter he had seen my ‘wanted’ ad­vert for sales brochures. I emailed him and he sent me a list of ma­chines, I think around 20 years ago. Around two years ago Justyn Norek Jnr con­tacted me to tell me he knew where there were many in­ter­est­ing ma­chines we could test for my pub­li­ca­tions, and the col­lec­tor’s name was Carlo Ramella. If you re­ceive Clas­sic Trial Mag­a­zine you will have seen some ma­chine tests on mo­tor­cy­cles from his col­lec­tion. When Justyn men­tioned this ‘Scot­tish Honda’ I thought it would be quite ap­pro­pri­ate to use the test in our next Trial Mag­a­zine, which has ex­ten­sive cov­er­age of the event, so please en­joy.

Justyn masters the tech­nique needed for sharp cor­ners on the TL 250.

Derek Edgar on the test ma­chine in the 1977 Scot­tish Six Days Trial. He fin­ished 128th. TRIAL MAG­A­ZINE

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