Luxury does not allow anyone to look back on anyone who has any movement with his neck causes physical discomfort. The second and last option - if in the depths of consciousness the formula "looked back also stuck - the navel pouted". Do you need it, this symbol of weak character - an inflated navel? Or maybe there is option number 3?..
I don’t know if the Italian language has an equivalent to the Naschen chilling curse (like “oglianuzzi - naup naduzzi”), but Roberto Totti from Bologna, one of the most, in my opinion, bright and unpredictable masters of Italy, for no one and no that he didn’t look back (his neck and navel are normal). The unflappable, abnormally laconic for the Italian signor with an invariable cigar in the corner of his mouth does not belong either to the customizer party or to the street fighter. Not at all to a party (a stupid word after all!). He is on his own. Only he and his cigar
Should it then be said that Totti's work is eclectic? Having built over twenty original devices, he does not think to bother with any particular "canonical" style. Serious race cars, replicas of the "classics", custom cars, cafe racers, fighters - no taboos.
The history of Totti Motori began already 33 years ago. Roberto then specialized in the preparation of low-volume two-stroke for the "ring". Prepared to the point that the motorcycle with the 75 cc Sachs brought by Totti effortlessly “made” rivals in local races. Roberto took and took up the “mud-mixing” apparatus: until the mid-80s his main “theme” remained cross and enduro. And somewhere at the end of the decade, smelling inwardly where a strong wind was about to blow, he began experimenting with the customization of the "Harleys". What to dissemble, the first experiments did not give anything outstanding, something did not grow together. And then being, I tell you, a man not stupid, Totti clearly realized: it is necessary to change something in life. And changed, and how! He turned his very successful business to the goblin and waved for three years to America. “Not a shiatsi has a little cotton for a hut,” as the Belarusian poet Yakub Kolas wrote. Overseas Totti managed to work in such serious institutions as Arlen Ness Enterprises, Storz Performance and Carl's Speed Shop. Having become acquainted with the legendary Craig Breedlove and witnessing his crazy "bullets" at the record Spirit of America, Roberto got hooked on American folk fun - high-speed rides on the bottom of the dried-up salt lake Bonneville. I emphasize: this is exactly the kind of sport in which you don’t need to look at your rivals - you only race with yourself. How specially for Totti invented!
He returned to his native land with solid luggage consisting of: a beard, a cigar, the same as before departure, that is, no English * and the most valuable - invaluable practical experience and lots of ideas. Having rightly decided that, well, her, the city bustle, in the vicinity of Bologna, acquired a spacious, four hundred “squares” house and settled in it with his wife Chinzia, a dog, a collection of motorcycles and a considerable set of machine tools and tools. Although Totti Motori is now nominally considered to be a “one-man company” - a “one-man company”, Roberto uses heels of local mechanics for rough work, and Chinzia is involved in organizational work (where should she go!). (Moreover, this tyrant taught her to ride the Sportster! Chintzia takes the tricks of a despot philosophically - she’s a psychologist. Do you know when one spouse is a psychologist and the other psycho, or, more often, both psychos, family it turns out strong.)
And Totti flooded - in a good sense of the word. At the turn of the century, interesting fighter-style work began to emerge - such as No Chrome on Harley-Davidson units. Along with pure creativity, Roberto with great pleasure and no less skill in the restoration of the "classics". In his workshop, constantly on the "rejuvenation" of several "Triumphs", "Nortons" or "Harley". BSA and Moto Morini are especially fond of. In 2003, Totti even introduced the Naked Moto Morini of its own design to the public - with a 124 cm Motori Franco Morini engine, a spectacular Golinelli chrome-molybdenum frame, an “inverted” Paioli fork and a rear suspension on a Biturbo monoshock. I note this happened even before the legendary Moto Morini brand rose from the ashes after numerous and painful attempts. Looking at today's Moto Morini Corsaro 1200 or 9 1/2, we see that Totti was moving in the absolutely right direction - this is what the real Moto Morini of 2003 model should look like.
In 2001, our hero embarked on the realization of his most original project - Kentucky Board Track, a motorcycle in the style of American racing cars for boardwalks, a la the 20s. How he looked into the water: in less than three years, this style will become acutely relevant in world customization. Totti was building the motorcycle slowly, for almost two years, but with a high degree of certainty it can be said that it was our character who became the pioneer of the “trend” (although the theme of the 20s was touched upon in customizing before - remember Nesstique Arlene Ness in the early 80's). And soon it started: Bellerofonte from Filippo Barbicane, “racers” Fred Krugger and champion motorcycles Roger Goldammer