NAME: Mario Troiano

BIKE: CIAO “Silhouette”

LOCATION: Milano/Italy

BEHIND THE BUILD: It has been the first motorcycle me and my brother had when we were 14, and probably this is why we felt as we had to express our particular thanks to it… The vehicle is a 1982 Piaggio Ciao PX, with a reinforced and modified chassis.
Designed for drag races, the final shape is tapered, this is why it’s called Silhouette, lenghtened to avoid wheelies and lowered to have the best CX. Aluminium fairings, aluminium tail section very close to the rear wheel. Cork saddle to reduce the weight to the minimum and a custom-made vtr tank .
The lower part of the chassis is almost the same as the original (on purpose, in order to be easily recognisable).
The hardest job has been the modification of the fork, it took almost 40 hours to get this rounded shape!!!
Special slick tires for 1/2 mile races. The engine has the following modifications: engine 75cc electronic ignition, fuel intake 19, hand-made exhaust, lightened flywheel.
The anterior brake has been removed, there is only the rear brake which can be activated with the lever on the left of the handlebars, while the lever on the right manages the throttle. Working time needed: 2 weeks. The Ciao is back!!!”

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Probabilmente perchè è stata la nostra (mia e di mio fratello ) prima moto a 14 anni, e ci sentivamo in dovere di fargli un ringraziamento particolare.
Il mezzo è un Piaggio Ciao px del 1982, al quale abbiamo modificato e rinforzato il telaio, essendo progettato per gare d’accellerazione la forma finale è strettissima (da questo il nome Silhouette) allungata (per evitare impennamenti) e bassissima (per avere il migliore CX). Cupolino in alluminio, codino rasente la ruota post in alluminio. Sella in sughero per ridurre al minimo il peso, serbatoio in vtr modellato a misura.
La parte inferiore del telaio e rimasta quasi originale (volutamente per essere più facilmente riconoscibile).
Il lavoro che ci ha fatto sudare…. è stata la modifica della forcella, per darle questa forma arrotondata, abbiamo impiegato quasi 40 ore!
Gomme speciali, slick per competizione 1/2miglio.
Il motore ha le seguenti modifiche: 75cc. accensione elettronica, carburatore 19, scarico hand made, volano alleggerito.
Il freno anteriore è stato rimosso, c’è solo quello posteriore che si attiva con la leva sul manubrio a sinistra mentre con quella di destra si regola l’acceleratore.
Tempo di lavorazione 2 settimane.. Ciao is Back!

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