MF: Roberto, you basically know every motorcycle ever built. What was your first bike?
ROBERTO: My first bike was a BMW R50/5. I bought it in 1979 with the prizes I earned during the races season: I was a mechanic at Montesa.
R: Yes, since 1973 I have worked really hard. And now, after 40 years, I spend every day at my mechanic shop. At night I am on internet to study styles and concepts. Business comes by itself, naturally. I never advertise on magazines. I keep working hard and do the best I can so people look for me. I live off repairing and building special bikes for these people.
MF: Tell us about your best or unforgettable ride.
R: My life is a race to know the motors world better and better. you never know enough. I always have to find new solutions for original Special bikes.
R: I have fun to work on every bike. Now I get clients with serious engine issues. They deal with simple problems with friends or by themselves in their garage. The harder the challenge, the more fun I have.
MF: What do you think of driving in Italy?
R: Riding a bike is about dealing with chaos everywhere. In Italy we have beautiful roads and lots of possibilities, with amazing panoramas.
R: I love 2 cylinders bikes. Any brand. I just love twins.
MF: Any wise advice you want to give to our reader? Do you have your own motto?
R: Yes I do. Give more than what you get. This way I am at peace with myself.
MF: Tell us about the motorcycle ride of your dreams.
R: Well, I don’t have a bike and I don’t ride! I have more fun tuning OPB (Other people Bikes) LoL.
MF: You are a guru. You are a top class mechanic. But do you ever need help or advice from ANOTHER mechanic?
R: I am a mechanic and even if I keep studying, it happens that I don’t know everything. Sometimes I ask other mechanics that know more to share their experiences and knowledge. You have to me humble to learn.
MF: Ask yourself a question or use this place to say something you always wanted to say.
R: Stop putting pieces together and call it a special bike. A special has technical innovations, style, lots of manually built parts. Customizer is a job not fashion.
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