Was Tomos trying to *emulate* this Testi with their top tanks?

Terbo Speghetti /

It's pretty rad looking, and the only thing I've ever seen that was close to the tomos top tank design. I just don't believe Tomos were that cool, they must have been copying someone lol

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I hate the tomos top tank look on tomos but somehow they look great on everything else. Saw a real nice custom Honda motorcycle at vintage days with a tomos tank, laughed a bit. It was all done up and the tank looked excellent yet somehow tomos tt just look boring as hell

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Terbo Speghetti /

Yeah they had a talent for making the beautiful mundane lol

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Colibri was good

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Terbo Speghetti /

There's always an exception to prove the rule lol

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Terbo Speghetti /

But also try and tell me colibri wasn't just a thicc motomarina Raven

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the colibri was designed by someone else completely.

that person also designed the delorian and the lancia delta

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Terbo Speghetti /

I mean I wasn't being serious, but if we're going down that road, who designed the Raven? And can you prove they didn't know each other/were secret lovers?

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Dirty30 Dillon /

There's a slight resemblance, but honestly a lot.of Italian bikes of that era had tank knee-indents, and Slovenia being so close to Italy it makes sense they were influenced.

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🇮🇹💦 Of the Loin /

Tomos stuff pretty much bolts onto V1s

And Slovenia borders the industrial region of Italy (Northern Italy, especially north east) .

The region makes strong rebar and concrete, and also likely shared many design resources back in the day

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Jawa Miami too, same era, vibe. Swingarm mounted motor monoshock

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Terbo Speghetti /

Wooooaaaaahhhhh hold the phone, a cool Jawa??

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