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Maserati ~~~ who's waiting in line for one? 👓

Old 01-07-19, 02:12 PM
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Maserati ~~~ who's waiting in line for one? 👓

Well, the flashy auto marque has survived but who really buys such one of these bikes, or actually ride?

I'm aware of the Maserati labeled bikes of years ago. Actually they offered one particular very well made model with Columbus tubing, Campagnolo components.

But its 2019 and its bewildering to see an auto company such as this category offer a line of steel bikes.







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Old 01-07-19, 02:29 PM
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Spelling almost suggests a fake chinese site....... one would think Maserati would do a better job of English when trying to sell a $4000 bike
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A Maserati dealership opened up nearby for about 15 months, they could not make it till the delayed SUV arrived, attempted to add Fiat and Alfa Romero but the trio of brands did not produce enough sales.
Closed up. Site now sits empty.
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I dunno,......The Fiat group can never seem to figure out how to run their business successfully in the US.
I always seems to come down to them, not being able to build cars that are reliable enough for this market...
Still remember in the 80's, having to stop my dad from buying a brand new Fiat Uno from a dealer in Milwaukee when I was going to college there, after noticing the car was actually already showing some signs of rust on its body on the dealer's lot.
The Fiat 500 had been occupying the title of one one the least reliable cars available in the country since its introduction to the US a few years ago.......
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I like the Saddle.
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I like it, and think it's cool.
I'm not getting one.
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I'd say that given the price of the car, the cost of the bike is probably an afterthought. And, since there is a 2 month lead time, they don't have to maintain an inventory.
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Breaks! Twice misspelled.
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Funny, for about $3,000.00 less you can have one of these, Cinelli Tipo Pista Track Bike, even from Amazon.

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Funny, for about $3,000.00 less you can have one of these, Cinelli Tipo Pista Track Bike, even from Amazon.

I like the Maserati more than the Cinelli mainly because the Maserati's frame us not a "taildragger" (compact).,.....soooooo much prettier with the non sloping top tube and the curved seat stays are a nice, interesting aesthetic feature.
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For $4K, one would think it would have a better front brake (hydraulic, instead of cable actuated).
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I do like the curved seat stays. The track bar with a front disc brake is really messing with my head though. Not a big fan of the straight for on this one either.
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Except for the disc “break” and the straight fork, I like it.
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They do offer similar models but half the price. Though I just received an impressive PoPuP $10 discount!


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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
For $4K, one would think it would have a better front brake (hydraulic, instead of cable actuated).
There are a number of "misses"
the lack of a washer at the headset locknut to top race.
the disc brake, (break) the translation should have been proofread.
the engraving on the handlebar... done on a simple arc, meh.
The downtime foil graphic... would not have taken too much thought to improve.
(even the previous Maserati bicycle typography could have been a better choice.)
head badge should have been a simple Maserati trident laser cut or laser deposition.

the attempt to isolate the fork caliper loads and mounting is interesting, not sold on it but worth a look, the curved seat stays... an attempt at style.

I am actually surprised they did not go carbon by Saarto or someone else in Italy for Maserati.
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Those tires say 4 big ones to me. Not.

Funky misspeelings, terrible photo resolution...a part of me wants to say scam. I would expect a much higher level of presentation for any product affiliated with Maserati.

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Those tires say 4 big ones to me. Not.

Funky misspeelings, terrible photo resolution...a part of me wants to say scam. I would expect a much higher level of presentation for any product affiliated with Maserati.

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now that you jog my memory, it kind of falls along the lines of that "company" doing big dollar bikes with gold plating and "jewel" add on detailing... name escapes me, prices were like $25,000US
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Making progress, here's the storyline. Weird the official site has no mention of the limited run and why's, 'who done it', mumbo.

https://www.cycleexif.com/montante-maserati-8ctf

And the Italian Montante Cicli company

Home - Montante Cicli
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Wonder why the crankarm says F. Gimondi?

The more details I see, the more this looks like it's worth a quarter of the asking price, at best.

Geez, they have a whole line of Masers! https://www.montantecicli.it/collezione-montante-cicli/

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I once went to look at a Maserati BiTurbo being offered for around $4000. It was six, maybe seven years old. It was pretty cool in a rather crude, handcrafted way. I really wanted to take it for a test drive, but the guy couldn't get it started. I gave him my home and work numbers, told him to call me when he got it to start. Never heard from him.

Next up was a 383 Jensen Interceptor, very cool GT car, but in Seattle, in the winter, with non-functional heat/defrost. Barely made it around the block. Then there was this ~$4000 Citroen SM I had had my eye on...

Long story short, I should have bought the 1963 Facel Vega, also offered for $4000. The late 80s was an interesting time to go used-car shopping, to say the least.
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I once went to look at a Maserati BiTurbo being offered for around $4000. It was six, maybe seven years old. It was pretty cool in a rather crude, handcrafted way. I really wanted to take it for a test drive, but the guy couldn't get it started. I gave him my home and work numbers, told him to call me when he got it to start. Never heard from him.

Next up was a 383 Jensen Interceptor, very cool GT car, but in Seattle, in the winter, with non-functional heat/defrost. Barely made it around the block. Then there was this ~$4000 Citroen SM I had had my eye on...

Long story short, I should have bought the 1963 Facel Vega, also offered for $4000. The late 80s was an interesting time to go used-car shopping, to say the least.
Indeed, I remember an Iso Grifo with not that much work to do for 6000 DM, which would be less than 8000 euro's in today's money. Biturbo's have stayed cheap though, they are notoriously unreliable, complicated to work on and expensive in parts, while they lack the appeal of a Bora or Khamsin, allthough it's a neat design. It's for people who want a challenging hobby rather than a car to drive. The SM is a majesic car, well build too, but complicated. The DS had the advantage that with the pain of the hydropneumatic systems, at least the engine was simple, reliable and easy to reach, with the Maserati V6 and how it's fit in it's a different story.

Anyway, it seems to me today's Maserati is about selling out the brand rather than manufacturing something special. That's probably where the bikes fit in.
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Lots of Maserati connections here. The Boston area roads have more than a few of them. Not far from our house was High Performance Cars, a dealer of Maserati and Alfa Romeo. (When Alfa pulled out of the US the place closed and shortly thereafter was taken over by Aston Martin of New England, dealer of Aston Martin and Lotus. We see lots of those marques now.) A co-worker of mine once had a Biturbo. Decent car until a shop hacker drove a screw through the wiring harness.

But about that bike? Yeesh. Is that asymmetric fork unique to them or is it the "latest thing" in leading edge bikes? I wonder how it behaves over bumps when you aren't breaking, I mean braking.
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I was wondering who the target demographic were for such an expensive bike. It appears to wealthy 18-34 women who live in lofts, like to wear men's dress shirts and frequently forget to put on pants.

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Bikes representing products rarely hit the nail on the head. But whomever has the car may splurge without too much concern for detail. The stays are a nice touch. Fixed style, seems behind the times.

One bike I recently saw and liked was "Mike's" Schwinn bike from the Stranger Things show. Pretty cool, although 24" would have been nice.
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