If This Short Movie Doesn’t Make You Want To Ride…

A beautiful short movie directed by Giorgio Oppici for Roberto Rossi, an official Harley-Davidson dealer in Mantova, Italy (Established 1995). Music by Boats (Swept Away) Rider: Alessandro Vigano. A must watch.

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25 Responses to “If This Short Movie Doesn’t Make You Want To Ride…”


  1. 1 highrpm May 18th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    the myth is a lot easier to get lost in if there’s a nice house to come home to at the end of the day. buying snacks day after day at mcd’s or bk’s just to have a place to sit down besides the ground or one’s bike gets old after a while. (as beautiful as the ca coast is.)

  2. 2 Rodent May 18th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Who drinks room temp espresso ? Wasn’t even steaming in pot! Ugh!

  3. 3 Kirk Perry May 18th, 2014 at 11:19 am

    Yea… I’d say that it’s more fun to have a destination or a round-trip.
    Recharged though. Nice piece.
    Sportster’s have really held their own haven’t they. “Since 1957″ is what’s embroidered on the tailpiece of the 2-up seat.

  4. 4 Kirk Perry May 18th, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Everyone that hoped Roberto would avoid running through that mud puddle with both tires raise your hand. :)

  5. 5 Kirk Perry May 18th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    And speaking of road trips….is Don Emde still riding the Cannonball Express? Anybody check in with him lately?
    Did that Indian make the haul? Update!

  6. 6 Mr Dick May 18th, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Good video, but jeez man, get a KLR for your offroad.

  7. 7 Colin May 18th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    FYI The band is actually I Am Not Left Handed song is Boats (swept away). (damn music snobs)

  8. 8 nicker May 18th, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    The real world of motorcycling……
    dirt roads, mud puddles and all…..
    only “gets old” when your too old.

    -nicker-

  9. 9 Wilhelm May 19th, 2014 at 6:17 am

    Not enough bandannas, not enough wraparound shades, not enough wannabe biker assholes, not nearly enough 30″ front wheels. Otherwise acceptable.

  10. 10 Emmett May 19th, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Zachly why I love my knobby tired, low geared, amply sprung, nasty 883 Sporty. Aptly named “Bitchslap.” Dirt roads lead to great places world wide. Too much fun.

  11. 11 A1 MIKE May 19th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    DIDNT KNOW ITALY HAD HIPSTERS ALSO? WEIRD

  12. 12 Drew May 19th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Very nice video. I started my own day sitting next to a camp fire back on our property, and then went for a very early morning ride in the country. Motorcycling on back country gravel roads…what’s not to like. :-)

  13. 13 Joshua May 19th, 2014 at 10:08 am

    A1Mike. Most fashion trends start in Europe. Italy & France lead.

  14. 14 Marilyn May 19th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    Take me there! Next trip, Amalfi Coast on a Ducati…no destination, just a road map–not even a GPS–and a backpack. I may never come home.

  15. 15 Matthew May 19th, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Terrific. There have been many, many Sunday mornings start just this way for me (minus the cold coffee and riding AROUND the puddles). Will watch this again and again.

  16. 16 Gypsy Biker Jeff May 19th, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Ahhhh….what a great piece! The excellent cinematography and close ups add feeling and emotion to the beauty of the scenery. Looks like an off-road version of California’s Big Sur…with an Italian accent! It’s all good….on two wheels! Easy to visualize your own version of heaven to ride….but better to just relax and enjoy the ride. Bravo….well done!

  17. 17 TJ Martin May 19th, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Ecco ! Va bene ! Atsa da nice a video . The music ? Ehhh … not a so much ! Da bike ? Bellissimo ! Riding a thru a da pot a holes ? Not a so smart . Eh … itsa make a for the nice a video effect .. but a not a so smart . Does it a make a me want to ride ? Ehh … maybe no [ an ADV would of been the better choice ] Does it make a me wanna go back and a spend a some a time with a da family ? Oh … yeah … datta salumi alone makes a me wanna go back a for the visit !

    BTW – Rodent – Thats a Moka pot not an espresso one . And more often than not one needs to allow the pot to cool down a bit before drinking [ drinking a steaming hot espresso or a Moka is counterproductive .. masking much of the flavor with too much heat ] So room temperature ? Doubtful . More like the right temperature seeing as how we Italians invented the Espresso/Moka thing and therefore doubtful this signore is doing it wrong

  18. 18 Chingon Choppers May 19th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    I have the same coffee maker that I found at a yard sale. FYI, its not an Espresso maker. Nice vid.

  19. 19 Kirk Perry May 19th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    “More like the right temperature seeing as how we Italians invented the Espresso/Moka thing and therefore doubtful this signore is doing it wrong”
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    May be the Sonoma Coma, but I think the fellow prepared this cuppa’ with a Turkish press w/ cup-slit for a hearty send-off.

  20. 20 Kirk Perry May 19th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    +Plus! Modern Sportster horns are as loud as a ’55 Chevy.

  21. 21 Mike Corbin May 19th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Extremely KOOL (:-)

  22. 22 TJ Martin May 19th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Sonoma Coma ? Huh ? N.California lingo for a badly pulled espresso or the dreck one gets at Starburnts perhaps ? I’m so confused . Lol . But no. Thats a Moka the man is using . What we Italians use at home . Preferring to go out for our afternoon espresso .e.g. We don’t own no espresso machines ! ;-)

  23. 23 Kirk Perry May 19th, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    But, lets face it, we’ll never get Moka over here in the 48.
    But, you can buy Starbucks’s dark-roast Italian, micro-brew sticks…. 50-count of them for 63¢ (shipped). You compare. It will “stop” you. Add 3-tspns. of sugar-free Capp. (1-lb. can from Smart & Final)… then whatta ya’ got?…. prison coca-cheena. :)
    Buy (2) 50-count before fungus changes the price.
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00438ZXAM/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  24. 24 Ilene May 20th, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Who the f#@k covers their motorcycle….? What a bunch of hipster garbage.

  25. 25 Bob Clarke May 23rd, 2014 at 5:06 am

    What, no gloves???

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