Franco Latini

Franco and his wife and family are Latini Motors!!  

 Franco's personally autographed photo from Casey Stoner 

Franco's personally autographed photo from Casey Stoner 

Franco at 85 still rides a motorbike. He has run a successful Honda dealership for a very long time, and now in partnership with his son, Luca they also sell Royal Enfield and MV Augustas. Franco raced motorbikes as well. He was a big Stoner and Mick Doohan fan, and also Rossi of course. His wife helps in the office. Luca is in sales and his son, 12 spends his school holidays riding anything they'll let him round and round the car park outside the showroom!! Three generations of riding passion. Awesome, I loved chatting with them all even though Luca was the only one to speak English.  

 Franco raced Honda and Benelli's and even raced in a 1000 mile road race around central Italy. 

Franco raced Honda and Benelli's and even raced in a 1000 mile road race around central Italy. 

 they have quite a collection of bikes from the 1970's. Suzukis, Hondas and Triumph. My first road bike was aHonda 350, just like this one. 

they have quite a collection of bikes from the 1970's. Suzukis, Hondas and Triumph. My first road bike was aHonda 350, just like this one. 

 Luca was quite impressed with my bike and my trip. He has sold many Himalayans and asked if he could send this photo to RE Italy!!  

Luca was quite impressed with my bike and my trip. He has sold many Himalayans and asked if he could send this photo to RE Italy!!  

 From the RE display Luca has in the showroom. rE have been making bikes for quite some time. 

From the RE display Luca has in the showroom. rE have been making bikes for quite some time.