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 Background
The native Taino Amerindians – who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by COLUMBUS in 1492 – were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola. In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti. The French colony, based on forestry and sugar-related industries, became one of the wealthiest in the Caribbean but only through the heavy importation of African slaves and considerable environmental degradation. In the late 18th century, Haiti’s nearly half million slaves revolted under Toussaint L’OUVERTURE. After a prolonged struggle, Haiti became the first black republic to declare independence in 1804. The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has been plagued by political violence for most of its history. After an armed rebellion led to the forced resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand ARISTIDE in February 2004, an interim government took office to organize new elections under the auspices of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Continued violence and technical delays prompted repeated postponements, but Haiti finally did inaugurate a democratically elected president and parliament in May of 2006. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 15 km southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince. An estimated 2 million people lived within the zone of heavy to moderate structural damage. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years and massive international assistance will be required to help the country recover. Continue reading

Moto Guzzi 1000SP


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Saturday, December 11, 2010

If you remember what the original 1000SP looked like then you’ll appreciate the hours of work that have gone into transforming this Guzzi into a work of art. Built by Italian Filippo Barbacane from Officine Rossopuro who spent 4 months creating this bike he calls the TTre. Filippo and Officine Rossopuro have become synonymous with creating some of the best looking Moto Guzzi’s in the world.

The first thing that had to go was the original bulky fairing – which even wrapped around the 60 hp air-cooled 948cc v-twin motor. Some of the other work included adding 45 mm Tarozzi handlebars, cone-shaped exhaust from Megaton, Marzocchi front fork, Brembo brakes and the rear suspension is made from two Asatek springs. The well-proportioned tank and seat have been custom made by Officine Rossopuro – creating some aesthetically pleasing lines. Lastly, the bike was finished in a classic cream and brown paint job by Carrozzeria Melideo.

Like this Guzzi? Check out Filippo’s previous builds here and here – you won’t be disappointed.