Pro Italia’s Cafe Desmo – 2012

Pro Italia's Café Desmo and 25th Anniversary Show

By Khiem Dinh

Khiem Dinh is an engineer for Honeywell Turbo Technologies at the time of this writing.  All statements and opinions expressed by Khiem Dinh are solely those of Khiem Dinh and not reflective of Honeywell Turbo Technologies.

Pro Italia is one of the largest Ducati dealers in the United States and they put on an annual show called Café Desmo.  Each year, hundreds of bikes arrive with many competing in the show for prizes with the judges being well known characters from the motorcycle industry.  

Numerous vendors were in attendance along with a number of food trucks to ensure everyone was properly fed.  Also this year, a Steve McQueen edition Bonneville T100 Triumph was being raffled off with the proceeds going to the Red Cross; Pro Italia is about to open up their new Triumph dealership to handle your British motorcycle needs.  Well, enough with the jibber jabber, onto the bikes!

Here is something small to start with.  This would be fun for getting around the pits. 


Next to the little guy was an Aprilia RSV Mille. 


I love the exhaust on this MV Agusta F3 Serie Oro!  The Ohlins rear shock ain’t bad either.  An older Ducati Supersport 900 is just next to the F3.  I used to have a F3… But it was just a Honda CBR.


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