November 6, 2000, AMAZONAS-Tamed By Beasts in Brazil

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Snakes. Brazil has some of the snakes in the world. And some of the It is also home to what was at one the world’s biggest, meanest — The Amazonas Motorcycle.

in some huge warrior (Amazons), a few hundred thousand miles of hostile jungle, bad 50,000 road deaths a and red mud and I had another small adventure riding around the world.

America was the second leg of my third around the globe. The first around America, found me the sun and Sasquash on the 1947 Indian The second leg found me in search of on the only motorcycle to have completely manufactured in South

After my first motorcycle through Brazil (1998) I I would someday return. The I found there were of the nicest I had met anywhere on the globe. The people were extremely and welcomed me like I was far more the rolling road trash I looked like. And the country me with it’s harshness and for adventure.

The 1981 BMW R80 GS that I that first time I had modified to meet the toughness of an trip through North, and South America. But Brazil the BMW GS weep. I limped out of the Brazilian half-beaten and hungry, not for food, but for of the adventure.

As I did I was already thinking about a ride in, around or across but one of a far different nature.

This I found my adventure on 1600 of Volkswagen engine and transmission in a frame built to take the and bites even a Mike could dish out. In the Amazonas motorcycle was designed for Brazil. The government selected the Motorcycle over the Harley-Davidsons the Amazonas was more dependable, less maintenance, and parts easier to get.

Their cops soon figured out H-D’s marketing jazz American Made meant to the speed bumps, potholes and of Brazil.

Upon arrival in Sao I was invited to stay with Hannud Filho, the owner of the Company. He purchased the company in at the age of 31, which made him at the time the motorcycle company owner in the Until 1989, when economy slid down the pipe, the Amazonas Company about 450 motorcycles. 25% of their went for police and escort use in Malcolm Forbes bought

Many went to Japan and a few their way to Europe and the USA. The was, in it’s day, the motorcycle in the world. Huge, and just the behemoth I needed to large warrior women the jungles of Brazil.

Guilherme me with two bikes, a nice model and his personal sidecar Both came with the 1600cc Volkswagen engine and with reverse. He also me into his life, company and books. Guilherme is like any successful businessman, but underneath he is a first.

He took time from the needs of his company and to spend some time me eating, feeling and living Even though his daily is a BMW R1150 GS you can still feel his for the Amazonas and the richness this brought to our culture of motorcycling. I was an and thankful student and enjoyed about this wonderful

Guilherme Hannud Filho, the bull by the horns, to keep it scratching his sidecar, called a for the love match with the One of only eight produced.

I was introduced to the Amazonas Moto and shown how truly in love the are with the Amazonas Motorcycle. One owner of an Amazonas nearly when I told him if I had a choice rather be riding an Amazonas a Harley-Davidson. When he asked, in Why?

I told him, Harley-Davidson is but there were only 450 Motorcycles made. He went on to say he had sold his Amazonas three before and went to a Yamaha but deeply regretted letting the go, far deeper than he thought he

There are still numerous motorcycles being used by the Police of Brazil. This one was a member of the Amazonas Club.

The is big, like an old John tractor. Learning to ride it more than just in the key and turning it on. I got to be pretty good the 1986 model I used. I was at hitting snakes in the road it, could keep from the side stand and even did a lane splitting, but not at speed. The teach you to plan well in but then again I had just off a 1947 Indian Chief riding around in America, and brakes were a prayer.

After several days I comfortable with the Brazilian and gradually learned to love it. was a motorcycle which liked to be even though it was huge and say ugly. If you caressed it just it would purr, all 800 pounds of it.

to ride it reminded me of what a friend once said his rather large wife, a big girl and not very pretty but she me like a King, and I treat her a Queen.

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Guilherme Hannud says of a motorcycle The first kilometers of a motorcycle relationship is dating — we are getting to each other. After you have learned how to enjoy the of the relationship and each other. The Motorcycle and I enjoyed a great

We happily banged and humped and around some of the toughest of South America and not once did it on me, nor me it. I feel like I would to see one sitting next to my Indian back in the USA some day. In $8,500 USD could get you a new one. USD would add a sidecar.

Some of the of the Amazonas Moto Clube. The attractive person in the middle is not one of members but instead some Indian tourist wandering the jungles looking for Amazons.

The first Amazonas Motorcycle was crafted in 1978 by stuffing a engine and transmission into an Motorcycle frame (for you reading this you should see a here). By the end of production in 1989-1990 the had a full production line and was some very modern Later owners would add injection, and a Cycle World test in the mid 1980’s had their specialist test one pumped to cc’s.

He said his personal seemed flat on the bottom end to the monster Amazonas.

In my travels the world I often meet who dream of traveling to the United and riding a Harley-Davidson. I can remember it was a dream for me to go to Germany and ride a There is something about a motorcycle manufactured in the country you are riding. I can not put my finger on the exact of the feeling, but it is there, a cosmic something mystical.

I experienced it I was riding the 1947 Indian down the Mother Road of Route 66, and I felt it again as I was the Amazonas through the jungles and of Brazil.

One might say I am on a hopeless hunt: Big in America, Amazons in South and Yeti in Northern India/Nepal. much I know: Who ever is it is not saying it to me directly. Instead are saying What year was Indian made? and Nice which year is it?

Then wish me well, some Go with God. Nice nice bikes.

Regivaldo Correia of Salvador let me try his 1980 Like I said, Nice nice bikes.

Gregory, Sun on the road around the globe, Next leg: BMW and Europe

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