posted on October 12, 2012 14:41
More than a dozen years in the making, Mike Lullo is reconnected with the motorcycle he bought in college.
His 1969 BSA Rocket 3 – a desirable bike at the time and considered an original “super bike” – fell out of his possession due a supposed miscommunication with a former tenant.
Lullo describes his reaction when he finally saw the motorcycle come out of the crate:
“I’m so happy I could dance,” Lullo said laughing. “It’s been a long, hard search, but it’s mine and I got it back.”
The motorcycle ended up in England and that owner did some tremendous restoration work. Lullo is working out plans for the motorcycle.
“It’s not going to be what we would call a ‘daily rider.’" Lullo said. "The vintage (aspects) of this are pre-fuel injection, pre-electronic ignition. It’s an old-timer. I’m not going to put it in the retirement home; it will go to cruises, shows and stuff like that. It’s not going to get a ton of miles on it.”
After enlisting the help of Batavia Police, the auction website eBay eventually led them to the man in England.
Lullo says the motorcycle is the last vestige of his youth.
Here is more background from this story which WBTA brought you first in August.