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Author:  micklm [ Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:19 am ]
Post subject:  The real reason it is called a 906. . .

. . . . according to Alan Cathcart in 1988 :

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Author:  lane1feathers [ Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

I don't know why they didn't just call it a 900 Paso and be done with it. They didn't call the 750 a 748 Paso....even tho it has 748cc :wacko:

Author:  JWilliam [ Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

Series 90 - 6 speed

Author:  persempre907 [ Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

I fully agree!!!
906 sounds better than 907, too!!!
Ciao

Author:  Mc tool [ Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

lane1feathers wrote:
I don't know why they didn't just call it a 900 Paso and be done with it. They didn't call the 750 a 748 Paso....even tho it has 748cc :wacko:


hasn't got an 8 speed gearbox either :)

Author:  ducinthebay [ Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

Its Italian, and its an Italian designer talking, so logic is out the window straight away. Then add in the marketing department and all bets are off. Not that either department has ever been accused of partaking in mood altering devices, but imagination runs strong there. You would do well to sit back and enjoy the show and not ask why.

I have worked with Industrial Designers for 20 years now, and I am always amazed at things that they find critical to the design. Things the common consumer hardly cares about, or notices, much less makes a purchasing decision on it. But they will fight to the end of the project for it.

So how many of you bought the 906 because the logo is nice and symmetrical?

Nice story though.

Cheers,
Phil

Author:  Giscard [ Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

I thought it was called the 906 so that if you ended in a ditch upside down they would still be able to recognise that it was a 906 :lol:

Author:  ducapaso [ Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

micklm wrote:
. . . . according to Alan Cathcart in 1988 :

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Micklm, would you please post the whole intervew? :)

Author:  bmw851 [ Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

[quote="micklm"]. . . . according to Alan Cathcart in 1988 :

Totally off topic but thought I'd share anyways.

There was an expression for Sir Cathcart that was often used by AMCN (Ken Wotton RIP) here in Australia over the years,

"It's either illegal, immoral or Cathcart has already ridden it..............."

Author:  micklm [ Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

Hi,

I'll try and scan the whole article tomorrow. Not all of it is an interview with Massimo Bordi, but it does make good reading!

Cheers,

Mick

Author:  micklm [ Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:01 am ]
Post subject:  Full 906 Alan Cathcart article from 1988

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Author:  ducatidaddy [ Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

Amazing, and just when you thought you'd heard it all. haha It's cool trivia like this that I love to break out during deployments or field exercises and listen to the responses I get.....so, thanks for the ammunition. ;-)

Author:  Spaggy [ Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

I always thought that it was so that when they put the decals on upside down after the Chianti break it wouldn't matter.

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