The real reason it is called a 906. . .

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The real reason it is called a 906. . .

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. . . . according to Alan Cathcart in 1988 :

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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:
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Series 90 - 6 speed
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I fully agree!!!
906 sounds better than 907, too!!!
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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 :)
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Post by ducinthebay »

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.

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

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Micklm, would you please post the whole intervew? :)
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[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..............."
So long, and thanks for all the fish...............

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Re: The real reason it is called a 906. . .

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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!

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Full 906 Alan Cathcart article from 1988

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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. ;-)
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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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