Not to be confused with the modern Benelli Imperiale, this is the first incarnation of the Motobi - later Benelli - 125 horizontal single
It has the right-side gear change and kick start, unlike the later models
This example was sourced in Italy and has been cosmetically refinished in the correct colours and also has the following new parts: alloy wheel rims, spokes, tyres, tubes, brake shoes, fork stanchions, seals and bearings
All cables and wiring were replaced. New points and condenser. It uses flywheel magneto ignition. Modern 6V battery in the original Magneti Marelli case
Reconditioned rear shock absorbers, all brightwork re-chromed, new exhaust pipe
The seat has been recovered in matching colours with extra foam for more comfort.
A modern carburettor is fitted as the original had gone missing
The engine has been flushed out a few times, and the tappets adjusted, but pretty much left as found, as it runs well.
It is UK registered, V5 is present, with supporting DVLA documentation