Wed, 27th Oct 2021 12:00

National Motorcycle Museum

  Lot 47

1960 Motobi Imperiale

Sold for £2,530

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: 546 XVD
Frame No: 417631
Engine No: 417631
cc: 124
MOT: Exempt

  • 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

For more information, please contact:
Mike Davis
07718 584217


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