1955 Maserati 125 Sport
Frame no. 03948
Engine no. 03948
Contrary to popular belief, Maserati motorcycles were not manufactured at the eponymous car-maker's Modena factory but by another subsidiary of the Orsi Group parent company, Fabbrica Candele e Accumulatori Maserati (FCAM), which manufactured spark plugs and other automotive electrical components. Demand for two-wheeled transportation was booming in post-WW2 Italy, prompting FCAM to purchase Italmoto, a small independent manufacturer in Bologna, in 1953. Production was transferred to FCAM's factory in Modena and the company reconstituted as Maserati Candele, Accumulatori e Moto, producing one of Italmoto's existing designs while new models were developed. Maserati quickly established its own design department, whose first model, the L/125/T2, was influenced by the German DKW. A 123cc two-stroke single, the L/125/T2 produced its maximum output of 4.8bhp at 5,000rpm and was good for a top speed of 40mph. The model was produced from 1954 to 1959. Maserati's motorcycle business prospered at first and for many enthusiasts there was the special cachet of owning a motorcycle that carried the same trident badge as the most potent Formula 1 car of the day, the Maserati 250F. This Maserati 125 Sport was totally restored to original condition in 2010 and is presented in commensurately good condition. The machine is offered with its original registration document.
- Offered with Automobile Club D'Italia Certificate ONLY.