Alpino 125 Sport
Lot 292
c.1950 Alpino 125cc Sport Frame no. 027 Engine no. 125-379
Sold for £1,840 (US$ 2,858) inc. premium

Lot Details
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c.1950 Alpino 125cc Sport
Frame no. 027
Engine no. 125-379
'Typical Italian post-war machines from 48cc to 174cc with two- and four-stroke ohv engines. 48cc models broke world records with Tamarozzi, Pennati, Pasini and Sozzani.' – Tragatsch. Having manufactured motorcycles from 1925 to 1929, Pietro Trespidi returned to the business of two-wheeled transport in 1944 with a highly successful cyclemotor. He set up a new factory at Stradella in Lombardy, where his company Motobici Srl commenced production of Alpino motorcycles immediately after WW2, offering a range of ultra-lightweights two-strokes ranging from 48cc mopeds to a 98cc motorcycle. In 1951 the company introduced its first a 125cc motorcycle, derived from the existing 98cc model, extending the range with two new versions of the 125 for 1952. That same year Alpino claimed a clutch of world speed records in the 50cc and 75cc classes using an egg-shaped streamliner, including a new 50cc mark of 82.216km/h (51mph). Scooters were added to Alpino's line-up in the early 1950s and a couple of years later the company introduced its largest four-stroke model in the popular 175cc class. Production of Alpino motorcycles ceased in 1962, Motobici's main export market in Argentina having collapsed. This extremely rare example of one of Italy's lesser known marques is described by the vendor as un-restored and perfectly original. There are no documents with this Lot.
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