1953 Motom 50SS
Lot 153
1953 Motom 48cc Junior Frame no. 67766 Engine no. 67704
€3,200 - 4,200
US$ 3,900 - 5,200
amended

Lot Details
1953 Motom 50SS 1953 Motom 50SS
1953 Motom 48cc Junior
Frame no. 67766
Engine no. 67704
Founded in Italy in 1947 and active until the early 1970s, Motom was unusual among European manufacturers of mopeds and ultra-lightweight motorcycles in preferring the four-stroke engine rather tan the ubiquitous two-stroke. Pressed-steel spine frames were another Motom trademark although, as time progressed, models with tubular frames were introduced and proprietary Peugeot and Zündapp two-stroke engines adopted. Production of Motom motorcycles ceased in 1971. This restored Motom four-stroke sports moped is presented in generally good condition. Offered with ASI Certificato di Omologazione (number 'C018') it represents a rare opportunity for the serious collector to acquire a European sports moped of a type infrequently seen outside Italy.

Footnotes

  • Motom 48 cm3 Junior 1953
    Cadre n° 67766
    Moteur n° 67704

    Fondée en Italie en 1947 et active jusqu'au début des années 1970, la marque Motom faisait figure d'originale au milieu des marques européennes de vélomoteurs et de cyclosport en faisant appel à des moteurs quatre temps plutôt qu'aux sempiternels deux temps. Le cadre embouti était une autre caractéristique des Motom, bien qu'au fil du temps, des modèles à cadre tubulaire firent leur apparition et que des moteurs Peugeot et Zündapp à deux temps aient été utilisés. La production de vélomoteurs cessa en 1970.

    Cette Motom quatre temps restaurée se présente en bon état général. Elle est vendue avec ses Certificato di Omologazione (numéro C018) ASI et représente une chance inespérée pour le collectionneur sérieux d'acquérir un cyclosport d'un modèle peu courant en dehors de l'Italie.

Saleroom notices

  • We could not locate the engine or frame numbers. Nous ne pouvons pas trouver le numéro de cadre sur le moteur.
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