1930 MM 175 Sport,
Lot 157
1934 MM 175cc Sport Frame no. 30A 555 Engine no. 3241317
€11,000 - 14,000
US$ 15,000 - 19,000
amended
Auction Details
1930 MM 175 Sport,
Lot Details
1934 MM 175cc Sport
Frame no. 30A 555
Engine no. 3241317
MM was founded in Bologna in 1924 by Mario Mazzetti, formerly with Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer, GD. One of Mazzetti's business partners was Alfonso Morini, who would leave to found his own company in 1937. MM's first motorcycle was a 125cc two-stroke with horizontal cylinder, the first of a line that would prove immensely successful in competitions throughout the 1920s. MM's four-stroke models were similarly effective and in 1933 a 175cc racer ridden by Luigi Bonazzi set a new world speed record for the class. MM made motorcycles for the Italian military during WW2 and when hostilities ceased returned to civilian manufacture with a range of new models, the high-performance variants of which punched well above their weight. Sadly, this was not what the market wanted and MM closed its doors in 1957. Erwin Tragatsch states that 'all MM machines were superbly made and had an excellent finish', qualities that are embodied by the wonderfully restored example offered here. The machine comes with original documentation and Italian libretto.

Footnotes

  • MM 175 cm3 Sport 1934
    Cadre n° 30A 555
    Moteur n° 3241317

    MM fut fondé à Bologne en 1924 par Mario Mazzetti, un ancien du constructeur de motos GD, lui aussi basé à Bologne. Un des associés de Mazzetti était Alfonso Morini qui allait partir fonder sa propre compagnie en 1937. La première MM était une 125 cm3 équipée d'un monocylindre horizontal deux temps, première d'une lignée qui allait rencontrer un énorme succès en compétition au cours des années 1920. Les quatre temps de MM allaient s'avérer tout aussi efficaces et en 1933, une 175 cm3 de course montée par Luigi Bonazzi établit un nouveau record du monde de vitesse pour sa classe. MM construisit des motos pour l'armée pendant la seconde guerre mondiale et retourna aux productions civiles après le conflit avec une nouvelle gamme de modèles, dont les versions haute performance était nettement au-dessus du lot. Malheureusement, ce n'était pas ce qu'attendait le marché et MM ferma ses portes en 1957.

    Erwin Tragatsch affirme que toutes les MM était superbement construites et avaient une finition irréprochable, des qualités qui sont mis en exergue sur le magnifique exemplaire proposé ici. La machine est vendue avec sa documentation originale et son livret d'entretien en italien.

Saleroom notices

  • The Engine Number is/ le numéro de moteur est: 32A1319 Offered with Automobile Club D'Italia Publico Registro documentation and Not an Italian Libretto.
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