1964 Raleigh 49cc RM6 Runabout Moped
Registration no. BFX 153B
Frame no. 6-R17867
Engine no. R63755
Britain's best-known and longest-surviving bicycle maker, Raleigh also manufactured motorcycles from 1899 to 1905 and from 1919 to 1933. More recently, the Nottingham company offered a range of mopeds plus a scooter in the late 1950s/1960s, the majority of the moped range being built-under-license Motobécane Mobylettes. The first of the latter was the RM4 Automatic, introduced in 1961, while Raleigh first applied the 'Runabout' name to the RM6, which was built in various versions from May 1963 until February 1971 when production of all Raleigh mopeds ceased.
This RM6 was purchased by the current vendor in 2004 and ridden in cyclemotor events until 2010, since when it has not been used. Working when placed in storage, the machine is described as in generally good condition and offered with Swansea V5C document and its original logbook. No reserve.