1959 Moto Rumi 125cc Turismo Frame no. 5300 Engine no. 1B8066
Lot 364
1950 Rumi 125cc Turismo Frame no. 5900 Engine no. 1B 8066
£4,000 - 4,500
US$ 6,700 - 7,600
Lot Details
1950 Rumi 125cc Turismo
Frame no. 5900
Engine no. 1B 8066
Previously producers of miniature submarines and torpedoes in WW2, the firm headed by Donnino Rumi switched to motorcycle manufacture at the war's end, introducing is first 'Turismo' model in 1950. This little gem was powered by what would become Rumi's trademark engine, a 125cc parallel-twin two-stroke, the cylinders of which were inclined horizontally. Built in numerous different stages of tune, this wonderfully versatile motor was used to power standard, sport and competizione models, as well as a range of advanced scooters. Sadly, despite its technical innovation and engineering prowess, Rumi had gone by 1962. Dating from the first year of production, this highly original Turismo raced in France in the 1950s before coming to Austria, where it is currently registered, in the 1990s. Following the engine's restoration, repainting of the rear mudguard, rewiring electrics and fitting new tyres, this well preserved machine returned to the road in 2012, passing the local roadworthiness test on 17th December. Nicely patinated, sounding wonderful and ready to use, this rare Italian sports roadster is offered with sundry invoices and French/Austrian registration papers. The handlebar mirror, brake light switch and 17mm Dell'Orto carburettor are the only listed deviations from factory specification.
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