1950 Bianchi 125cc Bianchina Frame no. 152957 Engine no. 152957

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Lot 501N
1950 Bianchi 125cc Bianchina
Frame no. 152957 Engine no. 152957

Sold for £ 1,150 (US$ 1,588) inc. premium
1950 Bianchi 125cc Bianchina
Frame no. 152957
Engine no. 152957
Founded in the late 1890s, Bianchi made little impact outside Italy before WWII despite an innovative approach which saw a team of unitary construction, twin-overhead-cam 350s entered in the 1926 Isle of Man TT, the design having first appeared in 1924. In the post-war period the company's road range consisted mainly of lightweights, the mainstay of production being 175cc models like the Tonale. Below the Tonale in the pecking order were various two-stroke lightweights and mopeds such as this 125cc Bianchina, which looks very much like Bianchi's equivalent of the BSA Bantam. With 5.5bhp on tap and weighing 70kg (154lb), the pretty little Bianchina was capable of a top speed of 80km/h (50mph). This example carries the plaque of its supplier - Fratelli Di Luca, Pesaro - and appears to be in original condition. There are no documents with this Lot.

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1950 Bianchi 125cc Bianchina Frame no. 152957 Engine no. 152957
1950 Bianchi 125cc Bianchina Frame no. 152957 Engine no. 152957
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