1984 Ufo 80cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. unable to locate

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Lot 691N
1984 Ufo 80cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. unable to locate

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,800
To be sold without reserve
1984 Ufo 80cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. unable to locate
Engine no. unable to locate
An 'NIT' (Not In Tragatsch) make, Ufo was founded in San Lazzaro di Savena (Bologna) in 1976. The firm manufactured mopeds, mini-bikes and lightweight motorcycles powered by Minarelli engines but closed in the mid-1980s. Survivors of this little-known marque are rare.
After 22 years in existence, Grand Prix racing's 50cc class was replaced in 1984 with a new category for 80cc machines, which like its predecessor gave small independent teams the opportunity to compete at the highest level of motorcycle sport. In its first year, the class attracted entries from little known manufacturers such as Seel Real, Ziegler, Harmsen and Lusuardi as well as from more established teams such as Zündapp, Casal, Derbi and Kreidler. This Ufo's racing history is not known, but an inspection of the Grand Prix results shows that Ufo scored no points in 1984, 1985 or 1986. The machine's specification is typical of the class, comprising a single-cylinder water-cooled engine with disc-valve induction and a six-speed gearbox, which is carried in an aluminium beam-type frame with mono-shock rear suspension. A maximum power output of 25bhp was claimed. This machine was purchased by Giancarlo Morbidelli circa 20 years ago in its present un-restored condition. There are no documents with this Lot.

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1984 Ufo 80cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycle Frame no. unable to locate Engine no. unable to locate
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