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GILERA 175 PRIVATEER RACER

GILERA 175 PRIVATEER RACER

GILERA 175 PRIVATEER RACER

1957 GILERA 175 ROSSA EXTRA 4-T

Frame no.: *189*7155*
Engine no.: *189*7155*

 

Engine: Single cylinder 4-stroke OHV
Bore & stroke:
Compression ratio:
Engine Capacity: 175cc
Maximum power:
Valve: OHV (Overhead Valves)
Valves per cylinder: 2
Carburettor: Dell O’rto 22.5mm
Cooling system: Air cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disc in oil bath
Gearbox: 4-Speed foot-change
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: Single cradle tubular frame
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake: Drum
Rear Brake: Drum
Seat: Duck tail race seat
Fuel tank capacity: ca. 20 liter

 

In the early 1950s, Gilera's racers that grabbed the headlines, taking six individual World Championships and five manufacturers' titles. Although, racing generated valuable publicity, it was the sales of road bikes that paid the bills. The majority of machines sold were lightweights based on the overhead-valve 125 single that had first appeared in prototype form in 1948. Developed and enlarged first to 150cc and then 175cc, these simple OHV singles were top sellers throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, although their high price outside Italy made them a relatively rare sight abroad.

A matching-numbers example, this Gilera 175cc Racing Motorcycle was built for Italian street racing. Boasting a very expensive repaint, the machine is fully restored to full racing specification, the engine being rebuilt with a piston and works race-kit cams. Other noteworthy features include sand-cast engine cases, Dell’Orto 22.5mm carburetor and one-piece exhaust. Ideal for classic parading, the machine is presented in generally good condition.

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GILERA 150 SUPER SPORT

GILERA 150 SUPER SPORT

GILERA 150 SUPER SPORT

1957 GILERA 150 SUPER SPORT

Frame no.: -/-
Engine no.: *188-4087*

 

Engine: Single cylinder 4-stroke OHV
Starter: Kick-starter
Bore & stroke: 60 x 54 mm
Engine Capacity: 152cc cast iron cylinder
Maximum power: 7.3 bhp [HP] (6 kW) @ 5.800 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio:
Valve: OHV (Overhead Valves)
Valves per cylinder: 2
Carburettor: Dell O’rto MA 18 B Ø 18 mm
Cooling system: Air cooled
Ignition: Battery-fed with automatically-advanced distributor
Sparks per cylinder: 1
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disk in oil bath
Gearbox: 4-Speed foot-change
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: Drawn steel tubes
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake: Drum, Ø 150 mm (6 in)
Rear Brake: Drum, Ø 150 mm
Front tire: 19 x 2.50“
Rear tire: 19 x 2.50“
Seat: Dual seat
Fuel tank capacity: 13 Liter
Fuel consumption: 2.5 liter per 100 Km
Top speed: 100 km/h (62 mph)
Weight: 100 kg (220 lb)
List price at that time: £ 193.73.

 

After the Second World War, there was a great diffusion of the two motorized wheels, which helped to solve the mobility problems of the population. In this quick growing market, Gilera had preferred to introduce the ‘Neptune’ and ‘Saturn’ in mid- 1946. However, Gilera soon realized that these bikes were not the most suitable to deal with the market, and he decided to appoint engineer Piero Remor of the study of an economic model, but with a 4-stroke engine.

The new law in Italy, which imposed the ‘125’ marking and allowed access to motorways for motorcycles with a minimum capacity of 150cc, decreased the production output of the ‘125’ and its replacement with the ‘150’, after a total of 25,000 specimens were built in the various series and versions. For the sake of completeness, it should be added that in 1955, Gilera marketed a ‘125’ derived from the ‘150’ and named ‘Export’ as it was intended for export, in particular in the Swiss Confederation, keeping it in the catalog up to 1959.

Presented in 1952 as the heir of 125, the 150th will be Gilera's best-selling ever, with 96,000 specimens (excluding those built in Argentina by the local branch). Two versions available initially: Tourism and Sport, which were distinct mainly for the front suspension (parallelogram Tourism, Telescopic Sport). For both gears, it remained at 3 ratios. Already in 1953, Sport won a 4th gear.

In the following years, Gilera presented the Gran Turismo (1955), the Super Sport and Red Super (1957). The production ceased in 1960.

 

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RUMI 125 2 cylinder 2 stroke

RUMI 125 2 cylinder 2 stroke

 

Engine: Two cylinder 2-stroke (twin)
Starter: Kick-starter
Bore & stroke: 42 x 45 mm
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Engine Capacity: 124.68cc aluminium cylinders
Maximum power: 9 bhp [HP] @ 7.300 rpm
Valves per cylinder: 2
Electrical System: Nassetti magneto, CEV 105 headlight CEV rear light
Carburettor: Dell O’rto UA 18
Cooling system: Air cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disk
Gearbox: 4-Speed foot-change
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: In light steel tubes
Front suspension: Telescopic fork with springs in the upper part
Rear suspension: With opposing springs protected by rubber bellows
Front Brake: Drum, Aluminum Expansion drum brake Ø 140 mm
Rear Brake: Drum Ø 160 mm
Wheelbase: 1,250 mm
Front Tyre: 2.37 x 21 Inches
Rear Tyre: 2.50 x 19 Inches
Fuel tank capacity: 13 Liter (18 Liter on request)
Fuel consumption: 3.4 liter per 100 Km
Top speed: 115 Km/h (72 mph)
Instrumentation: VDO speedometer calibrated from 1-140 Km/h
Weight: 84 kg
Riding position: 1st series with cantilever saddle, second series with leather Dual seat
List price at that time: 235.000 lire ex-works

 

This spectacular racing Moto Rumi bought from the first owner, is an ultra-rare Super Sport model and an Italian masterpiece. Beginning in 1949, Moto Rumi built exquisite small-capacity flat two-stroke twins in many forms from 125cc roadster and scooters to 175cc and 200cc road racers and ISDT bikes, all of which were turbine-smooth and faster than anything else in their class.

From 1952, Rumi built the SuperSport model of its twin for road racing with two Dellorto carburettors mounted vertically above the engine and its own design of bottom-link front forks. The racing Rumis were developed by former FN and Saroléa designer Salmaggi, whose tuned version of the 125cc Super Sport motor produced 8 HP at 7,000 TPM and was good for 72 MPH. This ultra-rare 1953 Moto Rumi Super Sport TT Racer is a seldom seen rarity and is an example of Italian race engineering at its very best.

Officine Fonderie Rumi was originally founded by Donnino Rumi in 1914, and it made textile machinery in the 1920s. During World War II, the company then built two-man submarines and torpedoes, supplying the Italian Navy—hence its distinctive anchor logo. Like most manufacturers after the war, Rumi took on general engineering work in 1945, and then, in 1949, developed an exquisitely designed laid-down two-stroke twin-cylinder motor of 125cc with a 180-degree crankshaft and shapely unit-construction crankcase.

The company’s motors were quick and ultra-smooth, and it immediately participated in a wide range of competitions, including the ISDT (where the company won the Team Prize in 1954 with three golds), long-distance races (winning the Liége-Milano-Liége in 1954) and even Grands Prix (taking the first eight places in the 1954 Swiss Grand Prix).

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2001 999 PRE PRODUCTION WITH PROTOTYPE PARTS

2001 999 PRE PRODUCTION WITH PROTOTYPE PARTS

2001 999 PRE PRODUCTION WITH PROTOTYPE PARTS

2001 999 PREPRODUCTION / PROTOTYPE

VERY VERY RARE AND UNIQUE PREPRODUCTION / PROTOTYPE  BIKE OF THE 999

ENGINE IS BRANDNEW !!!

PHOTOS AND DESCRIPTION OF LOTS OF  DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE BOOK BIRTH OF A LEGEND BY ALAN CATCHCART AND MARC COOK

SANDCAST ENGINE AND MANY UNIQUE PROTOTYPE DETAILS THAT WERE NEVER ON THE ACTUAL PRODUCTION BIKES OF THE 999 

SUCH AS FRAME , AIRBOX,TANK, SUBFRAME, RADIATOR, EXHAUST, FANS ETC

FRAME NUMBER ZDM0101016

ENGINE NUMBER ZDM999SW0102

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DUCATI 851  888 SP2

DUCATI 851 888 SP2

DUCATI 851 888 SP2

Very rare Italian Sport Production bike.

LIMITED EDITION of 380 pcs

Absolutely perfect condition, totally frame up restoration.

Frame and wheels repainted, fairing seat and tank repainted, no stickers used all logos etc painted.

Engine totally rebuilt by one of the best in the buseniss using PISTAL pistons, all invoices present.

First year of 888 engine.

Upside down Ohlins 42mm suspension and Ohlins rear suspension also overhauled incl new anodising, stickers bij HK suspension

Weight 188kg

Horsepower rearwheel  109 at 10500 rpm

 

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