A NEW APPROACH IN AN AGE OLD BUSINESS+44 (0) 1926 691 141
Sold for: £1,913
The 'Gran Fondo' resistance races in Italy during the 1950s were synonymous with passion, hard work, and excitement. In these races, riders spent days on end on their bikes, crossing all of Italy and the most famous races were the "Milano - Taranto" and the "Motogiro d'Italia". The Motogiro is remembered as the most fascinating and adventurous two-wheeled race, however, the adventure ended in 1957, when all motorcycle races on public roads were abolished in the aftermath of the terrible Mille Miglia accident. This is a 1959 Gilera 'Giubileo 98'. The engine although looking like a 2-stroke is, in fact, a 4-stroke. It does run and will only need slight attention to return it to its former glory. The tank is gorgeous, with a flared shape, oozing style in that familiar Italian way, as well as little unusual design touches like the rear lights. A lot of attention has been focused on sourcing original parts and chroming and refurbing as much of the original bike as possible. It is complete with UK V5 logbook. It would look great as a piece of art or to be used and enjoyed in the spirit of the 1950s.......better still enter the MotoGiro 2018.