Green Wing Replica – 1972 Aermacchi Sprint 250 Ala Verde

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Ala Verde translates to “Green Wing” from Italian, and it was a sport variant of the Ala Azzurra. It stood out thanks to distinctive styling and a bump in power from the 250cc engine up to 16 horsepower. As a ’72, this is one of the last Ala Verdes built – and it was during the time that Aermacchi was in bed with Harley-Davidson.


There were 4 series of the Ala Verde, and it got new tank graphics, electrical system, fenders, a standard 5-speed gearbox (which used to be optional), a bump in output to 18 horsepower, and a 19″ front wheel to complement the 18″ in the rear.


This example started as a Sprint but it’s been built into a replica of the Ala Verde. It has 6,450 miles and the seller says it “runs and rides very nicely.” The gas tank holds 5 gallons and the seat is custom. It features a ’61 250cc engine with a 27mm Dell’orto carb, Honda 12V alternator with custom rectifier/regulator, custom Aermacchi logos on the battery and tool box, Silentium muffler, Buchanan stainless steel spokes, and a few other goodies. The sale includes some spare parts, battery charger, maintenance stand, and a non-OEM tool kit.

Find this Ala Verda replica for sale in Salem, Oregon for $4,750 here on Craigslist.

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