The glory years of FB Mondial were right at the beginning – they were founded in 1948 and immediately started winning GP World Championships. Specializing in high performance, small displacement bikes, FB Mondial hand built most of their motorcycles, resulting in production numbers between just 1-2 thousand a year. The (FB) Mondial 200 Sport was one of the few street bikes developed by the niche Italian manufacturer.
Around 1960, the company stopped producing engines in house, and that model stayed in place until they died out in the 80s. They were rebooted a few times since with not much success, but they’re currently back in play with a new 125cc scrambler called…the Hipster. As before, they’re using someone else’s motor – the 125cc single comes from Piaggio. Whether or not this new attempt will be successful is yet to be seen. All we know now is that the old Mondial street bikes are rare and beautiful, making this a bike that’s worthy of your attention.
This example (VIN: 3885) was restored last year in Italy and it has just 1.5 miles since. The fuel was drained as it is on static display by the current owner: Burt Richmond, a noted collector of small displacement Italian bikes and a founder of Lotus Tours. The seller notes that the original tire pump is missing at that the exhaust is a period-correct aftermarket unit.
Find this Mondial for sale in Chicago, Illinois with bidding up to $4,850 and the reserve not yet met