1951 Maserati 125 Prototype

In Italy, Small Displacement, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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Post-Listing Update: After being relisted several times (with a high bid of $15,200), this Maserati saw bidding up to $14,500 before it was pulled off of eBay.

Did you know that Maserati use to make motorcycles? Well, they didn’t – but they allowed their name and famous Trident logo to be used on motorcycles created by Italmoto, a company that made 125cc and 160cc bikes that Maserati bought in 1953. If you’re looking to learn more about the connection between Maserati and two-wheeled vehicles, here’s a great link to follow. The seller claims that this is not only a prototype of the 125cc two-stroke bikes that used the Maserati name, but it was the former possession of racer Bruno Lombardi. I’d wait for proof of both of those claims, but it’s definitely an interesting bike nonetheless. Check out the wonderful front suspension! This looks unlike any of the (admittedly very few) Maserati bikes I’ve seen, so if anyone can help with identification or just with more details, I’d love to hear it. Find this claimed Maserati prototype (VIN: M003) for sale in Palm Desert, California for $14,100 with the reserve not yet met

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