Post Listing Update: After 25 bids on eBay, this Ala Azzurra did not meet reserve at $4,150.
In 1960, Aermacchi released the 2nd generation of the Ala Azzurra, a touring variant of the arguably more famous Ala d’Oro/Ala Verde. Just 1,149 Ala Azzurra’s were built, and much fewer are still in this kind of cosmetic condition. This example comes from a prominent American motorcycle collection that I’ve shared before on Bike-urious.
The Ala Azzurra utilized Aermacchi’s 246.2cc well-known four stroke horizontal single motor – an evolution from the original 175cc unit. In this bike, the powerplant was good for 13.7 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. This was enough to get the 251 pound (dry weight) bike up to nearly 80 miles per hour. Power transfer was handled by a wet clutch, 4-speed transmission, and chain drive.
This example (VIN: 212206) has 5,355 miles and while it has not been ridden in a year, the seller says it was running perfectly beforehand. Based on the rest of his collection, I’d be inclined to believe him. With that said, expect the perform the minor recommissioning that’s required when a bike has been sitting – new battery, carb cleaning, etc. It does not have a US title but it will come with the specific US Customs forms required to get it registered. The seller originally acquired it and Rome and suspect that the bike was restored about 5 years before he acquired it. It is in Aermacchi’s historical registry.
Find this Ala Azzurra for sale in New York, New York with bidding up to $3,650 and the reserve not yet met