After some disagreements with his family, Giuseppe Benelli created Moto ‘B’ Pesaro in 1949. He soon changed the name to Motobi, and the company quickly became known for small bikes with competition pedigree as well as the distinctive “Power Egg” motor.
Early Motobi products were 2-strokes, but in 1956 they created a lineup of four-stroke products with names based on locations near the headquarters in Pesaro, Italy such as the 175cc Catria and the 125cc Imperiale. The latter was initially introduced in Standard and Lusso (Luxury) forms, though 1961 brought the Imperiale Sport.
The seller of this example says it has roughly 5,000 miles but has nothing else to add besides saying that it’s in very good shape and it “runs and looks super.” Find this Motobi for sale in Orange, Connecticut for $3,500 here on Facebook Marketplace.
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