1961 Aermacchi 250cc

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When ever The Motor Company heads over to Italy, you know two things are going to happen. Harley-Davidson is going to spend a lot of money, and Harley-Davidson will leave Italy with twice as little as they went over with. In recent history the brand from Milwaukee went to MV Agusta, then left. When this 1961 Aermacchi single rolled of the production line, the men in Wisconsin rolled them into showrooms next to the latest Shovelheads. The question is will Harley head to Italy in another 30 years, or have they learned their lesson.

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A list from the seller

1961 AERMACCHI 250 CC CUSTOM CAFE RACER STYLE MOTORCYCLE

12 VOLT CHARGING SYSTEM

ELECTRONIC IGNITION

ENGINE COMPLETELY REBUILT

CUSTOM MADE TANK WITH FUEL GAUGE

CUSTOM SEAT

CERLANI FRONT SUSPENSION

WORKS PROGRESSIVE REAR SHOCK SUSPENSION

FRONT GRIMECA 190MM FOUR LEADING BRAKE SHOES

ALA ALURRA REINFORCED FRAME

TACHOMETER

CUSTOM STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST SYSTEM

ACKRON ALLOY WHEELS WITH STAINLESS STEEL SPOKES

FRONT TIRE PIRELLI MT25 90/90-18MC

REARTIREPIRELLICITY DEMON 3.25-18 MC-52S

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Aermacchi started in the world by building air planes, but because of the lack of transportation after the world wars, started making small engines for small motorcycles. By 1960 when Harley Davison walked into the offices of Aeronautica Macchi and bought a 50% stake in the company, this 1961 was what landed up in the same showroom as the other Motor Company Mounts.

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Most people do not think of Harley-Davison when they think of small Italian Café racers. But from 1961 until AMF-Harley sold its interest in 1978, you could see 250cc single sitting next to a 74ci potato saying V-Twin. But luckily for those fans of Italy, this 1961 Aermacchi came to these shores. BB

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1 Response

  1. OlyOop says:

    Sweet! Love the white needle against the white tach face. “How fast do I think I was going, officer? I really couldn’t say!”