As a young boy growing up in the shadow of the Motobi factory in Pesaro, Italy, Paolo Marchinelli regularly watched the motorcycles being packed onto trucks and sent around the world. He says it was easy to fall in love with the lightweight bikes that won over a thousand races in 20 years. He remembers getting his first Motobi, a red Mini Bike, and finally being able join the rest of the boys in his neighborhood.
Laverda Museum Collection de Maurice Chapleur One of the most important veteran collections in the world. Chapleur Collection Benelli Motorcycles. A Little Benelli History The Benelli story began in Pesaro with the widow Teresa Benelli establishing a garage, using all of her family's limited capital, in order to build a business to support her six sons.
Even Hummers, Whizzers and most scooters had 25 inch or more seat heights, so kids had to wait until they grew to over five feet tall or so to learn to ride. But backyard mechanics, sometimes aided by plans and kits found in magazines like Popular Mechanics, created small two-wheelers with lawn mower engines, belt drives or centrifugal clutches and kids could learn to ride these home-builts especially in rural areas. But some American and foreign motorcycle manufacturers saw the demand was strong and set about making fairly sophisticated machines sometimes with the small engines popular with very lightweight commuter motorcycles and mopeds in Europe.
This bike came from an old Benelli dealer in Penn state and was never sold until I bought it in It was rode just a mile in a field by the dealer's kids when he was away on a business trip. The kids dumped it twice and put 3 very small dings in the tank about the size of a pencil eraser or less that are not very deep or very noticable along with a few scratches in the paint.
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