TT Moped: 1961 Benelli 50cc Works Racer

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Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic

TT Moped: 1961 Benelli Works Racer

In 1961 built four 50cc for its factory riders. The bikes derived from production with some special enhancements and least one was entered in the 50cc class at 1962 the of Man. The exact racing of this particular bike is and it would be great fun for the new owner to down more details of past.

In recent years passed through the hands of prominent collectors and has not been in some time. Find on eBay on Long Island, New

Unfaired the motorcycle would do a 100 kph (68.2 mph) Geared for and fitted with the incredibly fairing, the bike had a top speed of 75 mph at RPM. Good looks mean the bike was fast and the little Benellis were not competitive at the highest levels. In the TT one of the four finished 15th a Mountain Course two lap average of 58.9 MPH; Ernst winning Suzuki came 75.12 MPH.

The big velocity-stacked Dell’Orto carb was one of the mods to the original Benelli So was the tiny open megaphone which, according to the great Racer magazine article Racer,” had the little racer “louder than a phalanx of Nortons.” In addition to the performance the moped’s pedals were for racing. Given it’s than stellar results at the of Man, perhaps they have been left on for a extra power.

The two-… motor came from the production moped. It was with a 13-tooth front and had slots cut into the cases for The frame was custom built for the and used Campagnolo bicycle There’s a four-speed gearbox by an unusual and uncomfortable twist-grip also taken from the moped model. The seller that the grip shifter is in place.

Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic

In at least one other of the four that were the twist-shift was hacked off by subsequent in an attempt to replace it with easier to operate.

Though the squad of 50cc didn’t work out for Benelli, the same period they having better results small racing singles and For an excellent overview of Benneli history, check out the terrifically post “Benelli Four-Cylinder at the always superb Vintagent For even more history and extremely cool period photos see “Benelli’s Racing from Classic Racer

This is a great opportunity to own a and seemingly very complete of a piece of racing history. At one of the original bikes has had a total it would be a shame for this one to get more than a sympathetic A big concern in riding older are the wheels and here the original still look terrific.

While perhaps not competitive a speed perspective, this would be a lock for the coolest, and entry in a 50cc class Giro.

Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic
Benelli Pepe 50 Classic

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