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Aermacchi 250 Ala d'Oro

An Italian Harley-Steve Bond

The “Harley-Davidson ” usually conjures of large, V-twin, heavily-chromed but this Harley has only one utilizes magnesium instead of and, even though its habitat is Daytona. you’ll it at the racetrack, not trolling Main

Aeronautica Macchi (soon to Aermacchi) was founded by Julio in 1912 and originally manufactured The company stayed true to its roots until just World War 2. when (for reasons) it started producing delivery vehicles. Their motorcycle hit the Italian market in and the company became so successful Harley-Davidson bought 50 percent of in 1960.

Why? At that time, the meet the nicest people on a lightweight motorcycle boom was in swing in North America and with nothing smaller their 883 Sportster available, in. So they re-badged Aermacchi 250 and 350 cc single-cylinder machines in Italy and them as Harley Sprints.

As motorcycling grew, so did various of racing. So it was natural that were transformed into Some were pressed dirt track duty others competed in the pavement – quite successfully.

With 35 on tap and a dry weight of only 215 lb, the motorcycle had a power to weight ratio and the was Italian thoroughbred so you can bet the handling was In fact, Dick Hammer won the 100-mile 250 race at Daytona on a and as late as 1968, Don Hollingsworth won the Novice race at Daytona on an 250 – beating a horde of TD1 Yamaha in the process.

The motorcycle gracing these is a 1964 Harley/Aermacchi 250 cc CRTT – built from the factory for racing – not a modified street

The frame is a massive single with the engine hung and is further reinforced with bracing, most noticeably the one the upper shock mount to the pivot. Harley got their in with noticeably oversize handgrips and the somewhat clunky footpegs, all proudly sporting the Davidson logo.

The engine is the full-race undersquare ” motor with bore and being 66 x 72mm. The 30 mm Del Orto is mounted vertically so the fuel gets a straight shot the intake port of the horizontal but to prevent extreme flooding, the has a rubber-mounted remote float Confirming the pedigree, both and head are aluminum but go one step by being sandcast.

Aermacchi 250 Ala d'Oro


Both brakes magnesium hubs, the front being a twin-shoe model racing linings, and wheels are aluminum alloy units. touches abound on the motorcycle, as stays, activating arms, and the friction steering damper are drilled for lightness. The CRTT is set off by the streamlined aluminum fuel

Bar Hodgson purchased this from Paul Trethewey, a and enthusiast of Italian exotics. The owner had raced this out of Florida where the bike saw a lot of in the Southeast USA. When began the restoration he found the racer had rebuilt the brakes and after campaigning. Paul the crankshaft to England for rebuilding and and then commissioned noted builder, Joe Lachniet, in Michigan to the engine rebuild.

After dealing with the chroming and suede seat Paul had Rick Covello the re-assembly. The restoration is complete Bar is currently tidying up a few items and to locate an original Smiths

Some Aermacchi race (and street bikes) given the name Ala D’Oro. actually had to pay Aermacchi for the rights to use name when they a revolutionary touring bike in – the Gold Wing .

This Harley isn’t an poser in a Hawaiian sport – it’s a genuine tri-athlete an Armani suit.

Aermacchi 250 Ala d'Oro
Aermacchi 250 Ala d'Oro
Aermacchi 250 Ala d'Oro


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