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The second bike is also from the seller of the Steyr – Daimler – Puch road racer posted earlier (actually, all three of these rare vintage race bikes that I am posting are from the same seller!) is a :
A beautiful museum quality restoration by Kent Riches
Any Italian motorcycle collector worth his weight in salt will know that a Motobi racer is one of the most desirable and sought after machines… A Motobi racer rarely makes it to the open market… They are usually passed around between collectors, friends and museums… Now is your opportunity to add a highly desirable brand to your Italian collection…
This classic racer has had a no-expense spared restoration to make this piece a true museum quality motorcycle.
Flawless paint, accurate decals and badging are just some of the fine detailed work. Other features are…
Zanzani frame modifications for road racing
Rob North megaphone exhaust
Fiberglass fairing tank and tail
The motor is fresh and ready to run
This restoration is the best of the best and almost to nice to race. If you have ever thought about vintage road racing this would be an excellent bike
Again, I don’t know much about Motobi except that it was founded by the eldest of the Benelli brothers – Giuseppe Benelli – because of a family feud. Motobi racers were also quite successful in their time, winning quite a few Italian championships in 125cc, 175cc, and 250cc classes. You can read up on some of that interesting Motobi history here.