Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Barely seen outside of Italy, Motom focused on four-stroke small-displacement mopeds and motorcycles. The company was founded in ’47 and kept making bikes until ’71. Though it’s a fairly obscure name now, Motom was the third largest motorcycle manufacturer in Italy in the mid 1950s.
The company was also well-known for their use of pressed-steel spine frames and distinctive styling.
The 48cc engine was good for 2 horsepower.
Information on Motom can be hard to find outside of Italy, and many of their models shared a similar aesthetic. The series of “48” bikes were produced for about twenty years, and over 500,000 were built. We believe that this is either a 48 C or 48 D model.
This example is (VIN: L274328) is one of over thirty motorcycles that we will be auctioning off from the Alan Wilzig collection over the next couple of weeks. The odometer shows 14 kilometers (9 miles).
In preparation for the listing, we had Daniel verify that the bike runs and the engine is not seized. He got it to run on the bottle and notes that it will need the usual recommissioning if the next owner would like to ride it – tank clean, carb clean, tires, chain, oil change, petcock rebuild, etc.
We believe this Motom is mechanically stock, though it was repainted at some point in the past.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Pirelli and CEAT tires that have aged out.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Motom is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Motom stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
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