To be auctioned on
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE
Est. 10 bhp, 173 cc OHV single.
MM was one of a number of successful Italian motorcycle builders in the years preceding WWII. It was founded in 1924 by Angelo Mattei, Mario Mazzetti, Alfonso Morini and Giuseppe Mazzi. Morini would go on to found the motorcycle firm that bore his name, but in 1927 he and Amadeo Tigli set world records of over 66 mph on 123-cc MM bikes. The company built 173-cc OHV and 348-cc OHC models, and Luigi Bonazzi broke the world flying kilometre record at 116.6 mph on the 348-cc bike in the early 1930s. Michaele Mangione won the Italian road racing championship in 1938, also on a 348-cc machine, but sadly the company never built race bikes after the war and disappeared in 1964.
This handsome MM is a good older restoration with presentable paintwork and chrome. The 175-cc overhead valve engine is a twin-port single mated to a Burman ge