2001 Other Other

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2001
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Lot number 
    360
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

For display purposes
2001 Villa TR400 Enduro (no engine internals)

Brothers Francesco and Walter Villa began building their own machines in the mid-1960s. Walter raced Villa bikes before his rise to stardom and three consecutive 250-class World Championships for Harley-Davidson between 1974 and '76, to which he added one in the 350 class. Manufactured up to 1988, the firm's lightweight roadsters used proprietary engines, while its successful moto-cross and enduro models used motors of Villa's own design.

The machine offered here is one of the latter. First publicly displayed at the Munich Motorcycle Show in 2001, it is the prototype produced as the first stage of a proposed collaboration with the Malaysian oil company, Petronas; 480cc supermoto and moto-cross versions were to follow. It should be noted that there are no engine internals.