" This lovely Barchetta concept from 2000 was commissioned within Fiovaranti to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Enzo Ferrari's birth. Based on the 360 Modena format: it spookily prefigured the 430 and 458 Italia cars that would eventually be released by the Modena factory itself. "
Friday Bike Crush # 4
Every now and then the distinguished folk at RM Auctions come up with a doozy we can’t ignore.
We spotted this 1953 Maserati bike in the auction list for their forthcoming London event (26th October) and we had to share.
This is apparently one of the earliest motorcycles to wear the trident badge – and was the product of a time just after the company had acquired the Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer Italmoto. Maser then shifted production to their home in Modena.
Despite the lovely detailing of the bikes they made, like that on this little 125 single, the company only made two wheelers until 1960 – by which time the big Italian manufacturers had made competition very stiff indeed.
Lovely fodder for some weekend daydreaming…
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