Rumi Sport 125

Rumi Sport 125
The jewel-like Rumi Sport was revealed at the Milan Fair of 1951, and immediately attracted attention. Its lines were elegant, and the 8hp engine offered 100km/h performance. The motor, a two-stroke 125cc twin also used in Moto Rumi’s scooters, was famed for its smoothness. Aficionados would balance an old threepenny bit on the crankcase and rev the engine: the coin invariably stayed upright. In the early 1960s, the Bergamo-based company regrettably failed, and founder Donnino Rumi returned to his other loves, art and sculpture.

  • themark

    Wow, this is obviously the inspiration for the 50cc Honda Solo. Too bad most of the elegance was lost in the process.

    • Wow, that Solo looks interesting. Not as good as the Rumi, but a decent custom shop could probably do something very interesting with the bike.

  • Phoebe

    Oh my, I want that!

  • Kees Goedkoop

    Amazing. Such a minimal and brilliant design. The Turismo 3 looks even a touch better. This bike I must have.