Tuesday, April 28, 2009

History Lesson

The Rumi Sport 125 was revealed at the Milan Fair of 1951. Simple shiek lines and the 8hp engine offered 100km/h performance. The motor, a two-stroke 125cc twin also used in Moto Rumi’s scooters. This bike was famed for its smoothness. Enthusiast 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. Ahh a little knowledge to get all these boobs off your brain.