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Italian Motorcycles

Rapid moto d'epoca

Motore ausiliario per bicicletta realizzato dalle Officine Meccaniche Rapid con sede a Milano in via Brioschi, cilindrata 48 cc trasmissione a rullo di aderenza e dotato, era uno dei pochi, di frizione a dischi multipli in bagno d'olio.

Realizzato in diverse serie con continui miglioramenti tali da consentire aumenti di potenza da 1,1 a 1,2 e poi fino a 1,6 CV.

Gli ultimi esemplari avevano cambio a due velocita'.


Rapid Motorcycles, Italy

Auxiliary engine for bicycles made by Officine Meccaniche Rapid headquartered at Via Brioschi. The 48cc engine with friction roller drive was equipped, unusually for the time, with a multi-plate clutch in an oil bath.

Several models were built with progressive improvements including power increase from 1.1 hp to 1.2 and then to 1.6 hp.

The last models had a two-speed gearbox.

Sources: Moto di Lombardia



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