Moto Rumi Motorcycles

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The Rumi 250 Inline Four was constructed in 1960 by Giuseppe Fabbri, a former Gilera agent in Lugo di Ravenna, Italy.

The engine was created using two 125cc Moto Rumi two-stroke parallel twins. Only three of these machines were built.

Something of a legend, Fabbri created ten engines: two horizontal triples; three horizontal inline fours, two V-fours, one inline six and a V8.


Engine: Four cylinder 'in-line' 2-stroke

Bore & stroke:

Compression ratio: 10.5:1

Engine Capacity: 249.36 cc

Maximum power: 18 h.p.

Carburettor: Four Dell'Orto 18mm carburettors

Cooling system: Air cooled

Transmission: Gear primary, chain final

Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disc

Gearbox: 4-Speed gearbox, foot-change

Starter: Kick-starter

Throttle: Cable operated

Frame type: Tubular and pressed steel

Front Suspension: Earles

Rear Suspension: Mono shock, Swingarm

Front Brake: Drum

Rear Brake: Drum

Front tyre: 2.25 x 18 in.

Rear tyre: 2.25 x 18 in.

Seat: Duck tail race seat

Fuel tank capacity: aprox. 20 litres

Source: Hessink's NL