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Photo ou archives : Didier Ganneau

Capacity : 125
Model : Turismo
Production : 1950 - 1956
Category : (R) Route

Rumi Turismo (1950-1956)

The prototype Turismo was built in 1949 and was the first design to leave the factory's assembly line. It was presented at the trade fair in Milan in April 1950, and then at the Bergamo moto and bicycle exhibition. Designed by the Pietro Vassena, already famous for having, in March 1948, taken his his midget submarine C3 to a world record depth of 412 metres in Lake Como. 

Vassena also designed the engine used in the Amisa

The motorcycle was aesthetically very captivating and the two-stroke twin was devoid of vibration; however, the first series had a problematical ignition, and the gear-change was nicknamed "grattone".

The exhaust note and the general aesthetics charmed all who saw it. Deliveries to the public began in April, and in October a modified version with new colours arrived. The following month a new model was introduced, and by the end of December more than 1000 units had been sold. In 1953 a Lusso joined the Turismo.

The Turismo could be supplied with a die-cast aluminium sidecar from Durapid, of Rome.


Moto Rumi Turismo Series 1, 1950 
Engine Type: 2-Stroke Parallel Twin - Capacity: 124.68 cc -  6 HP /4800 rpm - 3 speed - 85 kg 
- 90 km/h - Color: Silver with chrome tank and red trim - List Price: 198.000 lire

(English text from Cybermotorcycle)

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

Disponible sur demande :
- Les fiches originales sur papier
- Les photos et archives signées de mon nom en haute définition ou les documents originaux.
Me contacter sur info@moto-collection.org pour les conditions et droits d'utilisation.