Frame No: 02-56
Engine No: 2
It took about ten years, a bit of perseverance and a lot of luck before our collector could assemble this extremely rare 250 twin cylinder Bialbero. He first found the engine, followed by the frame and lastly, the wheels during a long but thrilling quest for the enthusiast that he is. The engine is extremely rare and matches the first version launched in Cascina Costa in 1950 which featured two adjoining 125cc cylinders. Despite its allure, it promised more than it could deliver and was eventually abandoned. A few years later, an entirely new engine was designed and immediately proved to be more efficient. Carlo Ubbiali rode the 250 Bialbero to victory, claiming two World Champion titles (1959 and 1960).
This extremely rare machine is equipped with an old aluminium "dustbin" fairing while the tank and seat were remodelled in line with the original design by Primo Felotti, an expert in the field back then. The offset axle fork is similar to the one used on the 250 bicilindrica, as is the double cam brake.
This almost unique combination of period parts (including the remarkable engine) makes this machine a very appealing collectible for an Italian racing motorbike enthusiast of the golden age.