I took these photo’s of this 1965 Harley Davidson M50 a few months ago. Although I’m not really a fan of the big Hogs, the little Aermacchi bikes that they sold in the 1960s and early 1970s are among my favorite motorcycles of all time.
This particular example is mildly resto-modded in a very tasteful fashion that gives a very appealing look but without destroying it’s classic looks and value.
It was displayed with a sample of the original advertising from 1965. I miss the days when motorcycles were sold by specification instead of “feelings” & “lifestyle.”
Seeing one of these things always makes me smile and if I ever get the chance I’ll add one to my collection. If you would like to learn more about the Italian Harleys click on one of the links provided to purchase the guide books so you can expand your knowledge of these exceptionally cool machines.
Powered by a 50cc two stroke engine that required you to mix your own gas and oil, the M50 was good for about 45 miles per hour and 180 miles per gallon.
That’s it for now, just wanted to share the pictures of this neat little motorcycle for your viewing enjoyment!