"We ran across this Aermacchi as we were sifting through piles of crashed bikes looking for a suitable donor bike for the Pastrana Sportster. Peeking out between a quad and some type of small Chinese scooters that had caught fire was a faded pink gas tank with an AMF/Harley-Davidson sticker stuck on the side and 70's era fluorescent orange flair. A site to behold. We immediately forgot about the sportster and started the process of digging it out and finding out what it was."
"The model is an M65 Leggero and she's a peach. As luck would have it, she ran and was in pretty decent shape for a '72. $700 later she was in the back of the van on the way to her new home at RSD. She sat around the shop for the last 5 months as we dreamed about cleaning her up or maybe giving her a face lift. Talk of turning scooters into café racers has been a topic for quite some time, so as Born Free 4 approached we thought why not bring something completely different out to show off."
"Next we fabricated a new expansion chamber, relocated the original tail light and plate holder, inserted a little mesh screen in the carb and stripped off some excess do dads. Final piece was the aluminum number plate on the right side. Total cost of the build, $300 bucks. Yes, she's a little rough around the edges, but that's the beauty of it."
Intake: RSD stainless steel mesh
Exhaust: RSD handmade stainless steel expansion chamber
RSD fabricated steel rearsets
TZ250 Roadrace Footpegs
TZ250 Roadrace - modified brake & shifter tips
RSD fabricated steel Clip-Ons
Rear Caliper: Yamaha WR450 Nissin 2 piston
Front Wheel: 21 x 2.15” Morris Mag - Vintage
Rear Wheel: 21 x 2.15” Morris Mag - Vintage
RSD fabricated steel struts
Original AMF paint - naturally faded red with orange stripes
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