FRATELLI BOSELLI MONDIAL CHOSE to advertise its products through racing and won the 125cc World Championship in 1949, 1950, 1951, and 1957. While the racing machines were exotic o.h.c. and d.o.h.c. devices, most production models were orthodox o.h.v. and two-stroke lightweights.
Like other Italian manufacturers, FB Mondial equipped its sports models with low handlebars and often chose red for its color schemes. The machine shown here is a 1956 sports model that combines an o.h.c. engine with the cycle parts of its more ordinary stablemates. Italian lightweight machines often featured a specification far superior to the products of other countries and this model is typical. High-quality alloy engine castings are used for the engine and the full-width brake hubs.
|Power output:||10 bhp (6700 rpm)|
|Weight:||264 lb (120 kg)|
|Top speed:||68 mph (110 km/h)|
|Country of origin:||Italy|