Saturday, February 9, 2008

1961 Itom Astor




Another pretty 50cc bike from the 1960s. I found this photo on an Italian for-sale site. Don't know too much about it.

Itom was founded not long after WWII, and like a lot of motorcycle makers, their first product was an auxiliary engine for bicycles. They produced a range of mopeds, street bikes, and racing bikes from 49 to 125cc. The last Itoms were made in the 1970s.

I've never seen one in this country (which is not to say that there aren't any) but they seem to be not uncommon in Europe. A search of eBay revealed no Itom motorcycles, but I did find one auction for an Itom picture fact card ;-)

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