The 125cc Turismo Rapido line was filled with interesting sub-models, such as the Turismo Rapido America (TRA). It is identifiable by its pronounced humped tank and de unique front fork design. Tubular shocks were used front and rear, and it was usually finished in a red and white scheme. Like other Turismo’s Rapido’s it used an overhead two-valve, pushrod design, and an 8,5:1 compression ratio to extract 6,5 HP from its 125cc’s A Dellorto MA 18B carburator handled air.fuel duties, and the 4-speed transmission allowed carefree riding without winding up the engine. The frame was made up by an open duplex cradle, and tubes at the front, and pressed-steel components at the rear. The result was a sturdy, easy to manufacture frame that could cope with the marginal roads of mid-1950’s Italy.

Engine: Technical Specification (1958)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 4-stroke
Displacement: 123,6 cc
Bore x stroke: 54 x 54 mm
Compression ratio: 8,5:1
Power / rpm: 6,5 HP / 6,000
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: pushrod
Carburettor: 16 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: wet sump
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 4 speeds
Final drive: chain


Frame: double cradle tubular  and pressed steel frame
Front suspension: telescopic mechanical fork
Rear suspension: swingarm with hydraulic shocks
Front brake: lateral123,5 mm drum
Rear brake:  lateral 123,5 mm drum
Front tire: 2.75 x18”
Rear tire: 2.75 x18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 12 litres
Length: 1860 mm
Width: 530 mm
Wheelbase: 1285 mm
Weight: 102 Kg

Performance:  90 kph