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Posted September 14, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Grandson of a friend of mine brought this by for me to see. I would bet there aren't too many of these around anymore.

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Posted September 14, 2014 - 05:44 PM

That is pretty cool!  Looks to be all in original shape.  Does it run?


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 05:50 PM

That is pretty cool!  Looks to be all in original shape.  Does it run?

He rode it over and back. no problems, sounds good, seems to run good.


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Posted September 14, 2014 - 07:20 PM

That's pretty nice! I've never seen one like it. How much displacement? Looks like maybe 100cc. 



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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:06 PM

   Looks like an old Honda cb160 I had awhile ago, got it with my first gt package.  Had it running and rode it around a bit but life got ahead of us we sold it a few years ago to get some stuff done around the house.  Still a neat bike, bet you never see another like it.



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Posted September 14, 2014 - 08:49 PM

Grandson of a friend of mine brought this by for me to see. I would bet there aren't too many of these around anymore.

Thanks to my brother for taking the pictures of it while I was busy.


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 01:13 AM

Cool  little bike



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 04:52 AM

That's something you won't see often!



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 05:37 AM

Wonder who made it for Wards? Were lots of little bikes like that in the early 60's.

 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 05:47 AM

Just had to know.

 

Brief History of the Marque: Montgomery Wards Riverside

 

American firm Montomery Wards sold Motobecane mopeds including AV41, AV78 and AV88 during the 1950s. In the 1960s they rebadged some 125, 175, 250, & 360cc Benelli models as Wards Riverside, along with scooters by Lambretta & Mitsubishi. The 1964 Wards Riverside "Pigeon" is a rebadged Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon, and the 1961 Bianchi Orsetto scooter was also marketed in the United States as a Riverside.

Benelli-based models include:
FFA-14017, 14020 and 14023
FFA-61-14016, 14016B, 14019 is a 125cc 2 stroke, probably a Benelli
FFA-61-14021A is a Benelli 175cc c1957 Giro Sport
FFA-14043, 14047 Benelli Mojave 260cc 

FFA-61-14017 C Benelli 250cc, not Mojave style. At least one in Australia.

FFA-14003 model 450-SS is a Benelli Fireball 49cc twostroke of 40x39mm with a 4 speed gearbox. 

FFA-14002 is a stepthrough with large wheels, rather like a Honda C-50.

 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 05:52 AM

I was thinking Italian by the looks of the motor. My neighbor had a small Benelli - seems like Sears or some one like that was selling them.

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 08:07 AM

Just had to know.

 

Brief History of the Marque: Montgomery Wards Riverside

 

American firm Montomery Wards sold Motobecane mopeds including AV41, AV78 and AV88 during the 1950s. In the 1960s they rebadged some 125, 175, 250, & 360cc Benelli models as Wards Riverside, along with scooters by Lambretta & Mitsubishi. The 1964 Wards Riverside "Pigeon" is a rebadged Mitsubishi Silver Pigeon, and the 1961 Bianchi Orsetto scooter was also marketed in the United States as a Riverside.

Benelli-based models include:
FFA-14017, 14020 and 14023
FFA-61-14016, 14016B, 14019 is a 125cc 2 stroke, probably a Benelli
FFA-61-14021A is a Benelli 175cc c1957 Giro Sport
FFA-14043, 14047 Benelli Mojave 260cc 

FFA-61-14017 C Benelli 250cc, not Mojave style. At least one in Australia.

FFA-14003 model 450-SS is a Benelli Fireball 49cc twostroke of 40x39mm with a 4 speed gearbox. 

FFA-14002 is a stepthrough with large wheels, rather like a Honda C-50.

 

:D   Al

I believe this is the model that is in the picture.

FFA-14003 model 450-SS is a Benelli Fireball 49cc twostroke of 40x39mm with a 4 speed gearbox


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