Aermacchi Harley-Davidson M-50

Years built: 1965, 1966
Bikes produced:  
Price in: 1965: $ 225 + tax
Vehicle Ident. # (VIN): Example: 65M4659 (Year, Model, Number)
Engine: 2-cycle, single cylinder, 50 cubic centimeters
Bore and Stroke:  
Spark Plug: Harley-Davidson 5-6, NGK BP5ES
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Top Speed: approx. 45 miles per hour
Gas Capacity:  
Gas Consumption: approx. 180 miles per U.S. gallon
Transmission: 3-Speed
Carburetor: Dell'Orto
Electrical System: 6V / 23 watt
Saddle Height:  
Ground Clearance:  
Weight: 112.5 lbs
Wheel Rim:  
Tire Size (Front):  
Tire Size (Rear):  
Front Brake: internal expanding
Rear Brake: internal expanding

The bike was available with a two tone gas tank (red & white). Optional trail sprockets were available for the bike and also a luggage rack could be bought as option.
The M-50 was replaced after a short period of production by the M-65 which had a 65cc engine.

Picture No.5 is from Ed Boomhower, a former HD-Dealer and he wrote the following lines about it:
When the M-50 was the hot lick, I held a radio contest hosted by the gentleman in the picture (on the right). We sealed the tank with exactly one gallon of gas. He was billed as " Gentleman Jim" The deal was open to anyone to guess how far he would go on a gallon of gas. It stayed on the air for about 30 days. The winner got the bike. Jim went clear down into North Carolina for a total distance of 108.8 before it starved. The picture is Gentleman Jim presenting the keys to the lucky winner

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From Eddi Boomhovers Archiv5 Owners Manual6 M-50, fully equipped M-50, fully equipped
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