c.1933 CF 175cc Moto Leggera Racing Motorcycle
CF took a leap in to the racing motorcycle business in 1928 in Piacenza, Italy, specializing in high performance machines of 175 and 250cc capacities, with considerable success. In 1937, founders Catelli and Fiorani sold to Italy’s FN importer, Fusi.
The diminutive racer features CF’s own ‘face cam’ engine with near ‘square’ bore/stroke dimension of 60×61.5mm. Fuel and air are mixed in a Dell’Orto carburettor and power transfers through an Albion three-speed foot change gearbox.
Interestingly, the brand was revived in 1967 by an ex-Benelli executive by the name of Campagna and began producing lightweight two-stroke machines with Minarelli power. Production ceased permanently in 1971.
The motorbike offered
The c.1933 CF 175cc Moto Leggera Racer here, comes to us from a discerning Southwestern collection of interesting small displacement machines among larger capacity motorcycles and cars. Restored some years ago and purchased in the condition presented here, the bike will need recommissioning before returning to competitive racetrack use.