1968 Aermacchi Harley Davidson Ala Verde 250

The 250cc Ala Verde motorcycle was built by Aermacchi after Harley Davidson bought up 50% of the stock in the company. Aermacchi was originally an aircraft firm. The Ala Verde first came out in the late 1950’s designed by chief engineer, Alfredo Bianchi. Ala Verde means “green wing” and the motorcycle is considered a sport roadster. While it has the Harley Davidson name on it, this model was never imported into the US. It has an 85 mph top speed and excellent handling, with styling to match. We bought this Ala Verde in Imola, Italy (for Lisa) in the late 1990’s in restored condition, only making a few improvements to it since. It has an air cooled OHV horizontal single cylinder engine with approximately 19 HP. It has a 5-speed gearbox. The bike has been shown at the La Jolla Concours, the Del Mar Celebration of the Motorcycle and the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in 2016.

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Lisa enjoying her 1968 Aermacchi Ala Verde.