The GT 200 was introduced in 1962 for a short production run and the model is seldom seen. Featuring all of the innovative technology introduced by Fabio Taglioni with the “Marianna” and the first single-cylinder racing bikes, the 200 (GT, Elite and SS) may well be considered the sport-production bikes of their time. The engine used a bevel-driven single overhead cam with enclosed valve gear and an all-alloy engine. The 200 GT was an all-purpose run-around rather than a racer. The GT model uses the tank from the four-speed Diana with its slightly larger capacity.
The motorcyle’s owner began the restoration project a while back — having paint and chrome work completed — but that is where it stopped. He brought the bike to Classic Motorcycles in pieces and Ziggy completed the restoration.