Atypical Cruiser: 1955 Mondial Sogno 160

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This 1955 Mondial Sogno is an unusual cruiser from a marque better known for its dominating racers and sporting road bikes. The seller says it’s the most comfortable of all the bikes they own, and condition looks to be quite good. Powered by a 160cc two-stroke single, the bike retains original registration plates and appears to come with a nice collection of period documentation as well. Find it here on Craigslist in Rocklin, California for $7,980. Special thanks to BaT reader Eric J. for this submission.

Reads most of the brief ad: “Very hard to find… I brought this collector’s bike from Italy several years ago, it is registered with the Motorcycle Historic Registry in Italy. I have to thin out my collection, just a matter of running out of room. Most comfortable of all my vintage bikes.”

With wide floorboards instead of pegs and an equally roomy springer seat in place of a fixed saddle, it’s not surprising that the seller finds it to be a comfy ride. Note the cool brass ID plate, presumably associated with the bike’s historic registration with what sounds like the motorcycle equivalent of the ASI.

The short, tubular swing arm is interesting, but the tiny and beautifully finned brake drum is especially cool.

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