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Riverside by Benelli
Riverside 150-P Mo-Ped (by Benelli) Year:
1961 Horse Power: 1.5 (est) 49cc Transmission: Single speed - wet clutch Ignition: Marelli magneto Tires: 2 1/4” x 18” Dry Weight: 110 lbs Fuel Capacity: 1 US Gal. Gas/Oil Mix: 25:1
Equipment: Leg shields, tool box, tools,
air pump, front fork lock Suggested Retail Price When New: $245 (est)
I mentioned in the moped intro, my current moped collection started
with the purchase of the beautiful 1961 Wards
Riverside moped (above) for my wife as a anniversary gift.
At Cosmopolitan Motors in PA I was able to locate the last original
NOS parts for "Monty" to replace ones that were missing
or broken. Today it is in amazing condition and runs beautifully,
if a bit slow and heavy compared to many more modern mopeds. Brakes
are weak by later standards and experience fade on hard stops, however,
the overall ride is pleasant and comfortable. It is simple to work
on and very straight forward mechanically.
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