FORMICHINO (scooter), 1954-60
GOBBETTO (factory racer- I think) 1951-55
TURISMO, (FIRST SERIES) 1950-56
BICARBURATORE SS, 1953-56
JUNIOR, (production racer) 1955-59
GT GRANTURISMO 200, 1953-56
SCOIATTOLO (scooter), 1951-57
REGOLARITA' (off road),
REGOLARITA' SEI GIORNI (off road),
The " Sport " e' be perhaps the more representative model of the of Bergamo, snella and aggressive house, species in the version with wheels from 21 ", mounted a more powerful motor regarding the Tourism and developed 8.5 horses to 6,500 giri/minuto. These powers today make us to sorridere, but a motion goes measured with the meter of its age and the Sport to its times was considered shining, not as well as for the maximum speed of approximately 100 km/h, how much for its initial cue. Produced to leave from the end of 1950, but introduced to the Fair Collection of samples of Milan in the April of 1951, it astonished for its inusuale line, its elegant livery, the sound of its cylinders, remained in the heart of that endowed generazione.Era of particular refined, as cassettino the door tools place in the inferior cavity of the saddleback to jolt type cantilever, replaced in according to time from a long type to two places in vinilpelle. It came upgraded in 1953 adopting a carburetor Of the Garden with diffuser from 22 milimeter and various relationships of the change. Ulterior modifications came brought in 1956, mainly in the ciclistica, adopting one mask of the beacon in aluminum anzichč in various iron and and more robusto molleggio posteriore.Il comment of the authoritative review slow combustion stove " MOTION REVUE " of the age: " The Rumi Sport? Tout simplement essayče meilleure 125 que nous ayons jamais ". Saying from the French... "Quite simply essayče better 125 than we never have". OR we will never have a better 125.
The Rumi began in 1954 the production of scooter the Formichino, with which it showed oneself in a field of which the Vespa" and "Lambretta" of Piaggio and Innocenti had famous the almost absolute monopoly ". As for all the motion planned from the Rumi, the baby scooter somigliava only to if same. It is told that Donnino Rumi ne put molding on the shapes, in clay, around the rested twin-cylinder engine on two supports. The result is absolutely original. This gigantic mechanical ant had the auto body carrying in aluminum alloy, uniform in two parts. That front one subdivided in two semishells incorporated the tank, the staple and the beacon, that posterior one constituted the plan of support for saddlebacks and the mudguard of the drive wheel. The front mudguard was in an only piece anch' it in aluminum. It mounted same motor four marce of the Tourism and the Sport, equipped of an extended finning of cooling more and acted as from rigid connection between the two tronconi of chassis. The first series mounted a front suspension monoarm, of remarkable invoice, that it was set aside nearly endured for the high production cost and replaced with one more economic staple to two biscottini oscillating inferiors. The posterior auto body in 1956 was ulteriorly uniform in two and came added a odometer - tachimetro it marks Waking. In 1957 Sport " with more shining characteristics came introduced the model ", characterized from cylinders in aluminum alloy and a carburetor with diffuser from 22 milimeter. The year following to the range joined model ST- EC with auto body in printed publication sheet, chassis in tubular tubes and front staple in of steel and the model " Lusso " from along sellone and chromium plated particular. Scooter the Formichino made honor also in contest to the Bol d' Or on the track of Montlhéry winning 29^ the 24 hours with Cambis - Etienne. A version purposely prepared for contests of duration, painted in color gold came sold in biennium 1957 - 1958 and called exactly " Bol d' Or ", developed a power of 8.5 horses to 7200 giri/min, mounted cylinders in chromium plateed aluminum, two carburetors Of the Garden from 18 or 22 milimeter, had additional tank and tires from 3,50 x 10 " anzichč 4.00 x 8 ". In 1958 it always came produced a model with the increased piston displacement to 150 cc. The production of the formichino stopped in 1960 to the closing of the unit motorcycles of the Foundries Rumi Workshops.
Another little blurb from a scooter web site:
Formichino (Rumi, Italy): Italian for little ant, this bike was produced to celebrate the Rumi motorcycle companys success in the classic French 24 hour endurance race, the Bol dOr. It had an 80mph 125cc, twin cylinder, twin carb engine, and this high performance and desirability made for an instant classic and a milestone in moped development.