From 1996 to 1999 Piaggio were licensed by Ferrari SpA to manufacture limited pit bike edition of the NRG model used by the firms Grand Prix team.
The 49 cc / 2.9 cui motor is liquid cooled and restricted to 32 mph for use in the UK, derestricted the NRG is capable of a reliable 50 mph.
Handling is said to be equal to that of a motor cycle 5 times the price. Last year one of these machines came up for auction in the UK with an estimated price of £4,000 to £6,000 pounds, perhaps unsurprisingly it failed to reach it’s reserve price.
Maranello Concessionaires in Egham are thought to have imported just six of these machines into the UK.
Not only did the NRG match the Ferrari team pit bikes but they also supplied matching helmets like the one worn by Michael Schumacher in the photo above.
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