A record-breaking vehicle with a twin-torpedo body composed of two separate chassis in steel tubes and hanging coverings. The one on the left was occupied by the driver, the other housed the motorcycle engine and transmission, and the fuel tank. Other features included all-independent suspensions and chain transmission to the rear wheels. Designed and driven by Piero Taruffi, the Tarf was initially equipped with a Guzzi 500 two-cylinder engine, and then with Gilera’s 350 cc, 500 cc and 550 cc four-cylinder models. It set 22 international speed records between 1948 and 1957, and others records were established by a second version built in 1951.
Presented by Piero Taruffi, Roma
Engine: Gilera 4-cylinder motorcycle type
Capacity: 350 cc
Max. power output: 40 bhp at 11,500 rpm
Max speed: 212 Km/h
Weight: 300 kg