The History of the Rumi

Donnino Rumi was born in Bergamo on 1906 and it is in this city that his whole life as a man and artist unfolds.
The foundry that his father owned was the place to find Donnino Rumi, just 12 years old, shop apprentice, untiring worker, full of curiosity and already deeply attracted by all kinds of artistic expression.
Not yet twenty, he found himself having to run the foundry on his own which, in the period after the war, produced propellers and periscopes (something that appears even on the company logo). As a demonstration of its success, consider that the factory workforce, which was around ten in the Twenties reached thousands when the Second World War broke out.
Soon after the war, production was started again in machinery for the food, cinematographic and textile industry.
The production of motorbikes began in 1949, following the decision of Donnino Rumi, with the preparation of a prototype presented at the Milan Trade Fair in 1950.
Rumi motorcycles have always been known for their originality, both stylistic and technical, so much so that they were defined as the motors of the artist himself because of the great passion Donnino had for art.
The company from Bergamo, which reached 1,500 workers, was involved in financial trouble caused partly by political unrest in Argentina, which caused the loss of considerable supplies of textile machines.
The company did not manage to raise itself from these events and terminated its production, including two-wheeled means, in 1960.
Donnino died on 17 August 1980 in his beloved Bergamo.

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