Wednesday 15th May 1963
The Raleigh RM6 moped was introduced at the Winter Gardens Show, Blackpool, England. Finished in Raleigh Green and Pearl Grey, 1.39bhp engine, single-speed transmission with automatic clutch, cycle-type forks and a heavy export-type caliper brake operating on the front wheel rim. It was described by ‘Power and Pedal’ as “probably the most practical, the simplest and even the prettiest utility moped ever to appear in Britain”. With a claimed top speed of 32mph and priced at £46-14s-6d, it instantly became Raleigh’s biggest selling model.