motorbikes

The Ceccato 75 Sport

The Ceccato 75 Sport in these photos is the first motorbike ever made by the historical company founded by Pietro Ceccato in 1938 in...

The 1960 Laverda Miniscooter: a noble attempt

While scooters were at their trendiest in Italy between the 1950s and 1960s, Moto Laverda – founded by Francesco Laverda in 1949 in Breganze...

Hear the roar of the Benelli Leoncino 125

Here is the Leoncino 125 by Benelli, the oldest motorbike manufacturer in Europe to still be in business today. The company was indeed founded in...

The Maserati 50 T2 SS, the two-wheeled “Toad”

The Maserati 50 T2 SS, nicknamed “The Toad”, has the same trident brand of world-known legendary cars, but was not produced by the famous...

The Gilera Saturno 500 Sport

The Gilera Saturno 500 Sport showcased in our gallery was born in 1954, in a large family of motorcycles manufactured by the Arcore-based company...

Moto Guzzi Condor 500, born to win

Here is the Condor 500, manufactured by the Lombard Moto Guzzi between 1938 and 1940. Designed by Milanese engineer Giulio Cesare Carcano (who would go...

The Ducati 250 Desmo, the name of control

“Desmo” is short for desmodromic distribution, which Fabio Taglioni introduced in Ducati motorcycles almost twenty years before the Ducati 250 was launched in 1971:...

The MV Agusta 125 Racing, Italy’s champion

The MV Agusta 125 Racing was produced by the Lombard motorcycle brand in 1953, as a natural evolution of a model from the previous...

The Motom Delfino, a scooter for the Bar Sport

The Motom Delfino was presented at Milan’s Motor Show in 1950 as an agile means of transportation that could fall between a scooter and...

Parilla Slughi 99, slender and strong

Parilla, a motorcycle company based in Milan between 1946 and 1967, manufactured the Slughi 99 from 1957 to 1964. Presented at Milan’s Motor Show in...

Queen of speed: the Ducati 100 Siluro

In 1956, the Ducati 100 Siluro zoomed around the Monza circuit on a cloudy, fall Friday. The sharp, faired motorcycle designed by an aeronautical...

The winning style of the MV Agusta 750 S

Here is an MV Agusta 750 S, made in 583 units between 1970 and 1975 by the historical motorbike maker in Lombardy. The 750 S...

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