The agile Parilla 250 Grand Prix

Giovanni Parrilla – his name spelled with a double “r”, one of which he dropped to make his company’s brand name more euphonic – founded “Parilla” in Milan in 1946.

Parilla started as a fuel injector repair workshop, but created its first single-cylinder, 250cc motorcycle before the end of its first year of activity… on a bet. Parrilla – born in Longobucco, in the province of Cosenza, Calabria, in 1911 – won the bet, and started making one successful bike model after the other.

Here is the 1955 Parilla 250 Grand Prix, with the company’s agile greyhound leaping on its tank.

Photos via:
http://www.classicdriver.com/en/bike/parilla/250-grand-prix/1955/206372

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