The Malanca “Testa Rossa” 50: internationally fast

Here is one of the small, fast scooters by Bologna-based motorcycle manufacturer Malanca: a 1972 “Testa Rossa” 50, named in honor of the famous 1957 Ferrari series of which Mario Malanca – who had founded the company in 1956 – was a fan.

The “Testa Rossa” was in production during the 1970s, at the height of Officina Malanca’s success, when its models reached America and Asia.

Italy’s colors raced proud and fast, all around the world.

Photos via ©Phil Aynsley

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