From Nuvolari to Luca Cadalora. From the unbeatable 350s of the Twenties to Mosquito, which “motorised” post-war Italy. From those bikes which many of us owned to records, the six World Championships won in 125 category and Team Italia. A fascinating historical path enriched by wonderful colour illustrations and pictures of that time which analyses the technical development of engines and models produced until nowadays by this legendary house.
The story of the Comet motorcycle and its builder, the great technician and designer Alfonso Drusiani. He produced, in 1953, the twin-cylinder 175 cc Comet. (Normal and Sport) and, in 1954, the 250 cc. twin, followed by a 175 cc. SOHC single-cylinder and a 250 cc. experimental single cylinder with piston in place of the valves. Included lots of never published before original documents from Drusiani archives.
A collection of nostalgic advertisements and rich photographic material tells about the Italian social phenomenon represented by the Vespa scooter and shows the complete production from the beginning up to 90s.
This book captures emotion in a vividly illustrated historical review of every major design, including the Cucciolo auxiliary bicycle engine in the late 1940s and Ducati’s first mass-produced motorcycle, the 1958 Elite 200, and the Scrambler, 750 GT, Pantah, 851, Monster and today’s MH900e. Interviews with the protagonists who shaped the company and its products make this a complete tribute to what makes Ducatis so special. Details about the original factory’s products -- condensers, radios, projectors, and mini-cameras -- are featured for a well-rounded account about the company’s history.
The Lambretta was one of the most popular forms of transportation of the 50s and 60s, a valid surrogate to the automobile, and a faithful travel companion to hundreds of thousands of Italian families that had the chance to ride one to work or for fun. Together with the Vespa, it monopolized the Italian scooter market, and knew how to set itself apart in the international market with its own original technical characteristics and exceptionally modern frame. This long awaited NEW EDITION made available by the author, provides new detailed appendices and specifications for all the models covered, helping collectors in the identification and restoration of their Lambretta.
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Portrait of 4-cylinder Gilera bike which dominated for twenty years the highest cathegory in racing championship with all versions produced during the years. This book is meant to analyse in details and from any point of view the stylistic and technical evolution of this bike. Great attention was paied to the protagonists of this bikes’s history and to its riders.
This book, published in occasion of the Eurovespa 2001 Exhibition and the 50th anniversary of the first French Vespa Division in Fourschambault, is enriched with archival documentation, photographs and advertising material.
A very interesting portrait of the motorcycling production in the Modena area, with a special enphasis on the Maserati motorcycles. Included a generous collection of adverts, leaflets and vintage pictures.
This book celebrates the history and the myth of the marque through the memories of the “Association of Old MV Agusta Workers”, their tales and the feeling of all the people who trust in these beautiful motorcycles. The volume is packed with lots of archival pictures and all classifics and results gained in several competitions.
In the Fifties, many motorcycle manufacturers like Piaggio, MV Agusta and Morini joined famous brands in the marketplace such as Motor Guzzi and Gilera. Rumi earned itself a prominent position among the newcomers. From the moment its earliest bikes first appeared, the Italian factory distinguished itself for the refinement and quality of its machines. Rumi climbed to the absolute summit in the 125 category, with its Gobbetto, Scoiattolo and junior 125 touring and sports models as well as in racing, especially in regularity events. Riccardo Crippa, who promotes the Rumi Historic Register, recounts the long and detailed story of the manufacturer with the help of over 300 pictures in colour and black and white, technical drawings and a complete list of all the models, each fully described by an exhaustive technical specification.
This unique book discusses the whole italian scooter production from 1946 to 1972, offering an overview on every brand in alphabetical order and the main technical specifications of each model. Aermacchi, Agrati, Alemanno, Alpino, Aprilia, Demm, Ducati, Frisoni, Gitan, Innocenti (Lambretta), Malaguti, Motobi, Moto Guzzi, Moto MV Agusta, Piaggio (Vespa), Rumi, S.I.M. Moretti and Vittoria: these are some of the most popular houses incuded in the book.
G. D. is a small house in Bologna which produced motor-bicycles and bikes from 1923 to 1938. This book describes its technical evolution and the development of its production, featuring each model introduced.
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This fascinating opera tells of the long and glorious history of the Italian manufacturer GILERA as recorded by the 1st Italian motorcycle magazine "Motociclismo". The book shows the complete production up to the very last model, including the racing and off-road models, military versions, even limited production models, scooter bikes, engineering, designers, riders, races, records, etc... Each model, from 1909 to 1999, is described with history and technical evolution specifications, and through a large selection of photographs, most of them have never been published before. Great attention was paied to the protagonists of this bike’s history and its riders.
First number of this new magazine entirely devoted to Moto Guzzi motorcycles, with articles completed with technical specifications and drive impressions. In this issue: the V11 Le Mans & California Special Sport, the models used by the Japanese police, the Quota 1100ES, the Daytona RS and a large variety of useful accessories for Guzzi’s enthusiasts. Detailed colour pictures show the characteristics of this fascinating models in action.
The small, though well known, Morbidelli make produced fantastic bikes - in the range of 50 and 500 cc . They were so highly competitive that they won four World Drivers Championships and three World Make Championships. A decade of challenge, through victories and defeats, is told by the author interviewing the protagonists who made great Morbidelli name. Race palmarès, technical drawings, engines cutaways, every single page makes the reading very interesting not only for the enthusiast.
This fascinating opera tells of the long and glorious history of the Italian manufacturer APRILIA as recorded by the 1st Italian motorcycle magazine "Motociclismo". The book shows the complete production up to the very last model, including the racing and off-road models, even limited production models, scooter bikes, engineering, designers, riders, races, records, etc... Each model, from 1967 up to 1998, is described with history and technical evolution specifications, and through a large selection of photographs, most of them have never been published before. Great attention was paied to the protagonists of this bikes’s history and to its riders.