This last chapter in the history of motorcycle production in Bologna once again testifies to the vitality of the sector during a particular decade in the economic and social history of Italy.
In the period immediately following World War II, Italian motorcycle production resumed with Bologna soon confirmed as one of the most dynamic production centres. Providing industry and crafts, Bolognese companies responded to the demands of the period, their ranges focussed on small and medium-sized motorcycles and demonstrating surprising versatility. Great attention has been paid to both technical and aesthetic aspects.
This book reviews 55 brands, including a number of major names such as F.B Mondial and MI-VAL, Ducati and Moto Morini and M.M. and C.M. There is also a broad overview of the intensive racing programs of those years, bringing in a wealth of wins and titles.