Italian Motorcycles

Astoria Motorcycles

Astoria existed both pre-war and post-war.

1. Made in Italy, 1934-1936 fitted with Ajax 250 and 500 cc engines, and in 1935 with engines of their own manufacture.
2. Made in Italy 1947-58, some models were fitted with a 498 cc OHV engine and others with Villiers two-strokes.

There was also an Astoria made in Germany 1923-25

There was also an Astoria made in Germany, 1923-1925

More Astoria History


(Thanks to Giorgio Pozzi, owner of an Astoria 160cc two-stroke, for much of the information above )

April 11, 2000
My name is Giorgio Pozzi and lived in Milano. I have much become fond of story above all Italian motorcycle. Compliments for the beautiful site for the Italian bikes. I write you to give you some useful news. You excuse me for my bad English. Astoria (1947-1958) were designed and produced in Milan by ex-racer Virginio Fieschi with the collaboration of Alfredo Bianchi, planner of engines for Parilla and Aermacchi, built nice two stroke 160 cc and ohv singles from 124 to 246 cc. Produced also an ohc 174 cc and a twin cylinder 500. The Astoria used also Villiers engines for a model produced in 1950 only.

-- Giorgio Pozzi -- giorgio.c.pozzi at libero.it

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