Moto BM Motorcycles
A Brief History of the Marque
Prior to WWII, Mario Bonvicini had been a successful motorcycle racer.
The motorcycles he produced after the war had engines from ILO
and NSU, as well as some of his own design. Production
included 50cc and 175cc racing machines with frames by Verlicchi, and also
Built in Bologna from 1952 until 1988, some of the factory output was
marketed in Germany under the Tornax banner. Minarelli
engines were fitted to the Pokerino scooter of 1963.
BM Bonvicini & Moto BM appear to be the same marque. Bonvinci models
include the Jaguarino Turismo and the Jaguarino Cross, both with twostroke
engines of 48cc
Bonvinci also built the Yankee Boss for Yankee Motors of Schenectady, New York.
* One source says founded 1952.
NB. Henshaw lists an earlier BM, Italy 1928-1931, a collaboration between Antonio Baudi and sidecar maker Meldi using JAP OHV 500cc engines.
Sources: Henshaw et al
BM Bonvicini Models include:
50 50cc 1956-1964
75 75cc 1956-1964
75 Minotauro 75cc Scooter 1959-1960
75 Scooter 75cc 1956-1958
Pokerino 50cc 1963-1964 (also marketed by Negrini as the Farfallino and Beta as the Cignono)
Thu, 19 Oct 2017
kurt-warm at t-online.de
BONVICINI B.M. Moto Bologna Gyromat Mini 1974
Hallo, I got possession of an nice little red Motocycle BONVICINI B M. Moto Bologna at 1974. The Typ is "Gyromat Mini" with 50 ccm, manufactured by Morini (?).Unfortunately I did not have any papers , direction for use, instrutions , and traffic permission. Can anybody help me to find this? Thankyou for watching-
Falkensee near Berlin Germany
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
a.j.cowie at outlook.com
BM Moto Jaguarino, 1960
Hi I'm looking for a toolbox/storage compartment for a BM Moto Jaguarino. Could you advise anybody who might have one? Bets regards. Andy.
Leicester United Kingdom
Fri Jun 23 2017
Crippsjimpat at aol.com
Bonvicini Marino 50cc Pokerino
Hi, looking for the side panels for a 1963 BM 50cc Pokerino
Scooter - the only missing parts!!! Please, thank you Jim (UK)
Mon Jun 12 2017
A.j.cowie at outlook.com
Bonvicini, BM Moto Possibly Jaguarino
Hi. I've recently purchased a 50cc Bonvicini but unsure of the model or mich else about this bike (other than the very useful information on your website). Frame number starts "BMA -" and 4 numbers which are slightly illegible at this time. Motor is a Motori Franco with markings shown in images. Could you please tell me more about this bike (model, production year etc). Could you also advise anyone for spare parts and can provide a dating certificate? Many thanks. Andy.
BM-50cc-AJC-01.jpg and others in comments, above.
Sun Mar 13 2016
Hslwijnands at gmail.com
Anyone know more about this BM?
Sun Sep 27 2015
iron_giant at hotmail.com
Bonvicini Marino Boss mini bike
Picking this up tomorrow & was curious about any info you might be able to provide
Sun Apr 26 2015
lcb4bb at gmail.com
moto bm motor minereli
I have a cool little bike and need a service manual for it and have no idea where to find one. Please contact me at 5405993397. I would love to have this Italian 80's Jewel running good.
From FB Jan 2017:
Hello I wanted to point out that this moped is a BM Bonvicini transport model, with engine FB Minarelli 3-speed transmission with forced cooling. I might add that all bikes and mopeds bm bonvicini, although the brand on the engine bm bonvicini in reality engines are fbm, fb minarelli, and franco morini motori engines.
Wed Feb 25 2015
jamedarcher.44 at gmail.com
Bm boss engine
i may have an moto Bm complete engine minus carb become available for sale. Serious inquiries only please.
Sun Nov 10 2013
Ed. Not at all sure it's a Bonvicini.
motore bm bonvicini 50cc
bm bonvicini ??
salve avrei bisogno dei dati tecnici di questo bonvicini perchÃ¨
non ho i documenti
Mon Aug 26 2013
Please help, can you guys tell me something about it? model? year?
any useful info about it. thanks!
Fri Jun 07 2013
Moto BM Boss
Looking for any sites for parts
Wed Nov 28 2012
Bologna Moto Jaguarino? (not sure)
Did you know something about this motorcycle? (Year can be app. from
1952. - 1957.)
Ivanić Grad, Croatia
Sun Dec 25 2011
Moto BM Bologna
Moto BM Bologna B.M Holiday Duomatic
Hello, I have a bike that i think is B.M Bonvoncini. On the side says
B.M Duomatic, and on the other side Moto B.M Bologna
The frame # is MOTO BM/TK*0607*
Any information you may have will be very help-full
l will up load some pictures
Sun Oct 17 2010
A week ago, I found this motorcycle. I will repear it, but I don't
now exactly the real and correct name of the bike. I think Moto BM bologna
But i don't now it exactly.
Also I could'nt find information about it on the internet.
Can you please help me?
Sorry for the bad picture, but I don't have a better one :)
Thanks in advance, and I hope the hear something from you soon.
Wed May 20 2009
cjsummerfield at hotmail
Information concerning "boss" mini bike
Bonvicini? Moto BM?
I was given a mini bike and I was hoping to get an idea of how much
it is worth. It reads "Moto BM Bologna Italy" on the side of the motor
and the back of the seat. It was made by Bonvicini and it is called "boss".
I have the owners manual and the motor is a Motori Morini Franco (super
sport turbo 48cc). The bike is in fair/good condition and runs awesome.
Can someone help me with its value? Thank you.
Mon Mar 31 2008
dieseleye at gmail
moto bm unknown
do you know anything about this bike? It says moto bm on back of seat
and motor. Thank you, Mike
Moto-BM-1956-175cc image here:
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