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Tragatsch lists the following:

#1 Ferrari, not connected to Enzo, making bikes from 1951 to 1954, ranging from 123cc to 248cc, 2- & 4-strokes, twins & singles. Based in Milano.
However, another souce says that Ferrari Motorcycles were designed by Enzo Ferrari's brother, Fratelli Ferrari, and were made from 1951 to 1960.

#2 Ferraris: short-lived make which had 2hp Peugeot engines in bicycle frames in 1903.

Thanks to Thomas for some of the info above.


Wed Oct 11 2006
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1953 Ferrari 125cc
Attached are pics of my bike. I know for a fact of another just like it in NC - (owned by the former owner of the Ferrari (cars) dealer there).
Sunny south Florida
 

Ferrari 125cc 1953.jpg
Ferrari 125cc 1953
Ferrari 125cc 1953 detail.jpg
Ferrari 125cc 1953 detail
Ferrari 125cc 1953 tank.jpg
Ferrari 125cc 1953 tank


Mon Oct 17 2005
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moto ferrari 75 cc
Hace un tiempo adquiri un motor de dicha motoclicleta y he estado tratando de rastear el cuadro pero a sido un tanto complicado el tema y queria saber si hay alguna posibilidad de poder conseguir un ficha tecnica para poder restaurarla bueno con gracias de antemano espero su respuesta gracias

Robotrans: For a time adquiri a motor of motoclicleta happiness and I have been having been trying to rastear the picture but to be somewhat complicated the subject and queria to know if there is some possibility of being able to be able a tecnica card to be able to recover it good with thanks beforehand I wait for its answer thanks


July 29, 2001
It seems not to long ago I had one. In Canada during the mid 70s I owned a Ferrari motor bike. It had a 80cc motor and a 3 speed gear box. It was a yellow gold colour with a chrome gas tank, it was a trail bike!  knobby tires chrome fenders and a 22 caliber exhaust system. It was sold through a local marine store close to my home. It was quite fast and was equipped with lights it was very very good looking and fun wish I still had it. ..... --  Dan Middletown NY  --  macdan38 at hotmailimg


>From: "Carl Liebold"
RE:  All-Italian Concours/ Monterey
> A 50s Ferrari BIKE won best bike of the show (bike category).
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Hi,
What is that Ferrari bike ?
The only Ferrari bike I know of was a one-off model build in the UK (and it wasn't a V8 btw...)
jean-marc lederman
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As the story goes, in 1953 it was rumored that Ferrari would unveil a motorcycle at the Motosalone di Milano. It was a 125cc single-cylinder two stroke with a two speed gearbox. Naturally what was on display was painted bright Italian racing red and sported a genuine Ferrari logo, probably for about the duration of the show. Just long enough to get some orders from the more gullible enthusiasts. Unfortunately what they were ordering wasn't a product of Enzo Ferrari, but Fratelli Ferrari instead.  They were just two brothers who happened to share the popular Italian surname.  Meanwhile the real Ferrari (Enzo) was not at all pleased.

The bike itself lacked any remarkable performance and simply sported an engine that was more or less a direct copy of a Parilla 125/250cc.  Apparently one of the brothers had worked in the Parilla factory for a while.

I only hope that the Ferrari motorcycle seen at the All-Italian Concours didn't win a prize because people mistook it for the Ferrari of sportscar fame....but, on the other hand, a genuine "Fratelli Ferrari" is not only rare, but has a unique story behind it.

Noel Leavitt  --  mleavitt at tiac.net

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Tragatsch lists the following:

#1 Ferrari, not connected to Enzo, making bikes from 1951 to 1954, ranging from 123cc to 248cc, 2- & 4-strokes, twins & singles. Based in Milano.

#2 Ferraris: short-lived make which had 2hp Peugeot engines in bicycle frames in 1903.

regards
Thomas  --  twowheel at lantic.co.za

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The Motorcycle encyclopedia I have lists Ferraris as a 1903 manufacturer who fitted Peugeot engines to bicycles and Ferrari 1952 - 1960 as making mostly 125cc to 160cc two strokes although the also mention a 175 twin with double overhead cams.
Glen Bauder  --  bauderg at logicaimg
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September 17, 2000
Here is the photo, taken by Ed Lutz  montjuic at earthlink.net at the All-Italian Concours/ Monterey

Ferrari Motorcycle
Ferrari Motorcycle - Photo by Ed Lutz


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