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A Brief History of Motori Ausiliari Velocipedi

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Le officine Motori Ausiliari Velocipedi di Milano, con sede in corso Italia 68, produce il motorino ausiliario Jolly di 45 cc con trasmissione a rullo di aderenza, peso 6,5 kg.

Il motorino Jolly viene montato su diversi ciclomotori tra questi il Cigno-Ambrosiano di Milano, il Velo Frejus di Torino ed altri.

La M.A.V. costruisce anche motori di 49 cca due tempi con trasmissione a catena e cambio a due velocita'.

Questi motori vengono impiegati da alcuni costruttori per motorizzare i loro ciclomotori, tra questi la Aldbert e la Rossignoli.


Motori Ausiliari Velocipedi of Milan built a 45cc scooter using its Jolly auxiliary engine which weighed a mere 6.5 kg.

The engine was fitted to mopeds by other manufacturers including Cigno-Ambrosiano of Milan and  Velo Frejus in Turin.

M.A.V. also built 49cc two-stroke engines with chain drive and a two-speed gearbox.

These engines were also used by other manufacturers including Aldbert and Rossignoli.

125cc motocross machines branded MAV were available in 1979 and 1980.

Sources: Moto di Lombardia



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