Italian Motorcycles

Nagas & Ray Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1925-1928*

Italian motorcycle business founded by Alessandro Nagas and Tullio Ray, Italian importers of Indian and Zundapp.

In 1925, they opened a factory in Milan which built machines designed by Giuseppe Remondini with a unit construction single-cylinder sidevalve engine of 348cc with external flywheel and oil pump driving via three-speed transmission with both hand and foot controls.

The frame was of tubular cradle style with parallelogram forks and brakes on both wheels. The machine was marketed in 1926 along with a sport version, also of sidevalve configuration. In 1927, they addded an OHV model to the range.

It is believed that Remondini took control of the business in the late twenties before forming an agreement with the Argentinian doctor Tito Jonghi and moving to France.

* Notes: 1922-1928, according an older source.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw et al.

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