A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured: 1957-1976 (or later)
Commencing in 1958, Giuseppe Pattoni, his brother Giuseppe and designer Lino Tonti produced motorcycles of 125 and 175cc. That year a machine sporting their DOHC 125ccc engine finished at the IOM TT.
In 1964, using components from the 125, they built a twin-cylinder 250cc developing 32 hp at 11500 rpm and in 1966 a 500cc twin of 52 HP distinquished itself.
1976 saw the advent of a remarkable two-stroke transverse V-Four, with the two central cylinders facing rear and the outer two inclined forwards. The 492.6cc engine is water-cooled with a six-speed gearbox and develops 95 hp at 11300 rpm.
The frame too is innovative.