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A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Rovetta moto d'epoca

Giovanni Rovetta di Brescia fa parlare di se nel 1900 per la realizzazione di un' automobile con la quale compie diversi viaggi e dimostrazioni.

Nel 1902 realizza un motorino da applicare alla ruota anteriore delle biciclette e nel 1903 costruisce un motore a cilindro inclinato raffreddato ad acqua e con trasmissione a cinghia. Il motore è da applicare davanti alla pedaliera delle biciclette.


Giovanni Rovetta of Brescia investigated the possibility, in 1900, of the creation of an automobile during which he made several trips and demonstrations.

In 1902 he built an engine to be applied to the front wheel of a bicycle, and in 1903 built a water-cooled engine with slanted cylinder and belt drive. The engine was applied to the front of the bicycle pedal assembly.

Sources: Moto di Lombardia



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