A Brief History of the Marque
Sanvenero was an Italian motorcycle company founded in the early 1980s by Emilio Sanvenero, a Tuscan building contractor and passionate motorcyclist associated with MBA. When the racing department of MBA closed 1982 Emilio Sanvenero convinced the entire staff of the factory in Sant'Angelo in Vado to move to Follonica (GR), with ambitious projects.
In the first half of the eighties the Sanvenero made a mark in the World Championships. In the 125 Class led by Pier Paolo Bianchi and Ricardo Tormo, and also in the 500 class with a 4-cylinder 2-stroke, and won the French motorcycle Grand Prix of 1982 with the Swiss rider Michel Frutschi. That event was run at the Nogaro circuit which had been boycotted by many riders because of the dangerous condition of the track, but it was still a victory.
In 1982 Sanvenero closed. Pier Paolo Bianchi obtained some motorcycles from the bankruptcy trustee and had some success in the 1983 season.