Italian Motorcycles

Simplex (Italy) Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1921-1950

Luigi Pellini of Turin built engines for bicycles, followed by complete motorcycles with two-stroke engines of 123cc.

In 1927 four-stroke models were produced using his own OHV engines of 149cc, 174cc, and 210cc, then in 1930 the Ala d'Oro of 175cc with overhead valves was released, followed in 1934 by a 500cc version. After the war there were similar machines with 148cc and 248cc engines.

Sources: MC Storico Conti et al

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