Italian Motorcycles

Torpado Motorcycles and Mopeds

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1950-1973
Via N. Tommaseo 55, Padova

Industria Cicli Torpado was founded in Padua (En. Padova) in 1950 and specialized in manufacturing machines fitted with 32cc Mosquito and 48cc Minarelli two-stroke engines, many of which had quite distinctive and not unattractive styling.They also built bicycles.

In the 50s they offered the 48cc T48 Competitzione, a moped with quite sporty styling, a nacelle fairing, hydraulic suspension front and rear, 3 speed gearbox, 18" wheels and a double cradle frame.

Production continued until the the mid-seventies.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw et al

Mon Feb 06 2012
mcsn at mweb.co.za
torpado 2 stroke 3 gear
Torpado 49cc
Is there any information available. Has any collector a picture of the bike?
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