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Italian Motorcycles

Alcyon Italia 1925-1928

A Brief History of the Italian Alcyon

Alcyon Italia moto d'epoca

Nel 1910 le Officine F.lli Cesarani di Caravaggio (BG), importatori delle moto francesi Alcyon, realizzano anche biciclette a motore impiegando il propulsore francese ed utilizzando il loro nome come marchio di vendita.

Il mercato si rivela ricettivo così viene deciso di creare la Alcyon Italia, nella società partecipa anche la casa madre, che ha sede prima a Chiari (BS) e poi, nel 1925, a Torino dove viene anche costruita su licenza la bicicletta a motore Alcyonnette 98.


In 1910 Cesarani of Caravaggio (BG), the importer of Alcyon, built motorcycles using the French engine and marketed the machine under the Alcyon banner.

As the market proved receptive Alcyon Italia was establshied as a subsidiary to the parent company, with its base initially in Chiari, Brescia and then, in 1925, in Turin. They also built the Alcyonnette 98 under licence.

The association was short-lived due to the financial woes engulfing the country as a result of gross mismanagement by the fascist regime, and it folded in 1928.


This page has been adapted from an archive of Moto di Lombardia



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