Italian Motorcycles

Italian Motorcycle Resources

Information on Italian Vintage, Pioneer & Antique, Touring and Racing Motorcycles including pre-war and early post-war eras, and credits to contributors.

Sito Ufficiale Moto di Lombardia has an informative catalogue of Italian motorcycles produced in the Milan region.

Motoclubstoricoconti.it Repository of Italian marque information

Amici delle Moto-Bici Sottocanna (AMBS)
Detailed historical and technical articles on veteran and vintage machines.

Motoclub Tingavert

Marque Specific

Jon Bertelli: unique Maserati M2 scooter historical information & photographs.
MV Agusta

Bill Irwin of TheBikeMuseum.com has kindly loaned images of Magni, MV Agusta and other marques.



AerMacchi~H.D. 2-Stroke Group


Aspes Navaho A fine collection of Aspes catalogues, with simply masses of technical information and magazine articles of the period.

Franco Bonadonna, historical information on the Itom, with images.

Colin Jones, Itom images and information (formerly at web.onetel.com)

Ancillotti on Facebook

Aprilia Australia supplied a number of factory images of earlier Aprilia motorcycles.

ollearo.com has an excellent site on the marque, written by a member of the family.
Moto Gori
Rob Haakman of New Zealand, from an archive of his site on the marque.

Special Mention
Hessink's Veilingen supplied images and information on a number Italian lightweight sports machines.


Italian translations (word only, not phrase)
by Oxford University

Phil Aynsley Photography
Phil Aynsley Photography
Thousands of quality photographs featuring Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and numerous other marques. An index to many of the amazing galleries on his site is available here:
Phil Aynsley's Motorcycle Photos