Italian Motorcycles

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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. Repository of Italian marque information

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

Motoclub Tingavert

Biblioteca Salaborsa

Bolgna Musei Storia e Memoria

Mauro Colombo lists motorcycles of Milano.

Digital Humanities Fondazione Carisbo

Marque Specific


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, supplied historical information on the Itom, with images.

Colin Jones, Itom images and information (formerly at

Ancillotti on Facebook

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


Gilera Logo

Bob Wright Motorcycles- UK



Ollearo has an excellent site on the marque, written by a member of the family.

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

MV Agusta

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

Moto Gori
Rob Haakman of New Zealand, from an archive of his site on the marque.
Moto Guzzi
Moto Guzzi Database by Wim Meijer, 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