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Augusta Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Blatto & Niri, Corso Re Umberto, 92, Torino (1925)

Built from 1924 to 1931, they were quite fast overhead cam singles. These included a 348cc machine and smaller engines designed by Angelo Blatto. Initially located in Turin, they moved to Bologna in 1926 and the company was renamed FIAB (Fabbrica Italiana Augusta Bologna). The range was extended to include 125cc and 175cc models, including a sidevalve.

When the company closed in 1931, Angelo Blatto formed a new concern, OMB, in Turin. Augusta Sport 1926

An example of this model is displayed at the Musei Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna


  • Engine: vertical single-cylinder 4-stroke, with distribution overhead valve facecam distribution.
    Bore 52, stroke 58.3mm. Displacement 123.7cc
    Ignition: Bosch magneto
    Carburettor: Gurtner (original version: BB 2 C)
    Lubrication: Victory mechanical pump (originaly Best & Lloyd)
    Primary: transmission: gears
    Gearbox: 2-speed
    Transmission: chain
    Chassis: tubular cradle frame
    Wheels: tyres 26x2
    Maximum speed: 65-70 km/h

Sources: Tragatsch p80, motoclubstoricoconti.it, Musei Patrimonio Industriale



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