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Italian Motorcycles

Barscott Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

BARSCOTT

Nei primi anni del Novecento la ditta Barnett & Scotti, con sede in Foro Bonaparte a Milano, è rappresentante per l'Italia dei motori belgi Minerva.

Nel 1903 la societa' si scioglie e rimane titolare dell'azienda solo Carlo Scotti che inizia, nel 1904, la produzione di motori Barscott che vengono venduti a diversi costruttori di biciclette a motore.

Vengono anche costruite moto complete di cilindrate diverse, con motori mono e bicilindrici a V.

Il pilota Carlo Maffeis, in sella ad una Barscott, vince alcune competizioni.

Nonostante la Carlo Scotti & C. commercializzi anche un paio di marche di motociclette tedesche, naviga in cattive acque e nel 1905 viene messa in liquidazione.


In the early years of the twentieth century the firm Barnett & Scotti, with registered office at Foro Bonaparte in Milan, was Italian representative for Minerva engines of Belgium.

In 1903 the company was disolved. Carlo Scotti became the sole owner of the reformed company in 1904, resuming production of Barscott engines which were sold to other motorcycle manufacturers.

The firm also built complete motorcycles in a variety of displacements, both singles and v-twins.

The rider Charles Maffeis was successful in competition aboard a Barscott.

The firm also sold two or more German motorcycle brands

Carlo Scotti & C. encountered financial difficulties and in 1905 entered liquidation.

Sources: Moto di Lombardia



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