A Brief History of the Marque
Prior to WWII, Mario Bonvicini had been a successful motorcycle racer. The motorcycles he produced after the war had engines from ILO and NSU, as well as some of his own design. Production included 50cc and 175cc racing machines with frames by Verlicchi, and also a moped.
Built in Bologna from 1952 until 1988, some of the factory output was marketed in Germany under the Tornax banner. Minarelli engines were fitted to the Pokerino scooter of 1963.
BM Bonvicini & Moto BM appear to be the same marque. Bonvinci models include the Jaguarino Turismo and the Jaguarino Cross, both with twostroke engines of 48cc
Bonvinci also built the Yankee Boss for Yankee Motors of Schenectady, New York.
* One source says founded 1952.
NB. Henshaw lists an earlier BM, Italy 1928-1931, a collaboration between Antonio Baudi and sidecar maker Meldi using JAP OHV 500cc engines.
Sources: Henshaw et al
BM Bonvicini Models include:
Hallo, I got possession of an nice little red Motocycle BONVICINI B M. Moto Bologna at 1974. The Typ is "Gyromat Mini" with 50 ccm, manufactured by Morini (?).Unfortunately I did not have any papers , direction for use, instrutions , and traffic permission. Can anybody help me to find this? Thankyou for watching-
Falkensee near Berlin Germany
Hi I'm looking for a toolbox/storage compartment for a BM Moto Jaguarino. Could you advise anybody who might have one? Bets regards. Andy.
Leicester United Kingdom
BM-50cc-AJC-01.jpg and others in Comments
Sun Mar 13 2016
Sun Sep 27 2015
iron_giant at hotmail.com
Bonvicini Marino Boss mini bike
Picking this up tomorrow & was curious about any info you might be able to provide
Sun Apr 26 2015
Wed Feb 25 2015
jamedarcher.44 at gmail.com
Bm boss engine
i may have an moto Bm complete engine minus carb become available for sale. Serious inquiries only please.
Sun Nov 10 2013
motore bm bonvicini 50cc
bm bonvicini ??
salve avrei bisogno dei dati tecnici di questo bonvicini perchÃ¨ non ho i documenti
italy Ed. Not at all sure it's a Bonvicini.
Mon Aug 26 2013
Please help, can you guys tell me something about it? model? year? any useful info about it. thanks!
Fri Jun 07 2013
Moto BM Boss
Looking for any sites for parts
Wed Nov 28 2012
Bologna Moto Jaguarino? (not sure)
Did you know something about this motorcycle? (Year can be app. from 1952. - 1957.)
Ivanić Grad, Croatia
Sun Dec 25 2011
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Mon Mar 31 2008
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