A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured 1952-57 by BDB (Brevetti Drusiani Bologna)
The firm was founded by Alfonso Drusiani, whose father Oreste had been a partner in CM.
The first Comet machine rolled out of the factory doors in 1952, a 175cc DOHC parallel twin of unit construction housing a four speed gearbox delivering 10hp at 6000 rpm. It ran without an oil pump, using a system later adopted by Husqvarna.
This was followed in 1953 by a Comet Sport with an engine in a higher state of tune, and in 1954 a single cylinder overhead cam model joined the lineup, along with a 98cc two-speed twostroke with twistgrip-style gear change.
1955 saw the introduction of a 250cc OHV model.
The factory closed in 1957.
Comet Models include:
Gioiello 48cc 1950-1953 1
98cc Twostroke 1954
175cc DOHC 1952, Sport 1953
Sport 250cc OHV 1955-1957
Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw
Notes: 1. Unverified.
Mon, 17 Jul 2017
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