Italian Motorcycles

Elect Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1914-1923

Motorcycle built in Turin in the early twenties by the firm Ladetto & C. has a flat-twin 180 degree HO engine of 492cc developing 4 hp, with cast iron cylinder and aluminium crankcase, transmission is mixed chain and belt.

HO Twin

Horizontally Opposed Twin

Examples include BMW, Zundapp and Douglas HO Twins have conrods running on a common crank, with one on the exhaust stroke and the other on inlet.

The Elect's four-stroke engine, rated at 4cv, had semi-automatic lubrication.

* Henshaw says 1920-23, other sources vary.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw

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