Tragatsch lists the following:
#1 Ferrari, not connected to Enzo, making bikes from 1951 to 1954, ranging
from 123cc to 248cc, 2- & 4-strokes, twins & singles. Based in
However, another souce says that Ferrari Motorcycles were designed by Enzo Ferrari's brother, Fratelli Ferrari, and were made from 1951 to 1960. (This is fallacious - Fratelli Ferrari refers to the two brothers who formed the Ferrari motorcycle firm and is the name to which it was changed after being challenged by the famous sport car manufacturer.)
#2 Ferraris: short-lived make which had 2hp Peugeot engines in bicycle frames in 1903. This one is unrelated to Ferrari motorcycles.
More Ferrari History
Thanks to Thomas for some of the info above.
Wed Oct 11 2006
sdurland at durland-cpa dot com
1953 Ferrari 125cc
Attached are pics of my bike. I know for a fact of another just like it in NC - (owned by the former owner of the Ferrari (cars) dealer there).
Sunny south Florida
Mon Oct 17 2005
ariel-061 at hotmail dot com
moto ferrari 75 cc
Hace un tiempo adquiri un motor de dicha motoclicleta y he estado tratando de rastear el cuadro pero a sido un tanto complicado el tema y queria saber si hay alguna posibilidad de poder conseguir un ficha tecnica para poder restaurarla bueno con gracias de antemano espero su respuesta gracias
Translation: For a time adquiri a motor of motoclicleta happiness and I have been having been trying to rastear the picture but to be somewhat complicated the subject and queria to know if there is some possibility of being able to be able a tecnica card to be able to recover it good with thanks beforehand I wait for its answer thanks
July 29, 2001
It seems not to long ago I had one. In Canada during the mid 70s I owned a Ferrari motor bike. It had a 80cc motor and a 3 speed gear box. It was a yellow gold colour with a chrome gas tank, it was a trail bike! knobby tires chrome fenders and a 22 caliber exhaust system. It was sold through a local marine store close to my home. It was quite fast and was equipped with lights it was very very good looking and fun wish I still had it. ..... -- Dan Middletown NY -- macdan38 at hotmail dot com
From: "Carl Liebold"
RE: All-Italian Concours/ Monterey
> A 50s Ferrari BIKE won best bike of the show (bike category).
What is that Ferrari bike ?
The only Ferrari bike I know of was a one-off model build in the UK (and it wasn't a V8 btw...)
As the story goes, in 1953 it was rumored that Ferrari would unveil a motorcycle at the Motosalone di Milano. It was a 125cc single-cylinder two stroke with a two speed gearbox. Naturally what was on display was painted bright Italian racing red and sported a genuine Ferrari logo, probably for about the duration of the show. Just long enough to get some orders from the more gullible enthusiasts. Unfortunately what they were ordering wasn't a product of Enzo Ferrari, but Fratelli Ferrari instead. They were just two brothers who happened to share the popular Italian surname. Meanwhile the real Ferrari (Enzo) was not at all pleased.
The bike itself lacked any remarkable performance and simply sported an engine that was more or less a direct copy of a Parilla 125/250cc. Apparently one of the brothers had worked in the Parilla factory for a while.
I only hope that the Ferrari motorcycle seen at the All-Italian Concours didn't win a prize because people mistook it for the Ferrari of sportscar fame....but, on the other hand, a genuine "Fratelli Ferrari" is not only rare, but has a unique story behind it.
Noel Leavitt -- mleavitt at tiac.net
Tragatsch lists the following:
#1 Ferrari, not connected to Enzo, making bikes from 1951 to 1954, ranging from 123cc to 248cc, 2- & 4-strokes, twins & singles. Based in Milano.
#2 Ferraris: short-lived make which had 2hp Peugeot engines in bicycle frames in 1903.
Thomas -- twowheel at lantic.co.za
The Motorcycle encyclopedia I have lists Ferraris as a 1903 manufacturer
who fitted Peugeot engines to bicycles and Ferrari 1952 - 1960 as making
mostly 125cc to 160cc two strokes although the also mention a 175 twin
with double overhead cams.
Glen Bauder -- bauderg at logica dot com
September 17, 2000
Here is the photo, taken by Ed Lutz montjuic at earthlink.net at the All-Italian Concours/ Monterey
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