Italian Motorcycles

Focesi Mopeds and Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1949-1955*

Alfredo Focesi was one of the pioneers of cycling in Italy and its Gloria bicycles were famous for decades.

In 1949 the company built the Gloria 3M moped with three-speed gearbox and swing-arm suspension. The engine was mounted on the swinging arm, scooter style.

In 1953, added to the range was a lightweight motorcycle, the Gloria 100, with an OHV 98cc engine and four-speed gearbox mounted in a pressed metal frame, in Turismo and Sport models.

At the 1954 Milan Show they exhibited a new 160cc machine with Earles forks.

The business closed in 1955 or 1956*.

*Sources vary

Sources: MC Storico Conti, milanoneisecoli.blogspot.com, Tragatsch p138, et al.

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