A Brief History of the Marque
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: MC Storico Conti,milanoneisecoli.blogspot.com, Henshaw et al
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