Italian Motorcycles

Gloria Italian Motorcycles and Mopeds

Moto Gloria logo

A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured 1948-1955

Gloria moto d'epoca

Il micromotore Gloria, costruito dalle officine meccaniche di Alfredo Focesi in viale Abruzzi a Milano, è un due tempi con trasmissione a rullo di aderenza sulla ruota posteriore.

Sembra che un primo modello avesse cilindrata 40cc poi aumentata a 48cc aumentando l'alesaggio da 35 a 38 mm.

Oltre al micromotore è disponibile anche il ciclomotore completo nelle versioni: normale, lusso e sport.

Viene realizzato anche il bicimotore che impiega sempre il micromotore a rullo ma ha il telaio in lamiera stampata con serbatoio incorporato nella travatura.

Questo modello, aggiornato, viene poi commercializzato col nome Pulcino.

La produzione col marchio Gloria si amplia con il ciclomotore a tre marce e le motoleggere turismo e sport con propulsori a quattro tempi di 100cc.

The Gloria micromotor was built in the workshops of Alfredo Focesi in Viale Abruzzi in Milan. The firm was established in the 1920s as a bicycle manufacturer trading as AMF Gloria.

It is understood that the first model had a displacement 40cc which was increased to 48cc by changing the bore from 35 to 38 mm.

In addition to the micromotor, mopeds were built in Normale, Lusso and Sport versions.

They also built a micromotor-powered machine with a pressed steel frame, marketed under the name Pulcino.

The production of Gloria continued with a three-speed moped and Turismo and Sport light motorcycles using four-stroke engines of 100cc. These were fitted with a dual seat, deeply valanced guards and a headlight nacelle blending into the tank.

Focesi had been a strong supporter of fascism. This did not help him after the war, his fortunes abated, and he died by his own hand in Milan.

This firm is not related to Intramotor

Sources: Moto di Lombardia, Wikipedia, Henshaw

If you have a query or information about these vintage Italian machines please contact us

City Coast Motorcycles
City Coast Motorcycles

Triumph, BMW, & Kawasaki Sales Spares & Repairs.
Established for over 40 years and run by expert motorcyclists.
Fully authorised workshop.