Historical Notes of the Marque
Count Renzo Rivolta established the Isothermos factory in Genova in 1942, and built refrigeration and railway equipment. After the war the factory moved to Bresco, Milan, and motorcycle production began in 1948.
The firm built scooters and motorcycles including Isoscooter, Isomoto, Furetta and the Isocarro, the latter a three-wheeler. There was also a an Isetta microcar which was licenced to builders in several countries including France, Spain, UK, Germany, Belgium and Brazil. The BMW Isetta is by far the best known of the variations and some 130,000 of these were built in Germany.
Iso Models 1948-1962
1948 -- Furetto Scooter 65cc
1949 -- Furetto Tipo Lusso Scooter
1949 -- Isoscooter Scooter 125cc twostroke
1950 -- Isomoto Motoleggera 125cc twostroke
1951 -- Isomoto Tipo B-GT 125cc twostroke
1951 -- Isocarro 125 Tipo A motofurgoncini twostroke 125cc
Three-wheeled motorcycle-based light utility vehicle
Synonyms: motocarro, motofurgoncini, motofurgone, motofurgoni (plural), triporteur, trimoteur.
Related to Forecars
ISO 125 (1st series) 1949-1950
ISO 125 (2nd series) 1951-1952
ISO 125 (3rd series) 1952-1954
150 F (1st series) 1957-1958
150 F / 59 (1st generation) 1959-1960
150 F / 59 (2nd generation) 1960-1962
Iso Diva 150 1957-1962
A brief history of Iso:
Renzo Revolta, born in London in 1908, was the owner of Genoa-based Isothermos which was founded in 1942 and built transportation components. In the mid-1950s the company name was changed to Iso s.p.a. and then in 1962 to Iso Rivolta s.p.a.
In later years the firm turned to sports cars powered by American GM and Chevrolet V8 engines.
More on the History of Iso
These pages have considerable information on Iso restoration, and may well have the details you require. In Italian: http://web.tiscali.it/isomoto/ - and in English: http://iso-150.blogspot.com/
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jgsalthouse at gmail.com
Iso, isothermos 1952?
I have iso isothermos scooter it has been rejected for registration for the dvla, they require more proof of year. I submitted 1952 from the photos provided engine number and frame number which is engine number is 20837, frame number 18467. Could you provide Confirmation on headed paper for the dvla the year of manufacture please?
John Garth Salthouse
I have a milano just inherited to restore. Any contacts/parts to sell? Thanks John
derby United Kingdom
Hello, I have bought an ISO motorcycle, believed 125 but absolutely no paperwork of any sort. I have the frame and engine numbers. Does anyone know of a database where I can confirm the model and year of manufacture from these numbers? Thank you, John
Malvern United Kingdom
Sto restaurando una vecchia Iso Moto 175 4t, e ho bisogno di alcune parti che mancano, parafango anteriore, cassetta porta filtro aria e batteria ecc.
Thu Dec 17 2015
ald44 at hotmail.co.uk
paint code off white
iso milian 150 milian
im trying to find the paint code for iso milian 1958 off white for the frame
Usa, South Dakota
Fri Nov 27 2015
walkeroselandp at gmail.com
1950 isomotor parts wantede
isomoto 100cc sport
parts wanted and infomation
Mon Jun 01 2015
e.roeggla at gmail.com
Iso Isothermos Scooter 1952 IIIa serie
Per un Isoscooter 125 IIIa serie del 52 cerco i fianchetti
Mon Feb 02 2015
lafuenteolvar at gmail.com
Spare parts for ISO scooter 125 cc (Made in Spain).
ISO Scooter 125 cc.
I'm looking for the two metal side panels which cover the engine in both sides (see photo with the panel missing). I'm ready to pay a good price for them.
Mon Mar 10 2014
stale.rise at t-fk.no
Do you know if there is possible to buy New engineparts for Iso Diva 150ccm and where?
Sat Dec 21 2013
ISO 150 1957 spares
ISO 150 1957
I am in the process of restoring this motorcycle and need some parts like the front light/speedometer. Also looking for a manual if possible. Attached picture only an example of how that specific model looks like and not my motorcycle.
English See gallery. Ed.
Fri Oct 25 2013
ISO Scooter 150
Ciao, va bene?
En visto il tuo sito che si sa abbastanza di vecchie biciclette.
Recetemente iniziato a ripristinare un 1960 150cc Scooter eredito ISO che ho ricevuto da mio nonno. Ha portato in Italia.
La mia ISO io dipinto e in esecuzione, ma trovare estoutendo guai pezzi speciali.
Mi potete aiutare?
Sono brasiliano e vivo vicino a Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo, Brasil
Mon Aug 22 2011
Brochures, Folders, Photos WANTED
Isothermos + Iso Scooter + Motos
I search old original brochures, fotos etc. with the italian
(+spanish)built Iso and Isothermos Scooters and Motorbikes!
Thank's for offer's!
Hans from switzerland
Wed Sep 15 2010
owners club ?
Do you know of an Isomoto owners club please
pe303de, norfolk, england
Thu Oct 15 2009
kevin at orchardcroft.co.uk
Iso Milano Piston & rings
Iso Milano (Diva)
I have an oversized piston and rings for an ISO Milano (Asso)
It wasn't cheap, but i needed (and found) the next oversize up.
Make me an offer!!!!
isle of wight
Wed Mar 03 2010
davie.davidson<at>googlemail dot com
ISO MILANO FOR SALE
Just found this site. I need to sell my scooter which has been ina garage since the 60s and will need restoration (engine probably eized and light switch broken). I weas thinking of ebay UK, buyer collects but does anyone have other suggestions on best way to sell? Thanks, Dave
Wed Sep 16 2009
lcoy8600 at bigpond.net.au
Iso Diva 150
Anybody know where I could obtain a set of "flattened" springs for an early Aquila Continale seat?
Sun Aug 30 2009
8stlu at tiscali.dk
hi,saw that there where many looking fore parts fore ISO.I have many nos parts fore these scooters,
Sat Jun 27 2009
mods69 at elmcroft36.freeserve.co.uk
Iso Milano 150
Please can anybody point me in the right direction for information on restoring this scooter. My father-in-law and I have two ² of these scooters and hope to make one good scooter out of the two. We desperatly need information on obtaining a new piston & rings. Any further information will be grately appriciated.
Sat Jan 24 2009
ake.nygren at hudiksvall.st
I'm locking for a ISO Scooter 1955 years model
Thu Dec 18 2008
renier.diedericks at za.atlascopco dot com
Iso Milano 150cc
I urgently need a piston, rings and a barrel for a 1960 Iso Milano scooter that I am in the process of restoring
Mon Aug 25 2008
amcaipira at amcaipira dot com
iso scooter 59
Thu Mar 29 2007
lcoy8600 at bigpond.net.au
Am restoring very early TQ race car that used ISO scooter rims 3" front & 4" back
Need help to locate replacement rims
Fri Oct 13 2006
lele at tiscali.nl
Take a look at my website about Iso:
Fri Jun 02 2006
renatopaganini at virgilio.it
Do you need this photo ?
It is my ISO model "150", 150cc, year 1957.
Casarza Ligure (GE - ITALY)
Sun Sep 18 2005
haricca at hotmail dot com
quisiera saber si tienen el manual de la moto iso 175 cuatro tiempo
Sat Jul 02 2005
joy.lox at ntlworld.com
old iso scooter found cyprus
I have found an old scooter in an old village in cyprus the owner has the original log book dated 1946 to the british colonys. THE SCOOTER IS VERY RUSTY BUT COMPLETE AND THE COMPRESSION IS THERE.i no nothing of these things but if you contact me i have the owners tel no, alan loxton uk joy
Thu Jun 30 2005
dr.isomoto at bluewin.ch
Hello this is a very hot
mail-adress incl. the link's for all ISO Frind's!
Swiss-Regards from Hans
Thu Apr 07 2005
llorenspuiggros at hotmail dot com
Hola, Soy un espanyol aficionado a las motocycletas Iso. Estoy interesado en comprar algun modelo, la Iso 125 sport o la 175 4T.
Me hace falta mos imformacion, si seria posible mandarme la motocicleta i qual es la forma de pago.
Esperando respuesta les mando un saludo
Translation: Hello, I am Spanish become fond of to Iso motorcycles. I am interested in buying algun model, sport Iso 125 or the 175 4T. More imformacion, if serious possible needs to me to send to me to motorcycle i qual is the mode of payment. Waiting for answer them control a greeting
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2005
subject: informationfor isothermos 2nd series
Email: marco.foschi at elettroged.it
message: can you send me catalogue of replacement parts for isothermos
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