Featured Pages Matchless Flat Twin 1916 An Outstanding Design by Harry Collier
Matchless 732cc HO TwinClement Ader The Stuff of Legend
Pioneer in Telephony, Aviation and Motorcycling
Moteurs AderGuzzi's Grandpa A shaft-drive transverse V-twin from 1904, another deft touch from Clement Ader.
the two-speed Piccola Italiana with a 100cc Train engine
the Standard CH1 and CH1 Sport with 175cc single cylinder Chaise engine
the CH2 with a 250cc Chaise
and the 350cc CH3.
There were also Rudge-engined machines, the Ulster 500, TT 500, TT 350 and TT 250
Other models of 1933 were the GN1 single cylinder 586cc and the 500cc twin-cylinder GN2
The Super Itala, also released in 1933, had a four-cylinder Chaise engine.
In 1934, the 175cc models were replaced by the Artic with a 220cc Chaise.
In 1935, the Super Itala was fitted with a Rudge Python 4-valve engine, and there are models with pressed-metal frames by Durandal of France. The 1935 catalogue also lists the Titan motofurgone with a 500cc sidevalve engine.
Python Four Valve Head
Rudge Python 250, 350 and 500cc engines were introduced in 1931. Borgo used 4V heads in 1920.
In 1936 the firm produced a 98cc model, and Itala closed 1939.