Italian Motorcycles

Malaguti Mopeds and Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1923*

The company was created in Bologna in 1923 by Antonio Malaguti as a producer of bicycles, before entering the motorcycle market with commuter mopeds.

They built a the Saigon 50cc scooter from 1966-1968

In the second half of the 1970s they produced some thirty models which were sold all over Europe, particularly in France.

In addition to the range of small-bore Franco Morini powered road machines they built the very successful Cavalcone 50 off-road bike. This machine had an advanced twostroke engine with radially finned head, alloy barrel, six-speed transmission, electronic ignition, gas shock absorbers and long-travel forks. Their mopeds included the 4-speed Ronco, the Fifty and the Haccapi, available with alloy or spoked wheels.

Later catalogues listed the Three-Three, the Quattrotto, and the Motorik with small wheels. The range was extended with a road model, the RTD 50, and with a renewed series of off-road models with 50cc water-cooled engines. The models were refined and improved over the decade, using engines from Yamaha and Minarelli.

Sources vary on dates of manufacture.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw

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