A Brief History of the Marque
Manufactured: 1931-1933, and postwar with Mosquito engines
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Presto reached an agreement with Garelli to built Mosquito engines under licence. A new factory was built for the purpose and the first engines rolled off the production line in 1950, along with two Presto frame kits, Confort and Sport.
At the Paris Salon of 1951 they presented a new machine, the BMG (Bici Mosquito Garelli) with a type 315 engine of 49cc. By all accounts it was a fairly good moped but suffered from poor lighting, as did all Mosquitos. The icenicam article cited below also explains that the BMG appeared to be designed for riders suffering duck disease.
Mosquito Engines include:
Sources: JLB Creations, icenicam.org.uk, mo-ped.se, et al
Note: The Presto Ballon and Presto Saxonette were built by a German firm in Frankfurt in the 1930s. See Presto Werke.