Designed by Gio Ponti, the Brio was produced with a choice of two engine capacities, 48cc or 100cc. The fan-cooled, two-stroke engine featured a cast aluminium shroud to direct cooling air around the cylinder barrel and head. It is coupled to a three-speed gearbox with gear shifting achieved via a twist grip on the handlebar. The same engine was also fitted to the Ducati Mountaineer.
This 1968 100cc example was acquired for NZ Classic Motorcycles as part of an eleven-piece scooter collection purchased from a private vendor in Nelson, New Zealand, in December, 2008.
Courtesy New Zealand Classic Motorcycles