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Maratos Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

The Greek Maratos Brothers built a small number of vehicles in Thessaloniki. These include a rather innovative 350cc TWN-powered motorcycle in 1950, as well as two light three wheeler types built in 1969 and 1979.

The Maratos family spread throughout Greece and some now live in Victoria in Australia.

Michalis Arvanitopoulos, 'History of Motorcycles in Greece', published in the Greek 'MOTO' magazine (1994 issues).

L.S. Skartsis, "Greek Vehicle & Machine Manufacturers 1800 to present: A Pictorial History", Marathon (2012) ISBN 978-960-93-4452-4

Notes Page updated using information from the 3rd edition of the author's book which differs substantially to an earlier section on this marque.

Sources: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maratos, L.S. Skartsis

Bibliography: L.S. Skartsis, "Greek Vehicle & Machine Manufacturers 1800 to present...

Fri Mar 28 2014
lsskartsis at yahoo.gr
Maratos 1920s
I had provided the info about Maratos a few years ago. I recently contacted a descendant of the manufacturer, and he told me that he could not confirm that the depicted motorcycle was truly of Maratos's manufacture (according to his data, the first bike [a one-off] was "truly" manufactured in 1950. So I think the best approach is to completely remove the Maratos entry.

Best Regards,

Labros Skartsis

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