Italian Motorcycles

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Motorcycles Built in Italy (B)

Notes on some of the rarer Italian marques

This page lists brands for which limited information is available. For a more complete listing visit the Italian Index.

See also Obscure Italian Marques.

Manufactured in Viale Guidotti Beyer, Bologna, in the 1950s

A photograph exists of this moped, which is believed to be the product of a Baldi workshop based in Viale Guidotti, outside Porta Sant'Isaia. The frame is of steel tubing with a double cradle and the engine resembles an F.B.M., with unit construction and an integral pedal crank. It is thought to be a prototype, so possibly very few were built..

Source: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna




Built in Torino between 1930 and around 1935-37, the Moto Biava machines had Italian-built 175cc JAP engines and Sturmey Archer gearboxes. Production figures were low.


Binassi 1971~73

(Not to be confused with MB, Moto Benassi)

1928-1931, a collaboration between Antonio Baudo and sidecar maker Meldi using JAP OHV 500cc engines. See also Meldi, below.
N.B. Not to be confused with Moto BM, (BM Bonvinci)
Sources: Tragatsch p89, et al.

Bombaci 1978-1988

Built in Boano, the Bompani Cross 125 1977 had a Yamaha engine. Few were built, and it has been described as "home-made".
Source:, et al

Bruzzesi 1924-1926

Rarer Italian Marques