Italian Motorcycles

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Motorcycles Built in Italy (O)

Notes on some of the rarer Italian marques

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See also Obscure Italian Marques.

Manufactured by Officina Cocchi & Compagno from the 1940s to c.1953.
Address: San Giovanni in Persiceto (Bo), Via Modena 6 Bologna
Founders: Enrico Cocchi and Alfio Bonasoni
Cocchi joined Ducati as an apprentice and later worked with Officine Calzoni.

Bonasoni was known locally for motorised bicycles which included Ducati Cucciolo, some with front suspension. O.C.C. also manufactured forks, stands and exhaust systems. Motorcycle construction continued until the years 1952-1953, with about 40 units completed, but by this time competition from the larger manufacturers caused them to cease.

Cocchi & Bonasoni acquired agencies for Innocenti and NSU and continued until 1965, with their workshop repairing and servicing automobile engines, trucks, motorcycles and agricultural equipment.

Source: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna

Manufactured by Ohvale SRL, established 2021
Via Evangelista Torricelli, 25 – 31021 Mogliano Veneto (TV)
Valerio Da Lio created a series of high-quality racing mini-bikes with the aid of Mariano Fioravanzo. The single-cylinder four-strokes were made available with engine sizes of 110cc, 160cc 190cc and 212cc. The 110 has automatic transmission, the others are all four-speed.


OMB 1947-49 (Bologna)

OMC (Budrio) 1970s-1980s

Rarer Italian Marques