Italian Motorcycles

Motorcycles Built in Italy (O)

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 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 (Bologna)

Manufactured by O.M.B. (Offcina Meccanica Bazzanese), 1947-1949

Enrico Pedrini, Guerrino Marsigli, Marino Sereni and Claudio Masi were associated with this project.

Address: Bazzano (Bo), Piazza Garibaldi 8 Bologna

The O.M.B. 350 Super Sport was presented at the 1947 Milan Motor Show. It had telescopic forks and rear suspension, and with a compression ratio of 7/1, it delivered 26 bhp at 7,000 rpm, giving a top speed of 140 km/h. It aroused much interest, but they were short of money and were forced to drop the project.

N.B. There is another OMB in Torino.

Source: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna


Mopeds built at Via Menghini, 8, Budrio, near Bologna.

Manufactured by Odino Macchi Ciclomotor

An example pictured at showed a lightweight two-stroke of probably 50cc sans pedale with small mag wheels. Another at is described as "...tubone prototype college Cambridge oemmeci o. M. C. Omc minarelli 4-speed from 1978" has conventional wire wheels, no pedals, vertical two-stroke engine, telescopic forks and swing-arm rear.

Several sites use both OMC and Oemmeci together, but OMC factory advertising of 1987 does not mention Oemmeci.

Sources:;; et al.

Rarer Italian Marques