Italian Motorcycles

Motorcycles Built in Italy (R)

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.


According to Mauro Colombo, the Rebus motorcycle was produced in Milan during the period 1908 to 1910.

Restelli was incorporated in Milan in 1909 to build aero engines (under the Rebus brand), and during the Great War also designed an economy four cylinder automobile. They later built a 1½ litre car which had some sporting successes, driven by its designer and builder, Enrico Restelli.

Sources:, Mauro Colombo

Ricordi 1898-1902


Recorded as being the first motorcycle to exceed 10,000 rpm, only one example of the 1925 125cc machine survives and is displayed at the Bassella Museum in Spain.

Manufactured by Amedeo Rocca in Bolgna.
From 1956 to 1960 Rocca supplied two-stroke engines to the Boselli Brothers of Mondial of up to 175 cc. Rocca entered bankruptcy for the fourth and last time in 1960, adding to the serious woes Mondial was experiencing.
Source: Nunzia Manicardi.

Rondine Motor 2000-2023, (Rome)

Royal Prince

Built by Prati, the Italian importer of Royal Enfield, in the years 1933-1934, the Royal Prince was powered by New Imperial engines of 175cc and 250cc OHV engines inclined at 20°. The 175 was built specifically for the Italian market and was fitted with a Lucas ignition system and a 3-speed gearbox.

Source: Museo Nicolas

Rarer Italian Marques