Italian Motorcycles

Today in Motorcycle History

Automirage Microcars

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Built in Bologna 1976 to 1987

The firm initially built dune buggies before swapping to three-wheeled microcars in 1976. The first of these, the Mirage 3, was powered by a Franco Morini 50cc engine which drove the single rear wheel. It had a fibreglass body shell and seats for 2 people - the passenger needed to be quite petite.

In 1982 they released the S3R with a larger body sporting a Minarelli 125cc engine, and the BCB A52 with a 252cc or 325cc twin-cylinder Lombardini diesel.