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Ballanti Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

The Ballanti brothers of Bologna were involved with Moto Gori, for whom they built fibreglass components. It is not known if they were responsible for the 1958 Minarelli-powered 50cc moped sold at auction in the Netherlands in 2007. These may also have been marketed as Ballant, with no i. The stylised swallow logo is very similar to that of Bruno Muller who was also based in Bologna at that time.

There was a moped powered by FB Minarelli in 1962.

There is a Roberto Ballanti associated with Ducati in the 1970s, a road racer.

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