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Breda Mopeds

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured in Milano 1946-1951

The Breda company (L'industria metallurgica Breda) was a leading Italian aircraft company. After the war they built a motorcycle in the style of British autocycles of the period. Fitted with a 65cc two-stroke engine, it had a pressed metal frame with the fuel tank on the front downtube, a rigid rear end and pressed metal forks.

It did not prove successful and only limited numbers were produced.

In 1955 Breda merged with Isotta Frascini, forming a very large industrial complex.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Tragatsch p92, et al

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