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Calcaterra Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1926-1929

In 1926 the designer Piero Calcaterra of Milan built a lightweight 175cc two-stroke motorcycle.

The engine block was divided horizontally rather than vertically and the cylinder was integral with the crankcase. It entered production in 1927.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, et al.

There is also a listing by Mauro Columbo for Gnesa-Calcaterra, Milano 1921-1926.

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