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CBR Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1911-1914

A company founded in Turin in 1911 by the engineers Cigala, Barberis and Ruva produced a patented 250cc twostroke engine with direct transmission by belt.

In 1914 they released a new 500cc engine having a carburettor with the air intake that surrounds the cylinder, to preheat the air.

It has Ruthardt magneto ignition, lubrication with additional pump, a direct belt drive with disengagement in the drive pulley, girder style forks, 8 hp and a speed of 85 km/h.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw

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