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Galletti Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Italian Marque
Manufactured by Alfonso Galletti, 1950s
Address: San Giovanni in Persiceto (Bo), Via A. Costa, later Via Cento, Bologna.

Founded in Persiceto around 1924, after the war he and his son Giorgio repaired bicycles in premises near Porta Garibaldi. They produced telescopic front forks and swinging arm rear suspension. With these they equipped motorcycles and bicycles named Rondine, fitted mainly with Cucciolo 48 engines, and also using Mosquito 38 and 38B engines. From 1950 they produced around one hundred complete machines. With the competition from larger factories their output slowed considerably. They moved to Via Cento where they continued to produced a few rather special Galletti-Mosquito machines.

The Galletti concern also supplied frame and bodywork to other manufacturers - there is a moped believed to be a Belgian De Waele which has their chassis.


1. There was also a Galletti scooter built by Vesting.
2. Several firms used the Rondine brand.

Source: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna

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