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Industria Motori Vassena Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured in Lecco 1954-1956

The company built the KZ light motorcycle, designed by famed engineer Pietro Vassena, powered by a single-cylinder 171cc two-stroke delivering 7.5 bhp at 4800 rpm, with shaft drive.

The front forks are telescopic, while the rear suspension was typically scooter-like (apparently) with the engine forming part of the swinging arm. The machine was of considerable interest to the technically minded and could achieve 110 km/h.

It does not appear have been produced in any numbers.

Vassena also designed the engine used in the Amisa

Sources: MC Storico Conti, et al.

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