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A Brief History of Motori Ausiliari Velocipedi

Motori Ausiliari Velocipedi of Milan built a 45cc scooter (c.1952) using its Jolly auxiliary engine which weighed a mere 6.5 kg.

The engine was fitted to mopeds by other manufacturers including Cigno-Ambrosiano of Milan and Velo Frejus in Turin.

M.A.V. also built 49cc two-stroke engines with chain drive and a two-speed gearbox.

These engines were also used by other manufacturers including Aldbert and Rossignoli.

125cc motocross machines branded MAV were available in 1979 and 1980.

Sources: Moto di Lombardia

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