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NSV Mopeds

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Manufactured by Nanni Società Velomotori), c.1940s-1950s.

Address: Via Porrettana 45 Bologna

The firm built a few hundred velomotors using the Grillo engine supplied by brothers Guglielmo and Stefano Marzocchi who had worked with Nanni during the war supplying firms like Ducati with precision components.

NSV also produced their own engines in tipo Normale and tipo Sport. These had teething problems which were remedied, but competition in the field was strong and also Marzocchi decided to concentrate on suspension and dropped their engine project. As a result NSV ceased motorcycle production.

Source: Museo del Patrimonio Industriale, Bologna