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Rivara Lightweight Motorcycles

via Emilia Lepidio, 44, Parma

Founded by George Rivara, the company revealed its first model in 1975.

The machines were small off-road motorcycles with engines of less than 50cc using both single speed and 4 speed gearboxes.

Models included the Cangurino, the Bamby Cross and Leopard. The 1978 Satan enduro had a 49.9cc Minarelli engine. They also built a folding scooter called Beach.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, et al.

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