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SIATA Motorcycles

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A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1945-1955

Established in the 1920s as Società Italiana Applicazioni Tecniche Auto-Aviatorie and trading as Societè Italiana Applicazioni Tecniche Automobilistiche, the Torino firm built a 48cc motorcycle with overhead valves called Cucciolo, which had great success since 1947 and was also produced by Ducati.

From 1952 they produced a series of complete mopeds with Cucciolo engines and a 160cc four-speed two-stroke model named the Dinghy. The engine for the Dinghy was built by SIATA. There may also have been a 100cc machine.

In later years the company produced sports cars with bodies by the likes of Bertone which today are highly collectible.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, et al.

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