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TGM Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1974-83*
Terzi Giovanni Marchesini
TGM Moto
Via S.Anna 7
Parma Italy

Founded by Terzi and Marchesini in Parma, the company built small motocross machines with modified 50cc Sachs engines. Early results were promising, and in 1973 a 125 cc motocross bike was released. In 1975 the models were further improved and Hiro engines were fitted, followed by a 250cc Villa-powered machine and a 125 enduro. A 400cc MX machine and Minarelli-powered 80cc bikes were also offered, and in 1983 they formed a relationship with Cagiva supplying them a variety of machines until 1985, when they closed the TGM brand and formed a new company, Sanbarnaba.

The company fielded machines in the 125 class of the 1978 World Motocross Championships.

Notes: Some sources give manufacturing dates as 1973-1985.

Sources:, Wikipedia IT, et al.

Fri Oct 24 2014
bvba.adriaens at
TGM 250 250 cc 1981

I'am searhin a TGM 250 cc in new condition
Have you sometimes bikes for sales

Many thanks

Tue Sep 03 2013
tgm motorcycle 50cc
TGM 50r?

i have a tgm motorcycle with original papers for 50cc i don't exactly know the model or how much they made of them. i don't have the original engine for it but i completely sandblasted it and resprayed it. i would like to sell it but don't know how much to ask for it.

thanks, jonathan

September 3, 2001
I have a TGM 125cc Crossmotor. He is 21 jears old. Most parts at the machine are CAGIVA. There are not many TGM bikes in Holland. I have attached a picture.

Greeting Roel Jonkman, from Holland. --p.jonkman at

Marco Tenenti -- gwuopl at yahoodot com
The first one I submit to your attention it is the TGM 50 Coppa Italia 1977.

TGM brand, that stands for Terzi Giovanni Marchesini, the address was:

TGM Moto
Via S.Anna 7
Parma Italy

The 50 cc Version that you can see in the picture, was equipped with Sachs 6 speeds engine, Marzocchi rear shock absorber and Ceriani front absorber with 30 diameter stems, and Akront rims plus Metzeler tires. 

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