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Vittoria Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured 1931-1936 by Teodoro Carnielli in Vittorio Veneto (VV).

The Vittoria machines used 175cc and 250cc JAP, Kurchen 350 and 500cc, and 500cc Rudge Python engines. Production ceased in 1936.


Python Four Valve Head

Rudge Python 250, 350 and 500cc engines were introduced in 1931. Borgo used 4V heads in 1920.

Postwar, the Vittoria name re-appeared with Carnielli models using 48cc NSU and 98cc Sachs engines, among others. Carnielli also produced the Moto Graziella and the Vittoria 65 scooter, a pristine example of which is displayed at the museo di casalambretta. Very few of these scooters were built and only one is known to have survived. Although the engine has "Vittoria" cast into both covers the 65cc engine is a Parilla, for whom Carnielli was making chassis. A 75cc version of the engine was used in their light sports motorcycle.

Models include:
Vittoria 175cc OHV JAP (pre-war)
Vittoria 75cc Sport
Vittoria 65cc scooter 1950
Vittoria 125cc NSU scooter 1952
Vittoria 98cc Baby (pre-war)
Vittoria Solitude 48cc NSU 1956-57
Vittoria 48cc Lambretta engine.

Notes: A 1929 OK Supreme 350 SV was fitted with a Vittoria oil pump, possibly from the same firm.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw,, et al.

gturcato at
Vittoria Carnielli scooter 125 cc, 2 t 1952
I have a Vittoria Carnielli scooter 125 cc, 2 t 1952 in very good condition, with little kms
I would like to know how many of them were built by the factory. I am also interested on its value
Turcato gerardo
Nyon, Switzerland
startreacle731 at
Vittoria (nsu) 1955.
I am looking for a manual or any information for this machine? Many thanks
Bob Boon
Thorrington Essex UK.

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