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Zoppoli Scooters

A Brief History of the Italian Marque


Built in in Genova by Fillipo Zoppoli between 1948 and 1954 ¹ the Zeta was more of a scooter than a motorcycle due to its quite small wheels. It was powered by Ducati two-strokes and later by engines from MV Agusta.


Motopiccola Z48, Ducati 48 cc 2T engine, 2 speed, 2.50 x 13" tyres, max speed 50 km/h
Motozeta 60 Ducati engine, 3-speed
Z46 MV Agusta engine

N.B. 1. Possibly 1947 to 1952

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