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Friday, November 8, 2019

These beautiful and scarce Italian scooters nearly extinct (Part-2)

As mentioned in the 1st part of this article, we'll be continuing the discussion about a series of Italian scooter brands apart from Vespa and Lambretta that ever enlivened the world's scooter market in the past.
Two couples ride on scooters in Rome in the 1950s. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NggV10)
The existence of some of these Italian scooter brands in their heyday had above-average product quality so that the price also became more expensive than Vespa and Lambretta which could be called established brands at that time. Dio Santo, non lasciarli estinguere!

Here are several Italian scooter brands that have ever been enlivened the world's scooter market in the 1950s, as follows:

6. Moto Parilla
Parilla's 'Levriere' was introduced in 1952. It was built with a two-stroke 125cc and later upgraded to 150cc, 4 speed in 1953. Cosmo sold the scooter in the USA under the name of 'Greyhound' in late 1957. The Greyhound sported Borrani rims and telescopic forks. It was produced in large numbers and sold around the world before being replaced by the Slughi in 1958. Cosmo was still selling leftover Greyhounds for another two years.
1957 Parilla Greyhound. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NiHlzv)
Only two colors were offered for most of the scooters. One was brick red and the other a light green. Several other variations were used, but those are rare. Prices for the Greyhound were $359 in 1958 and $407 in 1960.
1957 Parilla Greyhound. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NiHlzv)
Finding a Greyhound will be difficult since most have rusted away or driven into the ground. Some nice examples have been popping up here and there, but it seems that there might be less than a dozen in the USA. There is no one place for parts for the Greyhound. One might have to look to Europe for missing parts.
1957 Parilla Oscar scooter prototype. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NiHlzv)
Parilla's next scooter product was the Oscar, it uses a two-stroke 160cc twin combined with a four-speed transmission. The Oscar was built as a prototype and was never put into production.😢

7. Palmieri & Guilinelli
Guizzo scooters were built in Bologna by Palmieri & Guilinelli from around 1958 to 1962. They first build a 150 cc scooter and a 48 cc two-stroke moped, built-in 1955, and known as one of the most interesting in Italy at the time. Then the scooter had improved in 1959, and the moped was updated in the following year.
1960 Guizzo 150 scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2C9PPlY)
The production of the 150 cc scooter with a four-speed gearbox and the body alteration continued into 1961. And early 1962 followed a completely new model but it was not able to save the company. In the same year, the company ceased its all-production. 😢

8. Laverda
Laverda is an Italian automotive company that was first founded by Pietro Laverda in 1873. At that time, Laverda decided to start an agricultural machinery manufacturing company in a small village in Breganze, Vicenza Province. The company development continued after World War II ended, by his grandson named Francesco Laverda who founded Moto Laverda S.A.S in October 1949. When he first designed a small motorbike Francesco was assisted by Luciano Zen.
1959 Laverda 49 cc mini-scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36z0ViA)
Although this was not a serious project at first, the product produced was one of the most successful motorcycle models in the history of this company. This simple motorcycle uses a 4-stroke engine, with a capacity of 75 cc with fully closed girders and chains.
1963 Laverda 60 cc mini-scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36J5UgG)
In 1959, Italian authorities implemented a new regulation requiring motorcycles not to exceed speeds of 40 kph. Seeing these opportunities, Laverda also decided to produce an innovative mini scooter with a 4-stroke type engine, with a capacity of 49cc. With this product, Laverda became the first Italian company to produce mini scooters that can be ridden without a driving license.

9. Agrati-Garelli
When first introduced at the Milan Fair in 1959, the Capri scooter was produced by Agrati. But then the manufacturer was acquired by Garelli in 1960, that's why the name of the scooter was changed to Garelli Capri.
1960 Garelli Capri 80. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CaXjVJ)
A few months later, Garelli offered Capri in the 125 cc version with the same shell. For several years this scooter was not exported. After entering the export market to the United Kingdom, Germany, and America, then the company released 50 cc and 98 cc models.
1960 Garelli Rex Monaco 150. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/33rHh6d)
The 50 cc moped model was not officially imported by Britain but was a huge success in Germany. In 1962 the 125 cc model was rejuvenated and renamed, in England its name became Super and in America became De Luxe. Soon the 150 cc model was introduced and in America and named Monaco. The scooter production of this manufacturer continued until 1973.😢

10. Malaguti
Malaguti is an Italian bicycle, scooter, and motorcycle company based in San Lazzaro di Savena, founded by Antonino Malaguti in 1930. The company producing bicycles until 1958.  In the early 60s, the company launched its first scooter in Bologna, which was named Malaguti 50.
1960 Malaguti 50 or Saigon 50 scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Cf074e)
Physically the Malaguti 50 scooter was similar to the Lambretta J50 which was quite in demand in the market. Uniquely, 70% of the scooters were sold in Vietnam, so this Malaguti's 50 cc scooter has a nicknamed as Saigon 50. Unfortunately in 1968, Malaguti ceased all its scooter production.😢

11. ISO Motor
The Italian company was originally named 'Isothermos,' a manufacturer of refrigerators/refrigeration units before World War II. The company was founded in Genoa in 1939 but was transferred to Bresso by Renzo Rivolta in 1942.

The company was vacuum before being re-founded and in 1953 and its name changed to Iso Autoveicoli S.p.A. with a new business producing motorized transportation, including scooters. In 1966 Renzo Rivolta died, and his son, Piero, took over as managing director. The first scooter made by the company was started in 1949 and named Iso 125 Bicilíndrica.
1952 Iso 125 Bicilíndrica. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JQGOm0)
Then it was noted that this company had collaborated with compatriot automotive manufacturer Maserati to make 2 prototypes of the Maserati scooter, M1 and M2 in 1957, as a pioneering effort of Maserati to expand its business as a scooter manufacturer in South America. Unfortunately, this effort did not go smoothly and eventually abandoned.
1961 Iso Diva 150. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CfA10Y)
Iso continued making scooters, and while being less commercially successful than Innocenti and Piaggio, are one of the few manufacturers a run for their money in styling. At the start of 1973, the Rivolta family ceded the business to an Italian American financier named Ivo Pera who promised to bring American management know-how to the firm, and the business was again renamed to Iso Motors, just before fading rapidly into obscurity.😢

12. Motobi
Motobi was established in Pesaro, Italy in 1949, by Giuseppe Benelli, initially trading under the name Moto 'B' Pesaro. This was shortened to Motobi in the 1950s. After a family disagreement in 1948, Giuseppe Benelli, one of the six brothers and an engineer of some talent, decided to go his own way.
1959 Motobi Catria 175. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36zAMjt)
He stayed in Pesaro but moved to separate premises. Giuseppe launched the Moto 'B' marque selling small two-stroke motorcycles and scooters. Its scooter named Motobi Catria 175 was born in 1959, due to envy seeing Vespa and Lambretta scooters crowded on the streets and have good selling numbers in the market in the time.
1961 Motobi Picnic 75. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PPivsn)
Has not had a long time competing in the scooter market, precisely in 1962 the company ceased all production and took over by Benelli. 😢 (Wanna see previous part?)

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GOOGLE BOOK | MOTOBI | ISO MOTOR  | MALAGUTI | AGRATI-GARELLI | GUIZZO | MOTOPARILLA | REVOLVY]
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

These beautiful and scarce Italian scooters nearly extinct (Part-1)

The spaghetti country, Italy is indeed famous as the place where so many beautiful scooters were born. Countless scooter brands are present and enliven the two-wheeled vehicle market shortly after World War 2 ended were coming from the country with the most prominent brands' are Piaggio with its Vespa scooters and Innocenti with Lambretta. Then there are also several other brands such as Ducati, Moto Rumi, Carnielli Vittoria, MV Agusta, and many others.
The scooters atmosphere in Rome around the 1950s in William Klein's camera shots. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2puffZ3)
The existence of some of these Italian scooter brands in their heyday had above-average product quality so that the price also became more expensive than Vespa and Lambretta which could be called established brands at that time. With a slightly more expensive price so that these brands can not compete in the world scooter market which was then controlled by Piaggio and Innocenti. Thus by slowly but surely, they disappear from circulation.😢

Now, We will be discussed again several Italian brands that have ever been enlivened the world scooter market in the 1950s, as follows:

1. Bianchi
Bianchi, one of the first motorcycle manufacturers based in Milan, Italy was founded by Edoardo Bianchi in 1885. The company was started its business as a bicycle producer.

One of the scooter products from this manufacturer is Orsetto, a scooter that has a tubular frame, steel body, and a short wheelbase with small-sized wheels. And then this simple and lightweight scooter uses a small 80 cc engine.

The company started to make the scooter production research in August 1959 and the scooter was launched in April 1960 at the Milan Trade Fair. But unfortunately, because of the financial crisis, the manufacturer ceased production in 1962.😢
1962 Bianchi Orsetto. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2oHQb00)
In the UK, this type of scooter named Roma and made under-licensed by famous British bicycle manufacturer Raleigh started 1961 to 1964.

2. Gianca
Gianca was a historical Italian scooter company, based in Monza even though the motorcycle industry was relatively inactive. Its first and only product was known as Nibbio 100, and is also the first scooter was built in 1947 before Lambretta.
1946 Gianca Nibbio 100 at the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WMnhIU)
The Nibbio 100 was designed by engineer Scarpa. In one of his first versions with a two-stroke, 98 cc engine mounted on a tubular chassis, similar to that used after the Innocenti for the Lambretta. It was clear that with this project manufacturers Gianca sought to put a product on the market that could counter the Piaggio with its Vespa, then also had to confront the Nibbio with other Italian motorcycle companies, including the Innocenti the Isothermos and Officine Giesse.
1946 Gianca Nibbio 100 at the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/34t0zrS)
In 1949, despite the great propaganda made especially for posters, the Nibbio failed to meet the favor of the market, it then took on the one hand the company to close its doors and the other to sell the project a new company: San Christopher in Milan. San Christopher, Having bought the rights to this project, changed some of its shares, both were propelled by a 125 cc with valve discs, but also on the body. Despite these measures to improve the performance of this new project, as the former was once again totally bankrupt. In 1952 was made a further amendment, even though as regards the name, in fact, it was made into Simonetta. Also In 1952, the San Christoforo Nibbio by Simonetta was built in France under the name Ravat.😢

3. Toscan
This scooter was present at almost the same time as the Gianca Nibbio 100. The sleek Toscan scooter was built only two nearly identical copies. As the name implies, this scooter was made in 1949 in Tuscany, Italy by the unknown manufacturer (if You have information about this scooter, let's we know).
1949 Toscan 98 cc scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NCfdWS)
As quoted from the book titled 'Scooters Made in Italy,' written by Vittorio Tessera, there are 2 similarities that the Tuscan scooter has with the Gianca Nibbio scooter, it same manually assembled (by handmade) and using the same 2-stroke engine with a capacity of 98 cc.

4. Tunin Prina 
This scooter manufacturer was founded by Antonio Prina shortly after World War 2 ended and named Tunin Prina. The company made a leap in production from bicycle production to motorcycles and scooters. For the production of the scooter, they did very well and chose the 'Gran Lusso' acronym for its scooter product.
1951 Prina Orix 175GL at the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WMnhIU)
In 1951 the manufacturer launched a scooter model named Prina Orix 175 GL (Gran Lusso) which the maker claimed as 'Il gioiello degli scooter' or jewel scooter because it was equipped with all the best at that time such as large-diameter motorcycle type wheels a very rigid, single beam steel frame, body shells with smooth and futuristic shapes, abundant chrome. Besides this, this scooter uses a 2-stroke 175 cc JLO engine that is capable of producing power up to 8.1 horsepower and is integrated with a 4-speed manual transmission system.
1951 Prina Orix 175GL at the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2CaYZyA)
The result was that the price was very high, at 265,000 Lire on the list in 1952, when Lambretta was valued at 166,000 and Vespa 150,000. Although Orix can be considered beautiful because the price is too high so it could not reap success in the market and slowly disappeared. But now this scooter is sought after by collectors.

5. SAI Ambrosini
The Freccia Azzura scooter designed and built by engineer Giuseppe Del Bianco using a 125 cc Puch split single with a three-speed gearbox driving via a chain. The machine had telescopic forks.
1952 SAI Ambrosini or Freccia Azzura scooter at the 2017 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2WMnhIU)
Introduced at the Milan Show of 1951, finances proved a problem and the following year he received support from Ambrosini of Passignano and it was built in their factory. Might be this why the Freccia Azzura scooter is also known as the Ambrosini scooter.
1952 SAI Ambrosini or Freccia Azzura scooter. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2NwcjCQ)
In 1952 they changed to a Sachs 142 cc engine with a four-speed gearbox, and improved performance. The scooter was aimed at the high end of the market and nearly twice the price of the equivalent Vespa or Lambretta. (Wanna see the next part.)

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SCOOTERHOOD | WOIWEB | PROVA MAGAZIN  | MALAGUTI | MOTOCICLISMO | MOTOPARILLA | MOTORCYCLE CLASSICS]
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Monday, November 4, 2019

A unique pulse-jet powered scooter from the cold-war era

If we see a scooter with a conventional petrol engine, or an electric motorcycle today maybe that is common. But what if the two-wheeled vehicle uses a jet engine? This just deserves to be called unique and eccentric.
The Grand Thrust Star 100, a pulse-jet powered scooter by Randy Regier. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
Yes, during the cold war around the 1950-1960s, the United States had developed a unique scooter that used a jet engine that was named the Grand Thrust Star 100 and used extensively across the country.
Synthetic photo documentation (above) that suggests that these vehicles were made in large numbers and were common to every major American city during those years. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
It was said that this scooter was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' at that time.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was developed during the Cold War and used extensively across the United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/327eRwN)
With a unique and vintage design through a rounded and aerodynamic look typical of a scooter that was inspired by the shape of a jet at that time, so the Grand Thrust Star 100 has become a pop icon in its time. But unfortunately in the late 1970s these scooters were decommissioned/scrapped.
The Grand Thrust Star 100 was deliberately made as an early warning vehicle that was one of hundreds seemingly maintained by the US Civil Defense Department and 'Revere Wardens,' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2pq9v2p)
This is what drives Randy Regier, an American artist who is trying to revive the unique figure of the jet-engined scooter. Not as a daily vehicle, but limited to installation art to be exhibited to the American public.

As quoted of Silodrome, the project includes the creation of a functioning pulse-jet powered scooter, accompanied by synthetic historic images, multiple handmade period-correct toys and kits, hand-painted posters, magazine ads, and an insignia chart

The only thing Reiger has not yet done is to ride the scooter himself. He built it to be fully operational, pulse jet and all, but has not yet put it to the ultimate test. Are you wanna see another American classic scooters?

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | SILODROME | DRIVETRIBE | RIDEAPART | SOLOMOTO]
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Story of Kroboth Motorroller

This story began in the first years after World War II ended, it can be described financially that no one can afford a car and what is seen on the damaged roads seen throughout Europe are only bicycles and people on foot. And then there was an explosion in demand for motorbikes and scooters as a means of transportation, so motorcycle manufacturers were popping up all over Europe to turn the wheels of the economy again after being stagnant during World War II.
1951 Kroboth 150 Cabrio. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2Wo9k3t)
At that time it was noted several names of manufacturers from Italy began to surface as Piaggio or Innocenti tried to pioneer scooters based on the American designed scooters and then considered as the first country to popularize the scooter cultures throughout the universe. Besides that, there were several names of manufacturers from England, France and Russia (in the time of the Soviet Union) that emerged shortly after that. And in Germany itself, several names of manufacturers have sprung up such as DKW, Glas, Heinkel, Zundapp, Maico Mobil, Dürkopp and many others.
1950 Kroboth 100 or Kroboth Teddy in the museum Auto & Uhrenwelt Schramberg, Germany. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BPpNV0)
Besides the names of the German manufacturers mentioned above, it turns out there is still another manufacturer from Germany who manufactures unique-shaped scooters even though in small amounts. It is known that the scooter manufacturer in question was founded by Gustav Kroboth and named Fahrzeug-und Maschinenbau G. Kroboth.
1950 Kroboth 100 or Kroboth Teddy. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36c0BpB)
Gustav Kroboth grew up in the Sudetenland and had developed a love for all mechanical things since he was a young aged. When he turned 18, he constructed his own motorcycle engine, and a few years later began building by hand a BMW Dixi copy. After the war, he settled in Bavaria where he found himself with nothing but his tinkering skills which he put to work to try and eke out a living.
1951 Kroboth 150 Cabrio. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/36bw77e)
In 1950, he managed has small, thriving poppy seed grinders and wooden toys business built out of old war equipment. After he managed to have enough money, he returns to do what he likes; build things with wheels and machines. On one occasion he had read an article about Vespa which would be introduced in Germany which then gave him an idea. He realized the need for something economical like a scooter but knew they could not look like motorbikes since they had all that weight at the back.
1951 Kroboth 150 Cabrio in the museum Auto & Uhrenwelt Schramberg, Germany. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PsIZzR)
So, he built a modified motorcycle frame with a Fitchel & Sachs 100 cc two-stroke engine placed under the rider and gave it unique leaf spring suspension. Then wrapped it in a scooter like a sheet metal disguise. The first hand-made Kroboth scooter weighed around 60 kg. By riding this handmade scooter, Gustav often goes around his neighborhood.
1954 Kroboth 175 Luxus on its brochure. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2MT3DaT)
The scooter is inspired by the vibe of the steampunk design that is visible from the slats in the front cowling. And Gustav takes about 4 months to design and build a prototype. In mid-1951, he ceased producing poppy seed grinders by starting to manufacture the scooter in small number productions. He made a few refinements and was pushing them out by the fall of that year. Initially, the scooter was named "Kroboth 100", but soon the name was changed to "Kroboth Teddy," and made until 1953.

Then the second scooter model was made starting in 1951 up to 1953, using a 150 cc 2-stroke engine and weighed up to 98 kg. This scooter has a strong construction because it follows the design of other German scooters such as Maico and Heinkel. Where these scooters have bent large front shields which also include the front wheels, so German scooters often look much heavier with a more rounded shape than the Italian-made, which generally leave the front wheels free of the fenders.
1953 Kroboth 175 Luxus. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2BN3wal)
And the third scooter model began to be made in 1953 with a modernized front fender construction so that the size is not too big but still functions well. Scooters that weigh between 130-133 kg, in addition to already having an electric starter. They could be had with a choice of three engines, 98cc, 147cc, and 175cc’s with the biggest one only available with a sidecar.
Because the Kroboth scooter construction method is still largely based on manual work. As a result, competition against larger brands cannot be maintained and in 1955 the last scooter was built.😢 Previously, Kroboth also ever built a three-wheeled microcar named Kroboth Allwetter Roller.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MICROCAR MUSEUM | WIKIPEDIA | SCOOTERHOOD | UPOST.INFO]
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Seeing the MV Agusta scooter existences

If we talking about the scooters certainly can not be separated from the Italian. Yes, from this pizza country where was the scooter cultures began which then spread throughout the world till todays. But not only the Italian companies like Piaggio or Innocenti made scooters, apparently there are still many other manufacturers in the country also ever been made the scooters shortly after the second world war ended.
1949 MV Agusta 125 'A.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2B2K0Gj)
Noted that there are several Italian manufacturers who have made scooters in the past such as, Ducati who had made beautiful scooters Ducati Brio, then there was Teodoro Carnielli&Co made the thin-bodied scooters named Carnielli Vittoria Type 65, then there's the Rumi 'Ant' Formichino from Moto Rumi, etc.
1949 MV Agusta 125 'B.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VEAnr8)
Well, on this occasion we will discuss another Italian manufacturer named MV Agusta. Meanwhile, if we talk about this company we will immediately imagine a row of neat motorcycles with exotic designs. That's natural, because what is known by the world's two-wheeled fans about the products coming from these manufacturers were the kind-of-motorcycles such as, MV Agusta F3, Brutale, Rivale, until MV Agusta F4.
1950 MV Agusta 125 CSL. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M5CG34)
But make no mistake, the Agusta aeronautics company which was founded by Count Giovanni Agusta, a Sicilian aristocrat with a passion for flying machines on 1907 in Italy has ever been made the scooters too! Due to the situation in the time so it had to swerve to stay in alive. Like most other Italian manufacturers who experienced difficult times shortly after the second world war was over.
1951 MV Agusta 125 'Ovunque.' (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IJe9ii)
As a consequence of the war which then forbade Italy to produce any aircrafts thus forcing the aviation industries like Agusta, Piaggio and other should be diversify their businesses. In an effort to maintain their business continuity, then some of them anticipated by trying to make affordable light transportation rides such the scooters pioneered by Piaggio and Innocenti..
1951 MV Agusta 150 CGT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2IJF7pV)
Then those Milan-based aviation company created the 'Meccaniche Verghera' brand in February 12, 1945 to mark its business diversification efforts. The result, in 1946 they managed to make a 125cc 2-stroke motorcycle model which was originally going to be named the 'Vespa,' but because the name had been registered by Piaggio previously for the name of its scooter production results, then the motorcycle was given the name of 'MV 98.'

Then to enlarge the company's profit margins and also to meet public expectations in the time was being crowdeed with the scooter demand, then in 1949 they made the first scooter model named MV Agusta 125 'A' continued by the launch of the MV Agusta 125 'B.' Both scooters use a 2-stroke, 125 cc engine combined with a  4 speed manual transmission system.
1952 MV Agusta 125 CGT. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2M6YawC)
In the 1950s, the company also launched the CSL (C Super Lusso) scooter models. With a tubular step-trough frame and pressed steel and body panels that are not compressed, it combines a forced air cooling duet that flows in the center of the footing platform to provide cooling air to the engine. This scooter uses a 2 stroke single-cilinder engine displaced 123cc, and its 6:1 compression ratio helped generate 5 hp to the rear wheel via a 4-speed manual transmission. Production of this model was 2,500 units.

And then there is also the production of the CGT model which uses 2 engine options of 125 cc and 150 cc which are also combined with a 4 speed manual transmission system. And approximately 1.000 units were produced.

1960 MV Agusta 150 Chicco. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/31caMGR)
And the most famous MV Agusta's production scooter is MV Agusta Chicco which producted in circa 1960 to 1963. Within a span of three years, the company produced the Chicco scooters only 3,131 units.

Its curved design is very similar to the classic Vespa scooter. It uses a two-stroke engine with 155cc cubication combined with a four-speed manual transmission system. This scooter can be brought speeding up to a maximum speed of 75 kph.
Rare photo of the MV Agusta 'BIK' scooter, a one-piece pressed steel machine as far as we know. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2VAbHji)
As we all seen today, in fact the Chicco is the last scooter made by MV Agusta. But according to a number of sources that are worthy to be trusted, actually the company was also preparing a new scooter as a continuation of Chicco and denominated 'BIK.' It also said the scooter uses a 4 stroke 165 cc engine with semi-hydraulic tappets. Unfortunately, it was never made and the scooter never to be seen again since then.
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | MV AGUSTA | MV AGUSTA OLD-TIMERS | THE BIKE MUSEUM | SCOOTERLAB | ARTCURIAL]
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