Motorcycle Manufacturers of Italy

Motorcycle Manufacturers of Italy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Ducati, Aprilia, Vespa, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, Laverda, Lambretta, MV Agusta, Moto Morini, Malaguti, Benelli, Iso Rivolta, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Ceccato motorcycles, Cagiva, Aeromere/Capriolo, Morbidelli, Innocenti, Gilera, Mondial, Moretti Motor Company, Bimota, Bianchi, Beta, Ceriani, SWM, Garelli Motorcycles, Fantic Motor, Terra Modena, Moto Rumi, Marabese Design, Motobi, Borile, Maserati, Vyrus, Italjet, Fusi, Ghezzi a Brian, Ivano Beggio, Cimatti, Paton. Excerpt: Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer. It is one of seven brands owned by Piaggio. Established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy, the company is noted for its central historic role in Italy's motorcycling manufacture, its prominence worldwide in motorcycle racing, and a series of industry innovations - including the first motorcycle wind tunnel and the first motorcycle eight-cylinder engine. Similar to other storied motorcycle manufacturers that have survived for decades, Moto Guzzi has experienced a series of business cycles and a series of ownership arrangements-some complex, some brief, some that have endured. Moto Guzzi was conceived by two aircraft pilots and their mechanic serving in the Corpo Aeronautico Militare (the Italian Air Corp, CAM) during World War I: Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli and Giorgio Parodi. Assigned to the same Miraglia Squadron based outside Venice, the three became close, despite coming from different socio-economic backgrounds. The trio envisioned creating a motorcycle company after the war. Guzzi would engineer the motor bikes, Parodi (the son of wealthy Genovese ship-owners) would finance the venture, and Ravelli (already a famous pilot and motorcycle racer) would promote the bikes with his racing prowess. Guzzi and Parodi (along with Parodi's brother) formed Moto Guzzi in 1921. Ravelli, ironically, had...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:Motorcycle Manufacturers of Italy
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher:University-Press.org - 2013-09
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