Following the Second World War, Italy was faced with the enormous challenge of reconstructing the nation's social, political and economic fabric. One of the most remarkable success stories was seen in the field of miniature internal combustion engines to be fitted to bicycles or in dedicated frames. Low prices guaranteed their immediate success and Bologna played a full part in the phenomenon: Ducati, for example, launched the Cucciolo, one of the artificers of the 'motorization' of the Italian people. However, there were ...

Bologna Postwar Motorcycles 2009, Giorgio Nada Editore, Vimodrone

ISBN-13: 9788879114547