Author: Antonio Campigotto
motorcycle and a goods carrier, and the concept sold over the years because it offered a form of commercial transport ... Also the Morini factory, situated in Bologna, was at the very heart of one of the world's principal centres of ...
Author: Mick Walker
Publisher: Redline Books
Italian motorcycles have a place in history – and many enthusiasts’ hearts – out of all proportion to the numbers that have been built. From Moto Guzzi becoming the first non-British marque to win a TT through to Ducati’s achievements in MotoGP, they have also been at the forefront of motorsport despite being far smaller than, at first, the British and later the Japanese manufacturers. If the number of motorcycles built by Italian manufacturers is small, the sheer number of Italian motorcycle factories will surprise readers. Almost 600 marques were identified in researching this book, and there may have been thousands. This is partly because there were so many engines available off the shelf – many of them English – as well as a thriving accessory and component industry. A–Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers only deals briefly with the grand marques Ducati and Moto Guzzi because there have been many dedicated books about them. Instead this is a definitive guide to the factories that have been less widely covered or, in most cases, never before in the English language. Some, such as Bianchi and Garelli, might be familiar: others, remembered for their racing achievements or uniqueness, such as Morbidelli, and many you may have never heard of. But if it was possible to establish when and where the factories were active, and at least a little about the motorcycles they built, then there is an entry for them. An appendix lists the other manufacturers that are lesser known, making this the most complete reference book of Italian motorcycles available today. This book is a complete guide to Italian motorcycle manufacturers, and an essential reference for anyone with an interest in these fascinating vehicles. Italian motorcycles have a place in history – and many enthusiasts’ hearts – out of all proportion to the numbers that have been built. From Moto Guzzi becoming the first non-British marque to win a TT through to Ducati’s achievements in MotoGP, they have also been at the forefront of motorsport despite being far smaller than, at first, the British and later the Japanese manufacturers. If the number of motorcycles built by Italian manufacturers is small, the sheer number of Italian motorcycle factories will surprise readers. Almost 600 marques were identified in researching this book, and there may have been thousands. This is partly because there were so many engines available off the shelf – many of them English – as well as a thriving accessory and component industry. A–Z of Italian Motorcycle Manufacturers only deals briefly with the grand marques Ducati and Moto Guzzi because there have been many dedicated books about them. Instead this is a definitive guide to the factories that have been less widely covered or, in most cases, never before in the English language. Some, such as Bianchi and Garelli, might be familiar: others, remembered for their racing achievements or uniqueness, such as Morbidelli, and many you may have never heard of. But if it was possible to establish when and where the factories were active, and at least a little about the motorcycles they built, then there is an entry for them. An appendix lists the other manufacturers that are lesser known, making this the most complete reference book of Italian motorcycles available today. This book is a complete guide to Italian motorcycle manufacturers, and an essential reference for anyone with an interest in these fascinating vehicles.
Many of the manufacturers survived only a year or so, leaving no record of the motorcycles they built. ... When finally liberated in April 1945, the people of Bologna initially took the Ducati brothers off to face a firing squad, ...
Author: Greg Pullen
Publisher: The Crowood Press
This book analyzes the wrapping and packaging machinery sector in the Emilia/Bologna district in Italy and compares the most recent trends with those in the industry in Schwäbisch Hall and Waiblingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, which represents a direct rival. In a detailed and original study, the authors trace the evolution of manufacturing in Bologna during a period that witnessed extraordinary growth in automatic wrapping and packaging machines, leading the sector to become a central pillar of Italian mechanical engineering. Similarly, the history of the industry in the Emilia district is described, highlighting the factors that led to its success. A comprehensive comparative analysis of the German and Italian sectors is then performed. Export figures and the trade balance for the sector are examined based on Eurostat data, and the significance of the two districts in terms of global trade is identified with reference to UN data. In addition, the number of companies, sales, and the size of the workforces are thoroughly compared. The book will be of interest to economists and others with an interest in the development and importance of the automatic packaging machinery sector.
In July 1949 DUCATI began production of its first complete bike (the Ducati 60) and 1952 saw the Cruiser 125, ... engineering in Bologna specialized in three main areas: • radio and film equipment (DUCATI); • motorcycles (GD, MM, ...
Author: Marco Fortis
Category: Business & Economics
The Ducati factory complex was , and still is , based at Borgo Panigale on the northern outskirts of Bologna . Pre - war it had produced photographic and electrical equipment . Postwar the electrical side was continued after motorcycle ...
Author: Mick Walker
Mick WalkerÆs Italian Racing Motorcycles Mick Walker. This much enlarged and heavily revised edition looks at both major and minor players throughout Italy who have produced racing motorcycles of significant interest. Among the legendary Italian motorcycles included in this volume are Aermacchi, FB Mondial, Bimota, Moto Guzzi, Ducati, Garelli, Bianchi,Laverda, Gilera, MV Agusta and Parilla. Well done! Sftbd., 8 1/4"x 11", 256 pgs., 683 b&w ill., 86 color.
The start of the 1954 Giro d'Italia ( Tour of Italy ) gets under way from Bologna's main square . Both machines are Laverda 75's . The Laverda name first appeared in the commercial world way back in 1873 , when Pietro Laverda founded a ...
Author: Mick Walker
Publisher: Redline Books
"Welcome to Sardinia: my hell, my home, my prison, my meditation these past sixteen years. What a place to die. But that's precisely why I was back." When drugged-up Time Traveller and '80s musical burnout Rock Section and his fellow English hooligans get kidnapped during Italia '90, there are ruinous implications. But now Rock has returned to Sardinia one final time to settle some scores and uncover the truth. He believes only Dutch cult leader Judge Barry Hertzog, still incarcerated on the island for the crime, can provide the answers. But through prescription drugs, the persistence of his driver Anna and a quest for the hidden ancient doorways strewn around Sardinia's only highway, the 131, Rock will discover that a greater truth awaits him. Judgement, consequences, hoodwinking on a grand scale, Gnosticism versus agnosticism...131 is a Gnostic whodunit that pursues readers' memories of all previous fiction into a peat bog and impales them with seven-foot-long pikes.
That's my Ural 750 cc theyused for Zampano's motorbikecaravan! All the timeIwasat Bologna University! ... revealed the same postwar motorbikeandsidecar as had been showcasedin ourmutual favourite road movieGerman Motorcycle Murderer.
Author: Julian Cope
Publisher: Faber & Faber
An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike The Motorbike Book is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zündapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s right up to the superbikes of today. All about the grit and the glory, The Motorbike Book takes a truly international view from Italy's Ducati to Japan's Suzuki and tells you just how famous marques like Honda and Harley-Davidson became household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of these legendary bikes to see just what powers their performance. If you're born to be wild then The Motorbike Book is the ultimate ride for you.
Useful Lightweights Those who could afford a “proper” motorcycle in ... The Vespa 125 Corsa takes first and second at the Bologna Grand Prix. ... but class is permanent. Singles The four-stroke single was the ideal machine for postwar.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Bringing a unique joint practitioner and academic perspective to the topic, this is the only available text on private equity truly international in focus. Examples are drawn from Europe the Middle East, Africa and America with major case studies from a wide range of business sectors, from the prestigious collection of the London Business School’s Coller Institute of Private Equity. Much more than a simple case book, however, International Private Equity provides a valuable overview of the private equity industry and uses the studies to exemplify all stages of the deal process, and to illustrate such key topics as investing in emerging markets; each chapter guides the reader with an authoritative narrative on the topic treated. Covering all the main aspects of the private equity model, the book includes treatment of fund raising, fund structuring, fund performance measurement, private equity valuation, due diligence, modeling of leveraged buyout transactions, and harvesting of private equity investments.
In 1950, Ducati produced its first motorized bicycles, a 60, cc bike with a tiny 15,mm carburetor delivering 85,km/L. ... As quality steel was unavailable in the postwar period in Italy, Taglioni invented a new type of engine that could ...
Author: Eli Talmor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
1924-1927 Produced by a well - known firm , Gueldner motorcycles had a Norton - like appearance and 500 - c.c . as well as 350 - c.c . s.v. and o.h.v. single - cylinder ... DITTA PALMIERI & GULINETTI , 226 Via Battindarno , Bologna .
Author: Erwin Tragatsch
No motorcycle manufacturer seems so often to ~ _ have walked the tightropes of insolvency, changes of ownership and ... is the intelligence and spirit of Ingenere Fabio Taglioni, educated at Bologna University and hired away from the ...
Ducati’s classic 750, 860 900 and Mille bevel-drive twins from 1971-1986 are now among the most collectable bikes in the world. Although built in relatively small numbers, there are many individual model differences that can make their authentic restoration difficult. This book serves as a definitive guide to authenticity and gives hands-on restoration tips and guidance. -Detailed description of individual model differences -Restoration tips and guidance based on years of practical experience -Correct information for decal place-Guide to colours and paint codes -Advice on how to find the right motorcycle -Companion to the Bevel Twin books in the Bible series
Without Taglioni, it's unlikely that Ducati would be where it is today as a motorcycle manufacturer, and its current ... With a new factory in Bologna, the prosperous company manufactured and developed radios, electronic equipment, ...
Author: Ian Falloon
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
End of October 1961, the so-called “Palace uprising” taking place at Ferrari leads to the dismissal by the Commendatore of eight elements that have formed the core of the team of Maranello, capable of contributing in a decisive way to the just conquered Formula One World Title in the same season. These include the designer Carlo Chiti and team manager Romolo Tavoni, who, along with most of the defectors, decide, thanks to the contribution of three wealthy businessmen of the time, Giorgio Billi, Giovanni Volpi di Misurata and Jaime Ortiz Patino, to create a new all-Italian team, the Automobili Turismo Sport Serenissima (ATS): 11 February 1962, the headquarters are fixed in via Altabella 17 in the Centre of Bologna. A few months later, in the presence of World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the first stone of a futuristic factory in Pontecchio Marconi in placed where will be built not only the car of Formula One, but also a road car Gran Turismo. This initiative gives rise to huge interest, for the quality and the characteristics of those who made up the team, and because many see in ATS the true antagonist of the “Prancing Horse”. In December the car Type 100 is presented in great style in the luxury emilian hotel, the Baglioni, whit yet another shot at effect: the pair of drivers hired, one who raced for Ferrari in the Championship just ended, the former world champion Phil Hill and Giancarlo Baghetti, the Italian rising star. This is the history of the Bologna racing team, through the words of veterans, documents of the time, and the numerous vintage photos, of his brief adventure in the 1963 season in Formula One and the ATS 2500, innovative car unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show that is able to take part in the 1964 Targa Florio.
Emilia Romagnaand particularly Bologna, its "capital", have boasted about being“cradle”of the motors for a long time. ... In the second postwar period in nootherpart ofthe globe couldso easily be foundthe bestofthe motorcycleproduction ...
Author: Michael John Lazzari
Publisher: Michael John Lazzari
Category: Sports & Recreation
$19.95 1 “Ducati Twins” by Mick Walker—the full 5 of all Ducati twin cylinder motorcycles fro Bologna and Barcelona. $19.95. “Norton Singles” by Roy Bacon $19.95. ... “Royal Enfield”—the post war modr': by Roy Bacon. $19.95.
It certainly was for Bruno Cavalieri Ducati, the last of the three brothers who founded the famous motorcycle manufacturing company bearing ... in 1924, invented a radio apparatus that linked his home in Bologna to the United States.
Author: Deirdre Pirro
Category: Social Science
A twenty-one volume set of encyclopedias providing an alphabetical listing of information on a variety of topics.
Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference
Read Matthew Biberman's posts on the Penguin Blog. "If you believe it is possible to fall in love with a motorcycle, you will love this book." -Jay Leno When Big Sid had a heart attack and gave up the will to live, his son Matthew Biberman panicked. Impulsively, Matthew promised his father that they would build a Vincati together. This fusion of two legendary motorcycles, the Vincent Black Shadow and the Ducati GT, a Vincati was considered near-impossible to build. But if anyone could do it, Matthew knew his father could. Big Sid was the mechanic to see about repairing Vincents for nearly sixty years. But now, Sid was old, busted up and broke. Matthew, despite sharing his dad's passion, had become a Shakespearean scholar. The two men hadn't spoken in years-but called a truce to attempt a shared dream. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance meets Shop Class as Soulcraft, in this heartfelt memoir that shows how two very different men built a legendary motorcycle, and along the way, discovered what it means to be father and son.
Withouttransport, you can't move a workforce, and postwarItaly embraced the scooterasthe ideal vehicle. Bylate 1946, Ducati was in the motorcycle business. The first bikes were just pushpedal affairs but they boreallthe spiritofItaly: ...
Author: Matthew Biberman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“8 The other is concerned with the motorcycle industry, present in Italy already before the I World War,69 but producing only 7.500 units on the eve of the II World ... Un bilancio dell'eta giolittiana, Bologna, Il Mulino, 1978, p. 59.
Author: Ennio Di Nolfo
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
A consumer history of Italy from unification in the 19th century to the present day, combining economic and cultural history with a vivid narrative style.
Individui, folle, consumi 1830-1945, Bologna: il Mulino (2004), 71–160. ... Things changed during the 1970s when girls also used Vespas and mostly the new little motorcycle by Piaggio: the Ciao, which was lighter, more manageable and ...
Author: Emanuela Scarpellini
Publisher: OUP Oxford
... depending upon the country in which the motorcycle is registered In Britain , during the immediate post - war period , it was the practice to paint the numbers directly on to the ... Sport 48 M ma so MARZOCCHI - BOLOGNA MEDIO DESMO.
Author: Mick Walker