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AERMACCHI Brand History
AERONAUTICA MACCHI was founded in 1913 as "Societa Anonima Nieuport-Macchi" for the manufacture of seaplanes, later on changing their name into Aermacchi. During the First World War the company grew but continued to concentrate on aircraft. During the Second World War, Aermacchi built the finest of all fighters used by the Italian air forces. Anticipating the motorcycle boom and intending to take advantage of it, Aermacchi's chief looked for an established designer who could produce an attractive lightweight. And they chose Lino Tonti, who had been working for Benelli.
All the bikes produced by Aermacchi, "Ala Verde", "Ala Blu" and "Ala d'Oro", were successful. The first Aermacchi motorcycle was designed in 1950. It was an open-frame lightweight with a 125 cc two-stroke engine. This machine was very popular and a sports version of it, which had the frame “closed” by a real tank, was used in ... continue reading AERMACCHI history →