Everything about ITALJET
ITALJET Brand History
Italjet is an Italian motorcycle and scooter manufacturer founded in 1959 by the Tartarini family. Their first model was released in 1961 and it used a 125cc MZ engine. This first motorcycle was followed by many other bikes such as the Italjet 50, which was released in 1962 and was the first moped created by Tartarini. In 1965, the Italian company rolled out the Mustang 50 SS and the Vampiro 50.
At the end of the 60s, thanks to the friendship between Tartarini and Floyd Clymer, a former American pilot who bought the Indian trademark, the company was able to work on a new motorcycle. It was the Indian 500, a bike based on Grifon and equipped with the Velocette 500cc engine or the Royal Enfield 750cc twin-cylinder engine.
The huge Grifon 650 was officially introduced in 1969 and was mostly based on Triumph T120. It was actually the first time when Triumph gave an engine to a different motorcycle manufacturer.
In 1972, Italjet started importing and distri... continue reading ITALJET history →