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Italian Motorcycles

Bordone Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Italian Marque

Manufactured: 1935-1959

A company based in Milan which built its first three wheelers (motocarro) with engines of 250cc and 500cc in 1935. These had steel tubular frames and shaft drive.

Motocarro

Motocarro

Three-wheeled motorcycle-based light utility vehicle
Synonyms: motocarro, motofurgoncini, motofurgone, motofurgoni (plural), triporteur, trimoteur

Among the numerous models produced perhaps most notable was a five-wheeler, an idea adopted by Piaggio three decades later with their Pentarò. From 1936 on the engines were further developed and frames were built from pressed-metal.

In the years before the Second World War Nicola Bordone also built the NB, a high-cam 500cc four-stroke. In 1957 the firm produced an OHV 600cc motocarro.

Sources: MC Storico Conti et al



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