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Italian Motorcycles

Gaia Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Manufactured: 1922-32

A bicycle manufacturer since 1905, Giuseppe Gaia began building motorcycles in 1922. The first model is equipped with the German Alba engine, an inclined single cylinder side-valve 192cc with magneto ignition. It has girder forks, a separate two-speed gearbox, primary and secondary transmission by chain, and on the right there is the chain for the pedals.

The firm aslo used two-stroke and four-stroke engines from DKW, Rubinelli, Train, Paque, GD, MM, Siat, and Ladetto & Blatto, for which it built numerous different frames.

The company closed in 1932.

Sources: MC Storico Conti, Henshaw et al If you have a query about Gaia Motorcycles, or have some information to add about these classic Italian machines, please contact us



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