Motom Motorcycles

Motom Motorcycles

Historical Notes

Manufactured: 1947-1971
Motom Italiana S.p.A.
20021 Baranzate di Bollate Milano - Italy

Based in Milan, Motom Italiana Spa began producing OHV 49cc clip-on bicycle motors in 1947.

Shortly after WWII Battista Falchetto of Lancia supported by businessman Frua Ernesto De Angelis began building lightweight motorcycles under 50cc, the first of which was displayed at the 1947 Geneva Motor Show. It was fitted with a 50cc engine designed by another Lancia engineer, Sola.

Motom Models include:

48 Motomic 1947-48
48 12/A 1948-49
48 12/C 1949-50
48 12/D 1951-52
48 12/E 1952-56
48 E 1954-56
48 L 1955-56
48 LL 1956-57
48 GG 1957-60
48 C 1960-70
48 D 1961-65
48 Super 1955-57
48 Super Sport 1957-62
48 Junior 1962-70
48 Cross 1964-69
51 1957-60
51 L 1957-60
Morandi 1959 Competition
60 S 1960-69
92 1962-63
98 T 1955-60
98 TS 1955-60
100 Junior 1964-69
160 Delfino 1952-56

Sources: Cyclememory.org, Henshaw et al.


Sat Oct 08 2011
Spare parts for Motom 12D
Motom 12D
Is there a source of spare parts for Motom 12D's?
Also handbook giving lubricants and engine settings

Tue Jan 25 2011
arno-andrieu<at>yahoo dot com
Complete and in nice condition

Motom-Sport-France.jpg posted 1101

Sun Dec 05 2010
it's possible to send me many pictures of details (command,headlight,switch ignition-light of original Motom 60S ? mine is modified i and want restore one original model..

Motom 60S Metz

Tue Feb 09 2010
maybe02 at infonie.fr
hello I search technical informations for my MOTOM 60 S...If you have this, contact me

Mon Aug 25 2008
juancabusi at hotmail.com.ar
motom 51 todas
poseo una Motom 51 del año 1957 acabao de restaurarla me llevo 8 años. es la tercera que restauro si alguien necesita algo o algun asesoramiento gustoso

Thu Dec 27 2007
pacifico.dimarco at esteri.it
motom g.g.48

sarei interessato grazie per invio foto

Wed May 10 2006
johnny at johnnyfarina dot com
nonno's Motom Motom
12274 "star"
a few years ago my grandfather passed away in Molise Italy, he left behind a Motom Motom, which there is a photo of myself and my grandfather riding it. My sistrer just now shipped Motom to me in Ottawa, Canada It's totally stripped and the frame has been sanblasted and primed. I want to restore it to a "T" but I don't know much about it
the framer has a number and an actual star at the end of the numbers what info can theres numbers give me 12274 "star"
Canada, Ontario Ottawa

Many Italian machines have the star - an asterisk, I think it is - but I don't know the purpose. It is often at both ends of the number. Ed.

Mon Mar 13 2006
dwb1 at mchsi dot com
1961 Motom 48
I need to find a Licsense bracket for the rear fender.
Hutchinson Mnnesota

The ebay item number is 4611003726. I bought it. Is there not a direct link to the Company?

Motom ceased manufacture in 1964. There is no site for the company. Ed.

Wed Jun 08 2005
heartbeatclassics at btopenworld dot com
Motom Mopeds
Do you know if there are any parts availble for these mopeds?
I have heard there are in Italy but have not been able to find any leads, Many Thanks

Mon May 09 2005
steila1 at tin.it

Salve e possibile avere qualche foto dei motom che ha disponibile sono interessato all'acquisto
cordiali saluti stellato

Translation: Safe and possible to have some photograph of the motom that has available I am interested to the purchase
cordial greetings starry

March 27th 2005
1957 MOTOM 60S at Ebay
Vehicle Description
 I am offering for sale an interesting MOTOM 60S that has been part of my 20 year collection of Italian motorcycles in Los Angeles. This model is a fairly rare derivation of the more common MOTOM 48 moped. The original 48 came with pedals which classifies it as a moped. The 60S was made as a proper little motorcycle and for some weird reason, known only to the factory engineers, had the cubic capacity increased to 51cc. This was done by fitting a different and quite bigger cylinder and thereby calling it the 60S , although the engine capacity actually works out to 51cc.

Overhead valve 4 stroke. 3 speed foot change. A proper little "Thumper" in good running condition once you have mastered the strange starting procedure! There are a few electrical glitches that I have not attempted to fix as I am hopeless with wiring. The aluminum chain case is cracked and poorly repaired (see photo) but this part is held on by 3 screws and Motom parts are still available in Italy. Sold new without speedo so actual mileage is unknown. Sold with Bill of Sale only...

February 18th 2005
Motorino "MOTOM" 50cc 1958
MOTOM 92 92cc 1957 at Ebay.it

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