A Brief History of the Marque
The company was created in Bologna in 1923 by Antonio Malaguti as a producer of bicycles, before entering the motorcycle market with commuter mopeds.
They built a the Saigon 50cc scooter from 1966-1968
In the second half of the 1970s they produced some thirty models which were sold all over Europe, particularly in France.
In addition to the range of small-bore Franco Morini powered road machines they built the very successful Cavalcone 50 off-road bike. This machine had an advanced twostroke engine with radially finned head, alloy barrel, six-speed transmission, electronic ignition, gas shock absorbers and long-travel forks. Their mopeds included the 4-speed Ronco, the Fifty and the Haccapi, available with alloy or spoked wheels.
Later catalogues listed the Three-Three, the Quattrotto, and the Motorik with small wheels. The range was extended with a road model, the RTD 50, and with a renewed series of off-road models with 50cc water-cooled engines. The models were refined and improved over the decade, using engines from Yamaha and Minarelli.
Sources vary on dates of manufacture.
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