My Car Quest

September 19, 2021

Italian Motorcycles At Amelia Island

by Don Meluzio

The motorcycle display at Amelia island this year was all Italian, and small bore, with nothing over 175cc.

I really didn’t have a lot of time because I too was showing a vehicle of my own! So I may have to guess at some of the descriptions. I heard some stories of revving engines up to 10 to 12,000 rpms.

The British, Germans and even Japanese have built some fabulous bikes, but in my opinion, none are as beautiful as the Italians. They are absolutely moving Art.

MV Augusta  175 Disco Volante

MV Augusta 175 Disco Volante

MV Augusta  175 Disco Volante

MV Augusta 175 Disco Volante

MV Augusta  175 Disco Volante

MV Augusta 175 Disco Volante

Motobi 125 Imperiale Sport

Motobi 125 Imperiale Sport

Moto Parilla 175 Lusso Veloce

Moto Parilla 175 Lusso Veloce

Moto Morini Tresette

Moto Morini Tresette

Maserati Tipo L 160 T4 Turismo Lusso

Maserati Tipo L 160 T4 Turismo Lusso

ITOM Competizione

ITOM Competizione

Italjet TT50

Italjet TT50

Guazzoni Matta 50

Guazzoni Matta 50

Gilera Rossa Extra 175

Gilera Rossa Extra 175

Ducati 175 SS

Ducati 175 SS

Ceccato 125 Sport

Ceccato 125 Sport

Capriola

Capriola

Capriola Sport 75

Capriola Sport 75

1953 Ganna Giro d'Italia

1953 Ganna Giro d’Italia

All photos by Don Meluzio.

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

Don Meluzio is an avid car lover and collector. He owns one of the Bizzarrini Spyders which was on display at Amelia Island.

He competed in the Porsche Racing Program from 1988 through 1992. In 1989 he finished 15th in the Porsche Cup USA. In 1991 he finished 9th in the Porsche World Cup. A top 15 finish earned a trip to Stuttgart, where at the Porsche Cup Banquet Professor Porsche presented him with his cash award and a gift. During this time he had already acquired the Porsche 901 Prototype.

He is the president of the Iso & Bizzarrini Owner’s Club and lives in Pennsylvania USA.

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Italian Motorcycles At Amelia Island
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Italian Motorcycles At Amelia Island
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Beautiful Italian motorcycles were on display at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance this year.
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  1. steve snyder says

    Unfortunately no Moto Morini 175.

    • John Henry says

      In response to the comment by Steve Snyder, I would point out that the Moto Morini Tresette pictured in the 6th photo from the top is a 175.

      Great photos – nice to see some detailed coverage of the motorcycles, rather than just the cars. And I totally agree with the author’s assessment of Italian motorcycles – they are “moving art”, even when standing still.

      A couple of minor corrections to the photo captions: the second and third photos from the top depict a Ducati 48 Sport and not the Disco Volante shown in the first photo. Also, the last two photos have the wrong spelling for the Capriolo – it ends in an “o” and not an “a”.

  2. Alan Moseley says

    just a few remarks about the 175SS as I had one of these from new..

    On this side of the bike I see an incorrect horn button, clutch lever, hand grips, missing metal bracket to hold the crankcase breather tube against the frame, no passenger seat grip.

    Would love to see the other side

    Otherwise it looks really good from this side of the world, love the wheel rims and the paint job.Well done.

    Alan

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