Tag: Aermacchi

  • 1966 Aermacchi Sprint

    1966 Aermacchi Sprint

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    Aermacchi was a fabricator of aircraft for Italy’s war machine during the Second World War. After the defeat of the Axis powers, the company turned its efforts to the production of motorcycles and bikes. In collaboration with Harley-Davidson, many Aermacchi motorcycles found their way to… Read more »

  • Union Motorcycle Aermacchi

    Union Motorcycle Aermacchi

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,,

    Harley-Davidson has a strange affectation for Italian motorcycle companies. It bought MV Agusta in 2008, and offloaded it just over a year later to the late Claudio Castiglioni. But way before that, in 1960, Harley bought a half share in Aermacchi, and started selling a… Read more »

  • Harley-Davidson Sprint

    Harley-Davidson Sprint

  • Chris Hunter Custom Motorcycles ,,,,

    It’s almost impossible to quantify the proportions of a motorcycle. Sure, there are relationships between wheel sizes, fuel tank and seat unit, and of course the engine and frame. But some machines have that indefinable ‘something’, a quirk of aesthetics that catches your eye. For… Read more »

  • 1976 Bimota HDB1

    1976 Bimota HDB1

  • Chris Hunter Classic MotorcyclesRacing Motorcycles ,,,

    The exquisite HDB1 racer was designed by Massimo Tamburini, one of Bimota’s three founders. The ‘HD’ relates to the 488cc twin motor: in 1976, Harley-Davidson/Aermacchi engines provided power for three separate racing Bimotas. Only one of these HDB1 frames was built though, and Bimota’s association… Read more »

  • 1960 Aermacchi Chimera 250

    1960 Aermacchi Chimera 250

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    In the USA, Aermacchi is best known for its ill-fated collaborations with Harley-Davidson—which invested in the Italian company in the 1960s, and took complete control in 1974. But in post-war Italy, Aermacchi was known for its racing successes and futuristic designs. The sleek Chimera was… Read more »