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Gilera Milano Taranto

Before and after WWII, Italy was a haven for street racing. One of those races was the Milano Taranto, reportedly the longest of all the street races and with the added danger of nighttime running. The only entry requirement was a driver’s license and a motorcycle ready to race: a far cry from today’s heavily…

Gilera 500 4

One of the greatest racing engines of all time is the Gilera across-the-frame four. Its origins can be traced back to 1923; by 1934, Gilera’s engineers were bolting on superchargers, and generating a staggering 86bhp at 9,000rpm. After WWII, the double-overhead-cam motor went back onto the bench, and was slotted into Gilera’s all-conquering racers. The…