Category: Italian Motorcycles

1958 Capriolo Aeromere

From 1953 to 1959 they also produced NSU engined machines named Caproni-Vizzola with models named Cavilux and Cavimax, the latter based on the NSU Max engine. At one time the range also included a face-cam OHV single, and they also built a range of three-wheelers. In 1958 the Capriolo company name was changed to Aeromere, which ceased production in 1964. The parent company, Aero-Caproni, continued to build aircraft some of which were very advanced. Their jet-powered glider remains one of the most extraordinary sailplanes ever constructed.

Awesome Crusty 1947 Moto Guzzi Astorino 250

A 250cc 4 stroke, single cylinder classic Italian motorcycle, this bike features the external “bacon slicer” flywheel, exposed valve springs, inverted telescopic front forks, and 2-year only external hydraulic rear shocks on a swingarm frame.

ASTORINO vs AIRONE: As rare as they are here, more Americans recognize the Airone that the much more rare but similar Astorino. This rare Astorino model Moto Guzzi was very short lived before it was replaced by the similar Airone. Both are 250cc single-cylinder 4-stroke sport motorcycles with similar frames and front ends. The main differences between the Astorino and the Airone was the Astorino had telescopic rear shocks, the Airone used scissor type external dampers and large springs mounted underneath the frame. The Astorino had exposed valve springs, the Airone’s valvetrain was enclosed in the head.