Motorcycle and scooter brands

Motorcycle and scooter brands: Italian and foreign brands that produce and sell motorcycles and scooters in our country.

Motorcycle brands: list

  • Aprilia
  • AJP
  • Benelli
  • Betamotor
  • Bimota
  • Brixton Motorcycles
  • BMW
  • Boryl
  • Brammo
  • Cr & S
  • Castiello Motorbike
  • Daelim
  • Derbi
  • Ducati
  • Fantic Motor
  • Gas Gas
  • Gilera
  • Harley Davidson
  • Honda
  • Husqvarna
  • Hyosung
  • Indian
  • Energetic
  • Kawasaki
  • KTM
  • Guzzi motorcycles
  • Moto Morini
  • MV Agusta
  • Mash
  • Norton
  • Montesa
  • Oh well
  • FB Modial
  • Rieju
  • Royal Enfield
  • Discover
  • Hanway
  • Horex
  • Italian Volt
  • Sherco
  • Suzuki
  • Triumph
  • Swm
  • TM Moto
  • Ural
  • Leonart
  • Senke
  • The Black Duglas Motorcycles Co.
  • Over
  • Yamaha
  • Paton
  • Valenti Racing
  • Torrot
  • TRS Motorcycles
  • Victory
  • Vertigo
  • Vervemoto
  • Vyrus
  • KSR
  • Zero
  • Zontes
  • Zaeta

Those looking specifically for  Italian motorcycle brands should know that the Italian motorcycle market was once more flourishing. Even today Italy can count on excellence, not only motorcycle manufacturers but also small artisans who offer unique and super-customizable pieces.

Italian motorcycle brands

From the list above, the names of Benelli, Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia immediately stand out  . The  oldest Italian motorcycle brand  , which made history, is Benelli, which has been producing motorcycles since 1911. Undoubtedly the Cagiva was also very popular, in the list below we mention the Cagiva but today this  Italian motorcycle brand  belongs to the brand “Premium” MV Agusta.

Here is the list of Italian motorcycle manufacturers :

  • Aprilia
  • Benelli
  • Beta Motor
  • Bimota
  • Boryl
  • Cagiva
  • CR&S
  • Ducati
  • Fantic Motor
  • HM
  • Ghezzi & Brian
  • Italjet
  • Magni
  • Guzzi motorcycles
  • MV Agusta
  • TM Racing
  • Vertemati
  • Vyrus

Until recently, the name “Gilera” also stood out in the list of  Italian motorcycle manufacturers  . Today this brand only produces scooters and is owned by the Piaggio Group.

When it comes to  Italian motorcycle manufacturers, the Piaggio group has a good share of the market, especially if the range extends not only to  motorcycles but  also to  scooters .

The Piaggio group, very Italian (the head office is in Pontedera, near Pisa), has many  Italian motorcycle and scooter brands  such as the aforementioned Gilera and:  Aprilia , Derbi, Scarabeo,  Vespa  and Moto Guzzi.

In the world of Italian motorcycle brands  there is no shortage of links with car manufacturers. On the one hand, the Piaggio group also produces commercial vehicles but this is not what we are referring to.

The  Ducati , known as one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers of all time, is actually a member of the Automobili Lamborghini Holding Group. In the Novata years, the history of this motorcycle brand intertwines with Cagiva giving birth to glorious Superbikes.

From the list, MV Agusta, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Aprilia boast the fastest bikes in the world .

Japanese motorcycle manufacturers

If the Italian motorcycle manufacturers boast models with excellent performance, the Japanese proposals are no less.

The Japanese triad sees the names of  Kawasaki , Yamaha and Suzuki. The oldest is Suzuki, which was born as a manufacturer of industrial machines, then of motor vehicles (excellent off-road vehicles!) And finally of cars, motors for motorcycles, engines for boats and motorcycles.

A completely different vocation that of Yamaha, which was born as a motorcycle manufacturer immediately engaged in the world of racing. Its sporting vocation sees it engaged in all motorcycle and even automobile competitions – albeit for only 10 years –  with the production of engines for the Formula 1 World Championships.

Kawasaki produces motorcycles, jet skis and ATVs. His first motorcycle dates back to 1949 (and this makes Kawasaki the  oldest Japanese motorcycle brand on  the market in terms of motorcycles) even if the real turning point and fame came in the seventies: ten years earlier, Kawasaki had completed the construction of a factory exclusively dedicated to the development and production of motorcycles. The success is also linked to the first title won by Kawasaki, in 1969 with the rider Dave Simmonds (125cc world champion) and from 1978 to 1982 Kawasaki dominated the world of 250 and 350cc Grand Prix, winning four titles in a row in both categories. In Moto GP, Kawasaki entered only in 2002.

Its success is also linked to the acquisition of another  even older Japanese motorcycle manufacturer  , the Meguro, born in 1937 and acquired by Kawasaki in 1964. Let’s now pass to the complete list of scooter brands.

Scooter brands: complete list

  • Aprilia
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Adiva
  • Adly
  • Ecostrada
  • Etropolis
  • Kawasaki
  • Kymco
  • Mash
  • Peugeot
  • Lambretta
  • Piaggio
  • Suzuki
  • Painting
  • TGB
  • Sym
  • Tomos
  • Yamaha
  • Wasp
  • Keeway Motor
  • KSR
  • Torrot
  • Over
  • Gilera
  • Future
  • Niu
  • Zannini
  • Vectrix
  • Traveler
  • WT Motors

Many of these brands produce only  50 mopeds  and  125 scooters , in fact not all houses can boast a wide range of scooters such as the one proposed by Peugeot or Honda, however there are those who stand out for their very peculiar mechanics and stylistic choices.


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