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Alpino "Bassotto" 125 cc. This Alpine had a Teine 125 cc two-stroke engine and was named "Bassotto" because it had small wheels. Source: Luigi Rosa's photostream


This is one of the first Italian micromotor companied that already produced in small series in 1945 by the Motobi Stradella (Pavia) comapny, a leading Italian manufacturers of engines and motorcycles. At the end of the Second World War the production intensifies and Alpino starts spreading rapidly, thanks to the reputation of being virtually indestructible, and models remaining without changes until 1948.

Then they produced different versions, the S48cc (70 kilometers with a liter of fuel, speed of 40km/h), the ST model of 63cc and the model R of 48 cc. Also in 1948 the Motobi builds the Piuma moped with a 60cc engine, and a bike with a 98cc engine. Production in 1951 included the mopeds R48, C48 and F48. It is also realized a 125cc bike, derived from the previous 98cc model, and offered the F48 scooter (48.9cc), from the frame very original. The Alpine range of models is extended in 1952 with new versions of the 125cc bike. In the same year a Alpine 75cc, equipped with special fairing exceeds km run on the speed of 128km/h, and the team Perales, created by the dealers of Alpine Motobi for Argentina, using a 75cc engine on a moped with a fairing that had a strange egg shape and beat the world record in miles on a flying start, with a speed of 92.180km/h, and the World of Kilometers at a speed of 129km/h. Other records are achieved with an Alpine 50 to reach a maximum speed of 82.216km/h. During these attempts they were also testing a new 75cc Alpine bike at Monza.




At the end of 1953 the mopeds are Alpetta R48, the F48, with 48.9 cc engine, no change, and Rome, with the same engine but a two-tier exchange rate, and the scooter F48. The moped models are the 75 and 125cc. Production at Alpine in 1954 and 1955 was almost exclusively used the two-stroke engines, a four-stroke engine equips the only bike 175cc 4T of 173.6 (speed of 100km/h). The racing is prepared a 74cc motorcycle that can reach speeds of 120km/h. In 1956 produced a scooter 75cc and 125cc bike is sold in two versions. In 1957 the list is T48, 48.9cc moped from particularly successful. Finally, in 1959 is also a list of 75cc scooter with wheels and a high microscooter of 50cc.

1954 Alpino 125 Sport
Alpino 250 cc racing in Monte Carlo
Photo by Daniel Dupont
1941 Alpino Motobici-S.A.R.L.
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