Fantic Motor was founded by Dr. Mario Agrati and Henry Keppel-Hesselink in 1968. In the first years the factory produced recreation vehicles (mini bikes, enduros and go-karts) destinated for the USA market.
The history of Fantic Motor began in the sixties when the then small company founded in Brianza Lecco Barzago to start production of recreational vehicles and in the space of just a big success. But the first real production of Fantic comes with the then futuristic Caballero a series of small, powerful off-road only 50cm cubes that becomes a real symbol of those years. But the effervescence of Fantic Motor does not end only with excellent products dedicated to users of the development models Caballero comes from the head competitions where the property pointing specifically to compete in small displacements class where 50 and 75 in men who do not tell the Fantic becomes mark of prestige to winning big on all land regularity. For over a decade in small displacements dominates the Fantic Motor and its pilots are at the top of the world confirming the great technology products born from the assembly lines via a Barzago Parini.
At the head is Lecco Mario Agrati now a true fan of two-wheelers now understand that we must take another route after the regularity that has since changed its name and became enduro. It looks at young people who are trend and so is born the Chopper half revolutionary for the seventies, but certainly the motorcycle and seen success with the engine from 50 cubic centimeters is produced with volume of 125 cc But the decisive turning point for the company Lecco comes with the new bikes trial. In fact this will be the booming sector for over a decade. The Fantic Motor is on the market with a 125 that can counter the Spanish competition, which uses media from 250 cubic getting across. So begins the era of Fantic by trial and soon the company Barzago won three world titles a result that puts even the top sales in the sector.
A Barzago you can draw, design, and implement the new bike and is always the trial to the lion, even when the top leadership decided to try the road map proposed half really beautiful and innovative that it is called "Road 125" a single-cylinder air-cooled that quickly becomes the half aimed at young people. But it is always the trial to bring in large numbers Fantic and the court of Lecco pass the biggest drivers of the sector, does not begin until the swan song of a couple of big mistakes management, a market not so prosperous, the economy in field of cycling, leading quickly agreed to. Many are surprised that this has happened to Fantic because for many years in Italy had made no sales numbers cosìalti especially in the field and off-road trial.
But bans the practice of off-the economy linked to the world of cycling and some error led the Fantic to close its doors in 1995 Fantic Motor Barzago stopped production, leaving an unbridgeable gap especially in the field trial where you was a place to cut leader.
Now with the acquisition of the brand Fantic by industrial Treviso Fregnan could bring glory to the great history Lecco motorcycle company and the cost suggests that there is only a certain interest dictated from the heart to mark Barzago. The first to hope it is the fans or the afecionados of Fantic Motor, which have grown ever hope to review this company rise, and now Federico Fregnan this has rekindled hope.
It goes from the province of Lecco mark Fantic Motor, which for over two decades was one of the most popular motorcycle brands. In a moment even when the property of a Barzago via Parini will be demolished to make room for new homes of glorious motorcycle brand will remain only memories. Indelible memory for anyone under the sign of Fantic have experienced the period of their youth. Forty Those who remember with pleasure the seventies where the mark with a head Fantic Caballero were the true and proper fashion in the field, and a national costume. Now the mark of Fantic Motor moved to the province of Treviso, where the entrepreneur Federico Fregnan 41 years ex Fantic decided crowding the competition to acquire the brand of motorcycle barzaghese presenting its offer.
"Invitation to contrary to what you vociferava were presented in six and between the representatives of some of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in Italy, including a charge .... dell'Aprilia .... These are the words of Fregnan "it made me understand the interest in the brand of Motor Fantric had a certain thickness and with the skill and luck always necessary, I managed to win the auction.
Federico Fregnan is a big fan of enduro, but also an indisputable entrepreneurial ability and this is certainly an asset more for those who apparently intended to return life n the mark of Fantic Motor now ex of Barzago. "For years I have in a coffee machine, with offices in Australia, the United States and then know how to manage a company and as such I was interested in having this mark."
Fregnan, former chairman of industrial trevigiani young, the mind is operating the project that brought together the same Henry Keppel, the then director of Garelli and, therefore, an adventure companion, that of Fantic, which began in 1968 with Mario Agrati. And it was the engineer that Keppel has signed an initial pre-exclusive contract for the French market with the former importer Fantic, Hruzowski. George Tomatis, Treviso, will be responsible for managing suppliers and think Angelo, creator of 1 4 stroke from Italian trial, does the trial project.
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