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Aermacchi 175 Chimera
Aermacchi 175 Chimera


1970 Aermacchi Ala 250

Aeronautica Macchi (later was founded in 1912. Aermacchi off by manufacturing Seacraft. Manufacturing started later.

Aermacchi was run out of a aircraft factory at Varese in Italy. They built 250 and 350cc single cylinder in the 1950s and 60s. The Ala d’Oro in 1959 was quite a racebike and was of 100 mph.

Aermacchi was bought out by AMF in the 1960s, and in the process redirected focus to producing two-strokes. Villa rode Varese-built to four 250 and 350cc world between 1974 and 1976, but two later the firm was declared and sold to Cagiva .

The bikes produced by Aermacchi quite successful in the postwar market, also thanks to repeated placements on the race The firm designed and produced incorporating the Italian word Ala in its names, such as Ala Verde, Ala Blu and Ala (respectively green wing, wing and golden wing).

Harley Ownership

The Italian maker was bought by Harley in and sold in 1978. Harley’s for buying into Aermacchi was by the late 1950s, it was clear the needed to get into small as British imports such as, the Nortons and BSAs and to a lesser the Italians, were dominating the

Although Honda had yet to secure its People’ revolution. small were increasingly popular, and was losing market share as a All it could offer was the outdated 7ci Hummer. and the quickest solution was to buy else’s small bikes and Harley-Davidson badges onto Aermacchi seemed like the partner: it had been an aircraft before the Second World but turned its attention to motorcycles in

Aermacchi 175 Chimera

The first prototype was actually but a 125cc machine, the 125N, followed. It was really a cross a bike and a scooter, with a fame (scooter-style) and motorcycle-type fuel tank. Others notably the futuristic looking (172-cc) Chimera in the mid-50s in competition Aermacchi secured new and 75cc speed records.

But the company was small and in a weak despite gradually improving of its 11 and 15ci (175 and 250cc) singles, with their horizontal cylinders. This was attracted Harley: the Aermacchi were modern and lightweight for time, but the Italians needed to carry on making them. A was struck: Harley-Davidson bought the caboodle, and Aermacchi began the singles to America, complete Harley-Davidson badges.

They successful, and despite fierce from the Japanese continued to right into the 1970s, were looking increasingly by then, despite the later of electric start. But Aermacchi was not still, and 1967 saw the introduction of the Rapido, which formed the of a whole new generation of two-strokes. bikes of 5 and 6ci (90 and 100cc) followed, and the TX125 trail bike in

A 175 version followed then a which was fast but more than the opposition. In fact the of development was so fast that just could not keep up the Japanese and sales began to off. In 1978, faced its own problems at home.

Harley-Davidson sold the Aermacchi to Cagiva. a fledgling Italian maker which utilized the to good effect. AFIL-C10

Aermacchi 175 Chimera


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