Ducati scooter an Italian classic

By: On: February 6th, 20100 Comments »Updated: June 30, 2013

Ducati scooter Brio 48When we think of Ducati, we usually think of extremely fast and powerful racing motorcycles.  As many Italian motorcycle manufacturers did in the 1960’s, Ducati also came out with their own motor scooter, called the Brio.

Today, this vintage Ducati scooter is very collectible.

If you’re into scooters, what could be cooler than riding a vintage Ducati scooter?  On second thought, the vintage Harley-Davidson scooters and Cushman scooters from the same era have a cool-factor (and collectible factor) that’s pretty tough to beat too!

Ducati scooter parts diagramThe Ducati Brio scooter was introduced in 1963 in Milan Italy and was produced through 1967. It was powered by a 48cc two-stroke engine with a 3 speed transmission with chain drive. To shift gears, the rider twisted the left handlebar grip.  The Brio Ducati scooter was also available with a 100cc two-stroke engine.

For more Ducati motorcycle information, we recommend the book called the Standard Catalog of Ducati Motorcycles.  It covers the model years 1946 through 2005 in good detail and has lots of photos.

About John Clay

John Clay is the author of MotorcycleInfo.Org. He and his family reside in North Carolina in the United States. A graduate of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Experienced Rider Course, he enjoys riding his Moto Guzzi in charity rides and serves as a volunteer motorcycle marshal for an annual bicycle charity event in the Carolinas.

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