Cimatti

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Cimatti, founded in 1951 in Bologna, was an Italian manufacturer of motorcycles and mopeds.

Between 1966 and 1968 Cimatti won the Italian 50cc trials championships three times. During this time Cimatti motorcycles were sold in the US at Gambles Hardware Stores.

In the 1970s through early 1980s, Cimatti produced several moped lines including the City-Bike and the larger Town-Bike.

Cimatti used two-stroke engine bought from both Moto Morini and Moto Minarelli. This company was one of a handful of motorcycle companies in Italy that survived the downdraft of small marques worldwide during the 1960s. A recession in the early 1980s forced the company to close in 1984.

The company is survived by a struggling small group of Italian motorcycle companies, including Moto Guzzi, Aprilia, Piaggio, Laverda and Ducati.