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For people named Zanella, see Zanella (surname).
Products Motorcycles, Mopeds, ATVs

Zanella is an Argentine motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1948, originally using 100 and 125 cc engines designed by Fabio Taglioni[1][2] and licensed from Ceccato motorcycles of Italy.[3] Currently[when?] Zanella builds motorcycles, mopeds and ATVs.


  1. ^ "Fabio Taglioni", Men who made history, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., 2009, Wounded during the war, he returned home in 1949 and immediately started working with the Ceccato motorcycle company. In 1950 he was taken on by Mondial, where he worked until 1954. 
  2. ^ "THEORY AND HISTORY OF THE DUCATI DESMODROMIC ENGINE Forth Part QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS", The Ducati Desmodronic Engine, Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., 2009, TAGLIONI I worked for two other companies before I joined Ducati. I designed a 75 twin camshaft, which was then adjusted for the Giro d’Italia (a twin camshaft was a bit too heavy). So it was turned into a single camshaft and was used in the Giro d’Italia on several occasions, in the Milan – Taranto and lots of other races, under the Ceccato brand. That engine acted as my business card when I was introduced to Count Borselli, on his request. He was looking for a young engineer, with a certain level of experience. I told him that I didn’t have much experience but I showed him the finished engine and said that was what I could do. He said to me: “I’m not interested in the engine but I’m interested in you because I work with 125s and up. I can help you to sell it if that’s what you want to do but I’m not interested in it”. And in fact he did help me sell it to Ceccato. He let me go to Ceccato for the tuning and then I worked at Mondial for two years, until 1954, when I joined Ducati. 
  3. ^ Tragatsch, Erwin (1964), "ZANELLA", The world's motorcycles, 1894-1963: a record of 70 years of motorcycle production, Temple Press, p. 191, RA 1958[sic] to date. Mainly Italian 100-c.c. and 125-c.c. 2-stroke Ceccatos made under license. 

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