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Galbusera (Italian pronunciation: [ɡalbuˈzɛːra])[1] is a vintage brand of Italian motorcycles made by Moto Galbusera & Co. (later Motocicli Plinio Galbusera) in Brescia from 1934 to 1955.


Plinio Galbusera and engineer Adolf Marama Toyo[2] initially built 173 to 498 cc Python (Rudge-Whitworth) - and Sturmey-Archer engines into their frames, but in 1938 they made two larger models. One was a 249.2 cc four-two with compressor; the other had a 498.4 cc eight cylinder engine built from two coupled four blocks. It also had a compressor.

Galbusera did not intend to develop much power. His primary goal was to create reliable machines and the top speed of 150 km / hour was very acceptable.

After 1945, the standard engine was 125 to 175 cc with two-Sachs-blocks, later replaced by Villiers engines. In 1955 they began to have financial problems and production was terminated.

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  1. ^ Migliorini, Bruno. "Galbusera". Dizionario d'Ortografia e di Pronuncia (in Italian). Retrieved February 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Biography of Toyo at "Motorsport Memorial"