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History of Italjet

historical-models-italjetSince 1959 Italjet has developed more than 150 different innovative models of motorcycles and motorbikes designed with an entrepreneurial enthusiasm that has remained unchanged from the founder to the third generation of family currently working to strengthen the national and international image of the company.

United and led for over forty years by the Tartarini family, giving continuity and development to its innovative philosophy, that today is characterised loud and clear. The result of this philosophy is simple: innovate and anticipate the tastes and fashions, to stay one step ahead of others.

"It 'a way of thinking that comes from competitions, where you have to be determined to achieve your goals, always anticipating the opponents," says the founder Leopoldo Tartarini.

This determination combined with endless enthusiasm and passion for all that is motorcycles and engines was transmitted to the next generation, not only through the chromosomes but cultivated with the examples and the memories of the great sporting achievements of their ancestors. To name a few of these achievements, victory in the Milan-Taranto in 1953, around the world in 1954 (five continents, 42 countries in 13 months), the three world records with Cyclecar at Monza in 1969.

On 14 February 1980 comes the recognition that alone is worth a career.

The design department of the Museum of MODERN ART NEW YORK, the prestigious MOMA, tells Leopoldo Tartarini the decision to exhibit in the permanent collection of the Pack 2. It’s the only motorized vehicle with two wheels housed in the museum.

But, in 1998 when the Guggenheim Museum in New York decided to select a few examples of motorcycles and scooters assigns the only sole scooter, the Formula 50 Liquid-cooled and already nominated four times 'scooter of the year' in Germany, Spain and Italy twice.