Aermacchi isn’t a name you see very often these days unless you spend your time at vintage race events but Aermacchi motorcycles are some of the sweetest looking little machines around. Aermacchi made and still makes aircraft over in Italy. Back around 1950, they got into the motorcycle business and started building small displacement motorcycles, somewhere in the 50cc to 350cc range. About ten years later, Harley Davidson got involved in the company and they produced what most folks in the U.S. are familiar with, the Aermacchi Harley Davidsons. These little guys are just clean and elegant little single cylinder motorcycles, the kind of bike you could really have some fun with.
Well, Aermacchi motorcycles are gone these days, I’m not sure exactly what happened, but fans of those bikes exist all over the world and there is a company over in The Netherlands, Aermacchi-Racing, who can supply what seems to be every part you need to rebuild your old Aermacchi. And, as often happens these days, when you reproduce all of the parts, someone asks the question, why not build complete motorcycles, too? It looks like they are doing exactly that or soon will.
We have talked about the idea of kit bikes many times here, especially non chopper kit bikes, and these are about as non chopper as you can get. I don’t know what comes to mind when you think of clean and simple design but these are pretty close to what appears in my mind. They have complete frames, rollers or as I said, complete motorcycles. This place is neat. Check it out.