Is there such thing as a Ferrari Motorcycle? Yes, there is. Here are some photographs to prove it.
While not well known like MV Agusta, Ducati or Moto Guzzi, the Ferrari motorcycle was built in Italy by someone named Ferrari. Manufactured by Fratelli Ferrari Motorcycles of Milano, Italy, from 1951 to 1960. Ferrari Motorcycles were designed by Fratelli Ferrari, brother to Enzo Ferrari, beginning in 1952. Ferrari Motorcycles were produced in 125cc to 160cc 2-stroke models, and later in a 248cc 4-stroke DOHC twin model.
That’s right, a Ferrari motorcycle. But not that Ferrari. It is reported that Enzo was “not pleased” that the name of his sports car company was also being used on a line of unrelated lightweight motorcycles. But, the bikes were built by, his own brother! Could you imagine an upstart motorcycle company trying to use the Ferrari name today?
Built in Milan, Fratelli Ferrari’s motorcycles rolled out of the factory from 1951 through 1954, making them extremely rare. They ranged in displacement from 123cc to 248cc. Two or four-stroke. Single or twin-cylinder. Think you can find something with a “Ferrari” badge for less than this? Good luck. The estimate is $7,200-$8,800.