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BSA Power Egg and MotoGiro

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The Motogiro d’Italia.

An iconic name in Italian motorsport. The first race, run in 1914 as the Giro Motociclistico d’Italia, pitted road motorcycles over long distances, on public roads closed for the occasion.

The Mille Miglia for motorcycles it became known as Italy’s premier long distance road race.

In the years following the end of the Second World War, with Italy still trying to re-establish its economy, the most expensive form of transport an average worker could manage was a 100cc or 125 cc single, and from those humble displacements, riders and mechanics wrought enviable feats of speed and handling.