‘Berneg Construzione Meccaniche’

With Phil Aynsley

Obscure Italian marque number 257…

Berneg

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

Bernerg 175cc Fario
Berneg

Berneg was established in Bologna in 1954 by Paride Bernardi and Corrado Negrini to manufacture parts such as frames, tanks and mud guards for other bike manufacturers.

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

Berneg 175cc Fario
Berneg 175cc Fario

In 1955 the company displayed their first complete motorcycle – the 160cc Iridea, taking the natural step forward to their own complete motorcycle.

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

The Iridea was designed by Alfonso Drusiani (of FB Mondial fame) and featured a parallel twin four-stroke, using a chain driven OHC, while making 8hp at 6500rpm.

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

The follow up to the Iridea was the 175cc Fario, seen here, (both names refer to types of trout incidentally) in 1957. Output was up 11hp at 8000rpm, with weight of 110kg, while top speed was 110km/h. Both models were very similar in appearance, while the Iridea had smooth cam covers and unpolished engine side cases.

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario

Berneg ceased production in 1961, with reliability pointed to as a contributing factor by some.

PA Berneg
Berneg 175cc Fario
Montesa GP big

Montesa 250GP two-stroke GP racer

Montesa 250 two-stroke GP racer With Phil AynsleyOne of the only two such bikes ever...
Honda Forza NSS Scooter

Motorcycle Sales Figures | The downward trend unfortunately continues

Motorcycles Sales Figures 2019 YTD Australia Motorcycle Sales DataData released today by the Federal Chamber...
PA Motom

Motom | Italy’s third biggest motorcycle manufacturer in the mid 1950s

Obscure Italian marque Motom With Phil AynsleyThe now little known Motom marque was in fact...
Yamaha Europe Collection FZR

Yamaha Europe collection launched in Amsterdam

Yamaha Motor Europe Collection Hall Launched The collection marks Yamaha Motor Europe's efforts to preserve...
BMW GS Safari Enduro Day Onboard

Riding BMW GS Safari Enduro | Mildura to Alice Springs

2019 BMW GS Safari Enduro By Trevor Hedge Images by Damien Ashenhurst and Trev2019 BMW GS...