With Phil Aynsley
Luigi Peripoli began making motorcycles in 1957 and by 1967 the company was the 7th largest manufacturer in Italy. Production continued up until the late 1980s. Originally their bikes used DEMM motors but later Motori Morini Franco and Minarelli units were fitted.
Many of their 50cc bikes were marketed under the Giulietta name. This is a 1959 Super Sport. I love the touch of American car stying in the rear bodywork – even if it did result in the tail light having to be mounted upside-down!
The company also produced mopeds, a couple of scooters and three-wheel delivery vehicles.
Peripoli were sold in the US under the J-Be name, imported by the Berliner Corporation.
In the UK they were sold under the AJW brand (which had been making bikes since 1926 and had been reformed in 1974) and of which Mr Peripoli was one of the directors.