Giulietta by Luigi Peripoli | J-Be | AJW

Peripoli Giulietta

With Phil Aynsley


Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport

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.

Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport

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!

Peripoli PA Giulietta
Inspiration from the tail was no doubt taken from US car culture

The company also produced mopeds, a couple of scooters and three-wheel delivery vehicles.

Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport

Peripoli were sold in the US under the J-Be name, imported by the Berliner Corporation.

Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport

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.

Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport
Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport
Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport
Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport
Peripoli PA Giulietta
1959 Giulietta Super Sport

Source: MCNews.com.au

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