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Malaguti makes its return

Italian bike and scooter brand Malaguti has been revived by current owners KSR Group. The Austrian Group says it will offer a full range of “dynamic and reliable motorcycles and scooters for a young, urban audience”.

The first new models will be fitted with 125cc water-cooled engines developed by Aprilia. The model list includes the XTM125 enduro-style machine and its XSM125 supermoto sibling, the Dune125 adventure sport, the Monte Pro125 naked and the supersport RST125, all of which are promised for February 2019. A 300cc maxi scooter is also planned for an April release. Prices of the XTM and XSM have been set at €2999, with the other models yet to be confirmed.

KSR promises that the range will expand into larger displacement and electric-powered machines and a three-wheel scooter to rival the Piaggio Mp3 and Yamaha Tricity.

Malaguti was founded in 1930 by Antonino Malaguti as a bicycle dealership and repair shop in Bologna. He began to make his own bicycles and shortly after the end of the Second World War started building bicycles with auxiliary engines, progressing on to make small motorcycles and scooters. Production of the brand eventually ceased in 2011 and the company folded.

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