Italian motorcycle manufacturer Mondial is back in business, albeit producing small capacity bikes built in China. While the Mondial name is still owned by the Boselli family, the rights to use it have been licensed to Italian company Pelpi International. And now they are set to launch a whole new range of small capacity bikes in Europe – although they said the same last year, and nothing happened.
Built by Piaggio in China, the new Mondials are effectively Piaggio engines with Mondial’s own higher specification design of chassis and styling. Initially only available in 125cc form, the firm is confident it will be able to expand into new segments.
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“We are starting off with the café racer HPS 125 Hipster as this is a growth area in Europe, but very soon we will expand this by putting a 250cc single engine in the same chassis and eventually moving up to a 400 twin and 650 single within four years,” says Sales Manager Gianluca Zanelotto.
The HPS is now 95% finished and will go on sale very soon across Europe, including the UK.