Italjet is one of the too few Italian motorcycle companies that is still owned by the founding family. The Tartarini family still manage the company some 60 years on with the same enthusiasm, courage and passion, that made Italjet a trendsetter brand in the motorcycle industry. Italjet is synonymous with passion for the world of two wheels. The Bolognese brand was founded in 1959 thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of Leopoldo Tartarini, a famous motorcycle rider of the fifties, protagonist of great sporting enterprises, among which the victory in the Milan-Taranto in 1953, the world tour in 1957-58 (five continents, 42 countries in 13 months) and the three world records with the Cyclecar at Monza in 1969. Eclectic and forward-looking character, for Tartarini, motorbikes have always represented the common thread of life. As well as passion and ingenuity have always distinguished Italjet. The company has created more than 150 different models, capable of anticipating time and the result of creativity and technological research.