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FAMOSA (Fabbrica Auto Motocicli Officine Strada Adriatica) was founded by Giuseppe Benelli who left the Benelli company as a result of a family disagreement.

The first model, built in 1950, was the 98 B, using an egg-shaped single-cylinder two-stroke engine with rear suspension of the balestrino style.

In 1952 Motobi announced a model named the Spring Lasting, a twin-cylinder 200cc two-stroke designed to challenge the Benelli Leonessa (Lioness) and which won a Milano-Taranto race.

In 1956 they built a series of motorcycles with four-stroke engines including the 125cc Imperiale and the Catria 175cc, the names honouring Pesaro locales.

Giuseppe Benelli died in 1957, and his heirs rejoined Benelli. The last MotoBi recognizable as such was a twin-cylinder two-stroke 250cc sports machine built in 1968.

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