In the automotive world there are a handful of names that evoke excitement performance and prestige. One of those names is Ferrari. The Italian company has been building some of the world’s most desirable cars for over 70 years.
But what about motorcycles? Does Ferrari make motorcycles?
The answer is no Ferrari has never built a motorcycle. But that doesn’t mean that the company hasn’t been linked to two-wheeled machines.
In the early years of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari was closely linked to the world of motorcycle racing. Ferrari even fielded a number of riders in the Isle of Man TT one of the most prestigious motorcycle races in the world.
Ferrari’s connection to motorcycle racing continued into the 1950s with the company’s involvement in the MotoGP world championship. Ferrari supplied engines to a number of teams most notably MV Agusta.
The Italian company also has a history of building special edition motorcycles. In the early 1990s Ferrari partnered with Cagiva another Italian motorcycle manufacturer to build a special edition v-twin motorcycle. The bike was based on the Cagiva Elefant and featured a Ferrari-branded engine.
In more recent years Ferrari has been linked to the world of electric motorcycles. In 2014 the company announced a partnership with California-based startup Lit Motors to develop an electric motorcycle. The project never came to fruition but it’s clear that Ferrari is interested in the two-wheeled world.
So while Ferrari may not currently make motorcycles the company has a long history with two-wheeled machines. And who knows maybe one day we’ll see a Ferrari-branded motorcycle.