An inveterate athlete and cyclist Antonio Malaguti in 1930 founded a bicycle company. After the end of World War II, she also mastered the production of motorbikes with two-stroke 38-cc engines "Garelli Mosquito". But only after the adoption in Italy in the late 50s of a new road code, which provides for large benefits for vehicles with a maximum speed of no more than 40 km / h, the company started producing motor vehicles seriously.
In 1958 she presented a range of mopeds and light motorcycles with 48-cc two-stroke engines "Sachs", in 1964 it was supplemented by a light 50-cc scooter scooter. Gradually, 50-cubes motorcycles of the company with their appearance more and more approached to "high-grade" cars.
In 1967, debuted a double-purpose motorcycle "Cross Country", in 1971 - a mini-caste Hombre. All the more interesting became mopeds - this trend was confirmed by the model of Malaguti Fifty, which appeared in 1974, which opened a new class of "sport mopeds" - a powerful frame of a large diameter pipe, full suspension, four-speed gearbox. Soon they were supplemented by a disk front brake, cast wheels, and in the 80s - and the engine of liquid cooling.
Meanwhile, attempts to go beyond the "50 cubes" were not successful: neither the 125-cc road bike Cavalcone 1972 nor the perfect motorcycle dual-use Enduro Runner 1985 did not find its buyer. But an unchanged success is enjoyed by a series of children's cross-country motorcycles, which began in 1976 with the Ronchiño model.
The company was one of the first to catch the signs of the beginning scooter boom and in 1991 brought to the market a 50-cc scooter "Malaguti F1G". This car immediately attracted the favorable attention of the public, and not least thanks to its modern design. A high level of artistic development has become the visiting card of the Malaguti scooters.
Popularity scooter scale (which now covers cars with engine capacity from 49 to 383 cm3) led to the fact that in 1992 the company curtailed the production of 50-cubes motorcycles (leaving only children's cross-country vehicles), and in 1996 - and mopeds. However, the prototype of the 600-cubic-meter motorcycle shown in the winter of 2001/2002 shows that its return to the "motorcycle" family is possible.