Fantic Motor was the creation of engineers Mario Agrati and Henry Keppel-Hesselinkis in 1968 with the quest to produce the finest Enduro machines throughout the 1970’s. Fantic Motor gained great success and began exporting enduro motorcycles, mini-bikes and go-karts around the world.
Fantic began exporting to the United Kingdom in 1972, as part of a wave of manufacturers who took advantage of “sixteener laws,” legislation that forbade sixteen-year-old motorcyclists from riding motorcycles up to 250 cc, as they had been used to. As a result, European and Japananese manufacturers exported their sporty and lightweight below-50cc engines, which had been common in England. Fantic produced a “sensational chopper moped” and a TI (“Tourismo Internazionale),” both of which became very popular quickly. During this time Fantic Motor had the reputation of being some of the fastest mopeds on the market, going as fast as 70 mph.
In the 1980s, Fantic enjoyed success in the Observed trials world championships, taking three titles as well as seven wins at the prestigious Scottish Six Days Trial.
Fantic left the UK market over a decade ago, but are back with a new breed of Motard and Enduro machines each with the famous Fantic DNA and heritage. As for the future, development never stops and exciting new models are on the horizon. Be sure to come back and see…