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December 30, 2009

Fosscati Motorised Bicycles …………… style with a dash

Fosscati FG4 "Indian Pacific" 2010 model was priced at $2,995.00.

Fosscati Motorised Bicycles …………… style with a dash

(from an article on the website

Giacomo Fosscati builds the finest, most stylish motorised bicycles in Australia. They’re without equal for performance and head-turning looks. These same looks have seen Fosscati creations featured in top-end television and print advertising campaigns. It helps, too, that Giacomo’s motorised bicycles are easy on the environment and, in terms of running costs, the hip pocket.

Hand-assembled in a specially-equipped workshop near Byron Bay, the Fosscati range includes the two-stroke Tincogan Thumper, the Chingocan Climber, the Chincogan Chaser and the Tyagarah Tiger. The four-stroke Honda-powered models include the acclaimed Billinudgel Bullet and the Indian Pacific. Two ladies’ models are on the drawing board – the Jacquiroo and the Nanini.

What makes these models exceptional is the quality of the components used and the attention to detail through the customising process.

“I select the frames based on the model the client selects,” Giacomo says. “My personal favourites are Schwinn cruisers. From there it’s a creative process. I have a preference for Honda and Subaru engines.  Then we have to look at lights and, of course, the safety features.”

With a wry smile, Giacomo admits his insistence on quality and unwillingness to cut corners has, in the past, cost him clients. “The client might pay the money, but the Fosscati name is on the bicycle. Nothing leaves the workshop unless it’s the best of the best.”

The flip side is that Fosscati buyers tend, in the main, to arrive as clients and remain as friends.

“They’re generally people like me,” Giacomo explained. “While they don’t want to leave a big carbon footprint, they do like to leave an impression, the impression of being the sort of people who appreciate 24-carat quality, who like to be noticed for all the right reasons.”

There is, too, Giacomo admits something of the rebel, the utterly free spirit in every Fosscati rider.

“A Fosscati motorised bicycle transports the spirit as well as the body,” Giacomo said. “Turn the pedals, start the compact engine, settle on to the saddle and feel the freedom. I suppose it might be a bit like the absolute freedom of skydiving without the risk of a hard landing. It’s no accident that, among those in the know, Fosscati is a byword for freedom.”

 Watch the movie FORZA FOSSCATI showing Fosscati 4 Strokes in action around Mullumbimby NSW.

In the photographs below the abbreviaion FG2 & FG4 denotes 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines respectively.

This is a 2008 model Fosscati FG4 Billinudgel Bullet and she takes the Murwillumbah Range in her stride.

Fosscati style & quality - "Transport The Spirit" on a 2010 model FG4 Billinudgel Bullet

Giacomo at work on a motored bike - a 2007 Indian Pacific

The 2011 Indian is even better than previous models. Click to enlarge the image and enjoy the Fosscati quality.

The prototype Fosscati FG4 Tincogan Thumper is supremely comfy to ride. This is the only bike of its kind in Australia.

This 2011 model Fosscati FG4 'Billinudgel Bullet' was built using a 2008 Schwinn Cruiser that is now discontinued

2011 FG4 Billinudgel Bullet - they just keep getting better but the frames are hard to get now.

The new 2010 Fosscati FG4 Billinudgel Bullet Deluxe - smooth and powerful

The 2010 Fosscati FG4 Bullet sports matt black engine shroud and twin Halogen lights that can fry a snake at a thousand paces.

A Fosscati 'Pocket Rocket' Chopper fabricated for Fosscati's friend Simon from Murwillumbah using Fosscati components.

Fosscati FG4 "Indian" 2010

Fosscati FG4 "Indian Pacific" 2010 model was priced at $2,995.00. Click to enlarge and see the quality.

A new belt drive Fosscati model is under development and will be called the FG4 Tincogan Thumper.

Fosscati Tent at NSW Bike Safety Week Sept. 2008

When it comes to front lights HID or Halogen used to be the only ones that cut it but now we use the Australian-Made Ay-Up LED twin set with much longer burn time and incredible lumen power.

The FG2 Chincogan Chaser is priced at $1995.00

Fosscati 2Stroke - Quality throughout

The New 2010 Fosscati FG4 Billinudgel Bullet Deluxe ready for take-off

If you are impressed with these bicycles and want to know exactly what makes them exceptional you are advised to read the page WHAT MAKES FOSSCATIS DIFFERENT 

Fosscati Garages not only build the finest quality hand-made Motorised Bicycles in Australia but also sell Bicyle Engine Kits of superior quality for people to install on their own bikes.  For further information and prices see:



FONO: 02 6680 5740

or, if calling from outside Australia:  (612) 805740

CELLULARE:  o431 417588

or, if calling from outside Australia:  +61431 417588

See The Movie: Forza Fosscati – 4-strokes in action 

FORZA FOSSCATI – Motorized Bicycles in Action

About this video:
“4-stroke Fosscati Motorised Bicycles in Action in and around Mullumbimby, NSW, Australia”


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Fosscati 2 Stroke quality finish throughout
9 Comments leave one →
  1. Charles Bevan permalink
    June 3, 2010 9:30 pm

    These bikes are really beautiful and I am looking forward to really enjoying the rest of this blog site.the ‘What Makes Fosscatis Different’page tells me a lot about the care and quality invested in these lovely machines.

  2. Noni Turnetti permalink
    June 24, 2010 1:11 pm

    They are really gorgeous looking bicycles and testimony to your attention to detail. I see them often on the roads around here and what seems most noticeable are the grins on the riders’ faces. They seem to be in a state of bliss!

    • June 24, 2010 1:16 pm

      Thanks for that Noni & Charles. It is blissful to be on a Fosscati on the backroads around Byron Shire. The cows get to know you after a while!

  3. Ian Klutke permalink
    June 24, 2010 11:43 pm

    The Ferrari of motorized bicycles!!!
    But are you ever going to incorporate a jackshaft so the bikes gears can be used?
    I think that setup on a fosscati “blueprinted” machine would be the ultimate.

    • June 25, 2010 11:29 pm

      Yes thanks for your compliment Ian, I probably will use one on a 4-stroke frame-mounted engine but I do not expect the gain in pulling power in low gear to justify the expense of the hub & jackshaft. In high gear there isn’t really any difference. Jack shafts are good on a 2 stroke. More discussion on this at bottom of next page. I’ve used rear mounted motors that run through the gears but that is more simple and suitable on ladies step-thru bikes.

  4. Willie Hatch permalink
    July 9, 2010 3:23 pm

    I love your bikes; I look at the post on the internet often. I am a 70year old motorized bike builder, in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
    I received a 4stroke engine kit damaged and I am trying to find out what type of oil it is and how much oil I need to use in the gear box. It’s a 4stroke Hua Sheng, and the gear box looks like one you have on your work bench in the picture. The one next to the GruBee stage 3 gear box. Can you help? Thank you.
    -regards Willie

    • July 9, 2010 3:31 pm

      Thanks for the compliment Willie. I’ve answered all your queries in a separate email sent directly to you and I’ve included attachments with manuals and explanatory stuff to make it easy for you. Your gearbox is a JL Hoot and is not one I would recommend. I had one for trial purposes but a look inside told me it wasn’t worth even trialling.

  5. Tony Pawsey permalink
    May 1, 2011 4:48 pm

    I absolutely love what you do Giacomo. These bikes are really beautiful. Anything new in the pipeline?

    • May 1, 2011 4:53 pm

      Thankyou for those remarks Tony, I’m working on a belt driven new 4-stroke with hand-built frame that should be really impressive.
      It will be the Mullumbimby Manxman model when it is finalised in the workshops. Stay tuned.

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