The ‘FB’ in ‘FB Mondial’ stands for ‘Fratelli Boselli’ – Italian for ‘the Boselli brothers’, who are the founders of Mondial. The company was originally founded in 1929, in Milan, Italy. After WW2, Mondial dominated the Motorcycle World Championships between 1949 and 1957. In 1960, the last completely Mondial bike was produced. For the next 19 years, frames made by Mondial were fitted with engines by other manufacturers and sold. However, in 1979, production ceased completely.
Mondial’s second innings began in 1999, when the rights were purchased by Roberto Ziletti. The Mondial Piega 1000 superbike was the model sold during this time. However, the company went into bankruptcy in 2004 and in 2005, the bankruptcy courts sold the brand.
2014 marked the third innings of Mondial. By 2015, sketches were turning into reality. The current range of Mondial bikes is produced by Piaggio, the same group that owns the Vespa and Aprilia brands, but the specifications belong to Mondial.
Mondial plans to have three more models in its range between 2017 and 2023, with different engine displacements as well.