The Logo


In spring 1978 Giovanni Castiglioni chooses the elefant as logo (it´s a symbol of luck for him), the number one is a heritage from Aermacchi-HD, but the colours are changed from "stars and stripes" to the Italian.


In 1985 the number is removed from the logo, now only the elefant remain, this logo is used until 1999.


I 1987 a variant is introduced to promote the success for the factorys race department. The elefanten gets a chequered flag on the back.


In year 2000 the logo was completly renewed. The elefant changed to a more stylistic style now only showing the head. It was more suitable for the new Raptor models.