125 1958
250 1964
350 1966
500 1968
500 1973
500 V70 (C9/C10) 1994-95
500 V90 1976-85
500 V115 1986-92
PG 500 R 2000
PG 500 RC 2001
S1 2014-
S1R 60th Anniversary 2018

Paton History

Founded in 1958 by two former employees of the department ran Mondial, Joseph Patton (1926-1999) and Lino Tonti the Paton (the name derives from the "fusion" of the names of the two founders Pa'ttoni' Tonti) began transforming the business from Single a DOHC some Mondial 125 acquired by Patton following the closure at the end of the season 1957, the department runs Mondial. With one of these bikes will begin their careers a couple Mike Hailwood, finishing 7th in the Tourist Trophy and earning the victory on the Silverstone Circuit, in 1958.

Shortly after his debut is a 250-cylinder derived from a bialbero draft Tonti, motorcycles that have little luck in the races. The association between Patton and Tonti lasts until 1960, when Tonti switch to Bianchi carrying with them the draft of a new 250, leaving a track Patton to be developed.
The Paton 500 twin-cylinder in the classic green

The first prototype of the new quarter-liter will debut only in 1964 by Gianpiero Zubani in a race of the Italian, a Modena. Subsequently, the Paton debuts in Motomondiale, seizing the Tourist Trophy a promising third place with Alberto Pagani at the end of the season eleventh in the ranking of the Class 250. In 1965 comes a new version of the twin-cylinder, plus a 350 cc, while the following year is the 500cc. This will be the bike that will give more satisfaction to Patton: In 1967 Englishman Fred Stevens is sixth in the world, while Angelo Bergamonti wins the Italian Championship beating, for once, Giacomo Agostini and MV Agusta. Another season on in 1969, when Bill Nelson is fourth in the world (17th Bergamonti, 22nd Trabalzini and 34th Bertarelli other classified with the Milan half a liter), while Franco Trabalzini is second in the Italian Championship. The Paton proved as the most viable alternative for the unofficial drivers (in practice all, Agostini less) along with Lint (designed by Lino Tonti after the closure of the Bianchi).

In the '70s the Paton begins a downward parable: last flash of glory for four times in Milan is in third place of TORACCA Armando nell'italiano 1974. The coming season is the last for the "500" twin-cylinder: a pilot a couple Virginio Ferrari. By 1976 Paton has a new bike, an engine with four-cylinder V-two format. The results are, however little, and Paton decide to quit the race. The break lasts until 1983, when presented with the "RC", designed by Joseph Patton and his son Roberto. This will follow in 1986, the "V 115 C2, which will rise to European title 1988 by Vittorio Box.

In 1994 is the turn of a new 4-cylinder version of Milan, the "C10/1". At the end of next season, however,  Paton is denied by 'IRTA the right to participate in the 1997 World Championship. The motion: "not very competitive." Paton persevered, and continued to develop their motorbike. Despite the death of Joseph Paton in 1999, the adventure continues: In 2000 the Paton can participate in five World races as a "wild card", and Paolo Tessari, earned a point, thanks to 15th place at the Grand Prix of Germany. In 2001 the IRTA denies new subscription to Motomondiale, thanks to the help of a sponsor unable to take part in eight races, with the promising novice saddle Slovak Vladimir Castka . In 2002 the end of adventure, with the exclusion from competitions.

The work of Paton, however, was not an end: Roberto Patton, from 2004, started the production on a small-scale replica of the "500" twin-cylinder version in 1968, with which he returned to run the Manx Grand Prix, taking second place in the 2006 and the victory in the 2007 with Ryan Farquhar.

Source: www.wheelsofitaly.com