Paton: the Italian factory that has been producing racing motorcycles for over 60 years
2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2022 - 2023 TT Winner
Since 1958, the Paton factory has been designing and manufacturing racing motorcycles with competence, passion, seriousness and the clear objective of providing the rider with a high-performance, easy-to-handle motorcycle with the romantic character that only an artisan company can convey.
Founded by Giuseppe Pattoni, Paton since the beginning has played a primary role in competitions and MotoGP thanks to the Pattoni family and the great riders who have accompanied it in its history as Mike Hailwood, Angelo Bergamonti, Roberto Gallina, Virginio Ferrari, Lucio Pedercini, among others.
Exclusivity, attention to detail, made in Italy excellence and cutting-edge technology are just some of the features contained in the DNA of each Paton, from racing versions to road-legal bikes.
At the end of 2016 Paton was acquired by SC-Project, a leading manufacturer of exhaust systems for motorcycles, and the new owners Stefano Lavazza and Marco De Rossi, together with the historical Team Paton, started a series of important investments to bring Paton back to the racing world.
Paton motorcycles: the Queen of the Isle of Man TT
2017 saw a revamped version of the Paton S1-R competing for the TT with Stefano Bonetti and Michael Rutter. The team showed up in its official capacity and full structure bringing home a historic win.
2018 was the year of consecration: a dream team with Stefano Bonetti and Michael Dunlop on the two official bikes and Michael Rutter on the satellite bike while the two private Patons of Team I.L.R. were entrusted to the expert Ian Lougher and the rookie Joey Thompson.
An almost perfect race with the victory of M.Dunlop and the 3rd place of M.Rutter, the 4th of Bonetti, the 5th of Thompson and the 6th of Lougher: 5 bikes in the first 6 positions!
In 2019 the third consecutive victory for Paton in the extremely hard-fought Lightweight category, with Michael Dunlop achieving his 19th career victory in the world’s most famous TT.
After a tight duel to the last lap between Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman, Hickman took the 2022 podium with the Paton S1-R fielded by the VAS Racing team.
Race 1 in 2023 ended with an impressive victory for Michael Dunlop, who finished in just 56′ 21.475″, and a wonderful second place for Mike Browne riding the Paton of the Burrows Engineering / RK racing team.