Italian Mopeds are all very similar and use many of the same component parts.
Myrons carries most parts for the Italian components:
Dellorto SHA14/12 carburetor, Domino controls, PV controls, CEV magneto (most), Dansi magneto (Morini), CEV lights and electrical parts, Grimeca wheels with 90mm brakes (most), Bernardi aluminum wheels (some), CEV, Huret, or Veglia speedometer parts. Plus universal items like spokes, chains, shocks, cables, tires, tubes, spark plugs, coils, bulbs, bearings, axles, nuts, bolts, connectors, wires, fuel line, gas valves, gas caps, handlebars, grips, pedals, crank arms, sprockets, freewheels. These are in Parts/By Type/
Some of the more universal engine parts, like pistons, piston parts, rings, cylinder studs are in Parts/By Type/Engine Top End, while crank nuts, woodruff keys, bearings, seals, are in Parts/By Type/Engine Bottom.
The Minarelli-specific or Morini-specific engine parts, like cylinders, heads, clutches, transmission gears or shafts, cases, case and trans cover gaskets, crankshafts, and a multitude of small engine parts, are in Parts/By Brand/Minarelli or Parts/By Brand/Morini Engine.
These are the Miscellaneous Italian Moped Brands, not in the By Brand menu.
Two major Italian brands are not here, but instead are on the By Brand menu. Garelli and Vespa.
Many minor Italian brands are also in the menu, not here. Baretta, Benelli, Bianchi, Cimatti, Concord, Cosmo, Demm, Gadabout, Gitane, Intramotor, Italjet, LEM, Malaguti, Motobecane (Italy), Moto Guzzi, Motomarina, Motron, Negrini, Pacer, Rizatto, Safari, Testi, Wards Riverside
1. Use the color bike pictures to verify your year, make, model, version
2. Use the b&w info sheets to learn about the part: make, type, size, etc.
3a. Semi-Universal Parts: Then leave here and go to Parts/By Type to find it.
3b. Brand-Specific Parts: Scroll down to the brand(s) below to find it.
1978 Arciero Eagle I “tubone” style frame
Morini MO-1 engine
Arciero made in Italy by Italtelai Morini MO-1 or Mo-2 engine
1979 Arciero top tank
made in Italy by Italtelai
Morini MO-1 or MO-2
Arciero is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia, but Italtelai is. Italtelai began in 1972, and means “Italian frames”. They made chassis for Arciero, Bianchi, Pacer, Portofino, Snark, and other US export models. They all used Motori Morini Franco engines and Spisni Franzoni forks. 1970’s engines were Morini MO-1 (or MO-2 optionally). 1980’s was Morini M1.
Arciero Eagle close up
Arciero Hawk II
1978 Arciero Sea Gull
same frame as Pacer SS
Arciero components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino chrome levers, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, Dansi magneto, Huret speedometer with LH driver. Gas cap for “monotrave” is clamp-on pop-up, for step thru is 30mm push-in or 30mm qtr-turn, for top tank is 40mm qtr turn wide wing.
1977 Aspes – by Italvelo
Aspes made in Italy by Italvelo Minarelli V1 engine
Moto Aspes built quite successful 50 to 125cc sports bikes and offroad racers from 1967 to 1982, with mostly Minarelli or Sachs shifter engines.
Italvelo is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia. Italvelo makes Aspes, Italvelo, Bianchi, Snark, Velomec step-thru mopeds.
Aspes components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (30mph) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino chrome levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia? speedometer with LH driver. Gas cap is 30mm push-in.
Benvenuti Fabrizio A1
Morini MO-1 engine
Benvenuti made in Italy by Lem Motor Morini MO-1 engine
Benvenuti is an Italian surname that also means welcome. The Lem-made Benvenuti Fabrizio A1 chassis is the same as Lem Pratikal, Safari Cobra, Safari 300, Safari MZVand F. Morini Chembol.
Benvenuti components: Monotrave aka “tubone” type frame, Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and “round chrome” switches, OSL aluminum “finger bumps” levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, Dansi magneto.
1978 Beta SL5
Beta made in Italy by Beta Beta 1-speed engine
Beta was formed in the early 1900’s in Florence Italy, by Guiseppe Bianchi, a famous bicycle racer and entrepreneur. Originally it was called “Societe Guiseppe Bianchi”, and made bicycles. Later in the 1940’s when production of motorcycles began, the company was renamed “Beta”, after Bianchi, Enzo and Tosi, Arrigo, the chief officers at the time. Beta is still making motorcycles, mostly off road trials bikes.
Beta components: 25mph or 17mph engine versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (25mph) or SHA14/9 (17mph) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino chrome levers, Domino wrap-around throttle, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, CEV speedometer with LH driver.
Fantic made in Italy by Fantic Motor Minarelli V1 or V1-L
1978 Fantic Issimo
Minarelli V1 engine
1986 Fantic Issimo
kick start Euro model
1980 Fantic Pepi Sport
Minarelli V1-L engine
See above, Concord is made by Fantic. The Concord Shadow is the same as a Fantic Pepi Sport. The Concord Invader is the same as a Fantic Issimo. American sounding names versus Italian sounding names, helps sell the product.
Fantic components: (1979-later) Minarelli V1-L (late V1) engine 20(1.0hp), 25(1.5hp), 30mph(2.0hp) versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV “pancake” head light, CEV “diamond” switches, Domino chrome controls and levers, Grimeca aluminum mag wheels and 90mm drum brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, Veglia? speedometer with RH driver, and reflectors.
F.B.M. engine made in Italy by Moto FBM
Model P48 Pettirosso, means “Redbreast”
F.B.M. Fabbrica Bolognese Motocicli, made this older (pre 1970’s) moped engine. It is included here because the name sounds like another Italian make, F.M.B.
F.M.B. Fabbrica Motocicli Bologna Telaimotor, made motorcycle frames, such as the Yankee Peddler (see below).
1986 Gadabout logo.
By then it was a parts
branch of Marina Mobili
Gary made by Fabbrica Motoveicoli Garelli 1 or 2-sp
Fabbrica Motoveicoli S.P.A. (Motor vehicle Factory) was at Via Parini 3, Barzago 22061 (CO) Italy. These are Euro models that lack brake light wires and side reflectors. Frame is a monotrave (mono beam) type, 16 x 2.25″ tires, 106lbs. Engine is due tempi (two stroke) 40 x 39mm, 9:1 comp ratio, CDI ignition, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carb. Gary Uno is monomarcia (one speed). Gary Due is due marce automatiche (two speed automatic), with pedals. Gary Due Special has kick start, turn signals, extras.
1990? Gary Uno
Garelli 1-speed horizontal
1990? Gary Due Special
Garelli 2-speed horizontal
Gary Due Special instruments (CEV)
Gilera made in Italy by Piaggio Piaggio
Gilera was founded in Arcore, Italy in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera. After four decades of making motorcycles, in the 1950’s Gilera had the technical expertise to win the 500cc motorcycle world championship 6 times in 8 years. In 1969, Gilera was purchased by Piaggio.
Gilera motorcycles were sold in the US, as a Sears brand in the 1960’s. Gilera mopeds, with pedals, were never sold in the US. These “sport mopeds” at left were for England in 1973 to 1977, where there was no limit on power or speed or transmission gears, only 50cc with pedals. Many of those “sport mopeds” went 55 or 60mph. Wow!
The Vespa Grande, a US model, is 80% the same as a Gilera cbA, a Euro model, both made by Piaggio. The lights, electrical wiring, and long seat are the main differences.
76 Gilera cb1 (Euro model)
1975 Gilera cb1 (Euro)
Gilera cb1 b (Euro)
1977 Gilera cbA (Euro)
is like a Vespa Grande
These models are shown for information purposes. Myrons does not have parts for these, other than things that were on US model Vespa Grandes. Some of those parts have become scarce.
Morini MO-1 engine
1977 Italvelo with MO-1
Italvelo made in Italy by Italvelo Morini MO-1
Italvelo is not in the Wheels of Italy Motorcycle Encyclopedia, perhaps because they made mostly bicycles. Italvelo made Aspes, Bianchi, Snark, Italvelo, Velomec step-thru mopeds. The list grows…
Italvelo components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, Grimeca hubs, brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights and switches, PV controls, Huret speedometer with LH driver.
Itom made in Italy by Itom Itom 1-speed engine
stands for Industria Torinese Meccanica. They made quality 50 to 125cc motor bikes from 1948 to 1975 near Turin, Italy.
This beautiful Itom Automatic Lusso moped is a “Euro model” because does not have US DOT brake light, side reflectors, bright head light, and electric horn.
Lambretta made in Italy by Innocenti Innocenti 1-spd engine
Moto Bimm later became Bimotor
Maico made in Italy by Bimotor – Moto Bimm Minarelli V1
1973 Cyclobimm Billo
(Bimotor Moto Bimm)
Minarelli V1 engine
1976 Maico MPI
30mph USA model
1978 Maico moped
20mph Euro model
Maico is a trade name used by importer/distributer M.P.I. A true Maico is German-made, usually a motocross or trail bike. Maico mopeds are made by Italy by Moto Bimm.
Moto Bimm was founded in 1965 by Jose Becocci in Florence, Italy. They produced off-road motorcycles from 50 cc through 125 cc using Minarelli engines. Later there were sport bikes and mopeds with various small engines. The Maico moped is one, famously known as the Billo in Italy. Sometime in the 1970’s Moto Bimm became Motori Bimm and then Bimotor, which lasted until 1980. Note that “Moto Bimm” is not Moto BM (Bonvicini Marino) and “Bimotor” is not Motobi (Benelli). The names are all similar.
Maico components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV speedometer with LH driver.
F. Morini made in Italy by LEM Motor Morini MO-1 or MO-2
Lem Motor makes the F. Morini line, a trade name made by the importer and US distributor, Herdan Corporation, Port Clinton, PA. Long lasting Herdan (aka Hermy’s) is still in business importing Italian motorcycle parts and accessories. Note that F. Morini is NOT the engine maker, Franco Morini Motori, nor the world famous motorcycle maker, Moto Morini.
1978 F. Morini Chembol
aka LEM Pratikal
1978 F. Morini ID plate
1980 F. Morini Chembol
Morini MO-1 engine
aka Lem Pizeta
The F. Morini Chembol (Lem Pratikal) and the Safari 300MT, Safari Cobra, and Safari MZV have the same frame, fork and fenders. See Lem above.
The F. Morini Chembol Mini (Lem Pizeta) is the same as ?
F. Morini Components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, clamp-on pop-up gas lid, 10 x 1 male gas valve, 12 tooth front sprocket (this version does), and a all-cast iron cylinder (unlike most which are iron sleeve with aluminum fins). The red one with solo seat has PV levers with black plastic blades and Grimeca wheels, while the green one with long seat has Domino levers/controls with chrome lever blades and Bernardi wheels.
1976 Moto Meteora
Minarelli M4 4-speed
(Euro model) tubone type
1974 Moto Meteora logo
Moto Meteora made in Italy by Moto Meteora
Moto Meteora began in 1953 in Monteveglio, Bologna, Italy. They made lightweight motorcycles with 50 to 125cc OMS and NSU engines. In the early 1980’s they made mopeds with Franco Morini engines, such as the Motomarina Sebring. They closed around 1990.
Moto Meteora components: Minarelli M4 50cc 4-speed shifter engine, Grimeca hubs, CEV electrics. What other “tubone” is it the same as?
1977 Silver Foxi
Silver Foxi made in Italy by Testi Minarelli V1 engine
The Silver Foxi, made by Testi, is one of four marketing names made by United Moped. The others are “Foxi GT” by Sparta (Holland), “Foxi Deluxe” by KTM (Austria) and “Foxi 47″ by Jui Li (Taiwan). The Silver Foxi is a monotrave frame, compatible with the Gitane Cricket, and the Testi Cricket.
Silver Foxi components: Minarelli V1 engine 20(1.0hp), 25(1.5hp), 30mph(2.0hp) versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, PV controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver.
Snark made in Italy by Italvelo or Italtelai Minarelli or Morini
1978 Snark Satellite
Morini MO-2 engine
Snark is a fictional animal in the Lewis Carroll nonsense poem, “The Hunting of the Snark”. It was a trade name made up by Snark Moped, Inc, 300 Milik St, Carteret, New Jersey 07008. The Snark Satellite and Bianchi Satellite, made by Italtelai, are the same as Pacer Super Sport and Arciero top tank mopeds, all with Morini Franco Motori engines. Left, the Snark Standard (bottom blue) and the Snark Deluxe (top red), with Minarelli V1 engine, are made by Italvelo. A Snark Deluxe is the same as a Bianchi Stardust. See Bianchi above.
Snark components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, Domino chrome levers/controls, Dansi magneto, CEV electrics, Grimeca hubs with 90mm drum brakes, 11mm axles, CEV speedometer (Huret on top tank) with LH driver.
1977 Velomec Automatic
Velomec made in Italy by Italvelo Morini MO-1 engine
Velomec is a trade name that is not on any list (except this one). The maker Italvelo is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia. See Italvelo above. Italvelo makes Aspes, Italvelo, Bianchi, Snark, Velomec mopeds.
Velomec components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, Grimeca hubs, brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights and switches, PV controls, Huret speedometer with LH driver.
West Wind made in Italy by Spisni Lino Morini MO-1
West Wind is a trade name made by the importer/distributor, American Moped Inc (AMI), who also imported the Indian 4-stroke, (before Derbi/Leone). It has a “tubone” style frame (thick tube with gasoline inside).
West Wind components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/9 carburetor, Domino chrome levers/controls, Dansi magneto, CEV electrics, Grimeca Razze Incrociate style mag wheels with 90mm drum brakes, 11mm axles, CEV speedometer with LH driver.
Yankee Peddler made in Italy by FMB Telaimotor Minarelli V1 engine
Yankee Peddler mopeds are mostly in the New England area of the USA. The US importer/distributor was Besser Marketing Assoc?, in Rhode Island?.
1969 FMB Telaimotor
Minarelli V1 engine
1978 FMB Yankee Peddler
Minarelli V1 engine
FMB Telaimotor Fabbrica Motocicli Bologna Telaimotor (Bologna Motorcycle Factory that makes motor Frames) was one of the myriad companies in and around Bologna, Italy through the ’50s to the ’80s that specialised in building their own chassis. FMB was based at 38 Via Fossolo, but sadly now there’s a company building lab equipment instead. FMB should not be confused with FBM (Fabbrica Bolognese Motocicli). FMB made chassis and nearby FBM made engines.
1978 FMB gas tank
FMB Yankee Peddler
Minarelli V1 engine
Yankee Peddler components: Minarelli V1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, CEV “console” switches, CEV lights, CEV 6932 magneto, Grimeca hubs, 11mm axles and 90mm drum brakes, CEV speedometer with LH driver, 40mm push in gas cap.