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July 13, 2012

Cosmo

         Cosmo     made in Italy (’77-82) or India (’99-02)      various engines

Cosmo is the trade name of Cosmopolitan Motors, formerly in Hatboro Pennsylvania USA. In the 1950’s they were the US importer of Jawa CZ. In the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s they were the US importer of Parilla, Capriolo, MV Agusta, Bimota, Benelli, Bianchi, Montesa, Garelli, and Beta motorcycles. In the 1990’s they were the US importer of Kinetic mopeds, made in India. Some of their current products are electric bicycles. Visit their website at http://www.cosmotor.com/Cosmo also distributed Italian motorcycle parts and accessories, Pirelli, Tommaselli, AGV, Sidi, Grimeca, Domino, Regina, Dellorto, Marzocchi, Costa, Baruffaldi, etc. and their own line of mopeds and mini-cycles.

Here is shown and explained the complex family of Cosmo branded mopeds, US models, with different makes, models and year ranges:

Piccoli Motori small

1977-1980 Cosmo Colt, Colt 2Blazer, Blazer 2

These were top-tank (Colt) and step-thru (Blazer) mopeds with Morini MO-1 or MO-2 enginesThe Cosmo Colt 1 chassis is the same as a Baretta Magnum. The Cosmo Blazer is the same as a Malaguti Commuter. The chassis is the same as a Baretta 38. They are all made by Piccoli Motori in Bologna, Italy. See below.

1981-1982 Cosmo Colt 3, Colt 3A, Colt 4, Colt 4B

These were top-tank tube-frame mopeds with Morini M-1 or M-101 engines. The 1980 Cosmo Colt 3 is the same as a 1978 Malaguti Pilot. They are both made by Malaguti in San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy. See below.

Piccoli Motori small

1981-1982 Cosmo Colt 5

This was a top-tank moped with Sachs 505 oil injected engineThe Cosmo Colt 5 chassis is the same as a Baretta Magnum. They are both made by Piccoli Motori in Bologna, Italy. See below.

1980-1983? Cosmo Amico Scooter

This was a scooter-like pedal moped, with a Minarelli V1 engineIt had small tires and a fully enclosed body like a scooter. It is the same as 1970’s Testi Amigo (Euro model) except for lights. See below.

1999-2002 Cosmo Stinger

This was a top tank pedal moped, with a Garelli remake engine, made in India by Monto Motors. The Cosmo Stinger is the same as an Avanti Supersport, both with a Garelli 2-speed remake engine, 35mph. See Avanti.

 

 


1977-79 Cosmo Mopeds

1977-78 Cosmo Mopeds and Mini Cycles

 

Cosmo 1977-78 Mopeds & Cycles

Brandxx Model  xx   Engine  x Maker
Cosmo Colt    xx x Morini MO-1   Piccoli
Cosmo Colt 2 xx x Morini MO-2   Piccoli
Cosmo Blazer 1x   Morini MO-1   Piccoli
Cosmo Blazer 2xx Morini MO-2   Piccoli
Benelli Blazerxx x Benelli G2 xx  Motobi
Benelli G2xxxxx x Benelli G2 xx  SEIMM
Cosmo Mini cross Morini S5K2   Piccoli?

Colt was top tank frame, Blazer was step-thru.

 

1977 Cosmo Colt 2
Morini MO-2 engine

1977 Benelli Blazer
Benelli G2 engine

1978 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Cosmo Blazer
Morini MO-1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Cosmo Blazer, made by Piccoli, Morini MO-1 engine 
provided by Marty Kupferschmidt of Montello, Wisconsin

79 Malaguti Commuter
Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Baretta 38
Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978-79 Cosmo Colt

1979 Benelli G2
restored by B. Small

Cosmo 1979-80 Mopeds & Cycles

Brandxx Model  xx   Engine  x Maker
Cosmo Colt 1  xx x Morini MO-1   Piccoli
Cosmo Colt 2 xx x Morini MO-2   Piccoli
Cosmo Colt 3 xx x Morini M1 xx Malaguti
Cosmo Blazer 1x   Morini MO-1   Piccoli
Cosmo Blazer 2xx Morini MO-2   Piccoli
Benelli Blazerxx x Benelli G2 xx  Motobi
Benelli G2xxxxx x Benelli G2 xx  SEIMM
Cosmo Mini cross Morini S5K2   Piccoli?

 

1979 Colt 2 Morini MO-2 engine

1979 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-2 engine

1979 Baretta Magnum
Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Colt 1 Morini MO-1 engine

1980 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-2 engine

1980 Cosmo Colt 3 Morini M1 engine

1980 Cosmo Colt 3
Morini M1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmo 1981-82 Mopeds & Cycles

Brand   Model  xxx   Engine     Price   Wt     Colors
Cosmo Colt 1 xxxxx Morini MO-1 $629    95  black,red,silver,blue
Cosmo Colt 3  xx Morini M1 reed $750    95  black,red,white,blue
Cosmo Colt 3A xxx Morini M101  $799  100  black,red,white,blue
Cosmo Colt 4xxxx Morini M101  $849  100  black,red,white,blue
Cosmo Colt 4Bxxx Morini M101  $925  105  same w/side boxes
Cosmo Colt 5xxxxx Sachs oil inj $699  100  black,red,white,blue
Cosmo G2xxxxxxxxx Benelli G2  $619    95  blue, orange, white
Cosmo C2xxxxxxxxx Benelli G2  $649    95  same but long seat
Cosmo Amicoxxxxx Minarelli V1 $799  120  off white
Cosmo Mini cross Morini S5K2? $579    90  red and white
Benelli 250/4xxxxx xxxxxxxx   $3495  350  red
Benelli 500/4  xxxxx xxxxxxx   $2995  500  red, silver
Benelli 750/6  xxxxx xxxxxxx   $3995  550  red, silver, green
 

 

1981 Colt 3 Morini M1 engine

1981 Cosmo Colt 3
Morini M1 engine

1981-82 Cosmo Colt 4B
Morini M101 engine

1982 Colt 4 Morini M101 variator

1982 Cosmo Colt 4
Morini M101 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veglia smallCosmo Blazer components: CEV lights, switches, Domino controls, Grimeca wheels, 90mm brakes, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

 

OSL smallVeglia smallCosmo Colt components: CEV lights, switches, Domino controls (Colt 1 and 5) or OSL controls (Colt 3 and 4), Grimeca wheels, 90mm brakes, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

 

 

Cosmo Amico Scooter

Cosmo Amico Scooter

 Cosmo Amico   made in Italy by Testi        Minarelli V1

Info Cosmo Amico Scooter

Info Cosmo Amico Scooter

In Europe the Testi Amico was made and sold from about 1970 to 1980. But US-model versions were made in about 1979-1980, and sold in the early 1980’s. They were imported and distributed by Cosmopolitan Motors in Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

PV controlsCosmo Amico components:  Minarelli V1 engine, PV levers/controls. CEV lights, round chrome switches. CEV speedometer with LH driver (small tire ratio?). Grimeca 10″ Razze Incrociate style mag wheels, Grimeca 90mm brakes, and 11mm axle parts. Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor parts. CEV 6932 magneto, CEV ignition parts, all single ended (universal) cables.