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:
These were top-tank (Colt) and step-thru (Blazer) mopeds with Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engines. The 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.
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.
This was a top-tank moped with Sachs 505 oil injected engine. The Cosmo Colt 5 chassis is the same as a Baretta Magnum. They are both made by Piccoli Motori in Bologna, Italy. See below.
This was a scooter-like pedal moped, with a Minarelli V1 engine. It 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.
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.
Cosmo 1977-78 Mopeds & CyclesBrandxx 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.
Cosmo 1979-80 Mopeds & CyclesBrandxx 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?
Cosmo 1981-82 Mopeds & CyclesBrand 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
Cosmo 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 made in Italy by Testi Minarelli V1
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.
Cosmo 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.