Italian Moped Parts

August 27, 2012

Italian Mopeds are all very similar and use many of the same component parts.

CEV Magnetos

Mopeds burn out bulbs frequently.

BrakesChains

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/

Italian Component Logo Bar

Piston

Piston Rings

Woodruff Key assortment

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.

 

Two major Italian brands are not here, but instead are on the By Brand menu. Garelli and Vespa. 

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. 

 

 

Italy Flag

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1978 Arciero Eagle made by Italtelai Morini MO-1 engine

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

1979 Arciero top tank
made in Italy by Italtelai
Morini MO-1 or MO-2

Italtelai smallArciero 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 Eagle close up

Arciero Hawk II

Arciero Hawk II

1978 Arciero Sea Gull

1978 Arciero Sea Gull
same frame as Pacer SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huret

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.

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1977 Aspes step thru Minarelli V1 engine

1977 Aspes – by Italvelo

Aspes small  Aspes      made in Italy by Italvelo     Minarelli V1 engine

ItalveloMoto 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.

 

Veglia smallAspes 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.

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Baretta      made in Italy by Piccoli Motori      Minarelli V1 engine

1977 Baretta 22

1977 Baretta 22
standard tube frame

1978 Baretta 38

1978 Baretta 38
long seat model

1978 Baretta 44

1978 Baretta 44
monotrave style frame

 

 

 

 

 

Piccoli Motori smallPiccoli is an Italian surname that also means “smalls”. Piccoli Motori was near Bologna Italy, but is not in the Wheels of Italy Encyclopedia. Baretta is a trade name made up by Baretta of America, 2904 S Figueroa Av, Los Angeles California. The spelling of “Baretta” is that of the 1970′s TV series, with an Italian detective, not the “Beretta” hand gun. The Piccoli-made top tank chassis, Baretta Magnum and Cosmo Colt 1 and 5 are the same. The Piccoli-made step thru chassis Baretta 22, 38 and Cosmo Blazer 1 and 2, are all the same. The Piccoli-made monotrave chassis Baretta 44/45 is close to the Lem Pratikal, but the Lem rear lifting handle is straight, while the Piccoli is curved. 

1979 Baretta Magnum

1979 Baretta Magnum

Baretta Floorboard

Baretta Floorboard
carb “hole” is original

Malaguti Floorboard

Malaguti Floorboard
this one is “slotted”

The Baretta and Malaguti floorboards look the same. The only difference is the bulge for the V1 or MO-1 start lever. Also the Cosmo Colt floorboard is like these, but with a different carb hole location. Piccoli probably made them, since that was and still is their business, apparently.

Veglia smallBaretta 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, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver. Gas cap for monotrave/tubone is clamp-on pop-up, for step-thru and top tank is 30mm qtr-turn.

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Benelli      made in Italy by Motobi        Benelli 1-speed engine

1977 Benelli G2

1977 Benelli G2

Benelli began in 1911 as a family repair shop for motorcycles and bicycles. By 1940 they made a winning supercharged 250cc 4-cylinder racing motorcycle. So they are to be admired like Ferarri and Ducati are. In 1949 the maker Motobi was formed by Giuseppe Benelli, one of the six Benelli brothers. See more Benelli here.

The Benelli G2, with monotrave style frame, is the same as the monotrave-frame Moto Guzzi Robin, both made by Motobi. They have a pedal chain and a drive chain, both on the left  side. Therefore it requires a reverse or “left hand” freewheel. All bicycle freewheels are right side chain drive. G2 means Gentleman Due. It supersedes the 1960′s Gentleman 1 (and 4).  The Benelli Blazer is like a G2 but with a standard tube frame with separate gas tank. Cosmo also imported a long seat version of the G2, called the C2. They also sold Benelli mini cycles and trail bikes, plus Benelli 250 and 500cc 4-cylinder and 750cc 6-cylinder sport motorcycles. Vroom!  

PV controlsVeglia smallBenelli G2 components: Benelli one speed automatic engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, PV levers, Grimeca hubs (rear hub is special, Benelli only) and brakes, Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

Benelli G2 Engine

 

Fratelli Benelli S.p.A. one speed automatic engine is shown, mostly for info purposes. You can see what and where everything is, at least. Myrons does not have many Benelli-specific parts. The centrifugal clutch shoes/weights can break. The Benelli G2 parts book does not show any speed version differences, so they are all probably 45kmh (27mph), the limit for Italy.

1978? Benelli G2

1979 Benelli G2
restored by B. Small

 

 

 

 

 

 

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197x Benvenuti Fabrizio A1 Morini MO-1 engine

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.

OSL smallBenvenuti 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.

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1978 Beta SL5

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.

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1977 Bianchi Matic Morini MO-1 engine

1977 Bianchi Stardust
made by Italvelo
Morini MO-1 engine

   Bianchi      made in Italy by Italvelo or Italtelai      Minarelli V1 or Morini

Italtelai smallItalveloBianchi, the worlds oldest still-operating bicycle manufacturer, celebrated it’s 125th anniversary in 2013. Millions of ciclisti worldwide ride the celeste green machines. Shown above with Benelli, Bianchi Eagle 30 (or 25 or 20), made by Italvelo, with Minarelli V1 engine. It is the same as a Snark. See Snark below. Left, a sweet Bianchi Stardust (says Matic), made by Italvelo, with Morini MO-1 engine. Not shown, the top tank Bianchi Satellite, made by Italtelai, with Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine.

HuretBianchi components: Minarelli V1 or Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto (on Minarelli), Dansi magneto (on Morini), CEV speedometer with LH driver (step thru models) or Huret speedometer with LH driver (top tank models).

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Cimatti Cimatti     made in Italy by Cimatti  Minarelli V1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cimatti began in 1949. From 1976-1980 Cimatti mopeds were imported to the US by Cimatti, LTD.

The following parts, that Myrons has, will (eventually) be listed here: Cimatti fenders, side panels, chain gaurd, rear shocks, fork assy, handlebars, floorboards, gas tank, center stand, frame parts, seats, exhaust, decal sets (also in Accessories/Stickers), Cimatti manuals.

1) 1970′s Domino Wrap-Around throttle

2) 1970′s Domino sliding block throttle

3) 1970′s Domino sliding block throttle top view

Cimatti Throttle Cables: Cimatti mopeds have two different throttles. 1) the 1976-1977 Domino “wrap around” throttle, which takes a double ended throttle cable, that comes out from the bar. 2) and 3) the 1977-1979 Domino “sliding block” throttle, which takes a single ended (universal) throttle cable, that goes along the bar.

4) Cimatti carb elbow
correct length 30mm

5) Cimatti carb elbow is
30 long x 22mm high

6) This non-Cimatti elbow
is shorter than original

Cimatti Carb Elbow: All Cimatti mopeds use the same Delorto SHA14/12 carburetor, which normally has the original 90 degree curved tube, known as the “carb elbow”, where the throttle cable enters the top of the carburetor. 4) the very low carb elbow is still almost as high as the floorboards. The double ended throttle cable is set for the length of the original carb elbow. Without the elbow the wire is too long. A new single ended (universal) throttle works with or without a carb elbow, as the length is set by the pinch bolt during installation. 5) the correct carb elbow for Cimatti shown separately. It is 30mm long and 22mm high, total. 6) a Cimatti with a not-original shorter carb elbow. Click to enlarge and notice how the elbow in picture #6 is 9mm shorter than the elbow in picture #4.

Cimatti Double Ended Throttle Cable for Wrap-Around Throttle: Housing length 37 inches, Exposed length 94mm (3 11/16″), diameter at ends 5.3mm (Barnett #MP-305) to 6.5mm (OEM).

Cimatti components: 1970′s Domino chrome levers/controls. CEV lights, switches, electrical parts. CEV speedometer and parts. Grimeca wheel hubs, brakes, and axle parts. Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor parts. CEV 6932 magneto, CEV ignition parts, all single ended (universal) cables (except early wrap around throttle cable).

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Cosmo

         Cosmo     made in Italy (’77-85) or India (’95-05)      various engines

Cosmo is the trade name of Cosmopolitan Motors, Hatboro Pennsylvania USA. The Cosmo brand name is on several different makes and year ranges:

1977-1985? was the Colt line of mopeds, with Morini MO-1, M1, M101 or Sachs, made in Italy by Piccoli Motori.

1980-1985? was the Amico scooter-moped, with Minarelli V1 1-spd engine, made in Italy by Testi.

 2000-2005? was the Stinger top tank, with a Garelli 2-speed remake engine, made in India by Mont Motors.

The Cosmo Stinger is the same as an Avanti Supersport, both with a Garelli 2-speed remake engine, 35mph. Finally in 2013 Cosmopolitan Motors went out of business, and liquidated all of that vintage Italian parts inventory, after serving the US motorcycle community for over 50 years!

    Cosmo 1981 Moped & Cycles Price List
Model      Engine     Price   Wt     Colors
Colt 1   FM  MO-2     $629    95  black,red,silver,blue
Colt 3   FM M1 reed  $750    95  black,red,white,blue
Colt 3A FM variator  $799  100  black,red,white,blue
Colt 4   FM variator  $849  100  black,red,white,blue
Colt 4B FM variator  $925  100  same w/side boxes
Colt 5  Sachs oil inj. $699  100  black,red,white,blue
G-2        Benelli       $619    95  blue, orange, white
C-2        Benelli       $649    95  same but long seat
Amico    scooter     $799   120  off white
Mini cross  F.Mor.   $579    90  red and white
Benelli    250/4    $3495  350  red
Benelli    500/4    $2995  500  red, silver
Benelli    750/6    $3995  550  red, silver, green 
 

Cosmo Colt     made in Italy by Piccoli Motori     Morini or Sachs engine

1977 Colt 2 Morini MO-2 engine

1977 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-2 engine
made by Piccoli Motori

1978 Colt 1  Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-2 engine

1979 Colt 2 Morini MO-2 engine

1979 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-2 engine

 

 

 

 

 

Piccoli Motori small

 

The Cosmo Colt 1 (or 5) chassis is the same as Baretta Magnum. The Cosmo Blazer chassis is the same as a Baretta 38. They are all made by Piccoli Motori in Bologna, Italy.

 

1980 Colt 1 Morini MO-1 engine

1980 Cosmo Colt 1
Morini MO-2 engine

1980 Cosmo Colt 3 Morini M1 engine

’80 Cosmo Colt 3 (M1)

1981 Colt 3 Morini M1 engine

1981 Cosmo Colt 3
Morini M1 reed engine
also by Piccoli Motori

1982 Colt 4 Morini M101 variator

1982 Cosmo Colt 4
Morini M101 variator eng

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

Cosmo Amico   made in Italy by Testi         Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Concord      made in Italy by Fantic Motor       Minarelli V1 or V1-L

1980 Concord XKE and Roger Staubach QB of Dallas Cowboys

’78-79 Concord XKE  &
NFL QB Roger Staubach

Concord XKE features

Concord XKE features

1978 Concord XKE

1978 Concord XKE
Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concord parts catalog

Concord parts book

1980 Concord Invader Minarelli V1-L engine

1980 Concord Invader
Minarelli V1-L engine
solo seat, spoke wheels

1980 Concord Freedom Minarelli V1-L engine

1980 Concord Freedom
Minarelli V1-L engine
long seat, mag wheels

1980 Concord Shadow

1980 Concord Shadow
Minarelli V1-L engine
top tank, mag wheels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veglia smallConcord components: Minarelli V1 (XKE) or V1-L (Invader, Freedom, Shadow) engine 20(1.0hp), 25(1.5hp), 30mph(2.0hp) versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, Veglia speedometer with RH driver, and reflectors.

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Demm    made in Italy by Daldi e Matteucci Motori       Demm 1-spd eng

Demm factory

The S.p.A. Fratelli Daldi & Matteucci motorcycle factory was at Ufficio Commerciale Moto, Via Pirelli 16/A, Milan, Italy.

Demm small

1976 Demm Smily Demm 1-spd engine

1976 Demm Smily
Demm 1-spd engine

1978 Demm Scout Demm 1-spd engine

1978 Demm Scout
Demm 1-spd engine

 

 

 

 

 

1960 Demm Dick-Dick

1960 Demm Dick-Dick

 

Daldi e Matteucci Motori (DEMM) began in 1953 in Milan, Italy. Their mostly 49cc two cycle engines were used by other marques, such as Legnano and Testi. In the mid fifties Demm produced a 49cc model called a Dick-Dick. In the late 1950′s UK, Bert Fruin built his own motorcycles and used the Demm 3M engine in his racing machines. The “Fruin Dartella” bikes raced in the Isle Of Man TT and at many other UK circuits. The 49cc 3-speed manual grip shift highly modified Demm Dick Dick engine also achieved a speed record of 89mph, according to Sheldon’s Emu

ZSN

Demm was first imported and distributed in the US by ZSN (Zelloe, Sgro, & Neiner, Inc. 351 S Raymond Ave, Fullerton CA 92635 USA), from late 1976 to about 1978. The Demm Scout, with stainless fenders, came from an eastern US distributor, somewhere, possibly ZSN east, PO Box 3176 Annapolis MD 21403 USA. There was also a Demm Smily 2, with ape hangar handlebars and a high back solo seat. All of the Demms in California USA are the Smily model, with white gas tank and fenders. Some of those are labeled as “Grycner”. They were distributed by Grycner Leisure Group (aka Grycner Motors Corporation) 301 Tamarisk Rd, Palm Springs, CA 92262 USA. Grycner is also a two or three wheeled Taiwan made moped with a Sachs or Minarelli engine.

Demm Smily Engine

Here is the genuine excellent line drawing exploded view of the Demm one speed automatic moped engine. It is similar to a Minarelli V1. The piston assembly interchanges Minarelli but the individual rings do not. The clutch looks similar. The clutch shoes/weights are the one-piece-molded kind, like Benelli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huret

Demm Smily components: Demm 1-speed engine 1.5 hp, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor #52 jet, CEV bullet headlight, CEV round chrome switches, Domino chrome controls, Grimeca hubs and 90mm drum brakes, CEV magneto, CEV or Huret speedometer with LH driver. 

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Fantic            made in Italy by Fantic Motor     Minarelli V1 or V1-L

1978 Fantic Issimo Minarelli V1 engine

1978 Fantic Issimo
Minarelli V1 engine

1986 Fantic Issimo kick start Euro model

1986 Fantic Issimo
kick start Euro model

1980 Fantic Pepi Sport Minarelli V1-L engine

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.

Veglia smallFantic 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.

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Moto F.B.M.

   FBMF.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).

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1986 logo

1986 Gadabout logo.
By then it was a parts
branch of Marina Mobili

     Gadabout       made in Italy by Moto BM        Minarelli V1 engine

Bonvicini Marino

Bonvicini Marino

The word “gadabout” means wanderer. The Phillips Gadabout was a popular 1950′s – 1960′s English moped. That kind of Gadabout moped is not included here. One of the earliest Gadabout moped sold in America was the 1978 Gadabout MK IV by the Holiday Rambler Corporation, made in Bologna, Italy by Moto BM (Bonvicini Marino). It was originally sold on the back of Holiday Rambler RVs to be ridden around campsites. At some point later, the Robcor Corporation in Plymouth, Virginia USA sold Gadabouts, both two and three wheelers, in the late 1970′s. Almost all of them have no stickers left, because they cracked and fell off. That was the only thing that Gadabout owners were not glad about.

This is not included here. The parts are all different.

This is not covered here.

1979 Gadabout flyer

1979 Gadabout flyer

1979 Gadabout features

1979 Gadabout features

Gadabout stickers did not last

Stickers did not last long

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Gadabout Minarelli V1 engine

1978 Gadabout
Minarelli V1 engine

1980's Gadabout Minarelli V1 engine

1980′s Gadabout
Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Gadabout Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Gadabout
Minarelli V1 engine

Gadabout frame

1978 Gadabout frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 Gadabout trike Minarelli V1 engine

1981 Gadabout trike
Minarelli V1 engine

1979 Gadabout trike

1979 Gadabout trike

Moto BM was started by Mario Bonvincini in 1950. BM first made bikes with Ilo 125 -175cc engines, then later with Morini and Minarelli engines 50-125cc.

You can see the 1978-79 frame is different than the 1980-81, in the area behind and below the seat. The above green and silver 1980 Gadabout is the same bike and same paint colors as a 1979 Pryer Gadabout, so it might a Pryer with the decals removed.

 

Gadabout 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, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV speedometer with LH driver, and CEV reflectors.

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Fabbrica Motoveicoli - Garelli - FanticGary       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 with pedals

1990? Gary Uno
Garelli 1-speed horizontal

1990? Gary Due Garelli 2-speed pegs & kick start

1990? Gary Due Special
Garelli 2-speed horizontal

Gary instruments

Gary Due Special instruments (CEV)

Gary Engines

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1976 Gilera Mopeds flyerGileraGilera  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.

1976 Gilera Trial Moped

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.

1976 Gilera cb1

76 Gilera cb1 (Euro model)

1975 Gilera

1975 Gilera cb1 (Euro)

Gilera cb1 b

Gilera cb1 b (Euro)

1977 Gilera cbA

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. 

 

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1978 Gitane Sport Minarelli V1 engine aka Gitane OKS

1978 Gitane Sport
Minarelli V1 engine
77 was Gitane OKS

Gitane               made in Italy by Testi              Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Gitane Cricket made in Italy by Testi Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Gitane Cricket
tubone frame by Testi
Minarelli V1 engine

1978 Gitane Confort

1978 Gitane Confort
Minarelli V1 engine
77 was Gitane CL200

1978 Gitane CL200

1978 Gitane CL200
Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Gitanes came with PV levers, black plastic, that break easy. Many, like these shown, have them on one side only because the other side broke and was replaced with a Domino chrome lever and housing/perch. 

    1977-1978      1978-1980      Gitane (Testi) – US models

        CL200    =       Confort        curvy stamped steel frame-and-tank, enclosed chain
red,blu,grn,gold      red,blu,??
        OKS        =        Sport           tube frame with separate gas tank
 red, blue        red, blue, yellow,??
        Jeans      =                           fiberglass scooter body w/leg fairing, aka Testi Amico 
 white? 
        Cricket    =                           monotrave type frame-and-tank, heavy duty model
  red, blue

 

HuretPV controlsGitane 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, Huret speedometer with LH driver, and CEV reflectors. 

Gitane chrome floor boards       $50/pair  new but oxidized slightly

Gitane Confort chain covers      $50/pair, covers whole chain, used

Gitane push-in 40mm gas lids     $20   also fits General top tanks

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Intramotor  made in Italy by Intramotor   Morini or Minarelli

Intramotor (Intramotor-Gloria S.p.A) began in Verona, Italy in 1971, and later moved to Arcole. They made lightweights with 49 to 124cc Sachs and Minarelli engines. Intramotor was imported to the US by F.G.S. Inc.

1976 Intramotor Gloria Verona engine

’76 Intramotor Gloria
Morini Gyromat eng
PV black plastic levers

1977 Intramotor Scout Verona Gyromat engine

1977 Intramotor Scout Morini Gyromat engine
Domino chrome levers

1977 Intramotor Mini Kid Verona Gyromat engine

Intramotor Mini Kid
PV black levers

 

 

 

Intramotor Gloria

 

 

 

 

 

1976 Intramotor flyer

1976 Intramotor flyer (Euro models)

The Mini-Kid in action. folds up, carries easy

The Mini-Kid in action.
folds up, carries easy

 

Intramotor Gloria was imported by F.G.S. Enterprises Inc.

 

PV controlsIntramotor components: Minarelli V1 (some Blancos) or Morini Gyromat engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino (some Scouts) or PV controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV speedometer with LH driver. Scout gas valve is 10×1 male spigot down (or left, or right).

 

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 Italjet coloredItaljet         made in Italy by Italjet      various engines

Italjet factory

 

Italemmezeta was the predecessor of Italjet, a firm established in Bologna, Italy in 1958 by Leopoldo Tartarini, son of Egisto Tartarini, an Italian racer. Early machines employed MZ engines. In about 1966 the firm’s name changed to Italjet. They have built over 150 models of motorcycles and mini-cycles. 

1969 Indian Motorcycles

1969 Indian Motorcycles

Italjet sold the complete manufacturing and distribution rights for seven of its scooter models to the Kinetic group of India in January 2007. (from Sheldons Emu). 

Floyd Clymer, 222 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles CA 90004, imported Italjets in the late 1960′s, branded as Indian. Italjet also built a small number of machines with Royal Enfield 750cc engines for Floyd Clymer in the late 1960′s, who owned the Indian name. Around 15 of these quite handsome motorcycles are believed to exist. Clymer died before the project came to fruition and the remaining 200 Enfield engines were sold to Rickman, resulting in the Rickman Interceptors.

 

Indian Mini Mini

1972 Indian Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycle Company, 110 N Doheny St, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 USA bought the Indian name from Floyd Clymer. In the early 1970′s, they imported Italjet motorcycles and minicycles. At some point around 1977, they sold the Indian name to American Moped Inc., who used the Indian name on their 4-stroke mopeds made in Taiwan by Merida, from 1978 to 1981.

 

 

197x Indian Trials in MC Museum

1974? Indian M5B Trials
in National MC Museum

Italjet USA 7471 Greenbush Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91605 USA, imported and distributed Italjet minicycles in the late 1970′s. The Indian name was no longer in use, but they still listed the older Indian model names in their price list.  

 

 

 

Italjet USA

 

Italjet MM5B front 75dpiItaljet M5B front 75dpiItaljet JC5B front 75dpi

 
 
      1978 Italjet USA Minicycles
 Italjet    Indian    price     engine           tires         aka
 MM5B  Bambino  $439      S5K2       2.50 x 8″  Mini Mini
 M5B     Brave      $469      S5K2       2.50 x 10       Mini
 JC5B    Scout      $519  S5K2 Radial  15F, 12R  Jr Cross
 CX50   Warrior   $569   P4S Unified  14F, 12R
 CX50R Special    $699  P4S Unified   14F, 12R
 
 
 

Italjet MM5B back 100dpi

Italjet M5B back 100dpiItaljet JC5B back 100dpiItaljet CX50 back 100dpiItaljet CX50R back 100dpi

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980's Italjet Pack 2 Vespa Ciao engine was Michael Andretti's

1980′s Italjet Pack 2
Vespa Ciao engine
was Michael Andretti’s

The Italjet Packaway collapsible moped had pedals and a Morini MO-1 engine. The Italjet Pack 2 had foot pegs, kickstart, and a Vespa Ciao engine. 

Italjet components: The off road Italjet models have some of the same components as Italian Mopeds, such as Grimeca brakes, axles and hubs, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetors, Bosch or Ducati ignition parts,  Morini engine parts, #415 drive chain, and possibly things like cables, fuel petcocks, steering nuts or bearing races, etc.

 

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1978 Italvelo I-78 Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Italvelo
Morini MO-1 engine

1977 Italvelo moped

1977 Italvelo with MO-1

Italvelo    made in Italy by Italvelo    Morini MO-1

ItalveloItalvelo 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…

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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.

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Itom       made in Italy by Itom     Itom 1-speed engine

Itom 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.

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Lambretta Lambretino

Lambretta Lambretino

Lambretta       made in Italy by Innocenti     Innocenti 1-spd engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lem Motor    Lem            made in Italy by Lem Motor     Minarelli or Morini engines

Lem began in 1973, at Lippo di Calderara, near Bologna, Italy. They made mopeds, scooters and mini bikes. In 1983 LEM motor’s production plant was moved to the present location of Kola Predosa, Italy, another nearby town. Since the 1980′s, LEM, like Italjet, has specialized in off road and racing motocross motorcycles for children. Since the late 1990′s Lem has been the world leader in that industry.

1976 Lem Chembol Raid

1976 Lem Chembol Raid
Morini 4-spd engine

1978 Lem Pratikal

1978 Lem Pratikal Kit
Minarelli V1 engine

1977 Lem Pizeta

1977 Lem Pizeta
Minarelli V1 engine

All 3 of these early Lem moped models say “Chembol” on the front fender. 

 

 

 

 

 

1980's Lem Stratos

1980′s Lem Stratos
Minarelli 4-spd engine
different frame than 70′s

1978 Lem Pratikal/Chembol

1978 Lem Pratikal
Morini MO-2 engine

1978 Lem Pratikal

1978 Lem Pratikal
long seat version
Morini MO-2 engine

1970′s Lem monotrave frames can be identified by the 45mm clamp-on pop-up gas lid facing the right, the shape of the rear rack bars, the style of shocks and shock mounts, plus the cone taper under the seat. The 1970′s Italtelai tubone frame, looks like the Lem but has no taper cone, allowing for a very low seat. 

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Moto Bimm (Bimotor)

Moto Bimm later became Bimotor

  Maico            made in Italy by Bimotor – Moto Bimm     Minarelli V1

1973 Cyclobimm Billo (Bimotor Moto Bimm) Minarelli V1 engine

1973 Cyclobimm Billo
(Bimotor Moto Bimm)
Minarelli V1 engine

1976 Maico MPI

1976 Maico MPI
30mph USA model

1978 Maico moped 20mph Euro 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.

Moto BimmMaico 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.

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MalagutiMalaguti          made in Italy by Malaguti          Morini MO1, M1 or MO2

Malaguti Commuter 1

’77 Malaguti Commuter 1
Morini MO-1 engine

Malaguti Commuter tank

1977 Malaguti Commuter gas tank

Malaguti Commuter ID

Malaguti ID plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaguti of AmericaMalaguti is a family-owned motorcycle company based in San Lazzaro di Savena, Italy, founded by Antonio Malaguti in 1930. One of the many succesful products they made in the late 1970′s was the Malaguti Commuter moped. These machines were originally imported to the US by Malaguti of America, 1851 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island USA. Around maybe 1982, when the moped boom was almost over, Marina Mobili Inc, in Moonachie, New Jersey USA, bought out the US inventory and the rights to continue to distribute the Malaguti Commuter mopeds. MMI continued the trade name “Malaguti of America”.

1978 Malaguti Pilot

1978 Malaguti Pilot
same as Cosmo Colt 3

1978 Malaguti Pilot  Morini MO-2 engine

1978 Malaguti Pilot
Morini MO-2 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malaguti components: Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 or 14/9 carburetor, Domino chrome levers/controls, CEV electrics, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, CEV speedometer with LH driver. 

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F. Morini         made in Italy by LEM Motor          Morini MO-1 or MO-2

Lem MotorLem Motor  makes the F. Morini line, a trade name made by the importer and US distributor, Herdan Corporation, Port Clinton, PA. Long lasting Herdan 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 Morini Chembol aka LEM Pratikal

1978 F. Morini Chembol
aka LEM Pratikal

LEM Pratikal ID plate

1978 F. Morini ID plate

1980 F. Morini Chembol Morini MO-1 engine

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 ?

 

 

PV controlsF. 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.

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Motobecane      made in Italy by Motobecane    Morini MO-2 engine

1980 Motobecane Sebring ID plate

1980 Motobecane Sebring made in Italy by Ateliers de la Motobecane SA

1980 Motobecane Sebring Morini MO-2 engine

1980 Motobecane Sebring
Morini MO-2 engine

1981 Motobecane Sebring  Morini MO-2 engine

1981 Motobecane Sebring
Morini MO-2 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 Motomarina Sebring made in Italy by Motometeora SNC for Marina Mobili Inc

1987 Motomarina Sebring made by Moto Meteora SNC

 Motomarina Sebring   made in Italy by Moto Meteora   Morini M1, Minarelli V1L

1985 Motomarina Sebring Morini M-1 engine

’85 Motomarina Sebring
Morini M1 engine

1987 Motomarina Sebring  Minarelli V1-L engine

’87 Motomarina Sebring
Minarelli V1-L engine

1987 Motomarina Sebring Morini M-1 engine

’87 Motomarina Sebring
Morini M1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1987 Motomarina Sebring Minarelli V1-L engine

’87 Motomarina Sebring
Minarelli V1-L engine

1989 Motomarina Sebring

’89 Motomarina Sebring
Minarelli V1-L engine

1989 Motomarina Sebring Minarelli V1-L motor

’89 Motomarina Sebring
Minarelli V1-L motor

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             Motomarina Raven     made in Italy by ???             Minarelli V1-L engine

1985 General 5 Star TE made by Moto Bimm Minarelli V1-L engine

1985 General 5 Star TE
Minarelli V1-L engine

1987 Motomarina Raven Minarelli V1-L engine

1987 Motomarina Raven
Minarelli V1-L engine

1987 Motomarina Raven Minarelli V1L motor

1987 Motomarina Raven
Minarelli V1L motor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Motomarina Tri-Power    made in Italy by ??     Minarelli V1-LHE

80's MotoMarina Tri-Power Minarelli V1-LHE with electric start

87 Motomarina Tri-Power
Minarelli V1-LHE engine

Motomarina is a trade name made up by Marina Mobili Inc. (MMI). MMI imported the Italian-made Raven two-wheeler, and somehow got Pryer Motorcraft, 4563 State Route 235, Ada, Ohio 45810, to install their American-made rear end kits to make the Tri-Power three-wheeler. It is not known whether MMI bought Pryer, or if they hired Pryer to produce the Motomarina Tri-Power. 

Notice how the rear end with molded body is the same on the Pryer and the Motomarina, even though the frames and names are different. 

 

Motomarina Tri-Power components: Minarelli V1-LHE engine with electric start, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carb, CEV “pancake” headlight, CEV-Domino  integrated plastic switches, right side with start button. Domino “80′s black” controls, CEV magneto with ring gear around flywheel, Grimeca front hub with 90mm brakes, special rear trike hubs with 105mm Grimeca brakes. See spec sheet below.

Motomarina Flyer side 1

Motomarina Flyer side 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi      made in Italy by Moto Guzzi or Motobi     Motobi 1-spd engine

 

Moto Guzzi Robin flyer

78 Moto Guzzi Robin (US) 
Guzzi sheet metal frame
Motobi 1-speed engine

1971 Moto Guzzi Chiù

71 Moto Guzzi Chiù (Euro)
Guzzi sheet metal frame
Motobi 1-speed engine

1978 Moto Guzzi Robin

78 Moto Guzzi Robin (US)
Motobi tubone frame
Motobi 1-speed engine

Moto Guzzi 50 Magnum

Moto Guzzi Magnum (Eu)
Motobi tubone frame

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974 Moto Guzzi Chiù formed sheet-steel frame made by Moto Guzzi

1974 Moto Guzzi Chiù
formed sheet-steel frame
made by Moto Guzzi

Moto Guzzi is the oldest European motorcycle manufacturer in continuous production. Established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario, Italy, they played a historic role in Italy’s motorcycling manufacture, its prominence worldwide in motorcycle racing, and industry innovations—including the first motorcycle center stand, wind tunnel, and eight-cylinder engine. In 2004 Moto Guzzi become a unico azionista, a wholly owned subsidiary, and one of seven brands owned by Piaggio & C. spA. Piaggio is Europe’s largest, and the world’s fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer by unit sales. (from Wikipedia)

Notice how there are two different bikes both named “Moto Guzzi Robin”. There is the tubone (thick tube with gasoline inside) Moto Guzzi Robin , made by Motobi, that is identical to the Benelli G2. There is also the stamped sheet metal frame Moto Guzzi Robin, made by Moto Guzzi, that is the US version of the Moto Guzzi Chiù. Both kinds of Robin have the same Motobi engine and wheels as the Benelli G2. 

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1976 Moto Meteora Minarelli M4 4-speed tubone type frame

1976 Moto Meteora
Minarelli M4 4-speed
(Euro model) tubone type

1974 Moto Meteora logo

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?

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Motron              made in Italy by Motron          Minarelli V1 engine

1979 Motron Sprint

1979 Motron Sprint
Minarelli V1 engine

1979 Motron Medalist

1979 Motron Medalist
Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Motron Classic

1980 Motron Classic
Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

1987 Motron GL4

1987 Motron GL4

Motron (Motron S.p.A.) was founded in Modena, Italy in 1961 by Eduardo Po, when he took over Moto RomeoRomeo made competitive sport bikes with 50cc 15hp Minarelli shifter engines, plus mini bikes and mopeds with Minarelli V1 50cc 1.5hp automatics. in the 1960′s and 70′s. In 1976 Eduardo’s sons Ermanno and Adriano took over, modernized the company, and changed the name from Romeo to Motron. (First they wanted to use “Motrom” which is short for Moto Romeo. But then they made the “m” an “n” so it would sound different from “Motom”, an established brand). Motron made excellent Minarelli powered tuboni from the late 1970′s to the end of the 1980′s, such as the popular 50cc 4-speed liquid cooled GL4.

In early 1978, Motron Corporation of America, in Palos Verdes, California began to import and distribute Motron mopeds to USA moped dealers. They made up the wavey stripes, the name Medalist, and the “Gold Medallion Moped Service” logo.  

Veglia smallMotron components: Minarelli V1 or V1-L engine 20(1.0hp), 25(1.5hp), 30mph(2.0hp) versions, Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, CEV lights and switches, Domino controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

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Negrini               made in Italy by Negrini           Morini engine

1978 Negrini Gazelle

1978 Negrini Gazelle
Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Negrini Leprotto

1978 Negrini Leprotto
Morini MO-1 engine

Negrini

Negrini USA

 

 

 

Negrini mopeds, scooters and small motorcycles have been made in Modena, Italy since 1954. Around 1980, Marina Mobili Inc, the largest moped parts supplier in the USA, took over Negrini’s production of mopeds for the US market, and made the “Negrini Mopeds” and “Negrini USA” simplified logos.

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1978 Negrini Harvard Morini MO-1 or MO-2

1978 Negrini Harvard
Morini MO-1 or MO-2

Negrini 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 and 90mm brakes, CEV or Huret speedometer with LH driver.

The 18-spoke aluminum “mag” wheels original on the Negrini Harvard, Morini Chembol, LEM Pratikal are unmarked, and the identity is currently unknown. 

 

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Pacer                    made in Italy by Italtelei            Morini engine

1977 Pacer "Pacer" Morini MO-1 engine

1977 Pacer (P14)
Morini MO-1 engine

1978 Pacer Sport made by Italtelai Morini MO-2 engine

1978 Pacer Sport (P78)
Morini MO-1 or MO-2 eng
tubone frame by Italtelai

1977 pacer frame

1977 Pacer P14 frame
made by Italtelai

Italtelai small

 

Pacer is not in the WoI Encyclopedia, but Italtelai is. Italtelai began in 1972, and means “Italian frames”. They made chassis for Arciero, BianchiPacer, Portofino, Snark, and other US export models. They all used Motori Morini Franco engines and Spisni Franzoni forks. 

1980 Pacer Super Sport

1980 Super Sport (P80)
MO-1 eng (MO-2 optional) 

Pacer smallThe Pacer brand name and logo was created in 1976 by Portofino International Inc, PI, at 55 Lamar St, West Babylon, New York. Some of the early Italtelai’s were labeled as Portofino. By 1978, PI became Portofino Moped & Bicycle International Inc, PMBI, at 495 Smith St, Farmingdale New York. By 1980, PMBI sold the Pacer name and inventory to Aeon International Corporation, AIC, at 2165 Fifth Ave, Ronkonkoma, New York. By about 1982, AIC sold the Pacer name and parts to Marina Mobili Inc, MMI, at 146 W Commercial Ave, Moonachie New Jersey 07074. MMI imported and distributed Pacer mopeds and parts to USA moped shops until around 1990. All of this comes from the front covers of 3 owners manuals and 2 work shop manuals.

HuretPacer components: Morini engine: MO1 or MO2 (1976-78) or M1 (1979-1985), Dellorto SHA 14/12 (or 14/9) carburetor, Domino chrome levers/controls, Dansi magneto, CEV electrics, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes, Huret speedometer with LH driver.

There is a modern Pacer moped, made by Hero Majestic, in India, in the 2000′s. That is a “horse of a different color”.

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Pryer Owners Manual

Pryer Owners Manual

Pryer      made in Italy by Moto BM        Minarelli V1 engine

Bonvicini Marino

Bonvicini Marino

Pryer is an American company that manufactured three-wheeled mopeds. See American-made mopeds. They also imported and sold Italian made two-wheeled mopeds. The two wheelers are completly Italian made, with BM chassis, Minarelli engine, etc. The trike rear ends are made in the USA, and basically replace the rear wheel and fender on the Italian two-wheeler. 

 

1978 Pryer Gadabout

1978 Pryer Gadabout

1979 Pryer Gadabout

1979 Pryer Gadabout
Minarelli V1 engine

The 1978 Pryer Gadabout is the same as the later model 1980 Gadabout, including the green and silver paint color. It is not clear what the relationship is. Both are made by Moto BM. Perhaps the Gadabout trade name was Pryer’s. Eventually it became Marina Mobili’s trade name in about 1981, when Gadabout became a brand of moped parts, not mopeds.

 

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1978 Califfo moped made by C. Rizzato Padova, Italy distributed by Promark Products Ohio USA

1978 Califfo De Luxe
made in Padova, Italy
by C. Rizzato & C. s.p.a
distributed in Ohio USA by Promark Products

Rizzato       made in Italy by Cesare Rizzato     Rizzato 1-speed 

The famous Atala bicycle company was founded in Italy in 1921 by Cesare Rizzato.

1978 Rizzato Callifo Rizzato 1-spd engine

1978 Rizzato Califfo
Rizzato 1-spd engine

Rizzato Callifo left side

Rizzato Califfo left side

Rizzato Califfo right side

Rizzato Califfo right side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rizzato EngineRizzato Califfo components: Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, Grimeca 90mm hubs and brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights, CEV round chrome switches, CEV handlebar mount speedometer with LH driver.

 

Here is an exploded view of the Rizzato 119, a one-speed automatic moped engine, 49cc limited. It is for information purposes. Myrons does not have Rizzato parts, other than substitutes or compatibles.

 

 

 

90's Rizzato Califfone tubone type frame

90′s Rizzato Califfone
tubone type frame
(Euro model)

1998 Rizzato Buffalo (Euro model)

1998 Rizzato Buffalo
(Euro model)

Rizzato Buffalo engine

Rizzato Buffalo engine

These late 1980′s and later Rizzato mopeds were not sold in the USA. So parts for these are only known by pictures and/or customer’s measurements, in some cases. Many of the things look familiar.

 

 

 

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Safari       made in Italy by LEM Motor       Minarelli V1 engine

 

 

 

 

 

Safari is a trade name made by the importer, MBI, Inc (Motor Bike Imports) 6007 S Route 130, Pennsauken, New Jersey 08105. They lasted longer than most US brands. Above is 1977 color brochure, left is 1981 Buyers Guide black & white page, and right is a 1990 Safari MZV. Notice how the 1978 Morini Chembol aka LEM Pratikal, and the 1980 Safari Cobra, 1977 Safari 300MT, and 1990 Safari MZV all have the same frame, fork and fenders. Also notice how the 1980′s LEM Stratos and the 1980 Safari Commando have the same frame, fork and fenders.

1976 Safari Commando

1976 Safari Commando

1981 Safari Commando

1981 Safari Commando

1976 Safari Fox

1976 Safari Fox

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safari 115mm brake

Safari 115mm brake

Safari 115 F brk plate

Safari 115mm front plate
alum. casting can crack

Safari Commando rear wheel

1981 Safari Commando
Grimeca 16 x 1.60 
115mm brake drum

These Safari brake pictures are for reference. Myrons does not have, or know where to get, any 115mm brake shoes, but is searching.

 

 

 

 

OSL smallSafari components: Minarelli V1 (one speed automatic) or Minarelli 4-speed manual (Commando model), Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor (V1 engine), CEV lights, CEV plastic slider switches, OSL controls, Grimeca hubs and 90mm brakes or 115mm drum Razze Incrociate style mags (Commando model), CEV speedometer with LH driver.

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1977 Silver Foxi

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.

PV controlsVeglia smallSilver 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.

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Snark      made in Italy by Italvelo or Italtelai     Minarelli or Morini

1978 Snark Satellite Morini MO-2 engine

1978 Snark Satellite
Morini MO-2 engine

Italtelai smallItalveloSnark 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.

HuretSnark 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.

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                                        Testi       made in Italy by Testi         Minarelli V1 engine (most)

Testi Cricket

Testi Cricket
(Euro) monotrave frame

Testi Mini Cricket V1

Testi Mini Cricket V1
(Euro)monotrave style

1978 Testi OKS V1 Minarelli V1 engine

1978 Testi OKS V1
Minarelli V1 engine

1980 Testi Cricket V2 Minarelli V2 variator eng

1980 Testi Cricket V2
Minarelli V2 variator eng

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 Testi Cricket 4M Minarelli 4-spd manual

1981 Testi Cricket 4M
Minarelli 4-spd manual
(Euro model)

Testi is an Italian surname that also means “texts” or “verses”. Umberto Testi’s son Erio Testi worked in his father’s bicycle factory until 1953, when he was sent to Austria, at Fichtel and Sachs, to learn about small two stroke engines. After Erio returned, he transferred the two stroke engine knowledge to his friend Vittorio Minarelli. Vittorio then later went on, after years of automotive engineering study and practice, to form Fabricca Bologna Minarelli FBM, which sometime later became the successful Motori Minarelli. That is why all Testi’s have Minarelli engines.

Testi makes Gitane, Cosmo Amico, Silver Foxi, and other minor brands. Like Minarelli, they were modest and “behind the scenes”, content to sell their products “plain” so that marketing companies could put their own names and logos on. Marketing names wanted you to think they made it themselves, so they would hide the true maker identities.

Veglia smallPV controlsTesti 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, Domino or PV controls and levers, Grimeca hubs and brakes, CEV 6932 magneto, CEV or Veglia speedometer with LH driver.

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1977 Velomec Automatic made by Italvelo Morini MO-1 engine

1977 Velomec Automatic

ItalveloVelomec   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.  

 

HuretPV controls

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.

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Montgomery WardsWards Riverside     made in Italy by Benelli                Benelli engine

Wards RiversideMontgomery Wards was one of the three major US department store chains that sold motorcycles, scooters, mini-bikes, or mopeds, in their catalogs and stores. The Wards line was named “Riverside”. The earliest Wards Riverside models from the 50′s and early 60′s where French-made Motobecane mopeds that consisted of models like the AV88 and AV78. There were also some scooters made by Japan’s Mitsubishi and Italy’s Bianchi companies. In 1965, Wards changed manufacturers and opted to sell mostly machines from the Italian company Benelli. Benelli offered not only a few different moped models but also a line of 2 stroke/single cylinder motorcycles that could compete in the marketplace with the Austrian Puch motorcycles that Sears was selling under their Allstate brand.

1965 Wards Riverside 150-D

1965 Wards Riverside 150-D

By 1970 the moped and motorcycle sales went away for the two department store retailers primarily due to the Japanese invasion with highly engineered, reliable and powerful 4 stroke motorcycles under the likes of Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki. Also, in 1970 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created to oversee and combat increasing pollution and air quality issues. Smokey two stroke motorcycles and other high emission vehicles would be the first targets.

After the mid-70′s gasoline shortage in the US, moped sales and popularity exploded. In 1978 Montgomery Ward (and Sears) began selling 2 stroke mopeds again. This time around, Wards sold the re-branded German-made Solo/Columbia Commuter moped, and two USA-made AMF models. Later they sold USA-made EZ Rider/Minarelli mopeds, and in California stores, the French-made 1980 Peugeot 102 (on sale for $279). Sears, once again, also started selling Puch (Kromag) powered mopeds but under their Free Spirit moniker. Catalog and department store retailer J.C Penney also got in on the moped action in 1977 by offering its own Puch (Kromag) based mopeds under the names of Swinger and Pinto. By 1981 the moped craze was over and all three department stores discontinued selling mopeds, this time for good.

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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.

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Yankee Peddler   made in Italy by FMB Telaimotor   Minarelli V1 engine

FMB smallYankee 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

1969 FMB Telaimotor
Minarelli V1 engine

1978 FMB Yankee Peddler 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

1978 FMB gas tank

FMB Minarelli V1 engine

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

 

 

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