Bianchi made in Italy by Italvelo or Italtelai Minarelli V1 or Morini MO1 or MO2 engine
Bianchi, the worlds oldest still-operating bicycle manufacturer, celebrated it’s 125th anniversary in 2013. Millions of ciclisti worldwide ride the celeste green machines.
Bianchi moped models include the Bianchi Eagle 30 (or 25 or 20), made by Italvelo, with Minarelli V1 engine. It is the same as a Snark. See Snark, in Misc. Italian Mopeds.
Left, a sweet Bianchi Stardust (says Bianchi 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.
Bianchi components: Minarelli V1 (Snark models) or Morini MO-1 or MO-2 engine (Bianchi models), 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).
Snark made in Italy by Italvelo or Italtelai Minarelli or Morini
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.
Italvelo made in Italy by Italvelo Morini MO-1 engine
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. See Aspes, Snark and Velomec in Misc. Italian Mopeds. The list grows…
Italvelo components: Morini MO-1 engine, Dellorto SHA 14/12 carburetor, Grimeca hubs, brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights and switches, Domino or PV controls, Huret or CEV speedometer with LH driver.