Garelli Info

updated 2019-10

Contents:
1. Garelli
2. Garelli Models 1951-2012  worldwide
3. Garelli Engines

 


1. Garelli

Garelli LogoItaly FlagGarelli began in 1913 when Italian engineer Adalbarto Garelli built his first motorcycle, a 350cc two-stroke. The company started in 1919, and by 1923 Garelli established a reputation of quality and reliability by setting 76 world records, mostly for endurance. After WWII production of military equipment shifted to civilian necessities. In 1953 Garelli produced the Mosquito, a 38cc bicycle engine. Later Mosquito versions were mostly 49cc, or complete mopeds.

Agrati began in 1900 as A. Agrati i Figli (A. Agrati and Sons) producing electric motors and later bicycles. In the late 1950’s Agrati produced the successful Capri line of motor scooters and was also Italy’s leading producer of bicycle parts. In 1961 Garelli was acquired by the family owned Agrati company and became Agrati Garelli.  The name “Agrati Garelli” or “Ag Gar” was used in the 1960’s and 1970’s but was shortened to just “Garelli” in the 1980’s.

1964 Agrati Garelli models

From cybermotorcycle.com  In 1961 the Agrati Garelli Group was established and production commenced in the two industrial complexes in Sesto San Giovanni, home of Garelli, and in Monticello where Agrati was based. The two businesses operated independently but with one Directorate General coordinating production which then flowed into a single distribution network with a combined sales organization. Thus began a consistent production of both basic and sports mopeds, and of motor cars, outboard engines and go-carts. Output is substantial with, for example, production of the Eureka Flex ciclomotore (moped) from 1972 to 1977 achieving some 500,000 units. In 1982, the introduction of the TSR model 125 began the production of lightweight motorcycles.

1983 Garelli 125GP

Agrati Garelli began to establish a sporting image, and after a series of records achieved in 1963 in the 50cc category with machines prepared by the engineer William Soncini, Garelli entered the eighties by taking part in the World Championship in the 50cc, 125cc and 250cc classes. The single-cylinder 50 cc has a disc valve and delivers 13 bhp at 14,800 rpm. Riders for Garelli included Eugenio Lazzarini, Angel Nieto (of Derbi fame), Fauso Gresini, Riccardo Tormo, Edward Granata, Ezio Gianola, Maurizio Vitali, Luca Cadalora, Bruno Casanova, Miguel Reyes, Emilio Cuppini, Paolo Casoli, and Domenico Brigaglia.

Fantic Motor was founded in 1968 by Dr. Mario Agrati of Agrati Garelli, and Henry Keppel-Hesselink, who was responsible for foreign sales at Agrati Garelli. Fantic produced a line of mini-bikes, go-karts and mini-enduro bikes, branded as Broncco for the American youth market. From cybermotorcycle.com In 1969 the Lombard factory launched the famous 50cc Caballero which immediately met success with younger riders due to its technical superiority and competitive pricing. In 1973 the first 125 appeared, powered by a Minarelli engine built specifically for Fantic. Late 1970’s and early 80’s Fantic mopeds also had Minarelli engines built specifically for Fantic. 

Broncco minibikes and enduro bikes were made by Fantic Motor or Agrati Garelli from 1968 to 1972 and sold by Engine Specialties, in Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania. The 1969 to 1970 TC-4, TS-4 and BC-4 models were made by Agrati Garelli and had Garelli engines. All other Broncco models were made by Fantic Motor. See Fantic. The 1969 Broncco logo is the same as Fantic, suggesting it’s hidden identity.

So Agrati, Garelli, Fantic and Broncco were connected in the late 1960’s and 70’s. Sources are Wheels of Italy, Wikipedia-Garelli, and Fantic Motor Heritage.

american-garelliAfter the gas shortage “energy crisis” of 1974, In 1975 the US congress and DOT created new laws for mopeds. This welcomed European makers and American importers to begin selling mopeds in the gasoline-starved USA.

American Garelli East Ltd, 1211 Gadsden St, Columbia SC 29201 was the importer from 1976 to 1978.

agrati-garelli-corporation-of-america

Agrati-Garelli Corporation of America, at 1800 Edmond Rd, Cayce SC 29033, and then at North Frontage Rd, I-20, Hwy 6, Lexington SC 29072, was the importer from 1978 to 1986.

In the mid 1980’s the moped boom was over thanks to new drivers license laws or restrictions, cheap gas, and competition from Japanese makers. Most European moped makers pulled out of the US in the late 1980’s.

Fabbrica Motoveicoli was an Italian government subsidized group of struggling motor vehicle companies. The last models produced by Garelli/Fantic Motor/Fabbrica Motoveicoli were the Gary Uno and Gary Due, before the bankruptcy in 1992.

 

 

 


2. Garelli Models 1946-2012

 

Abbreviations and Color Meanings:
The 2-digit “gears” column tells how many gears and how they’re shifted. The color tells if there are pedals. 

1A = 1-spd automatic with pedals  2A = 2-speed automatic with pedals
1V = 1-speed manual  with pedals  2V = 2-speed hand-shift with pedals   3V = 3sp hand-shift with pedals
4V = 4-spd hand-shift with pedals  2M = 2-speed foot-shift  with pedals   3M = 3sp foot-shift  with pedals
4M = 4-spd foot-shift  with pedals  5M = 5-speed foot-shift  with pedals   6M = 5sp foot-shift  with pedals

1A = 1-spd automatic    no pedals  2A = 2-speed automatic    no pedals
1V = 1-speed manual     no pedals  2V = 2-speed hand-shift    no pedals   3V = 3sp hand-shift    no pedals
4V = 4-spd hand-shift   no pedals  2M = 2-speed foot-shift     no pedals   3M = 3sp foot-shift     no pedals
4M = 4-spd foot-shift     no pedals  5M = 5-speed foot-shift     no pedals   6M = 5sp foot-shift     no pedals

The engine model color tells the type, two-stroke or four-stroke.

 

 


1951 Mosquito

 

Some 1960’s ads below were provided by Primo of Budoia (Pordenone).
From
cybermotorcycle.com, and official sales ads or flyers.

 

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears  rims   1946-52
EU 038 0.8 38a 000  1V 00/00 Mosquito 38cc motor kit

 

The first Mosquito 38a was a friction-drive compact motor unit that attached to most bicycles. 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine gears  rims    1953-54
EU 049 1.5 38b 000  1V 00/00
Mosquito 49cc motor kit

 

In 1953 the displacement and power were increased on the 38b engine. After 1954 the friction-drive Mosquito was called Velo Mosquito to distinguish it from the chain-drive Mosquito models.

 


1955 Velo Mosquito 511

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears  rims    1955
EU 049 1.5 38b 000  1A 00/00 Velo Mosquito “Centrimatic”

EU 049 1.5 38b 000  1A 20/20 Velo Mosquito 511

From Wheels of Italy: Garelli between 1946 and the 1970’s produced the following models:

The 38-A of 1946 was the first in the series. It was a two-stroke cycle, roller transmission and engine capacity of 38.5 cc equipped with a carburetor, usually a Dell’Orto, capable of delivering power to 0.8 hp and a total weight of about 4 kg. Fuel was provided by a mixture of oil/gas at 6/7% rate in the tank for 2 liters and consumption was about 70 kilometers per liter. This model, in 1952 France, was known for its solid build quality. This was proven by running the engine continuously for 55 days and 55 nights at an average of 30 km/h. Garelli at that time announced that they had already had a record with over 400,000 identical Mosquito’s in circulating.

The 38-B of 1953 was an evolution of that first, while maintaining the same initials, had the engine capacity increased to 49 cc.

The “Centrimatic”, which followed the successful Mosquito in 1955, had a fundamental change: the adoption of a patented automatic transmission that further simplifying operation and succeeded to get the bicycle to reach the 45 km/h goal.

 


1956 Mosquito

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears  rims    1956-57
EU 049 1.5 38b 00   1A 20/20 Velo Mosquito 511
EU 049 0.0 315H 0  4M 18/18 Mosquito (315) 50 Gran Turismo
EU 049 0.0 315HS   4M 18/18 Mosquito (315) 50 Sport
EU 049 0.0 00000   1A 20/20 Mosquito 515

 

 

 

 

 


1958 Mosquito 315

EU 0cc   hp engine gears  rims   1958-59
EU 049 1.5 38b 00  1A 20/20 Velo Mosquito 511

EU 049 0.0 315H 0 4M 18/18 Mosquito 315 Gran Turismo
EU 049 0.0 315HS  4M 18/18 Mosquito 315 Sport
EU 049 0.0 00000  1A 20/20 Mosquito 515
EU 049 0.0 00000  Garelli 75
EU 049 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 50
EU 070 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 70
EU 098 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 100
EU 125 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 125

 


1960 Mosquito 515

1960 Garelli Garellino

EU 0cc   hp engine gears  rims   1960
EU 049 1.5 38b 00  1A 20/20 Velo Mosquito 511
EU 049 0.0 315H 0 4M 18/18 Mosquito 315 Gran Turismo
EU 049 0.0 315HS  4M 18/18 Mosquito 315 Sport
EU 049 0.0 00000  1A 20/20 Mosquito 515

EU 049 0.0 00000  1A 20/20 Garelli Garellino
EU 050 0.0 00000  Agrati Como 50
EU 070 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 70
EU 080 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 80
EU 098 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 100
EU 125 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 125

 


EU 0cc   hp engine gears  rims  1961
EU 049 1.5 38B 00 1A 20/20  Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 048 0.0 315H 0 4M 18/18 Mosquito 315
EU 048 0/0 00000  4M 18/18 Mosquito 515

EU 048 0.0 00000  1A 20/20 Garelli Garellino
EU 070 0.0 00000  4M 19/19 Garelli Super 70
EU 050 0.0 00000  Agrati Como 50
EU 080 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 80
EU 098 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 100
EU 125 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 125

 


E

1962 Garelli Junior

U 0cc   hp  engine gears  rims x 1962
EU 049 1.5 38B 00 1A 20/20  Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 048 0.0 00000  1A 20/20  Mosquito M
EU 048 0.0 00000  2V 20/20  Mosquito M2

EU 048 0.0 00000  1A 20/20  Garelli Garellino
EU 070 0.0 00000  4M 19/19  Garelli Super 70
EU 050 0.0 00000  Agrati Como 50
EU 080 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 80
EU 098 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 100
EU 125 0.0 00000  Agrati Capri 125
US 070 4cv 000xx  xx0 4M 19/19  Garelli Rex 75
US 098 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 100

 


1963 Garelli Garellino

1963 Garelli

U0cc   hp   engine 0 gears  rims x 1963
EU 049 1.5 38B 00000  1A 20/20  Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 049 1.5 000xx 000  1A 20/20  Garelli M
0EU 49 1.5 000xx 000  2V 20/20  Garelli M2

0EU 49 1.5 000xx 000  1A 19/19  Garelli Garellino
EU 049 1.5 0o0xx 000  3M 19/19  Garelli Junior 50
EU 049 2.5 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
IT   049 1.5 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
EU 049 3.8 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 50
EU 080 4.2 00xx 0000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 80

EU 098 6.0 00xx 0000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 100
EU 125 6.0 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 125
EU 070 4cv 000xx  xx0 4M 19/19  Garelli Super 70
EU 097 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli KL100
US 070 4cv 000xx  xx0 4M 19/19  Garelli Rex 75
US 098 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 100

 

 

 


1964 Agrati Garelli

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims x 1964
EU 049 1.5 38B 00000  1A 20/20  Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 049 1.5 000xx 000  1A 20/20  Garelli M
EU 049 1.5 000xx 0x0  3V 20/20  Garelli M3

EU 049 1.5 000xx 000  3M 19/19  Garelli TL50
EU 049 1.5 0o0xx 00x  3M 19/19  Garelli Junior 50
EU 050 2.5 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
IT   049 1.5 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
EU 049 3.8 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 50
EU 080 4.2 00xx 0000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 80

EU 098 6.0 00xx 0000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 100
EU 125 6.0 000xx 000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 125
EU 070 4cv 000xx  xxx 4M 19/19  Garelli Super 70
EU 097 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli KL100
US 070 4cv 000xx  xxx 4M 19/19  Garelli Rex 75
US 098 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 100
US 124 15.3 Parilla xx   4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 125

 


1965 Garelli

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims x 1965 
EU 049 1.5 38B 00000  1A 20/20  Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 049 1.5 0000xx000  1A 19/19  Garelli M
0EU 49 1.5 0000xx000  3V 19/19  Garelli M3

EU 049 1.5 0000xx000  3M 19/17  Garelli Junior 50
EU 050 2.5 0000xx000  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
IT   049 1.5 00000xx00  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
EU 049 3.8 0000xx000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 50
EU 080 4.2 0000xx000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 80
EU 125 6.0 00000xx00  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 125
EU 150 0.0 00000xx00  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 150
US 070 4cv 0000xx000  4M 19/19  Garelli Rex 75
US 098 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 100
US 124 15.3 Parilla xxx 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 125

 


1966 Rex KL125

’66 Velo Mosquito

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims x 1966
EU 049 1.5 38B 00000  1A 20/20  Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 049 1.5 351P 00000 1A 19/19  Garelli M
EU 049 1.5 353P 00000 3V 19/19  Garelli M3

EU 049 5.0 353K 00000 3M 18/18  Garelli Junior

IT   049 1.5 000000000  4V 12/12  Agrati Como 50
EU 049 3.8 000000000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 50
EU 080 4.2 000000000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 80
EU 125 6.0 000000000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 125
EU 150 0.0 000000000  4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 150
US 098 11.6 Sachs 100 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 100
US 124 15.3 Parilla xxx 4M 18/18  Garelli Rex 125

 


1967 Garelli Rekord

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 Garelli KL125

1967 Garelli KL100

UE 0cc    hp   engine xx gears  rims x 1967
EU 049 01.5 38B 0000      1A 19/19 
Garelli Velo Mosquito
EU 049 01.5 351P 0000     1A 19/19  Garelli M
EU 049 01.5
353P 0000    3V 19/19  Garelli M3
EU 049 03.8 354KR 000    4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 50
EU 049 05.0 353K 000     3M 18/18 
Garelli Junior Turismo
EU 049 05.0 354KZ 000   4M 10/10  Garelli Mini Bat
EU 049 00.0 354nBZKW
   4M 19/19  Garelli Rekord
EU 049 00.0 354nBZKW   4M 17/17 
Garelli Cross
US 097 11.6 Sachs 100/4 4M 18/18  Garelli KL100 Gypsy
US 124 15.3 Parilla xxxx  4M 18/18  Garelli KL125 Gran Primio
US 148 18.6 Aermacchi 4M 18/18  Garelli KL150

 

 


1968 Agrati Garelli

EU 0cc 0  hp  engine xx gears  rims x 1968
EU 048 00.0 Laura
M48    1A 16/16  Garelli Europed
EU 049 00.0 38B 0000     1A 19/19 
Garelli Velomosquito
EU 049 01.5 351P 0000    1A 19/19  Garelli M
EU 049 01.5
353P 0000   3V 19/19  Garelli M3
EU 049 03.8 354KR 000   4V 12/12  Agrati Capri 50
EU 0490 5.0 353K 000    3M 18/18 
Garelli Junior Turismo
EU 049 05.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Garelli Mini Bat
US 049 05.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Broncco TC-4
EU 049 06.2 354nBZKW
 4M 19/19  Garelli Rekord
EU 049 06.2 354nBZKW  4M 19/19  Garelli Monza Special
EU 049 06.2 354nBZKW  4M 17/17  Garelli Cross
US 148 18.6 Aermacchi   4M 18/18  Garelli KL150

 

 

 

 


1969 Broncco TC-4 (same as ’69 Mini Bat Cross)

’68-69 Broncco TC-4

Broncco In 1968 to 1972 Broncco minibikes and mini-cycles were sold in the USA. The bikes were imported and distributed by Engine Specialties, in Cornwells Heights, Pennsylvania. They were made in Italy by Fantic Motor or Agrati-Garelli. 

The first models were yellow minibikes called “Bronco”. But all later models were called “Broncco”, because Ford owned the name “Bronco”.

1969 Broncco TS-4 (same as ’68-69 Mini Bat)

’68-69 Mini Bat

Only the 1969-70 Garelli-made Broncco TC-4, BC-4 and TS-4 had Garelli 50cc engines. Most other Broncco models were made by Fantic and had Aspera-Tecumseh or Minarelli engines.

The Broncco logo said “Bronco” curved in red letters in front of a bucking bronco. It was the same as the Fantic logo. In 1969-70 the Broncco logo had a small Garelli logo, but in 1971-72 it did not.

In 1971 the Fantic-made TX models continued, while the Garelli-made mini-cycle models were replaced with Fantic-made models. Broncco Diablo, Ranger, Eagle and Warrior had Minarelli P4-50 and P4-70 4-speed foot-shift manual clutch engines. The story of Broncco continues in the Fantic section. 

1969 Garelli Gulp

1969 Garelli Gulp

EU 0cc   hp  engine xx gears  rims x 1969
EU 049 1.5 351P 0000   1A 19/19  Garelli M
EU 049 1.5 353P 0000   3V 19/19  Garelli M3

EU 049 1.5 351nP 000   1A 16/16  Garelli Gulp

EU 049 1.5 351nP 000   1A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Flex
EU 049 1.5 357fP  000   2A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Matic
EU 049 5.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Garelli Mini Bat
US 049 5.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Broncco TS-4
EU 049 5.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Garelli Mini Bat Cross
US 049 5.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Broncco TC-4
EU 049 5.0 353K 000    3M 18/18  Garelli Junior
EU 049 5.0 353K 000    3M 17/17  Garelli Junior Cross
EU 049 6.2 354nBZKW  4M 19/19  Garelli Rekord
EU 049 6.2 354nBZKW  4M 19/17  Garelli Cross
US 148 18.6 Aermacchi 4M 18/18  Garelli KL150

1969 KL150

In 1969 the UK definition of moped was 50cc, 1.5hp (25mph) max, with pedals.

Garelli Motor Corporation of America at 1216 Monte Diablo Ave, San Mateo CA 94401, was the US importer.

 

 

 

 

 


1970 Concorde (UK)

1970 Broncco BC-4 (= ’70 Mini Bat Cross)

’70 Mini Bat Cross

’70 Broncco TS-4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970 Garelli Gulp

1970 Garelli (France)

EU 0cc   hp  engine xx gears  rims x 1970
EU 049 1.5  351nP  0X0 1A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Flex
EU 049 1.5  357fP  0X0 2A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Matic
EU 049 1.5  353?P  0X0 3V 16/16  Garelli Gulp 3V
UK 049 1.4  351nP  0X0 1A 16/16  Concorde Flex
UK 049 1.4  357fP  0X0 2A 16/16  Concorde Flexmatic
UK 049 1.4  353?P  000 3V 16/16  Concorde 3V 

EU 049 5.0 354KZ  0X0 4M 10/10  Garelli Mini Bat
US 049 5.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Broncco TS-4
EU 049 5.0 354KZ  000 4M 10/10  Gar. Mini Bat Cross
US 049 5.0 354KZ 000  4M 10/10  Broncco TC-4

EU 049 6.2 G4mk 000   4M 19/17  Garelli Junior Tiger Cross
EU 049 6.2 G4mk 000   4M 19/19  Garelli Junior Rekord

1970 was the last year of the 1960’s moped engines 351, 353, 354, 357 with rounded sides, except for the traditional models M and M3. 

 


1971 Garelli Bonanza

’71 Bombardier Bantam

’71 Gar. Mini Bat Cross

 

 

 

 

 

 

1971 Garelli

EU 0cc   hp  engine xx gears  rims     1971
EU 049 1.5 G1 00 0X0  1A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Flex
EU 049 1.5 G2 00 0X0  2A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Matic
EU 049 1.5 G3m   0X0  3V 16/16  Garelli Gulp 3M
UK 049 1.5 G1 00 0X0  1A 16/16  Concorde Flex
UK 049 1.5 G2 00 0X0  2A 16/16  Concorde Flexmatic
UK 049 1.5 G3m  0X0  3V 16/16  Concorde 3V
EU 049 6.2 G4mk  00  4M 10/10  Garelli Mini Bat
EU 049 6.2 G4mk  00  4M 10/10  Gar. Mini Bat Cross
CA 049 6.2 G4mk  00  4M 10/10  Bombardier Bantam

EU 049 6.2 G4mk  00  4M 19/19 
Garelli Junior Rekord
EU 049 6.2 G4mk  00  4M 19/17 
Garelli Junior Tiger Cross

 

European moped models do not have brake lights, or electric horns, or side reflectors, generally. They often have European names and styling. The switches on the handlebar are different than US models. Other than that, the machinery is the same. They have different speed versions, like 25kmh, 40kmh, or 50kmh.

1969?to 73? cc  engine xxx motorcycles  xx rims   hp
1969?to 72? 50  G4mk  Junior Rekord xxx
 19/19  6.2 manual clutch 4-sp  kick start
1969?to 72? 50  G4mk  Junior Cross xxxxx 19/17  6.2 manual clutch 4-sp  kick start
1973?to 77? 80  G5mk  Rekord xxxxxxxxx  19/19  9.5 manual clutch 5-sp  kick start
1973?to 77? 80  G5mk  Cross xxxxxxxxxxx 19/17  9.5 manual clutch 5-sp  kick start

 


1972 Garelli Bonanza

1972 Garelli City Bike

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims x 1972
EU 049 1.5  0000o00001A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Flex
EU 049 1.5  00000o0002A 16/16  Garelli Gulp Matic
EU 049 1.5  000000o003V 16/16  Garelli Gulp 3M

EU 049 0.0  000000o001A 16/16 
Garelli Eureka
EU 049 0.0  0000000001A 10/10 
Garelli Katia 
EU 049 0.0  000000000 4M 10/10 
Garelli Bonanza
EU 049 1.5  Morini S5K2 1A 10/10 
Gar. Junior Cross
EU 049 6.5  000000000 4M 19/19 
Garelli Rekord
UK 049 6.5  000000000 4M 19/19  Garelli Rekord
EU 049 6.5  000000000 4M 19/17 
Garelli Tiger Cross
UK 049 6.5  000000000 4M 19/17 
Garelli Tiger Cross
EU 049 0.0  000000000
5M 19/17  Garelli KL50

 

1972 Garelli Katia (Canada model)

1972 Tiger Cross (UK)

In Jan 1972 the UK “sixteener law” required 16-year-olds to drive only “mopeds”. The new definition of “moped” was 50cc with pedals, unlimited in power and speed. By late-1972 or early-1973, makers like Garelli added pedals to their 50cc motorcycles.

 

 

The book “Funky Mopeds” by Richard Skelton covers these bikes and this period.
The specs and year ranges below are from there.

1972?to 77? cc  engine   60mph mopeds xx rims   hp
1972?to 73? 50  G4mk  Rekord Mk I  xxxx  19/19  6.2 manual 4-sp  kick start w/pedals

1972?to 73? 50  G4mk  Tiger Cross Mk I  x 19/17  6.2 manual 4-sp  kick start w/pedals
1974?to 77? 50  G4mk  Rekord Mk II  xxx   19/19  6.2 manual 4-sp  kick start w/pedals
1974?to 77? 50  G4mk  Tiger Cross Mk II    19/17  6.2 manual 4-sp  kick start w/pedals
1975?to 77? 50  G4mk  Rekord Cross xxxx 19/17  6.2 manual 4-sp  kick start w/pedals
1976?to 77? 50  G4mk  Tiger Special  xxxx 19/17  6.2 manual 4-sp  kick start w/pedals
1977?to 77? 50  G5mk  KL50 xxxxxxxxxxx  19/17   7? manual 5-sp  kick start w/pedals

 


1973 Garelli Eureka

1973 Garelli Katia

1973 Garelli Rekord

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973? Garelli

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims    1973
EU 049 1.5  000000001A 16/16 Garelli Gulp Flex
EU 049 1.5  000000002A 16/16 Garelli Gulp Matic
EU 049 1.5  000000003V 16/16 Garelli Gulp 3M
EU 049 0.0  00000000  1A 16/16
Garelli Eureka
EU 049 0.0  00000000  1A 10/10
Garelli Katia
EU 049 0.0  00000000  
4M 10/10 Garelli Mini Bat
EU 049 0.0  00000000  4M 10/10
Garelli Bonanza
EU 049 6.5  00000000 4M 19/19 
Garelli Rekord
UK 049 6.5  00000000 4M 19/19  Garelli Rekord
EU 049 6.5  00000000 4M 19/17 
Garelli Tiger Cross
UK 049 6.5  00000000 4M 19/17 
Garelli Tiger Cross
EU 049 0.0  00000000
5M 19/17  Garelli KL50
EU 079 8.5  000000005M 19/19
Garelli Rekord 80
EU 099 0.0  00000000  4M 19/17 
Garelli KL100

 

 


1974 Bimatic (50cc 2-speed)
1974 Concorde Matic (2-sp)

1974? KL-100/150

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims    1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1975 Rekord

1975 Garelli Tiger Cross 50cc moped 4-speed

EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims    1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1975 – 1976

1975 Garelli Eureka Flex

1975 Garelli Eureka Flex

Early fork: The Garelli Eureka and Sport models had the older type fork. It was a one-piece upper (outer) tubes and yoke, with lower (inner) sliding tubes. The other models had separate upper (inner) tubes, a yoke that clamped to them, with lower (outer) sliding tubes.

Eureka Flex: Early 1970’s Eureka models were “hard tails”, no rear suspension. Eureka “Flex” models had flexible rear suspension.

 

1976 Garelli Eureka Flex

1976 Garelli Eureka Flex Deluxe
restored by Brian Solex

 

1976 Garelli models:

engine  wheels     model name     speed versions
H1   16″ spoke  Eureka Flex xxxxxx (25 mph)
H1   16″ spoke  Eureka Flex Deluxe (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Sport xxxxxxxx xx (20, 25, 30)
V2   16″ spoke  Gulpmatic 2-speed (25, 30 mph)

 

In 1976 the Eureka (Euro model) became the Sport.

In late 1976, the Eureka Flex Deluxe became the Gran Sport.

 

 

 

Engine Model Names: Since American Garelli never gave a name to their one-speed-automatic horizontal-cylinder pedal-start engine, it is convenient to refer to it as the Noi engine, here called H1. In the same manner it is convenient to refer to the two-speed vertical engines as Gulp or VIP, here called G2 or V2. (elsewhere V2 means V-twin). There are also kick start and manual clutch versions, and either 1 or 2 speed automatic, or 3 speed manual transmissions. Altogether the Garelli moped engines are here labeled H1, H1m, H1k, H1mk, H2, H2m, H2k, H2mk and G1, G1k, G2, G2k, G3m and V1, V1k, V2, V2k, V3m. There are also Monza types M1, M1k, and motorcycle types G4mk, G5mk with 4 or 5 speed manual transmissions (some with pedals for UK).

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine    gears  rims    1976

 

 

 

1976 Garelli Ad p1

1976 dealer ad

1976 Garelli Ad p2

1976 dealer ad p2

1976 Garelli Ad p3

1976 dealer ad p3

American Garelli introduced Garelli mopeds to America. These ads were for prospective dealers. Their slogan was “Garelli – What America is coming to”.

the-garelli-manualAmerican Garelli made excellent service and parts manuals, combined in a black 3-ring standard notebook, titled “The Garelli Manual – A complete manual of service, parts, and technical information prepared for use by Garelli dealers”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1977 Garelli KL50 Cross 5V (UK)

In Aug 1977 the UK definition of moped became 50cc, 35mph max, no pedals required. The early 1977 UK mopeds are like 1976, 50cc with pedals, unlimited in power and speed. The late 1977 UK mopeds are like 1978, under 35mph, no pedals required.

EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    1977
EU 049 1.5 351?P 00   1A 19/19 Garelli M
EU 049 1.5 353?P 00   3V 19/19 Garelli M3

UK 049 2.0  0000000  1A 16/16 Concorde Matic
UK 049 2.0  0000000  2A 16/16 Concorde Bimatic
UK 049 2.0  0000000  3V 16/16 Concorde 3V
UK 049 3.0  0000000  5M 19/17 Garelli KL50 5V Cross
UK 049 2.0  0000000  1A 16/16 Garelli Eureka Flex
UK 049 2.0  0000000  2A 16/16 Garelli Eureka Matic K2V
UK 049 2.0  0000000  1A 10/10 Garelli Katia MK
UK 049 2.0  0000000  2A 10/10 Garelli Katia K2V

1977 Garelli Sport

1977 Garelli Sport
no rear suspension,
no chrome, no speedo

1977 Garelli Gulpmatic

1977 Garelli Gulp Matic
aka “Gran Sport Twin”

1977 Garelli models:

engine  wheels    model name     speed versions
H1   16″ spoke  Eureka Flex Deluxe (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Sport xxxxx xxxxxx (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Gran Sport xxxxxxx (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Rally Sport xxxxxxx (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Super Sport XL xxx (20, 25, 30)
V2   16″ spoke  Gulpmatic Deluxe  (25, 30 mph)

1977 Garelli Gran Sport

’77 Garelli Gran Sport

1977 Garelli Gran Sport

’77 Garelli Gran Sport

1977 Garelli Super Sport XL

’77 Garelli Super Sport XL

1977 Garelli Rally Sport

’77 Garelli Rally Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top, 1977 oil tank Bottom, 1978 oil tank

Top, 1977 early oil tank
Bottom, ’78-80 oil tank

 

In 1977 American Garelli developed the “oil injector” tank, that was mounted alongside the gas tank. The purpose was to put the correct amount of oil into the gasoline when filling up with gas. It was not a true oil injector, that injects oil into the engine. Only the USA model Garelli mopeds had oil injector tanks. Most of them have been removed. After 20 years their plunger pump did not always pump enough oil. Myrons has recommended mixing the oil and gas manually, and not using the Garelli oil injector, since the early 1990’s.

 

 

Clymer Garelli Manual

In 1977 American Garelli disliked the name “Gulpmatic”, and changed it to “Gran Sport Twin”. because it had twin automatic clutches. That name was used in the 1977 Clymer Garelli Manual http://projectmopedmanual.info/Manual_HTML/garelli.html . The new name only lasted about one year. The 1977 Gran Sport had a different frame and engine than the 1977 Gran Sport Twin. That was confusing. So in 1978 and later parts or service manuals, the name is 1977 Gulpmatic. In 1978 the VIP replaced the Gulpmatic.  

Info Garelli History

1977 Garelli Ad

 

 

 

In late 1977, cast aluminum “mag” wheels were introduced. They are known as “mags” because the earliest cast alloy automotive wheels were made of magnesium. Both spoke and “mag” wheel types are made in Italy by Grimeca.

In late 1977 the Rally Sport replaced the Gran Sport (spoke wheel)

 

 

 

 

 


1978 Garelli (UK)

In 1978 the Eureka was renamed Noi, Italian for we.
The US model Eureka was renamed Sport.

 

EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    1978
EU 049 1.5 351P 00 0  1A 19/19 Garelli M
EU 049 1.5 353P 000   3V 19/19 Garelli M3

UK 049 2.0  V1  0000  1A 16/16 Concorde Matic
UK 049 2.0  V2  0000  2A 16/16 Concorde Bimatic
UK 049 2.0  V3m 000  3V 16/16 Concorde 3V
UK 049 3.0  0000000  5M 19/17 Garelli KL50 5V Cross
UK 049 2.0  H1 00000 1A 16/16 Garelli Eureka Flex
UK 049 2.0  H2k 0000 2A 16/16 Garelli Eureka Matic K2V
UK 049 2.0  H100000  1A 16/16 Garelli Noi M
UK 049 2.0  H2k0000  2A 16/16 Garelli Noi Matic K2V
UK 049 2.0  0000000  1A 10/10 Garelli Katia MK
UK 049 2.0  0000000  2A 10/10 Garelli Katia K2V

1978 Garelli Models

1978 Garelli (US)

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears rims  1978  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Gran Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  G2  2A 16″spoke Gulp
US 49 0.0 0.0 2.0  V2  2A 16″spoke VIP
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″spoke Rally Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″spoke Gran Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″X-ray Gran Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 17″X-ray Gran Sport Ltd 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 17″spoke Super Sport XL 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″X-ray Super Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 17″X-ray Super Sport Ltd 2
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 17″spoke VIP

 

Oil tanks: Notice how all of the 1978 models are facing the right, except the Sport. Notice how all models, except the Sport, have light grey oil injector tanks on the right side of the gas tank. It is rare to see a collection of Garelli’s all with their oil tanks, since they are usually removed at some point. These are the oil tanks that say American Garelli in orange. That dates the bikes to 1977. The actual 1978 bikes had part-black oil tanks with great big OIL INJECTOR writing. 

From 16″ to 17″ rims: In 1978, Garelli changed it’s 16″ rims, except Sport, to 17″ rims. The 1977-79 mags were 17″ Razze Incrociate “snowflake” or “X-ray” style.

From 17″ back to 16″: In late 1979, Garelli changed back to all 16″ rims, like before 1978. The 1979-1980 mag wheels were 16″ 7 Razze “7-ray” style. 

1978 Garelli VIP

1978 Garelli VIP Deluxe

1978 Garelli VIP

1978 Garelli VIP Deluxe

1977 Garelli Super Sport XL

1977 Garelli Super Sport XL

1978 Garelli Super Sport XL

1978 Garelli Super Sport XL

1978 Garelli Super Sport LTD

1978 Garelli Super Sport LTD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978 Garelli Gran Sport Ltd

1978 Garelli Gran Sport Ltd

1978 Garelli Gran Sport LTD

1978 Garelli Gran Sport Ltd

1978 Garelli Rally Sport

1978 Garelli Rally Sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garelli Spare Parts CataloguesIn late 1977 American Garelli became Agrati-Garelli Corporation of America. With that came many changes. In late 1978, the orange label on the oil injector tank that said American Garelli, was made black, and said oil injector in big letters. In 1978 the bikes began coming with 17″ rims. Other things became black in 1978, like the engine side covers.

In 1978 Agrati-Garelli Corporation of America produced this oversized 3-ring notebook. There are also 1980 and 1983 editions. Each page is stamped with the Agrati-Garelli Spa Gruppo Industriale logo. At the front of each section are the speed versions and the frame number ranges. Newer sections are added at the back, in newer editions.

In 1978 the horizontal 2-speed (H2) engine was introduced on the Super Sport Ltd.

 


1979 Garelli Noi SL

1979 Garelli Noi SL De Luxe
is like a ’80 Rally Sport Ltd

noi

 

 

Garelli Noi: A Noi is a European model that is like a Rally Sport, USA model. The name Noi was never used by either American Garelli or Agrati-Garelli Corp of America. It was not in any parts catalog or service manual. The American name was Sport, Gran Sport, or Rally Sport.

Noi means “us” or “we” in Italian.

 

1979 Concorde (UK)

EU 0cc  hp  engine gears   rims    1979
UK 049 2.0  V1 00  1A     16/16   Concorde Matic
UK 049 2.0  V2 00  2A     16/16   Concorde Bimatic
UK 049 2.0  V3 00  3V     16/16   Concorde 3V
UK 049 3.0  V5 00  5M     19/17   Garelli KL50
UK 049 2.0  H1m 0 1V 16″spoke  Garelli Noi M
EU 049 1.5  H1mk  1V 16″spoke  Garelli Noi MK
EU 049 1.5  H1  00 1A 16″spoke  Garelli Noi SL
EU 049 1.5  H1  00 1A 16″ 7-ray  Garelli Noi SL De Luxe
UK 049 2.0  H2k  0 2A 16″spoke  Garelli Noi K2V
UK 049 2.0  H2k  0 2A 16″ 7-ray  Garelli Noi K2V De Luxe

1979 Garelli Models

1979 Garelli Models

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears rims  1979  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 16″spoke Super Sport XL 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″spoke Rally Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″X-ray Gran Sport Ltd
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 17″X-ray Super Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 17″spoke VIP

 

1979 Super Sport XL 2-speed

1979 Super Sport XL 2

1979 Super Sport 2-speed

1979 Super Sport XL 2

Garelli H1 and H2 shocks

Swingarm types

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 Garelli Super Sport XL

1979 Super Sport XL Ltd

early-1979 Gran Sport Ltd

early-79 Gran Sport Ltd

H2 swingarms: Garelli horizontal two speed (H2) swingarms have higher shock mounts than one speed types, to clear the higher 50T rear sprocket. At left is a H2, and right is a H1. The shocks are about an inch shorter on the H2 version.

In late 1979 the Gran Sport Ltd was discontinued.

 

 

 

 


1980 Garelli Noi

1980 Garelli Noi
is like a 1980 Garelli Sport

In the 1980’s most European countries and some US states stopped requiring pedals on mopeds. So most late-1980’s and later mopeds worldwide were kick start with foot pegs, no pedals.

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1980
UK 049 2.0 H1m 00  1V 16″spoke  Garelli Noi M
EU 049 1.5 H1mk 0  1V 16″spoke  Garelli Noi MK
EU 049 1.5 H1  000  1A 16″spoke  Garelli Noi SL
EU 049 1.5 H1  000  1A 16″ 7-ray  Garelli Noi SL De Luxe
UK 049 2.0 H2k  00  2A 16″spoke  Garelli Noi K2V

UK 049 2.0 H2k  00  2A 16″ 7-ray   Garelli Noi K2V De Luxe

1979 Garelli brochure

1980-82 Garelli brochure

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1980  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally Sport
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 16″ 7-ray Rally Sport Ltd 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd 2
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 17″spoke VIP

1981 Garelli Rally Sport

1980 Rally Sport 2-spd

New headlight: In the 1980 flyer, all models had the CEV “pancake” healight, with replaceable bulb. But the 1980 VIP below has a “bullet” headlight, rather than a “pancake” headlight, like all the other 1980 Garelli models. So not everything changes at once.

New cylinder: The 1980 Super Sport Ltd with H1 or H2 engine had the new 5-fin aluminum cylinder. It’s easy to see from a distance by the silver color, when the other model’s iron cylinders are dark gray.

The H2 engine model has a larger rear sprocket, 50 tooth instead of 32. See how in the 1980 brochure, the black bike at top left has a much bigger rear sprocket? That is how to tell a horizontal 2-speed from a distance. 

1980 Garelli Super Sport LTD

1980 Super Sport XL Ltd

1980 Garelli Super Sport XL

1980 Super Sport XL

New switches: In 1980 the switches changed from 1977-80 “Garelli oval chrome” to 1980-85 “CEV diamond plastic“. The new switches were not prone to breaking like the old ones were. The control housings did not change, except for color, from silver to black.

New oil injector: In 1980 the oil injector tank was redesigned, with a less-noticeable, two-sided version. It is seen below, on both the 1980 Rally Sports and the gorgeous green 1980 VIP.

In 1980 the Sport had rear suspension and the 1977 better fork. It was the same as the Rally Sport, except it had painted fenders, not polished stainless, it had a solo seat, not a bench seat, no rear luggage rack, and no oil injector tank.

 

1980 Garelli Rally Sport

1980 Rally Sport

1980 Garelli Rally Sport Ltd

1980 Rally Sport Ltd

1980 Garelli VIP Deluxe

1980 Garelli VIP  by 
Sunday Morning Motors

1980 Super Sport Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1981 Garelli Noi

1981 Noi SL De Luxe
is like Rally Sport Ltd

1981 Garelli Noi Parts Catalog

1981 Noi Parts Catalog

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1981
UK 049 2.0 H1m 00  1V 16″spoke  Garelli Noi M
EU 049 1.5 H1mk 0  1V 16″spoke  Garelli Noi MK
EU 049 1.5 H1  000  1A 16″spoke  Garelli Noi SL
EU 049 1.5 H1  000  1A 16″ 7-ray  Garelli Noi SL De Luxe
UK 049 2.0 H2k  00  2A 16″spoke  Garelli Noi K2V

UK 049 2.0 H2k  00  2A 16″ 7-ray   Garelli Noi K2V De Luxe

Garelli RSX 125 125cc 1981

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1981  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally Sport
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  2A 16″ 7-ray Rally Sport Ltd 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd 2
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 17″spoke VIP

 

L, 1985 Rally SL 105mm brakes, 2.25-16 tires
R, 1980 Rally Sport 90mm brakes, same tires

Brake drums: After 1980 the brake drum size on spoke wheels increased from 90 to 105mm. In the 1980-81 flyer below, only the black Super Sport XL with gold mag wheels has the smaller 90mm brakes. You can clearly see the three other models with spoke wheels have bigger front brakes, but you can’t see that the rear brakes are also bigger. 

In the photo at right, you can see the difference in brake size. A 1985 Rally SL has a bigger front hub than a 1980 Rally Sport.

 

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1982

 

 

1982 Garelli Sport

1982 Garelli Sport
has rear suspension

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1982  U.S. Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Sport
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally Sport
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2 2A 16″ 7-ray Rally Sport Ltd 2
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Super Sport XL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  H2  1A 16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd 2
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 17″spoke VIP

 

 

 

 


1983 Garelli Noi De Luxe

1983 Noi De Luxe

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1983

Garelli 125 XR/XRD Tiger 125cc 1983

Garelli TSR 125 125cc 1983

Garelli TSR 125 produced 1983-1985.
By the early 1980s the 125 class was the most popular in Italy with well over 100,000 125cc motorcycles sold annually, and Garelli approached this market. For 1983 they released the TSR 125 with a Minarelli watercooled engine. The specification was modern, with disc brakes and alloy wheels, a bikini fairing and contemporary body styling.

However, it was outmatched in looks and performance by the many rivals built by Aprilia, Cagiva, Fantic, Laverda and others, and was not a commercial success.

 

Garelli Monza GT 1980-1984

1983-84 Garelli Monza GT (US)
 M1 1-speed vertical cylinder, 2.50-16 tires

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1983  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Basic
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally SL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke SSXL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  M1  1A 16″spoke Monza GT
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 16″spoke VIP N

 

 

 

Because of new worldwide motor vehicle manufacturer labeling requirements, including the 17-digit encoded VIN, that became mandatory for motor vehicles made after 1980, Garelli and the other moped manufacturers like Puch, Vespa, Tomos produced and stockpiled many 1980-made mopeds, that got sold in 1981, 82 or 83. That is why there are not many 1981, 1982, or 1983 US moped models or brochures. In the early 1980’s Garelli moped dealers used the same 1979-1980 sales brochures, and sold 1980 models, for 2 or 3 years.   

1983 Garelli 125 GP

1983 Garelli 125 GP, rotary valve intake
provided by Elsberg Tuning in Denmark

After years of 50cc GP racing experience, competing with 50cc world champions Kreidler and Derbi, in 1981 Garelli became successful in 125cc Gran Prix Motorcycle Road Racing. Garelli was 125 GP world champion in 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985.

Read more about Garelli 50cc racing: http://www.elsberg-tuning.dk/garelli.html. The last race for a 50cc Garelli was in 1984 at the first 80cc GP race at Misano. The 50cc Garelli won the 80cc race, and set a new lap record. It made 21.5 horsepower and had a 29.5mm carburetor. That racing 50 made ten times more power than a mild mannered 50cc moped, and it went 100 mph faster!

The 1983 Monza G.T. was introduced during this period of winning races. The passion for sport was apparent in the sport bike looks and features.

The red 1984 SSXL shown below also had some of the GP race team spirit, with red, black, and white “team colors”.

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1984
EU 049 1.5 Baby 00   1A 16(20) Velo Mosquito 376

 

 

1984 Garelli Super Sport XL, provided by Sunday Morning Motors

1984 Garelli SSXL, by Sunday Morning Motors

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1984  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Basic
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally SL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke SSXL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  M1  1A 16″spoke Monza GT
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 16″spoke VIP N

 

 

 

After 1983, Garelli mopeds, US models, did not come with oil injector tanks.

1983 Garelli Monza GT

1983-84 Garelli Monza GT was silver, spoke or mag wheels, round headlight, radial fin head.

late 1984 Monza GT was like a 1985

late 1984 Monza GT was black, like a 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monza GT owners manual

Monza GT owners manual

Garelli Monza GT: This beautiful piece of Italian art and engineering arrived very late, as moped popularity was fading. As a result, Garelli did not sell many Monza GT’s, and so they uncommon in most parts of the USA today. The parts are even rarer.

M1 Engine: The Monza GT has a 1-speed automatic, vertical cylinder engine, with pedals. It is like the 1978-1985 VIP 2-speed, except some of the engine is different. The bore and stroke are both 40 x 39mm, but the VIP has a 1970’s style cast iron cylinder, while the Monza GT has a 1980’s style all aluminum cylinder with lots of fins. The cases are different at the cylinder base. The piston has a very high crown, like the early 1970’s European models such as Tiger, but with a boost transfer port rectangular window on the upper intake side of the piston. Apparently a Tiger piston works in a Monza GT, without the transfer port window, but makes less power. Because of these major differences, we are calling this vertical cylinder one-speed “M1” instead of “V1”. H is horizontal, V is vertical, and M is Monza vertical.

Out of about 20 moped shop buyouts in the 1980’s and 1990’s, Myrons Mopeds accumulated a “wall” of moped parts manuals, dealer notebooks, sales brochures, service and training manuals. Out of all that there was no 1984-1986 Garelli parts manuals or information. Out of 5000 mopeds serviced over 33 years, only about one or two were Monza GT’s. That’s how rare they are in Southern California. That’s why the only parts for Monza GT that Myrons has, are parts that are the same as other models.

 


South American Garelli: Around 1985 production began in Brazil and Argentina and continued until 1998. Meanwhile production in Italy continued until about 1992.

1985 VIP 4

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1985
EU 049 1.5 V4k  00 4M 16″spoke  Garelli VIP 4V N

EU 049 1.5 V4k  00 4M 16″ 7-ray  Garelli VIP 4V Deluxe
EU 049 1.5 V4k  00 4M 16″ 7-ray  Garelli VIP 4V SL

Garelli GTA 125 125cc 1985

Garelli Trail 320 320cc 1985

 

 

1985 Garellis

1985 Garelli

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1985  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Basic
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally SL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke SSXL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  M1  1A 16″spoke Monza GT
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  M1  1A 16″mags  Monza GT/S
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 16″spoke VIP N

 

 

 

1985 Garelli VIP-N

1985 VIP-N, 2.50-16 tires

1985 Garelli Monza GT was black, spoke or mag, square head light, straight fin head.

1985 Garelli Basic

1985 Garelli Basic

1985 Garelli Basic black

1985 Garelli Basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985 Garelli Rally SL

1985 Garelli Rally SL

1985 Garelli speedo

1985 Garelli speedo

1985 Garelli Rally SL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1986 Garelli Noi TL (kick)

1986 Noi TL (kick)

1986 Rally SL (US)

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1986
EU 049 1.5 V4k  00 4M 16″spoke  Garelli VIP 4V N

EU 049 1.5 V4k  00 4M 16″ 7-ray  Garelli VIP 4V Deluxe
EU 049 1.5 V4k  00 4M 16″ 7-ray  Garelli VIP 4V SL

Garelli 50 Tiger XLE 50cc 1986

Garelli 125 Tiger XLE 125cc 1986

Garelli GTA 125 125cc 1986

Garelli Trail 323 320cc 1986

1986 Garelli Brochure p1

1986 Garelli (US)

1986 Garelli Brochure p2

1986 Garelli (US)

EU cc   20  25  30
EU
cc   hp  hp  hp eng gears  rims  1986  US Models
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Basic
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke Rally SL
US 49 1.0 1.5 2.0  H1  1A 16″spoke SSXL
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  M1  1A 16″mags  Monza GT/S
US 49 0.0 1.5 2.0  V2  2A 16″spoke VIP 2-Speed

 

1986 Garelli Monza GT/S was gold with gold mags, square head light, straight fin head.

 

In this 1986 flyer, the Basic has the dark colored cast iron cylinder, while the Rally SL and SSXL have the silver-colored 5-fin aluminum cylinder.

 

New controls: In 1986 the Garelli controls, made by Domino, changed from “1977-85 chrome with black housings and diamond switches” to “1986-93 black with integrated switches“. Tomos also changed to these levers in 1986.   

 

 


No more US models: After 1986 moped sales in the USA had been declining, because of new license laws, lower gas prices, and Japanese scooters like the 1984-85 Honda Spree. Garelli, and other moped makers like Puch and Vespa, pulled out of the USA, but continued to produce mopeds for the European market.

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1987

Garelli Formuno 50 50cc 1987

 

 

 

 

 


garelli-1988

1988 Garelli Noi TL (kick)

1988 Noi TL (kick)

New logo: In 1988 Garelli modernized it’s logo to the tilted G inside a yellow square.

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1988
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team Matic
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″5-hole  Garelli Team Matic

 

 

Garelli Team Matic produced 1988-1991. Similar models were built in Spain or possibly Argentina. Weight around 52kg, 16in. wheels.

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1989
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″5-hole  Garelli Team Matic

 

 

 

 

 


1990 Garelli Noi Matic (kick) (Argentina model)

1990 Noi Matic (kick)
(Argentina model)

EU 0cc   hp  engine gears   rims    1990
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″5-hole  Garelli Team Matic
EU 049 1.5 H3vk 0  3V 16″5-hole  Garelli Team 3V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabbrica Motoveicoli - Garelli - Fantic

1990-92 Gary mopeds, made in Italy by Garelli-Fantic

During the late 1980’s European motorcycle manufacturers lost sales to Japanese makers. Most had to merge and become government controlled. Agrati-Garelli merged with Fantic Motor, which was a division of Fabbrica Motoveicoli (motor vehicle factory), all in Italy. Fantic revived the horizontal two-speed motor Garelli used briefly in 1978-80. The 1990-92 Gary is a modernized 1984-86 Garelli Basic.

1990 Gary Uno

1990 Gary Uno

1990 Gary Due

1990 Gary Due

1990-92 Gary models:

engine  model name
H1   Gary Uno (pedal start)
H2   Gary Due (pedal start)
H2k Gary Due Special (kick start)

3 horizontal cylinder engines:

H1  one speed pedal start
H2  two speed pedal start
H2k two speed kick start

 

Gary Engines

Gary instruments

Gary instruments

Gary Specifications:

frame is same as a Garelli Basic
bodywork same as Garelli Basic
cylinder is 4-fin aluminum type
bore and stroke  40 x 39 mm
compression ratio  9 : 1
carburetor  Dellorto SHA 14/12
ignition: electronic
lubrication: 2% oil mixture
tires: 2.25 – 16
weight 48 kg (106 lb)
tank capacity 3.2 l
speedometer (all models)
turn signals (Special only)
wheelbase 1130 mm

 

 

 

 

 


1991 Garelli Noi Matic

1991 Noi Matic (kick)

1991 Garelli Noi (kick)

1991 Noi (kick)

EU 0cc   hp engine gears  rims    1991
EU 049 1.5 H1mk 0 1V 16″ 6-ray  Garelli Noi MK
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 6-ray  Garelli Noi Matic
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team Matic

Garelli Sahel 50 50cc 1991

Garelli Urka 50 50cc 1991

Garelli Sahel 80 80cc 1991

Like with Tomos mopeds, there was no more chrome in the 1990’s, only black. White wheels were also on 1992-1995 Tomos.

 

 


1992 Garelli Noi Lusso

1992 Noi Lusso (kick)

1993 Garelli Noi Matic (kick) Over 2 decades of Noi ends here.

1992 Noi Matic (kick)

EU 0cc   hp engine gears  rims    1992
EU 049 1.5 H1mk 0 1V 16″ 6-ray  Garelli Noi Lusso
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 6-ray  Garelli Noi Matic
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team Matic

 

 

 

 

 


EU 0cc   hp engine gears  rims    1993
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team Matic
EU 049 1.5 H2k 00  2A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team ES Bimatic

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    1994
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team Matic
EU 049 1.5 H2k 00  2A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team ES Bimatic

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    1995
EU 049 1.5 H1k 00  1A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team Matic
EU 049 1.5 H2k 00  2A 16″ 3-ray  Garelli Team ES Bimatic

 

Garelli Grinta 50cc 50cc 1995

Garelli Queenie 50cc 50cc 1995

 

 

 


2001 Garelli Noi SL (kick)

1998 Garelli Noi SL (kick)

1998 Garelli Noi (Argentina model)

1998 Garelli Noi (kick)
(Argentina model)

According to Wheels of Italy, “Today the mark (Garelli) is owned by NEW GARELLI SpA, controlled by Finsec Inc., a holding company of Paolo Berlusconi.”

EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    1998-99

Garelli FLO 50cc 50cc 1999-02

 

 

 

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2000

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

Garelli FLO 50cc 50cc 1999-02

2000 Avanti Autopower

2000 Avanti Autopower

2000 Avanti Kobra

2000 Avanti Kobra

Avanti and Cosmo: 2000-02 Avanti mopeds and mini-cycles, and 2000-02 Cosmo Stinger were made in India by Mont Motors. They had Garelli V1, V2 and V2k remake engines

EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2000-02
V1   Mont
V2   Kobra
V2k Kobra (kick start)
V2   Super Sport
V2k Super Sport (kick)
V2   Auto Power
V2k Auto Power (kick)

 

Info Avanti color 2

2000 Avanti

2000 Avanti

3 vertical cylinder engines:

V1  one speed pedal start
V2  two speed pedal start
V2k two speed kick start

 

 

 

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2001

Garelli FLO 50cc 50cc 1999-02

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

Garelli KRS 50 50cc 2001-02

Garelli Freeland 150 150cc 2001-02

Garelli Freeland 125 125cc 2001-02

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2002

Garelli FLO 50cc 50cc 1999-02

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

Garelli Freeland 125 125cc 2001-02

Garelli Freeland 150 150cc 2001-02

Garelli Joker 150 150cc 2002

Garelli Panther 150 150cc 2002

Garelli Panther 250 250cc 2002

Garelli Skynet 250 250cc 2002

Garelli Skynet 400 400cc 2002

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2003

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

Garelli Joker 125 125cc

Garelli Panther 125 125cc

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2004

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2005

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2006

Garelli FX 50 50cc 2000-06

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2007

Garelli Capri 50/LX 50 50cc 2007

Garelli Ciclone 50cc 50cc 2007

Garelli VIP 50 50cc 2007

Garelli Tiger 125 125cc 2007

Garelli Fashion 150 150cc 2007

Garelli Comfort 125 125cc 2007

Garelli Mosquito 150 150cc 2007


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2008

Garelli VIP 50 50cc 2008

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2009-11

 

 

 


EU 0cc   hp  engine  gears  rims    2012
EU 049 0.0 000000 00 00/00  Garelli Flexi 50
EU 049 0.0 000000 00 00/00  Garelli XO 50
EU 125 0.0 000000 00 00/00  Garelli Flexi 125
EU 125 0.0 000000 00 00/00  Garelli XO 125
EU 125 0.0 000000 00 00/00  Garelli XO 150
EU 125 0.0 000000 00 00/00  Garelli XO 200

 


 

 

Garelli 50 KL50 SV 50cc 1978-83?
Garelli 50 Ciclone 50cc 1978?-83
Garelli Eureka,Gulp 50cc 1969-78
Garelli Gran Turismo 50 50cc 1970-80
Garelli Junior Turismo 50 50cc 1960-76
Garelli GSP 50 50cc

 

 

 


3. Garelli Engines

 

 

Early horizontal engine

1970-76 horizontal engine

1977-79 horizontal engine

1976-78 horizontal engine

Horizontal cylinder engine

1978-86 horizontal engine

Horizontal cylinder one-speed engine (H1): Pre-1977 had radial cylinder fins, a 1960’s design. 1976-78 had square shaped fins, a mid-1970’s design, and natural aluminum “angular” side covers. Post-1978 had raised-letter matte black finish side covers.

 

 

 

 

1975-78 Gulp engine G2

Garelli Vertical engine

1978-86 VIP engine V2

Vertical cylinder two-speed engine (G2 and V2): The Gulpmatic and VIP models had an upright cylinder (spark plug pointing up). Most of the engine was different from the horizontal engine on the other models. The front motor mount was in the head. The exhaust header was screw-on, not flange bolt-on. The drive chain was still on the right, unlike most other mopeds.