Rizzato made in Italy by Cesare Rizzato
The famous Atala bicycle company was founded in Italy in 1921 by Cesare Rizzato. In the 1970’s the Cesare Rizzato and Company produced mopeds in Padova, Italy.
Rizzato Califfo was imported to the US by Promark Products, in Ohio USA. Components: Dellorto SHA 14/9 or 14/12 carburetor, Domino 70’s chrome controls with “wrap-around” type throttle, Grimeca 90mm hubs and brakes, 11mm axles, CEV lights, CEV round chrome switches, CEV handlebar mount speedometer with LH driver.
Rizzato La Mopette was imported to the US by G.B. Enterprises, in 6535 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois USA.
From the photos it is obvious that at least most of the La Mopette parts are the same as Califfo. But some things are not visible and therefore uncertain.
Rizzato 119 engine
1978-80 Rizzato Califfo (US model) Parts List
After about 1980, ’78-80 Rizzato Califfo mopeds and parts were distributed by Califfo American, Inc. in Norwalk Ohio USA. Their parts list below gives many specifications, thankfully. So equivalent parts can possibly be found.
After 1982, ’78-80 Rizzato Califfo mopeds and parts were distributed by Growth Products, Inc. at 124 Lake St, Crystal Michigan 48818 USA
Other Rizzato Models (non-US)
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.