Garelli Info

November 8, 2019

updated 2019-10

1. Garelli
2. Garelli mini-cycles 1968-1970  US models  Broncco
3. Garelli mopeds xx  1975-1986  US models 
3. a. 1975-1976  Eureka Flex, Gulp Matic, Sport
3. b. 1977-1978  Sport, Gran Sport,Rally Sport,Super Sport,Gulp, VIP
3. c. 1979-1982  Sport, Gran Sport LTD, Rally Sport, Super Sport, VIP
3. d. 1983-1986  Basic, Rally SL, SSXL, Monza GT, Monza GT/S, VIP-N 
4. Re-make mopeds x 2000-2002  US models  Avanti, Cosmo (made by Mont)
5. Garelli mopeds xx  1966-1992  worldwide  Gulp, Gulp Flex, Gulp Matic, others
5. a. Garelli mopeds   1969-1991  UK models  Eureka, Katia, Concorde, Noi
5. b. Garelli Noi ooo   1978-1993  worldwide  Noi, Noi SL, Noi TL, Noi Matic, Noi Lusso
5. c. Re-makes xxxx   1990-2005  worldwide  Gary Uno, Gary Due, Noi, Team, others


1. Garelli

Info Garelli History

1977 Garelli Ad

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 1950’s they produced the Agrati Capri scooter, a necessity in Europe after World War II. 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  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 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, 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.

After 1992 there were remakes from China and India.

2. Broncco Mini-Cycles, US models, 1968-70

’68-69 Fantic minibikes

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. In Europe they were known as Fantic, their true name, but in the US they were only called Broncco. You can see the Fantic TX-3 at right is the same as the Broncco T/X-3 at left. The Fantic TX-1 at right is the same as the Broncco T/X-1D at left, except the lights are removed.


1969 Broncco TC-4 Cross

Top: 1969 Garelli Broncco TC-4 Cross
Garelli 50cc two-stroke 4-speed manual foot-shift
3.00-10 tires, 5.0 hp at 7000 rpm, speed 50 mph
“A true motorcycle in miniature”

Middle: 1969 Fantic Broncco TX-3
Aspera-Tecumseh 4-stroke OHV 1-speed automatic
3.50 – 7 tires, 3.8 hp, speed 40 mph

Bottom: 1969 Fantic Broncco TX-1D Deluxe
Aspera-Tecumseh 4-stroke OHV 1-speed automatic
3.50 – 7 tires, 3.8 hp, speed 40 mph
fenders, suspension, disk brakes, big gas tank


1969 Garelli Broncco TC-4

1970 Garelli Broncco TS-4








1970 Garelli Broncco BC-4

1972 Garelli
Mini Bat Cross










1970 Broncco TS-4

Only the 1969-70 Garelli-made Broncco TC-4, BC-4 and TS-4 had Garelli 50cc engines. Fantic-made Broncco models 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. 




3. Garelli Mopeds, US models, 1975-86

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.



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.



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”.

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 . 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.  

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.

1977 Garelli Sport

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

1977 – 1978

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








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 Models

1978 Garelli Models

1978 Garelli models:

eng   wheels       model name     speeds
H1 16″spoke  Sport xxxxxxxxx (20,25,30)
H1 16″spoke  Gran Sport xxxx (20,25,30)
H1 16″spoke  Super Sport XL  (20,25,30)
V2 16″spoke  Gulpmatic Deluxe  (25, 30)
V2 16″spoke  VIP Deluxe xxxxx (30mph)

H1 17″spoke  Rally Sport xxxx (20,25,30)
H1 17″spoke  Gran Sport xxxx (20,25,30)
H1 17″X-ray  Gran Sport LTD  (20,25,30)
H2 17″X-ray Gran Sport LTD 2   (25, 30)
H1 17″spoke  Super Sport XL  (20,25,30)
H2 17″spoke  Super Sport XL 2   (25, 30)
H1 17″X-ray Super Sport LTD (20,25,30)
H2 17″X-ray Super Sport LTD 2  (25, 30)
V2 17″spoke  VIP Deluxe xx (25, 30mph)

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. 

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.

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. 


1975-78 Gulp engine

Garelli Vertical engine

1978-86 VIP engine

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.  





1977 Garelli Gulpmatic

1977 Garelli Gulp Matic
aka “Gran Sport Twin”

1978 Garelli VIP

1978 Garelli VIP Deluxe

1978 Garelli VIP

1978 Garelli VIP Deluxe









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


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

early-1979 Gran Sport Ltd

early-1979 Gran Sport Ltd







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

In late 1979 the Gran Sport Ltd was discontinued.


1979 Garelli Models

1979 Garelli Models

1979 Garelli Super Sport XL

1979 Super Sport XL Ltd

1979 – 1982

1979 Garelli models:

engine wheels    model name   speed versions
H1   16″ spoke  Sport xxxxxxx xx (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Rally Sport xxx x (20, 25, 30)
H1   16″ spoke  Super Sport XL x (20, 25, 30)
H2   16″ spoke  Super Sport XL 2     (25, 30)
H1   16″ 7-ray  Super Sport Ltd x (20, 25, 30)
H2   16″ 7-ray  Super Sport Ltd 2     (25, 30)

1980 Garelli Super Sport XL

1980 Super Sport XL

1980 Garelli Super Sport LTD

1980 Super Sport XL Ltd

H1   17″ spoke  Rally Sport xxx x (20, 25, 30)
H1   17″ X-ray  Gran Sport Ltd x (20, 25, 30)
H1   17″ spoke  Super Sport XL x (20, 25, 30)
H1   17″ X-ray  Super Sport Ltd x (20, 25, 30)
V2   17″ spoke  VIP 2-spd Deluxe     (25, 30)

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 rear shocks comparison






Swingarm types


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 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.

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

In the 1980 flyer, all models had the CEV “pancake” headlight, with replaceable bulb. All models except Sport had oil injector tanks on their right sides.

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.


1979 Garelli brochure

1980-82 Garelli brochure

1980-82 Garelli models:

eng.   wheels     model name     speeds
H1  16″spoke  Sport xxxxxxxxxx (20,25,30)
H1  16″spoke  Rally Sport xxxxx (20,25,30)
H2  16″spoke  Rally Sport 2 xxxx    (25, 30)
H1  16″ 7-ray  Rally Sport Ltd xx (20,25,30)
H2  16″ 7-ray Rally Sport Ltd 2      (25,30)
H1  16″spoke  Super Sport XL x (20,25,30)
H1  16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd x (20,25,30)
H2  16″ 7-ray Super Sport Ltd 2    (25, 30)
V2  17″spoke  VIP 2-spd Deluxe    (25, 30)

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. 


1977-79 Aprilia switch

1977-80 “oval chrome”
made by Aprilia

1980-85 "diamond" made by CEV

1980-85 “diamond”
made by CEV


In 1980 the switches changed from “Garelli oval chrome” to “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.


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.


1980 Garelli Rally Sport

1980 Rally Sport

1980 Garelli Rally Sport Ltd

1980 Rally Sport Ltd

1980 Garelli VIP Deluxe

1980 Garelli VIP provided by 
Sunday Morning Motors

1980 Super Sport Ltd







The 1980 VIP at right has a “bullet” headlight, rather than a “pancake” headlight, like all the other 1980 Garelli models. So not everything changes at once.

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.   


1981 Garelli Rally Sport

1980 Rally Sport 2-spd

1982 Garelli Sport

1982 Garelli Sport
has rear suspension

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: 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”.


1983 – 1984

1984 Garelli Super Sport XL, provided by Sunday Morning Motors

1984 Garelli SSXL, provided by Sunday Morning Motors

1984 Garelli models:

eng.   wheels   model name   speeds
H1  16″spoke  Basic xx (20, 25, 30)
H1  16″spoke  Rally SL (20, 25, 30)
H1  16″spoke  SSXL xx (20, 25, 30)
M1  16″spoke  Monza GT x (25, 30)
V2  16″spoke  VIP N xxxxx(25, 30)





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

Garelli Monza GT 1980-1984

1983-84 Garelli Monza GT flyer
 1-spd vertical cylinder, 2.50-16 tires

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.


1985 – 1986

1985 Garelli VIP-N

1985 Garelli VIP-N, 2.50-16 tires

1985 Garellis

1985 Garelli models:

eng.   wheels    model name   speeds
H1  16″spoke  Basic xxx (20, 25, 30)
H1  16″spoke  Rally SL  (20, 25, 30)
H1  16″spoke  SSXL xxx (20, 25, 30)
M1  16″spoke  Monza GT (25, 30)
M1  16″mags   Monza GT x (25, 30)
V2  16″spoke  VIP N xxxxx (25, 30)







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

1986 Garelli Monza GT/S was gold with gold mags, 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 Rally SL

1985 Garelli Rally SL

1985 Garelli speedo

1985 Garelli speedo

1986 Garelli Rally SL








1986 Garelli Brochure p1

1986 Garelli Brochure p1

1986 Garelli Brochure p2

1986 Garelli Brochure p2

1986 Garelli models:

eng   wheels  model name speeds
H1  16″spoke Basic xx  (20, 25, 30)
H1  16″spoke Rally SL  (20, 25, 30)
H1  16″spoke SSXL xx  (20, 25, 30)
M1  16″mags Monza GT/S (25, 30)
V2  16″spoke VIP 2-Speed (25, 30)

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.



Domino Chrome with Diamond switch mount

1977-85 Controls





Domino Black

1986-1993 Controls (Comandi)

In 1986 the Garelli controls, made by Domino, changed from “1970’s chrome with black housings and diamond switches” to “1980’s black with integrated switches”. Tomos also changed to these levers in 1986.   



garelli-19881987-89 Garelli

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.

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


4. Garelli re-makes (2000-02 US models)

The last year for Agrati-Garelli was 1992 or 1993. After that there were other manufacturers who re-made Garelli mopeds or Garelli engines.


2000-2002 Avanti, made in India by Mont Motors

2000 Avanti Autopower

2000 Avanti Autopower

2000 Avanti Kobra

2000 Avanti Kobra








Info Avanti color 2

Info Avanti color 1

2000-2002 Avanti models:

engine  model name
V1   Mont
V2   Kobra
V2k Kobra (kick start)
V2   Super Sport
V2k Super Sport (kick)
V2   Auto Power
V2k Auto Power (kick)

3 vertical cylinder engines:

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



5. Garelli Mopeds (Euro models)

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.

1966-1973 Garelli mopeds (Italy models)

These ads were provided by Primo of Budoia (Pordenone). You can see the evolution:
1966 Garelli Gulp was a one speed automatic with no rear suspension.
1969 Gulp Flex was a one speed automatic with flexible rear suspension.
1969 Gulp Matic was a two speed automatic.
1970 Gulp 3M was a 3 speed marce (foot-shift) no pedals.
1970 Gulp 3V was a 3 velocita (speed) hand-shift with pedals.

1972 Garelli Eureka was a one speed automatic with no rear suspension.
1973 Eureka Flex was a one speed automatic with flexible rear suspension.
1973 Katia was a mini version of Eureka Flex

1966 Garelli Gulp

1969 Garelli Gulp
Flex, 1-speed auto,
Matic, 2-speed auto

1970 Garelli Gulp
Flex, 1-speed auto,
Matic, 2-speed auto
3M, 3-speed manual











1973? Garelli Eureka
Flex, 1-speed auto,
horizontal cylinder

1972 Garelli Katia (Canada model)







This color ad lists the 1973? models: Eureka, KL50, Katia, Gulp 



5a. 1969-1991 Garelli 50 to 80cc (UK models)

Haynes Manual
1975 Garelli Rekord

The “GARELLI MOPEDS Owners Workshop Manual” by Haynes, covers all the UK models 1969 to 1975. They are listed on page 1. The year ranges are estimated from internet photos, Sheldons Emu, and Wheels of Italy websites.

In 1969 the UK definition of moped was 50cc, 1.5hp (25mph) max, with pedals.
1969?to 73? cc  engine  25mph mopeds xx  rims   hp

1969?to 73? 50  H1 mk Eureka xxxxxxxxx  16/16  1.4 automatic 1-speed with pedals
1969?to 73? 50  H1 mk Katia xxxxxxx xxx  10/10  1.4 automatic 1-speed with pedals
1969?to 77? 50  G1 mk Concorde Matic xx  16/16  1.4 automatic 1-speed with pedals
1970?to 77? 50  G2 mk Concorde Bimatic   16/16  1.4 automatic 2-speed with pedals
1970?to 77? 50  G3m k Concorde 3V xxxx  16/16  1.4 manual clutch 3-sp with pedals
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

Funky Mopeds
1973 Yamaha FS1-E

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.
For the UK 16-year-olds, 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


1981 Garelli Noi Parts Catalog

1981 Noi Parts Catalog

In Aug 1977 the UK definition of moped became 50cc, 35mph max, no pedals required.
1977?to 92? cc  engine      35mph mopeds xx rims   hp

1977?to 80? 50  V1 mk Concorde Matic xx  17/17  2.0? automatic 1-speed with pedals
1977?to 80? 50  V2 mk Bimatic xxxxxxxxx 17/17  2.0? automatic 2-speed with pedals

1977?to 80? 50  V3m k Concorde 3V xxxx  17/17  2.0? manual clutch 3-sp with pedals
1978?to 91? 50  H1m k Noi M xxxxxxxxxx  16/16  2.0? manual clutch 1-sp with pedals
1978?to 91? 50  H1mk  Noi MK xxxxxxxxx 16/16  2.0? manual clutch 1-sp  kick start
1980?to 91? 50  H2k m Noi Matic K2V xxx 16/16  2.0? automatic 2-speed  kick start
1980?to 91? 50  H2k m Noi Matic K2V Dlx 16/16  2.0? auto. 2-speed kick start, mags


1970 Flex (1-speed)
’70 Flexmatic (2-sp)
’70 Concorde (3-sp)

1973 Garelli Eureka
(50cc 1-spd automatic)

1973 Garelli Katia
(50cc 1-spd automatic)









1967 Garelli Rekord 50cc moped 4-speed

1973 Garelli Rekord
50cc moped 4-speed

1975 Garelli Tiger Cross 50cc moped 4-speed








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

1979 Garelli Bimatic (50cc 2-speed automatic)
1979 Garelli Concorde Matic (50cc 1-speed auto)
1979 Garelli Concorde 3V (50cc 3-spd grip shift)








In 1977 the UK, and 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.


5b. Garelli Noi

noiGarelli 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.

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).


1979 Garelli Noi SL

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

1980 Garelli Noi

1980 Garelli Noi
is like a 1980 Garelli Sport

1981 Garelli Noi

1981 Noi SL De Luxe
is like Rally Sport Ltd

1983 Garelli Noi De Luxe

1983 Noi De Luxe








1986 Garelli Noi TL (kick)

1986 Noi TL (kick)

1988 Garelli Noi TL (kick)

1988 Noi TL (kick)

1990 Garelli Noi Matic (kick) (Argentina model)

1990 Noi Matic (kick)
(Argentina model)

1991 Garelli Noi Matic

1991 Noi Matic (kick)








1991 Garelli Noi (kick)

1991 Noi (kick)

1992 Garelli Noi Lusso

1992 Noi Lusso (kick)

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

1993 Noi Matic (kick)


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

This was the last of a long line of Garelli horizontal cylinder mopeds.



5c. Garelli re-makes (non-USA models)


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





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.” 

1998 Garelli Noi (Argentina model)

1998 Garelli Noi (kick start)
(Argentina model)

2001 Garelli Noi SL (kick)

2001 Garelli Noi SL (kick)