Motron Parts

July 13, 2012

Motron              made in Italy by Motron          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 (large-mono-tube step-thru frame motorcycles) from the late 1970’s to the end of the 1980’s, such as the popular 50cc 4-speed liquid cooled GL4.

 


Motron in the USA

 

In early 1978, Motron Corporation of America, in Palos Verdes, California began to import and distribute Motron mopeds to USA moped dealers. There were 3 models, all with Minarelli V1 engines. Each US model came in 3 speed versions 20, 25 or 30mph. See Minarelli Motor for engine parts and speed version info. 

 

Minarelli ’76-79 V1,  ’69-76 V1 early,  ’79-86 V1 late

Minarelli ’76-80 V2 variator trans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1978-80 Motron US-models:

1978.0 Motron Sprint   wt(lb) seat oo ooooooo wheels     engine  oooo  colors
1978.0 Motron Sprint       97  solo  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 oooo yellow
1978.0 Motron Medalist  100  solo  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 oooo olive. silver-blue
1978.0 Motron Classic    102? solo  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 oooo silver

1979.0 Motron Sprint       97  solo  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 oooo yellow
1979.0 Motron Medalist  100  solo  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 oooo olive, silver-blue
1979.0 Motron Classic    102? solo  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 oooo silver

1979.5 Motron Sprint       97  solo  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 late  yellow
1979.5 Motron Medalist  104  long  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 late  olive
1979.5 Motron Classic    104  long  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 late  red
1979.5 Motron Fairway   104  long  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 late  yellow
1979.5 Motron Fairway   107? long  no speedo mag   Minarelli V2 oooo silver

1980.0 Motron Sprint       97  solo  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 late  yellow
1980.0 Motron Fairway    99? long  no speedo  spoke Minarelli V1 late  yellow
1980.0 Motron Classic    104  long  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 late  red
1980.0 Motron Fairway   104  long  no speedo  mag   Minarelli V1 late  yellow
1980.0 Motron Fairway   107? long  no speedo mag   Minarelli V2 oooo silver, brown. red

 

’78 Motron Medalist
silver-blue, spoke whls
Minarelli V1 engine
wrap-type throttle
CEV 2157 headlight
8188, 8189 switches

1978-79 Motron Corporation of America brochure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979 Motron Sprint
yellow, spoke wheels
Minarelli V1 engine
sliding-block throttle
CEV 2157 headlight
8188, 8189 switches

1979 Motron Medalist

’79 Motron Medalist
olive, spoke wheels
Minarelli V1 engine
sliding-block throttle
CEV 2157 headlight
8188, 8189 switches

late ’79 Classic
red, snowflake mags
Minarelli V1 late
sliding-block throttle
CEV 1211 headlight
8193, 8194 switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

late-’79 Medalist
olive, snowflake mags 
Minarelli V1 late
early type long seat
CEV 1211 headlight
8188, 8189 switches

Info Motron

late-’79 Medalist
olive, snowflake mags 
Minarelli V1 late
early type long seat
CEV 1211 headlight
8188, 8189 switches

’80 Motron Fairway
silver, snowflake mags
Minarelli V2 engine
late type long seat
CEV 1211 headlight
8193, 8194 switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980 Motron Fairway 
yellow, spoke wheels, no speedometer
Minarelli V1 late engine, long seat
Domino sliding-block throttle
CEV 1211 “pancake” headlight
8193, 8194 “diamond plastic” switches

’80 Motron Fairway
yellow, mags, no speedo
Minarelli V1 late
sliding-block throttle
CEV 2157 headlight
8188, 8189 switches

1980 Motron Classic

1980 Motron Classic
red, snowflake mags
Minarelli V1 late
sliding-block throttle
CEV 1211 headlight
8193, 8194 switches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Motron Non-Engine Parts

 

  • Myrons only has some of these parts, the things that are the same as other Italian 1970’s mopeds.
  • Over half of these Motron parts are listed elsewhere in the Parts menu, grouped by the part type.  
  • This list is mostly for referring to, specifying, explaining and cross referencing parts.

 

1978-79 Motron parts

 

 

1980 Motron parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veglia small

Motron 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.