Negrini mopeds, scooters and small motorcycles have been made in Modena, Italy since 1950.
Negrini USA was formed when the US laws changed in 1976, and moped demand in the US was very high because of fear of high gas prices. Some time around 1979 Negrini USA Inc became Marina Mobili, in Moonachie New Jersey.
Negrini mopeds are rare in California because they had no west coast distribution center. So out of 150 moped shops in the greater Los Angeles area, none, or almost none, were Negrini dealers.
Marina Mobili The business location on 146 W Commercial Ave, in Moonachie NJ, that was originally called “Negrini USA Inc”, became known as “Marina Mobili Inc”. The phone number 201-438-5700 that was originally for Negrini USA Inc, became the phone number of Marina Mobili Inc. From this it appears that Negrini USA changed their name to Marina Mobili. The most likely reason is they wanted to expand into selling more brands than just Negrini. They went on to become the biggest independent moped importer in the USA, taking on dozens of brands of bikes and components, mostly Italian and American at first. Soon they expanded to parts from France, Germany, Taiwan, Holland and Spain. So this flyer is historically important. This material was donated by Mr. B. Small of Maryland USA, for you to use and enjoy!
Marina Mobili’s first product brands were Bosch, CEV, Cintin, CO.ST.A., Dansi, Dellorto, Domino, G.E., Grimeca, Huret, Kryptonite, Master, Michelin, Minarelli, Morini, Negrini, and Pirelli brands. They are listed on this early flyer for moped dealers.
The Negrini Leprotto was the low cost version of the Gazelle, with painted fenders instead of polished stainless steel, an all steel standard fork instead of the stiff and precise CO.ST.A. motorcycle type fork (cast aluminum with steel tube), and with P.V. controls with plastic levers instead of Domino controls with polished stainless steel levers. Both the Leprotto and Gazelle had the same detachable gas tank and classic Italian moped steel tube step-thru frame.
Other than the Leprotto, all Negrini mopeds had high quality CO.ST.A motorcycle type suspension for precise control. Other than the Leprotto, all Negrini mopeds had high quality Domino “70’s chrome” controls with polished stainless steel (SS) levers that look like chrome. Of course, like an Italian meal is not complete without pasta, so all Negrini mopeds had high quality CEV electrical equipment, Dansi or Bosch ignition, Grimeca wheels and brakes, CBA exhausts, and for desert, Dellorto S.H.A. 14/12 (or 14/9) flat slide carburetors facing to the right side.
Negrini (1981 prices)Gazelle III (spoke) $689 Harvard II (mag) $745 MX Sport II (spoke) $749 MX Sport II (mag) $799 MX KPN City Cross $879 MX Gipsy Cross (off road) (see here for Gipsy Cross) 1980-81 greyscale pictures, model names and specs from 1981 Buyers Guide p58
All Negrini mopeds have 2.25-16 tires except KPN has 2.50-19 front, 2.50-17 rear, and Gipsy Cross has 2.50-16 F & R.
All Negrini non-engine “frame” parts are in this one illustration. Morini engine parts are separate. Each item in the illustration can have several different versions in the parts list.========================================================================= Ref. MMI Notebook Rev. 6/84 pg 2-11 MMI Myrons Myrons No. official name and description Part No. Page Link Part No. Myrons Mopeds comments ========================================================================= H-1 CEV headlamp chrome rim 04522.2 head lights 04522 H-1A CEV headlamp rim retaining clip 10343 head lights 10343 H-1B CEV headlamp rim bolt M5 x 20 3309 head lights 3309 H-2 CEV 171 6v 21w sealed beam 02738 bulbs not avail. original on Negrini, can be recycled H-2A GE 6v 18w sealed beam #4667 H-2A bulbs GE4667 replaces CEV 171 but burns out easier H-2C GE 12v 25w sealed beam #4776 H-2C bulbs not avail. there is a 12v35w Wagner substitute H-2E CEV 171 housing w/6v21w bulb H-2E bulbs not avail. see bulbs, there is a GE substitute H-2F GE 6v 25w sealed beam #4767 H-2F bulbs not avail. there is a 12v35w Wagner substitute H-2H GE 6v 25w sealed beam screw type H-2H bulbs not avail. there is a 12v35w Wagner substitute H-3 CEV long headlamp shell 0096B head lights 0096 H-3A CEV long headlamp complete 2139B head lights 2139 H-3B CEV short headlamp complete 2157B head lights 2157 H-3CR CEV long headlamp shell chrome 0096CR head lights 0096 H-4 CEV headlamp washer toothed 3444 hardware M6 tooth H-5 CEV headlamp bolt M6x20 hex 3171 hardware 6×20 hex H-6 CEV headlamp reflector rectangle 04828 reflectors 04828 H-7 CEV horn (AC buzzer) 527 horns 527 H-8 Front harness w/chrome switches H-8 wiring wiring H-8A Front harness w/plastic switches H-8A wiring not avail. H-9 6mm flat washer H-9 hardware M6 washer H-10 6mm hex bolt for horn H-10 hardware M6x20 hex H-10A 6mm spring washer H-10A hardware M6 washer H-10B 6mm lock washer H-10B hardware M6 lwash H-11 6mm self locking nut H-11 hardware M6 nylock H-12 Domino brake lever D-20 domino D20 H-13 Domino silver starter/brake control DB-1 domino DB1 H-13A Domino black starter/brake control DB-2 domino DB2 H-14 Domino starter lever D-19 domino D19 H-15 CEV chrome horn & light switch 8040.5 switches 8040.5 H-15A CEV plastic horn & light switch 8188 switches 8188 H-15Y Kill button for Gypsy Cross H-15Y switches not avail. universal kill button will substitute H-16 Handlebar – Harvard & Gazelle H-16 handlebars not avail. H-16A Handlebar – Negrini Gazelle III H-16A handlebars not avail. H-16G Handlebar – Gadabout H-16G handlebars not avail. H-16H Handlebar – high rise chopper H-16H handlebars not avail. H-16K Handlebar – Negrini MX KPN H-16K handlebars not avail. H-16MX Handlebar – MX Sport, Sport II H-16MX handlebars not avail. H-16Y Handlebar – MX Gypsy Cross H-16Y handlebars not avail. H-17 M6 x 30 allen bolt H-17 hardware 6×30 allen H-17A M6 x 45 allen bolt H-17A hardware 6×45 allen H-17B M6 x 35 allen bolt H-17B hardware 6×35 allen H-17C M6 x 70 allen bolt H-17C hardware 6×70 allen H-18 Handlebar clamp silver – Negrini H-18 forks not avail. H-18A Handlebar clamp black – Negrini H-18A forks not avail. H-19 CEV Round chrome ignition switch 8177.1 switches 8177.1 H-19/1 Black dot stoplight switch 9343 switches 9343 H-19/1A White dot stoplight switch 9342 switches 9342 H-19/2 Stoplight switch rubber boot 15863 switches 15863 H-19A Plastic ignition switch 8189 switches 8189 ========================================================================= Ref. MMI Notebook Rev. 6/84 pg 2-12 MMI Myrons Myrons No. official name and description Part No. Page Link Part No. Myrons Mopeds comments ========================================================================= H-20 Domino silver throttle control DA-1 domino DA1 H-20A Domino black throttle control DA-2 domino DA2 H-20Y Throttle control – Gypsy Cross H-20Y domino not avail. H-21L Domino left grip 22 ID ribbed H-21L domino D22 H-21R Domino right grip 25 ID ribbed H-21R domino D21 H-23 Chrome cap headset nut H-23 steering not ready H-24 Headset spacer H-24 steering not ready H-25 Fork top plate silver Costa H-25 forks not avail. H-25A Fork top plate black Costa H-25A forks not avail. H-25L Fork top plate Negrini Leprotto H-25L forks not avail. H-26 Bolt for Costa fork top plate H-26 forks not avail. H-27 Headset upper steering post cone H-27 steering not ready H-28 Headset bearings in race H-28 steering not ready H-29 Headset upper frame race H-29 steering not ready H-30 Headset lower frame race H-30 steering not ready H-31 Headset lower fork race H-31 steering not ready H-32 Headlamp support bracket silver H-32 forks not avail. H-32A Headlamp support bracket black H-32A forks not avail. H-32-43 Costa fork assy – Negrini Gazelle H-32-43 forks not avail. 462 mm- Gazelle, MX Sport, Harvard H-32-43A Costa fork assy MX II, Gaz III H-32-43A forks not avail. 502 mm- Gazelle III, MX Sport II H-33 Headlamp support bracket bolt H-33 forks not avail. H-34 Costa fork assy upper link H-34 forks not avail. H-34A Costa fork tube plastic top cover H-34A forks not avail. H-35 Costa fork spring H-35 forks not avail. H-35L Leprotto fork spring H-35L forks not avail. H-35/1 Pin for securing Costa fork spring H-35/1 forks not avail. H-35/2 Lower spring retainer for Costa H-35/2 forks not avail. H-36 Costa fork tube 462mm – Gazelle H-36 forks not avail. 462 mm- Gazelle, MX Sport, Harvard H-36A Costa fork tube 502 – Gaz III, MX II H-36A forks not avail. 502 mm- Gazelle III, MX Sport II H-36K Costa fork tube 525mm – KPN H-36K forks not avail. 525 mm tubes- Negrini MX KPN H-37 Costa top tree silver 20mm head tube H-37 forks not avail. top tree 20mm-Gazelle, MX Sport H-37A Costa top tree silver 22mm head tube H-37A forks not avail. top tree 22mm- Gaz III, MX Sport II H-37K Costa top tree blk Ø21 head tube KPN H-37K forks not avail. top tree 21mm- Negrini MX KPN H-37L Leprotto fork top tree H-37L forks not avail. top tree 20mm?- Negrini Leprotto H-38 Front fender support – Neg. Harvard H-38 fenders not avail. H-39 Clip for fork tube dust cover Negrini H-39 forks not avail. ========================================================================= Ref. MMI Notebook Rev. 6/84 pg 2-13 MMI Myrons Myrons No. official name and description Part No. Page Link Part No. Myrons Mopeds comments ========================================================================= H-39K Bottom clip for fork boot Neg. KPN H-39K forks not avail. H-39/1K Top clip for fork boot Negrini KPN H-39/1K forks not avail. H-40 Fork tube dust cover H-40 forks not avail. H-40A Fork tube dust cover w/cable guide H-40A forks not avail. H-40B Fork tube dust cover accordion type H-40B forks not avail. H-41 Front fender H-41 fenders not avail. H-41A Front fender Gazelle III, MX Sport II H-41A fenders not avail. H-41C Front fender chrome Negrini Gazelle H-41C fenders not avail. H-41G Front fender grey Gazelle, Leprotto H-41G fenders not avail. H-41K Front fender white plastic – KPN H-41K fenders not avail. H-41W Front fender white Negrini Leprotto H-41W fenders not avail. H-41Y Front fender – Negrini Gypsy Cross H-41Y fenders not avail. H-42 Costa fork bottom leg right silver H-42 forks not avail. H-42A Costa fork bottom leg right black H-42A forks not avail. H-42K Costa fork bottom leg right KPN H-42K forks not avail. H-42L Leprotto fork bottom leg right H-42L forks not avail. H-43 Costa fork bottom leg left silver H-43 forks not avail. H-43A Costa fork bottom leg left black H-43A forks not avail. H-43K Costa fork bottom leg left for KPN H-43K forks not avail. H-43L Leprotto fork bottom leg left H-43L forks not avail. H-44 Front fender bolt 6 x 25mm H-44 hardware 6×25 hex H-45 Wheel rim 36º 1.20×16 (for 2.25-16) H-45 wheel parts not avail. for Gazelle, Harvard, MX Sport F&R H-45A Wheel rim 36º 1.20×17 (for 2.25-17) H-45A wheel parts not avail. there’s a link to rims in wheel parts H-45B Wheel rim 36º 1.50×16 (for 2.50-16) H-45B wheel parts not avail. for Negrini Gypsy Cross F & R H-45K Wheel rim 36º 1.35×19 (for 2.50-19) H-45K wheel parts not avail. for Negrini MX KPN front H-45/1K Wheel rim 36º 1.35×17 (for 2.50-17) H-45/1K whl parts not avail. for Negrini MX KPN rear H-46 Spoke+nipple 171×2.5 (appr 6 7/8″) H-46 spokes 503151 for (16″3X) Gazelle, MX Sport, Harv rear H-46A Spoke+nipple 155×2.5 (appr 6 1/4″) H-46A spokes 000932 for (16″2X) Gazelle,MX Sport,Harv front ========================================================================= Ref. MMI Notebook Rev. 6/84 pg 2-14 MMI Myrons Myrons No. official name and description Part No. Page Link Part No. Myrons Mopeds comments ========================================================================= H-46B Spoke+nipple 173×2.5 (approx. 7″) H-46B spokes 000932 for Italian 16″ 3-cross spoke pattern H-46C Spoke+nipple 166×2.5 ( 6 11/16″ ) H-46C spokes 52951 for Negrini Gypsy Cross ? H-46D Spoke+nipple 188×2.5 (appr 7 9/16) H-46D spokes 503203 for Italian 17″ 3-cross spoke pattern H-46K Spoke+nipple 181×3.0 (appr 7 3/16) H-46K spokes 232798 for Negrini KPN 19″ front H-46/1K Spoke+nipple 152×3.0 (appr 6 1/8) H-46/1K spokes 232733 for Negrini KPN 17″ rear H-47 Fork leg bolt 8 x 10mm allen H-47 hardware 8x10allen H-47A Fork leg washer H-47A hardware M8washer H-47B Bolt 8 x 25 allen head H-47B hardware 8x25allen H-48 Rim liner for 16 and 17″ wheels H-48 tires rim strip use 20″ bicycle ones H-48C Air valve caps H-48C tires valve cap metal caps have rubber seals H-48K Rim liner for 19″ wheels H-48K tires not avail. use 24″ bicycle ones H-49 Tube 2.25 – 16 (inside tire) see tubes tires 37-0162 see tire section for more choices H-50 Tire 2.25 – 16 (street tread) see tires tires 87-4550 see tire section for more choices H-51 Front wheel hub 90 mm complete H-51 grimeca H51 H-51K Front wheel hub 105 comp. KPN H-51K grimeca not avail. H-52 Front axle 11mm x 150 (5 7/8″) H-52 wheel parts H52 H-52K Front axle 12 x 165 (6 1/2″) KPN H-52K wheel parts not avail. H-53 Brake cable adjuster 6mm w/nut H-53 cable parts A2 this is both a wheel part and a cable part H-54 Outside axle nut M11x1, 10mm tall H-54 wheel parts 209277 these have been scarce since 2013 H-54K Outside axle nut M12x1, 12mm tall H-54K wheel parts H54K H-55 Wheel washer 11mm inner diameter H-55 wheel parts H55 H-55K Wheel washer 12mm inner diameter H-55K wheel parts H55K H-56 Inner axle nut M11x1, 6mm tall H-56 wheel parts H56 H-56M Inner axle nut M12x1, 6mm tall H-56M wheel parts H56M H-57 Axle spacer 11mm ID, 4mm tall H-57 wheel parts H57 H-58 Front wire wheel brake cover 90mm H-58 grimeca H58 same F brake panel on spoke or mag wheel H-58K Front brake cover for 105mm KPN H-58K grimeca H58K KPN has 105mm F drum 12mm F axle H-59 Brake lever at hub H-59 grimeca H59 there are different styles of these… H-60 Brake cable anchor at wheel H-60 cable parts P5 (H60) also known as a “Grimeca pinch bolt” H-61 Axle spacer 11mm ID, 4mm tall H-57 wheel parts H57 H-62 Axle spacer 11mm ID, 4mm tall H-57 wheel parts H57 H-63 Brake cam for Grimeca 90mm H-63 grimeca H63 H-63K Brake cam for Grimeca 105mm KPN H-63K grimeca H63K H-64 Brake shoe set 90 x 18 spoke wheel H-64 brakes H64 steel hub has room for easy-on coil springs H-64A Brake shoe coil spring for H-64 H-64A brakes H64A two small coil springs per spoke wheel H-64C Brake shoe 90 x 18 (1/2 of H-64) H-64C brakes H64 this is just one shoe, R and L are the same H-64K Brake shoe set 105 x 20 KPN H-64K brakes 229740 these are the same as modern Tomos. H-64M Brake shoe set 90 x 18 mag wheel H-64M brakes H64drill H-64 with 2 holes drilled for U spring H-64/1K Brake shoe coil spring for H-64K H-64/1K brakes H64/1K two big coil springs per spoke wheel H-64MS Brake shoe “U” spring for H-64M H-64MS brakes H64MS one large “U” spring, hard to install H-65 Axle locknut M11x1 6mm tall 17 hex H-65 grimeca H65 H-66 Cone for wire wheel (11mm axle) H-66 grimeca H66 H-66M Cone for mag wheel (12mm axle) H-66M grimeca H66M H-67 Ball bearing 1/4″ (sold each) H-67 wheel parts H67 for all Grimeca wheels except Puch rear mag The front aluminum mag wheel has 11 axle, 32 cups. The front steel hub wire wheel has 11 axle, 32 mm cups. The rear aluminum mag wheel has 12 axle, 35 cups. The rear steel hub wire wheel has 11 axle, 32 mm cups. To be more heavy duty, the rear “mag” center is bigger. This requires a “U” type brake spring, difficult to install. ========================================================================= Ref. MMI Notebook Rev. 6/84 pg 2-15 MMI Myrons Myrons No. official name and description Part No. Page Link Part No. Myrons Mopeds comments ========================================================================= H-67A Ball bearings 1/4″ set of 20 – 11mm H-67A wheel parts H67 Ø11 axle, Ø32 cup, 20/whl (spoke + F mag) H-67M Ball bearings 1/4″ set of 22 – 12mm H-67M wheel parts H67 Ø12 axle, Ø35 cup, 22/wheel (rear mag) H-68 Dust cover – spoke wheels F & R H-68 grimeca H68 H-68M Dust cover – R mag 12mm axle H-68M grimeca H68M H-69 Bearing cup 32mm spoke wheels H-69 grimeca H69 H-69B Bearing cup ??mm Bernardi mags H-69B not avail. H-69M Bearing cup 35mm – rear mag H-69M grimeca H69M H-69S Bearing cup 32mm – front mag H-69S grimeca H69S H-70 Single seat with tool compartment H-70 seats not avail. H-70A Seat post H-70A seats H70A H-70B Seat post clamp H-70B seats H70B H-70C Long seat – Gazelle, MX Sport II H-70C seats not avail. H-70K Long seat – Negrini KPN H-70K seats not avail. H-70MX Long seat – Negrini MX Sport H-70MX seats not avail. H-70S Long seat – universal H-70S seats not avail. H-70Y Long seat – Negrini Gypsy Cross H-70Y seats not avail. H-71 Leather strap on tool bag H-71 tool kit not avail. H-71A Tool box under seat H-71A tool kit not avail. H-71B Cylindrical tool box under seat H-71B tool kit not avail. H-71K Tank mounted tool bag – KPN H-71K tool kit not avail. H-72 Gas cap – plug style for 1 1/2″ hole H-72 gas caps H72 40mm push-in, Negrini Harvard H-72A Gas cap – screw type Gazelle III H-72A gas caps H72A 30mm quarter turn, Gazelle III H-72H Gas cap – flip top Neg. Harvard H-72H gas caps H72H clamp-on pop-up, Neg. Harvard H-72MX Gas cap – screw type MX Sport H-72MX gas caps H72MX 40mm quarter turn wide wing H-72P Gas cap plug type for 1 1/16″ hole H-72P gas caps H72P 30mm push-in, Negrini Leprotto H-73 Frame – Negrini Harvard H-73 frames not avail. H-73A Frame – Negrini Gazelle H-73A frames not avail. H-73B Frame – Negrini MX Sport H-73B frames not avail. H-73C Frame – MX Sport II, Gazelle III H-73C frames not avail. H-73D Fuel tank support bar MX II H-73D frames not avail. H-73E 8 x 35mm bolt H-73E hardware M8x35 hex H-73F 8mm self locking nut H-73F hardware M8 nylock H-73G 8mm flat washer H-73G hardware M8 washer H-73K Frame – Negrini KPN H-73K frames not avail. H-74 Steering post lock H-74 steering not ready H-74A Key blank for H-74 lock H-74A steering not ready H-74B Fork lock – Gaz. III, MX Sport II H-74B steering not ready H-74C Key blank for H-74B lock H-74C steering not ready H-74S Steering post lock screw H-74S steering not ready H-75 Throttle cable complete 47″ H-75 cables C3 H-75A Throttle cable inner wire 47″ H-75A cables W2 H-75Y Throttle cable – Gypsy Cross H-75Y cables not avail. H-76 Rear brake cable complete 69″ H-76 cables C2 ========================================================================= Ref. MMI Notebook Rev. 6/84 pg 2-16 MMI Myrons Myrons No. official name and description Part No. Page Link Part No. Myrons Mopeds comments =========================================================================