Loosely translated from Italian...
Garelli is the name of an Italian company manufacturing motorcycles founded in 1919 by Adalberto Garelli. Today the mark is owned by NEW GARELLI SpA, controlled by Finsec Inc., a holding company of Paolo Berlusconi.
In 1912 Adalberto Garelli patented a two-stroke cycle cylinder sdoppiato. This engine, 350cc motorcycle equipaggerà the prototype called "350" with which in 1914 Adalberto engineer to test the reliability of engine arrampicherà on Moncenisio.
Only 5 years later at Sesto San Giovanni have the baptism official Garelli Motorcycles. The first motorcycle in production is the final version of the previous "350". It initially will be available in two versions: the "normal by Tourism" and "Raid North-South".
The "Raid North-South" commemorava the company accomplished in 1919 by Ettore Girardi pilot who covered the distance, stratospheric for the time (considering the conditions of roads Italian), 840 km between Milan And Napoli speed average of 38 Km/h on board the 350.
In 1926 remembers the last presence of 350 in sport. The latest edition competition develops 20 hp at 4500 rpm and reaches 130 km / h. Following the activity of Garelli motorcycle field will be reduced gradually and from 1928, the production will mainly equipment for military use to the point that in 1936 the Garelli not even mentioned in the Italian factories of motorcycles.
Following the second world war a tremendous need for economic means of transport that afflicted the country shifted the attention of the vast majority of companies previously engaged in war production of small motorcycles. Just as the Piaggio presented Vespa and 'Innocenti Lambretta, Garelli returned in the world of two wheels in 1953 with Mosquito 38-A, an innovative auxiliary engine from 38.5 cc intended to equip the common bicycles.
The peculiarity of the Mosquito were simplicity and economy of use. With 1 liter of petrol along more than 70 km at a speed of 30 km / h.
Following will be presented other versions of Mosquito, engine capacity greater as the Mosquito 38-B 49cc or technical solutions more refined as the "centrimatic" a sort of avo clutches of centrifuges used in modern scooters.
- Also See: Mosquito
In 1956 the Garelli began to sell the propeller in combination with its own chassis, this moped was called "Mosquito 315." This model made from Aprivia pushed for more achievements which led to much higher displacements: 70 cc and even 100 cc.
In 1980 Garelli motorcycles are equipped with thermal groups of Minarelli in recent years the company achieved notable successes in motomondiale.
In 1992 the last models produced before the bankruptcy were the two mopeds "Gary One" and Gary Duo ".
Since the end of the 90s Garelli the mark is used to market, mostly through telephone sales, some scooter design and construction of China. Because of this choice in marketing is to be recorded that in the medium term, there were significant problems in finding spare parts by owners of motorcycles.
From May, 12, 2007, Garelli had become the official supplier of the Milan soccer team, AC Milan, also in the summer of 2007 will be presented a new high motor scooter with wheels from well 150cc whose name will be very rievocativo: "Mosquito", this model was presented a preview at the 64 ° International Motorcycle Exhibition of Milan.
Garelli in the media
The song "Supergiovane" Band Elio and Storie Tese opens with the show-man Mangoni that screams a series of words among which Garelli. Another curiosity is that global warming during the concerts impersonifichi a super-hero called "Supergiovane" whose means of transport is not a Garelli but the Vespa.
In 1998 in demos Meganoidi Supereroi vs Municipal is another quote to motorcycles Garelli, more precisely the title of the song is "Supereroi", it has become famous in 2001 When it was passed in television music video in which among others included the comic Luke and Paul in the robes of "municipal" and why become the symbol of the program Le Iene.
- Official web site
- Garelli UK Home
- Baotian Motorcycle Industrial Co., which today produces scooters Garelli
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