Romeo Motorcycles

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A Brief History of the Marque

Made in Italy from 1969 to 1975 in limited numbers, these attractive little machines were fitted with Minarelli and Romeo engines.

The Modena business was founded in 1961 by Eduardo Po 1, and towards the end of the decade an arrangement was struck with Minarelli who provided engines which could be paid for after the sale of the completed machines, along with a sales and delivery network allowing much broader market penetration. Their 1961 models were the Italia, Superturismo, and Zeta. These attractive, well-engineered machines were achieved almost instant success and 1962 saw the range expanded.

The company was renamed Motron 2 in 1976 and during that period very similar models appeared under both marques, distinquishable by only the paint scheme and the decals. Motron ceased production in 2000.

Romeo models include:

Romeo Superturismo
Romeo Italia
Romeo Zeta
Romeo Sprint Sport
Romeo Sprint Superport
Romeo Fujihama
Romeo Bibo
Romeo Pony
Romeo Paco
Romeo Pedrito
Romeo Monster
Romeo Scorpion
Romeo Tentation
Romeo Pioneer
Romeo Primeiro

1. Several sources mention that the firm was founded by "Fratelli Po".
2. The initial plan was to rename the company Motrom (Motori Romero), but as that was confusingly similar to Motom, the name Romeo was adopted.

Sources: motoclubstoricoconti.it, Henshaw et al

tim at tcostello.co.uk
I trying to find out the year and model
Tim Costello
Coventry uk

  • Engine and frame numbers, along with a photograph of the ID plate, may help identify the model.
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chafersteve at gmail.com
romeo 50cc
I am looking at buying one of these small mopeds, with a 50cc engine. Can l still get parts for these?
Steve Chafer

  • The massive flockup that is Brexit brought about, as evidence suggests, by Russian interference, will probably make sourcing the already rare spares for these models increasingly difficult.
    Try this page: Moped Resources.

Sun Jul 27 2014
parriman at hotmail.com
Romeo Picciotto mini automatic
Hi. I would like all information possible of this model. Motor, etc...

Tue Jun 25 2013
how rare and info req'd
romeo monster p6
Hi. I have one of these. How rare is it in the uk and how can I get info? thanks, Grahame.
Liecester UK

Tue Jan 19 2010
info at dorizadot com
minarelli minarelli
I have a moped with pedals with a Minarelli motor on it.Research says its a ROMEO and that the motor of Mnarelli and Morini are identical.
Is this true?
I am looking for a whole engine to buy as mine is stuck.Can you help?

    No, Minarelli & Morini are different companies, the engines are not the same. Ed.

Sat Oct 27 2007
stumitton at blueyonder.co.uk
romeo motorcycles

Having just come across a full page advert for the range in an old copy of Motorcycle Sport from the 1970;s looked on the internet. If anyone wants a copy of the advert I would be only too please to email them a copy
sheffield UK
Mon Oct 29 2007
romeo advert
Hi there attached I hope is the page advert from the motorcycle sport dated august 1975. If it is not attached send me an address and I will forward a good copy

A larger version of the image above (2.5mb jpg) is available on request.

Thu Aug 23 2007
atkosta at yahoodot com
romeo primeiro
motori minarelli romeo with type primeiro
please sent me informations and original photos for this motorcycle. I have this moto and i need informations about spare parts for engine and exaust system
Athens Greece

Fri Sep 08 2006
a.moroni at meras.it

Hallo Jhon,
this is picture some production of manifactory ROMEO.
Born to Fratelli PO Modena 1961; 1976 New Factory is Motron s.r.l.

Tue Aug 29 2006
leonnaus at home.nl
romeo sprint
who have technical information ,
does some one now the year
meijel (holland

...someone may be able to identify the year model if you supply the engine and frame numbers. Ed.

Sun Mar 19 2006
john-h-keefe at yahoodot com
pictures of a Romeo 50 cc ANY
I have what I think is a Romeo. and would like to clean it up. I find mention of the brand but in 10 years I have never found a photo
jacksonville, Arkansas, UAS

Tue Mar 21 2006
john-h-keefe at yahoodot com
pictures of a Romeo 50 cc ANY
I have a motorbike that I believe to be a Romeo, it has Minarelli
engine on it. I was hoping that in your arcives you might have either some pictures of a complete Romeo motorbike or know where I could find a service manuel for the bike or the motor. The Romeo was only made between 1969 and 1975 (Pre computer). I have been looking for a photo for about 10 years and haven't found one. if it is easier for you to reply in Italian that's fine. I can read it just don't write well in it. I do have a photo that I took. I'll send one. Let me know if you want me to send others.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Little Rock AR

Can you tell me what's written on the brass plate on the rhs of the engine please John?
The plate says Motori Minarelli. I'm not sure if that means that the Romeos came with a minareli motor or that it really is not a Romeo. That is half of the reason that I' ve been trying to find a pic for years. John

Minarelli engines are fitted standard to the Romeo, John. Parts for those engines are reasonably easy to find.
If I get the numbers off the motor, do you know who I could talk to about a manual? I don't think it has the right plug. The last time I started it it was good till I tried to give it gas. John

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