The "Mondialino" moped was introduced at the 1954 Milan Motor Show featuring a pressed-metal chassis and achieved immediate commercial success. Produced at the firm's new factory at Via San Giusto in Milan, for 1955 a sports model was addded to the catalogue.
In 1957 three new models appeared with a 3-speed gearbox and frame no longer in stamped sheet metal but tubular with a double closed cradle and telescopic forks, named Mondialino 'Sport 49', 'Luxe 49' and 'Turismo 49'. Colour schemes included bright red with white inserts, and bordeaux with black inserts on the tank.
The lightweight "Mondialino" became the base model of a long line of entry-level models. The Mondialino was further refined in subsequent years and remained in production until 1960.
Engine: Single cylinder 2-stroke
Bore & stroke: 38 x 42 mm
Engine Capacity: 49cc
Maximum power: 1.6 h.p. @ 6,000 rpm
Valves per cylinder: 2
Carburettor: Dell'Orto TI 12 SA
Cooling system: Air cooled
Ignition type: Flywheel magnet
Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump
Transmission: Gear primary, chain final
Clutch: Cable operated with multiple wet disc
Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control
Throttle: Cable operated
Frame type: Cradle steel tube frame
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork and shock absorbers
Rear Suspension: Swingarm with hydraulic shock absorbers
Front Brake: Drum
Rear Brake: Drum
Front tyre: 2.00 x 18 in.
Rear tyre: 2.00 x 18 in.
Seat: Dual seat
Fuel tank capacity: approx. 9 litres
Fuel consumption: 1 litre per 75 km
Top speed: 62 km/h
Weight: 47 kg.
Price in 1956: 95.000 lira
Source: Hessink's NL
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