Parilla Motorcycles

Moto Parilla 49 Parillino Sport 4T 1956

The Parilla factory began building the 49cc "Parillino" in 1956.

The factory continued to build 49cc models until 1964. There was also a 2-stroke 49cc engine option and a step-through touring model.

Cosmopolitan Motors marketed this machine as the "Hornet" when they introduced it in the United States in 1958. Two years later they changed the name of the moped to the "Dart". The engine was a 3-speed 49cc OHV 49cc. The Parillino 'Sport' was sold in the US with a larger fuel tank and a small windshield.


Engine: Single cylinder 4-stroke OHV

Bore & stroke: 39 x 40 mm

Compression ratio: 6.75:1

Engine Capacity: 49cc

Maximum power: 1.6 h.p. @ 6,000 rpm by rods and rockers

Valves per cylinder: 2

Carburettor: Dell'Orto SO 14/9

Cooling system: Air cooled

Ignition: By flywheel-magneto with regular spark advance of 34°

Lubrication: Wet sump forced circulation with mechanical gear pump

Transmission: Gear primary, chain final

Clutch: Cable operated with 1 dragged friction disc and 2 dragging disk

Gearbox: 3-Speed gearbox with handlebar control

Starter: Kick-starter

Throttle: Cable operated

Frame type: Pressed steel

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: 7.5 litre (2 Gallon)

Top speed: 72.4 km/h (45 mph)

Weight: 48 Kg (105 lbs.)

Source: Hessink's NL