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The history of the Garelli motorcycle brand is divided into two periods.
Pre-war, famous for its 3-stroke engines, and post-war, characterized by large volumes of production of simple 2-stroke mopeds and motorcycles. The brand is somehow still alive.
Engineer Adalberto Garelli (1886-1968) was born in Turin.
After graduating in 1909, he found work in the FIAT automobile concern.
In 1911, he invented and patented the Split single engine, suitable for use on motorcycles, but then the prototype did not go further - FIAT was not at all interested in the 2-stroke motorcycle topic.
The scheme of engineer Garelli was slightly modified by the engineers of the Austrian Puch, who put the pistons not on one piston pin, but made two connecting rods on the crankshaft in a row, and the German DKW, who added a third pumping piston that acts as a boost.
The founder of the factory gradually cools down to motorcycling, his production activity decreases.
In 1926, Garelli motorcycles were last seen on the racetrack, after all, their 20 hp at that time it was no longer enough to win.
In 1928, they managed to sign a contract with the army, and the factory switched to the production of other products - compressors and generators.
In 1936, the production of motorcycles was completely discontinued.
In 1956, production of its own chassis began - the 50 cc Mosquito 315 moped appeared, which later became available in 70 cc and 100 cc versions.
In 1961, Garelli signed a contract with Agrati to supply the forced air-cooled scooter engines used in the Capri scooters.
Capri and the Como that replaced it were produced until 1968 under the Garelli and Agrati brands.
Since the 80s, the production of its own motors was curtailed, and Minarelli engines began to be used in Garelli mopeds and motorcycles.
In the late 1980s, the already unstable Garelli merged with Fantic motors in Gruppo FM (abbreviation for Fabbrica Motocicli), but this did not save the company from bankruptcy, which was recognized in 1992.
Under the Garelli brand from China, the Baotian Motorcycle Company supplied the Cyclone, Vip and Capri scooters; since 2007, Garelli has become the official scooter of the Milan football club.
Things seemed to be going well, at the end of the 2000s they even started preparing a deal to buy the famous Italian brand Moto Morini, but the deal was not destined to take place, in 2010 Garelli canceled the purchase offer.
After five years of investment, the company never became profitable, and Paulo Berlusconi sold Nuova Garelli SpA to Abruzzo’s Ab Capital in June 2011.