The History of Viarelli
Viarelli was initially founded in 2001 in Italy by Franco Gallardo but later bought out by a Swedish company based in Åstorp named North European Trust AB. However, despite the Swedish ownership, the company’s Italian roots are still going strong. Not only are the colors in the Italian flag present, but many models have Italian names or are named after Italian cities. It’s similar to how many Puch models sold in Sweden were named after American states. And since it’s a Swedish company, most of their models are available in both Moped Class 1 and Class 2.
Some Known Viarelli Models:
As “Piccolo’ means “small” in Italian, this electric scooter certainly lives up to that name. But while it’s small in size, its power is anything but small. On their own website, Viarelli describes the Piccolo as being “powerful enough to keep you with most petrol-powered scooters.”
Piccolo specs:Engine: Integrated BOSCH brushless Direct Current Engine power: 2 kW (Class 1) or 1 kW (Class 2) Battery type: 60 volt Lithium Changing time: 6-8 hours Range: 60 kilometers / 37 miles Starter: Electric Ignition: Electric Front brake: Disc brake Rear brake: Drum brake Wheel size: 10″ Wheelbase: 1365mm/53 inches Source: Viarelli Piccolo Owner’s Manual (Swedish & Finnish)
GT1 & GT1e
These two are almost identical in terms of design – the most significant difference is that the GT1 (left image above) is the internal combustion model. In contrast, the GT1e (right image above) is the electric model.
GT1 specs: Engine: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled Displacement: 49 cc Fuel system: Electronic Fuel Injection Fuel tank capacity: 5 liter/1.3 gallons Compression ratio: 10.5:1 Starter: Electric and kickstarter Ignition system: CDI Spark plugs: C7HSA Engine oil: 10W/40 Oil sump capacity: 700 ml/23 oz Transmission: CVT Front brake: Disc brake Rear brake: Drum brake Tire pressure front tire: 2.25 bar Tire pressure rear tire: 2.25 bar Wheel size: 10″ Wheelbase: 1205mm/47 inches Source: Viarelli GT1 Owner’s Manual (Swedish and Finnish)
GT1e specs: Engine: Brushless Direct current Engine power: 2 kW (Class 1) or 1 kW (Class 2) Battery type: Lead-acid Battery capacity: 20 Ah Charging time: 6-8 hours Battery range: 60 km/37 miles Starter: Electric Front brake: Disc brake Rear brake: Disc brake Tire pressure front tire: 2.25 bar Tire pressure rear tire: 2.25 bar Wheel size: 10″ Wheelbase: 1245mm Source: Viarelli GT1e Owner’s Manual (Swedish and Finnish)
You might think that the Viarelli Venice would be a jetski, but it isn’t. It’s a scooter with retro styling designed for land use only. Just like the GT1, the Venice is available in both an electric and an internal combustion engine form.
Venice specs (internal combustion model):Engine: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled Displacement: 49.6 cc Fuel system: Electric Carburetor Fuel tank capacity: 4.7 liters/1.24 gallons Compression ratio: 10.5:1 Engine oil: 10W/40 Oil sump capacity: 700 ml/23 oz Starter: Electric or kickstarter Ignition system: CDI Spark plug: CR7HSA Front brake: Disc brake Rear brake: Drum brake Tire pressure front and rear tire: 2.25 bar Wheel size: 10″ Wheelbase: 1265mm/49mm Source: Viarelli Venice Owner’s Manual (Swedish and Finnish)
If the Venice wasn’t retro enough for you, how about the Viarelli Retro – a Vespa-like scooter that’s so retro that the word in its name. In other words, Retro by name, Retro by nature – or at least primarily by nature. It might have an old-school 1960s look, but with fuel injection and electric starter, the technology of this scooter is up to speed with the 21st century. And don’t worry – in case the pink color doesn’t suit your taste, the Retro is also available in white or black.