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.

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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.

Retro specs:

Engine: Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, air-cooled

Displacement: 49cc

Compression ratio: 10.5:1

Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection

Fuel tank capacity: 6 liters/1.5 gallons

Sparkplug: CR7HSA

Engine oil: 10W/40

Oil sump capacity: 700 ml/23 oz

Starter: Electric and kickstarter

Ignition system: ECU

Transmission: CVT

Wheel size: 10″

Front brake: Disc brake

Rear brake: Drum brake

Tire pressure front and rear tire: 2.20 bar

Wheelbase: 1220mm/40 inches

Source: Viarelli Retro Owner’s Manual (Swedish and Finnish)

Read More about Viarelli:

– Official Website