With its pressed steel frame, bicycle-like styling, and 47,7cc engine, the Germano (Mallard) moped was not going to break many speed limits, and the parents of many teenagers were more than happy about that. Built using many outsider suppliers, the Germano was built to a price-point, yet it eas infused with considerable MV flair. The tiny West German DKW sourced engine was a single-cilinder, 2-stroke affair, belting out 1.5 HP enough to fling the moped to 40 km/h. Prices started at 72.000 Lire, and the markerplace reacted by snapping up 4.508 of these stylish rides during the production span of 1964 - 1968.

Engine: Technical Specification (1966)

Cylinders / Cycle: single / 2 stroke
Displacement: 47,7 cc
Bore x stroke: 39 x 40 mm
Compression ratio: 7:1
Power / rpm: 2 HP / 3,100
Torque / rpm: NA
Cooling: air
Distribution: flat piston
Carburettor: 12 mm carburettor
Ignition: flywheel-magneto
Lubrication: 5% mixture
Starting: kickstart
Primary drive: gear
Clutch: wet multiple plate clutch
Gearbox: 3 speeds with handlebar mounted
Final drive: chain


Frame: pressed-steel beam
Front suspension: telescopic fork
Rear suspension: swinarm with telescopic e;ements
Front brake: 104 mm drum
Rear brake: 104 mm drum
Front tire: 2.00 x 18”
Rear tire: 2.00 x 18”
Wheels: spokes
Tank: 4 litres
Length: 1770 mm
Width: 670 mm
Wheelbase: 1150 mm
Weight: 50 Kg

Performance: 40 kph