New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

Hey all,

I'm looking to add an additional moped to my arsenal of little machines ('77 Garelli SuperSport, '73 Honda CT90, '63 Honda Dream), and the one I've been eyeing is the 2001 Avanti Garelli SuperSport, which looks a little like my '77 SuperSport. They sell 'em new, but I'm kind of sketchy about a company I've never heard (Avanti) whose manufacturing facility is in India. Has anyone heard any good/bad stories about this company? Are parts easy to find? I'm happy to know that the engine is a Garelli motor, which is a very reputable manufacturer, but the rest of the moped, I'm not so sure of. Especially considering the fact that I'm planning to drop a fat thousand bucks on this 'ped.

Thanks for any info you can supply! I want to make sure I'm making a smart purchase here.

_wal

Re: New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

XBrandon EdgeX /

Their actually really solid bikes. Steve (of Janus) has an Avanti Autopower and it's the fastest moped in town. It goes faster stock than my puch goes with a Biturbo. The SS should be even faster because they come stock with expansion pipes. He hasn't needed parts for it yet, so I can't tell you how easy it is to find parts, but since they're newer mopeds, I'm sure the dealer can get parts.

Re: New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

Simon King /

I've always heard good things about the Avanti's, besides some people not liking the way they look. That's awesome that it has a Garelli engine on it.

On a side note - are you still living in California? I'd love to see a photo of those bikes in your members listing - do you have one you can upload?

Re: New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

Hey Simon,

Yep, still in California. I'll take photos tomorrow if I get the chance. The '77 SuperSport XL is currently in a shop in San Diego receiving a royal restoration job. There's a place in L.A. that has the Avanti Garelli SuperSport -- I just found out a few minutes ago -- so I'm going to check it out. I love those motorcycle-lookin' peds... so sweet.

Take care,

_wal

Re: New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

Okay,Wal,I have to warn you.The Avanti Supersport has locked up on 2 owners in recent months and it was a lock-up at 30-35 mph of the rear wheel.ACTUALLY the tranny locked.Guys named Sean and Davel have both reported it with new `peds.VERY DANGEROUS! Go to www.moped2.org and read their exploits in the August and September forums.I had been thinking about buying one until this happened.Imagine locking up on a curve with oncoming traffic at 55mph and you're doing above 30mph!Just letting you know in order to clear my conscience!BYE!

Re: New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

Another guy,D.Riemer just reported in with Avanti tranny trouble.Looks like a factory defect to me.BEWARE!

Re: New Avanti Garelli SuperSport?

Wow, that's horrible. Thanks for informing me. I think I'll hold off on my purchase until a solution can be found. Maybe I'll just get a reputable Tomos or something. I really like the styling of the Avanti though. Grrrrr.

_wal

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