In 1983-84. Fantic Motor produced the "Sprinter," a 49cc two-stroke small dirt-bike looking thing. The Sprinter was allegedly designed by legendary Italian automotive designer Marcello Gandini.
The Sprinter came in two color schemes - red and yellow with extremely dark green and black accents. A wide array of badging, decals and striping was used between bikes.
The bike came in two different motor configurations -- a version equipped with a Minarelli C2HLKS (FM 286), and a version with the three-speed, hand-shifted Minarelli V3 (FM 284).
These bikes were sold exclusively in Europe for a short time and never exported to North America.
The headlight and the headlight fairing are also found on certain late-model Fantic Issimo mopeds.
These are rare bikes even in Europe today.
Wheels: 17 x 1.5 Grimeca Three-Blade Alloys
Tires: 17 x 2.75
Fuel Capacity: 5.5L with reserve
Brakes: 105mm drum front and rear
Ignition: Ducati CDI with 6V lighting
FM 286 (Sprinter Multispeed)
Motor: Minarelli C2HLKS (case inducted, air cooled, dual variated, and kickstart)
Timing: 1.9mm BTDC
Carburetor: 14.12 Dellorto SHA
Power: 3.3HP at 5750 RPM
Max Speed: 45km/hr. Production: 1500 Units (Unconfirmed)
FM 286 Technical Info
FM 284 (Three Speed)
Motor: Minarelli V3 (piston port, air cooled, hand shifted three-speed, and kickstart)
Stock Displacement: 49cc
Carburetor: 14.12 Dellorto SHA Production: 1000 Units (Unconfirmed)
FM 284 Parts Diagram (1983 / Italian / Scanned from Microfiche)
Minarelli V3 Parts Diagram