c.1985 Motobi Motorella GL mini bike. Registration number not registered. Frame number 33549. Engine number not found. The now-defunct Italian manufacturer Motobi is closely related to Benelli. In 1949 the eldest of the six Benelli brothers, Giuseppe, left to found his own company: Moto 'B' Pesaro, later Motobi. The latter's first design was a 98cc single-cylinder two-stroke lightweight with horizontal engine, a layout that would characterise its offerings from then onwards. In the early 1950s a new range of all-aluminium engines was introduced whose profile resembled that of an egg or rugby ball, and this style was deliberately retained when Motobi switched to overhead-valve four-strokes towards the decade's end. Six years after Giuseppe's death in 1957, Motobi merged with Benelli and its models continuing to be manufactured, although often with 'Benelli' on the tank. Looking like a cross between a moped and a mini-bike, the Motobi Motorella was also marketed under the Benelli name. This apparently original and complete example is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed. There is no paperwork with this Lot.