A few years passed before I came across my first Carnielli Motograziella. This strange little bike was on the market from 1968 to 1979 - my first one dates from 1971. It was available in red, blue and green. Mine is green a has a striking resemblance to a grasshopper.
At the time that the bike was designed, space to store a motorbike in accommodation in Italy was often very limited. Carnielli solved this by designing the bike to stand upright on its tail taking up the absolute minimum of space.
The earliest Motograziellas had no rear suspension and there are quite a few detail differences. They were only offered in blue. The example below was manufactured in 1968.