The Go!’s model number is M75, which ranks it in Pelikan’s hierarchy as a student pen. It’s similar to the Pelikano, starting with the plastic body, the grip and the steel nib.
However, in the preceding photo you can see an ink window, and in the next photo, a piston knob.
The Go! is a piston filler. Mine, which hadn’t been used before, has excellent and very smooth action.
Here’s another view of the Go! grip: it’s just part of the molded plastic body, but it’s comfortable: nicely girthy and not as prescriptive as the Safari grip.
In size it’s similar to the Safari, and much larger than the M400 or M200 Pelikans.
The steel nib — mine is a medium — is smooth and mine writes with no skipping or hesitation. It is similar to a Pelikano or Safari nib.
I mean, it’s $20. And a very functional piston filler.
I like the cap medallion. Mine is even pink.
I haven’t really found any definitive source for when these were manufactured. The box has lots of information, but no date. And, sadly, the only three words of German I know are “Pelikan” and”99 Luftballons.” All of which have been the source of years of happiness, though.
I can say that the Go! was definitely after made 1990, because the box declares “made in Germany.” The website I find most authoritative for Pelikan history says only that it was made after 1985. The colors and the design strike me as very 1980s. As does the name “Go!” I like that.
I like my Go! It’s just like a Pelikano with a piston filler. A nice student pen that is sturdy and fairly comfortable, as those go. But of course nothing like Pelikan’s Souverän line. It’s instead comparable to a Lamy Safari. It lacks the beautiful (to me) Safari design. But it’s a piston filler.