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Moto Morini Classic Motorcycles

    Introduction

    Moto Morini is an Italian maker of motorcycles. It was founded by Alfonso Morini in Bologna, in 1937.

    Although his desire was to produce motorcycles bearing his name, Morini initially concentrated on the production of light three wheeled commercial vehicles and following Italy's entry into the Second World War, the manufacture of aircraft components. With the end of hostilities Morini was finally able to introduce a motorcycle of his manufacture, which was announced in 1946. The new machine drew its inspiration from the pre-war DKW RT series and layed the foundations for Moto Morini's success as a manufacturer of road machines and in racing. It was followed in 1952 by a 175cc four stroke single featuring overhead valve operation and a four speed gearbox built in unit with the engine with a typically Italian deep sump. Housed in a frame equipped with telescopic front forks and a pivoted fork rear end the new model reflected contemporary Italian styling and proved to be a steady source of income for the company, it also provided the basis for a series of increasingly quick derivatives that culminated in the Settebello.

    Earlier, Morini had also manufactured motorcycles together with Mario Mazzetti under the name MM. Morini came under Cagiva control in 1987, then in 1996 came under Texas Pacific Group, which had also bought Ducati, and in April 1999, the rights to the name were purchased by Morini Franco Motori spa, a company founded by Morini's nephew in 1954.

    Bike Image Description
    1947 Moto Morini Grand Tourissmo 125cc Moto Morini Classic  
    1956 Moto Morini 175 GT Moto Morini 175 GT  
    1956 Moto Morini GT
    Moto Morini  GT

    This example of the GT variant was built in 1956 and has been restored to a high standard throughout. It is attractively finished in red and black and is equipped with ventilated drum brakes, alloy rims and dropped handlebars.

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    1957 Moto Morini Tresetti 1957 Moto Morini Tresetti This was a full restoration, engine rebuilt, forks chromed and reground, electronic ignition, 22mm carb, professional paint job, wheels rebuilt [san remo's] No expense spared.
    1959 Moto Morini Tresette Moto Morini Corsaro 175cc
    1961 Moto Morini Corsaro Moto Morini Corsaro
    1963 Moto Morini Corsaro Moto Morini Corsaro
    1964 Moto Morini 250cc DOHC Provini Replica 1964 Moto Morini 250cc DOHC Provini Replica
    1964 Moto Morini Corsarino ZZ, 48cc 1964 Moto Morini Corsarino ZZ, 48cc
    1965 Moto Morini Corsaro 1965 Moto Morini Corsaro
    1966 Moto Morini 125 Corsaro 1966 Moto Morini 125 Corsaro
    1967 Moto Morini 48cc Corsarino ZZ 1967 Moto Morini 48cc Corsarino ZZ
    1968 Moto Morini Settebello 1968 Moto Morini Settebello 250cc single cylinder.
    1969 Moto Morini Corsarino 48, 48cc 1969 Moto Morini Corsarino 48, 48cc
    1972 Moto Morini Corsaro 1972 Moto Morini Corsaro
    1973 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
    1973 Moto Morini Corsarino ZT50   1973 Moto Morini Corsarino ZT50
    1973 Moto Morini Corsarino ZZ50 1973 Moto Morini Corsarino ZZ50
    1975 Moto Morini 350 Strada Moto Morini 350 Strada Rare metalflake blue/turquoise paint scheme. Moto Morini 350 Strada road test
    1976 Moto Morini 3 1/2, 344cc 1976 Moto Morini 3 1/2, 344cc
    1976 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport 1976 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Sport
    1977 Moto Morini 250 Turismo 1977 Moto Morini Corsarino 250 Turismo
    1977 Moto Morini 250T 1977 Moto Morini 250T Italian import registered in the UK in 2005.  Converted to 12 volt electrics.
    1977 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada 1977 Moto Morini 3 1/2 Strada
    1979 Moto Morini 350 Sport Moto Morini 350 Sport
    1979 Moto Morini 500S 1979 Moto Morini 500S
    1979 Moto Morini 250 T 1979 Moto Morini 250 T
    1979 Moto Morini 3 1/2 1979 Moto Morini 3 1/2
    1979 Moto Morini 350 Sport Moto Morini 350 Sport
    1981 Moto Morini Camel 500 1981 Moto Morini Camel 500 Moto Morini 500 V-Twin Review
    1982 Moto Morini 350 Strada 1982 Moto Morini 350 Strada
    1982 Moto Morini Kanguro Moto Morini Kanguro
    1983 Moto Morini Kanguro X 1983 Moto Morini Kanguro X
    1985 Moto Morini 350 K2 Moto Morini 350 K2 American model.
    1988 Moto Morini 400cc Dart 1988 Moto Morini 400cc Dart

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