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The Corsarino – Press

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MOTO Morini has always produced good motorcycles, which have never been the subject of criticism from customers, but two were models of the House, and were produced after ten years: the Settebello in the years fifty and small Corsarino, came just two decades later. The Settebello, road bikes although a sporting motorcycle, while the Corsarino delivered a generation of Italian minors, with little expense of gasoline and mechanical. The Corsarino was a real miniature motorcycle, appearance, and also in the motor performance, in addition, though not permitted by law, the passenger was transported comfortably and two people, even of large size, they were comfortably housed; more recovery was good and well restrained.

The pilot had the impression of riding and not to be riding a moped, that the noise the four-stroke engine, the gearshift pedal and the riding position. For the robustness of the fifty Morini could be used without problems even for trips out of town.

The Corsarino, which is named in the younger brother of the Corsaro 125, was presented to the public in 1963, completely utilitarian version, but already the following year, at the Milan Show, you saw a sports version called . Early models had a three-speed gearbox with the control knob as scooters, but in 1966 was transformed into a four-speed foot, like all the bikes that respect.

Then came the ZZ and Scrambler models, the latter characterized by a large tank with square lines and a little cradle frame placed under the engine. In 1969 he was presented the Super Scrambler, the most sought after by young of that age and today’s collectors. The Super Scrambler had a continuous double-cradle chassis, the close-ratio gearbox and suspension, while not suited to the cross, were much more robust than previous models.

Of Corsarino was also built a version of 60 cm 3. very difficult to find because it exclusively for foreign markets and today is the dream of Corsarino’s collector.

The small Morini had many advantages and few drawbacks: low fuel consumed – which logically costs less than mix – very little oil, it was easy to start. Clearly the city was his land thanks to its agile handling, and the large steering angle, which made it easy to slalom between the cars in traffic. The only flaw that haunts today as yesterday owners of Corsarino is the consumption of the hook that works on the gear selector, and when this component is worn gears come evil.

Despite this there are still many that are used daily and Corsarino, think again, the youngest Corsarino now has about twenty years of life on the shoulders!

STRATAGEM – The testing of various prototypes of the 50 Morini, were assigned really Tarquinio Provini. great driver of the championship of the sixties. which was given the task of going daily from Bologna to Florence along the road of the Futa Pass. A Tarquin io. accustomed to very different speeds. not just the task weighed and after three or four routes devised a stratagem. put the motor on the stand, shifted into fourth. just staring at the opening of the gas and went to the bar to play billiards ( Tarquin io is still good ). Since the attack on the speedometer was placed on the rear wheel. four hours after the instrument indicated the correct distance.

Casting out the bar and came back at the factory. But the Commander Alfonso Morini had to suspect something. and asked to send a daily postcard from Florence. with date and signature. and that of his Florentine dealer. And here began the duel.

Tarquinio bribed with the promise of several tickets for the boxes (more autographed photos ) the dealer from Tuscany, then handed him a pack of cards already signed and dated that his friend mailed day after day. after telephone confirmation. The style of Tarquinio the pool is refined. easy to put points on four sides. while the Corsarino. standing outside the bar, consumed gasoline and motor but not the tires.

But he was the Commander of the doubt and personally signed postcards delivered daily to Provini, there was nothing to do. But fate was a friend to our champion: Morini had time off to go abroad, so was forced to deliver a package of already signed postcards to the door of the factory with a commitment to deliver a great day to test. For Provini, it was easy …

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