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Morini is an Italian maker of It was founded by Alfonso Morini in in 1937.



Morini was born on January 22 Before he was 16 he was repairing motorcycles, and at the age of opened a workshop. This was before World War I broke During the war he was with the 8th Motorcycles stationed at Padova .

In 1925 Mazzetti, impressed by Alfonso’s asked him to build a single 125 cc two … racing bike, Alfonso the designer, constructor, and They were successful under the MM name, and Alfonso’s racing moment came in when his MM 125 took six world at Monza, during the Grand of Nations. (These records not bettered for twenty years.) In he set a new world speed record for 175 cc of 162 km/h. [ 2 ]

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In 1937 Alfonso and parted ways, and Alfonso went into the production of 350 cc and 500 cc wheelers, under the Moto name. The government regulations these lighter fuel machines, and the successful Moto M610 had advanced features, cardan driveshafts .

This was interrupted by World War II. and Morini was converted to produce components. In 1943 the factory was


Undeterred, in 1946, a new speed transmission. single two … T125 emerged the new Bologna factory, Via Berti. In a Sport version appeared. In a 175 cc pushrod OHV four … appeared in production. Models Gran Turismo, Settebello, Supersport, Briscola, Tresette, and Sprint also appeared.

In Moto Morini moved to a production facility at Via Bergami. In Alfonso Morini, Dante and Nerio Biavati designed the 250 GP Camshaft.

On June 30 1969, Morini died. He was 71. His daughter, Morini, took over and would remain in control 1986. [ 3 ] In 1970 Franco (unrelated to the earlier Dante of Morini’s technical staff) Ferrari works and joined Morini. [ 4 ]

Competition history

In 1948, Raffaele Alberti won the Championship for Lightweight Motorcycles on a 125 Competition. Umberto Masetti won the Championship for Lightweight Motorcycles in on a 125 SOHC four-… that 12 hp (8.9 kW) @ 10000 rpm, and exceed 140 km/h. In 1952 Morini won races outside of with the 125 SOHC four-…. as Mendogni won both the Nations Prix. and the Spanish Grand [ 5 ] The 250 GP put out 37 hp (28 kW) @ 11,000 rpm and had a maximum speed of 225

In 1961. Giacomo Agostini his racing career on a Moto Settebello “Short Rods”, second at Trento-Bondone. Agostini was Cadet Champion in 1962, and Junior Champion in 1963. Provini. riding a Moto 250 GP, won the Italian Championship in 1961 and In 1963.

Provini convinced Morini that they try for the World Championship. Provini wage a season-long battle Honda ‘s Jim Redman for the 250 championship. Each rider won races and the title wasn’t until the final race in with Redman winning the over Provini by two points. [ 6 ]

Moto Morini 350 V-twin

In the Seventies Moto Morini their first 72° V-twin designed by Franco Lambertini, and by Franco and Gino Marchesini. [ 7 ] displayed a range of 144 kg 350 (actual 344 cc) models, including Strada and In 1977 500 cc V-twin models capacity 479 cc) emerged. (1) In 1981 a six model 500 became available.

all featured Heron heads, one forged steel crankshaft. main bearings, plain big end and the conrods run on a common pin, the rear cylinder to the front by 50 mm. and rear barrels and heads are VBH Dell’Orto 25 mm carburettors are fitted to the Both kick-start and starter are fitted.(1)

The frame is a steel swingarm design, with rear suspension, and Marzocchi forks. The early models had a leading shoe drum up front (Strada: 200 mm drum, 230 mm drum), but these were with double 260 mm Grimeca on later models. (1)

In November a 500 Turbo was shown at the Milan producing 84 bhp (63 kW) @ 8300 rpm. It did not it to production. An enduro version the Camel 500 was released in 1981.

In 1983 the Kanguro 350 was released.

In Moto Morini brought out a version, the Excalibur, available in 350 and 500 Harley-Davidson became interested in the Morini V-twin as a smaller but had financial problems, and nothing of it.

The 350 was conceived as a modular design, and cylinder versions were (Looking like the V-twin the rear cylinder removed) were the 1975 six speed 125 H and the 250 T Mono, both unsuccessful, as was the KJ 125 single of 1985. [ 8 ]

350 Performance

Strada 35 ps @ 8600 rpm

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Sport 38 ps @ rpm, 32 ft·lbf (43 N·m) @ rpm.

500 Performance Figures

46 hp at rpm


The early Eighties did not go as for Moto Morini, with disputes and diminishing sales. On 18 1987 Gabriella Morini the firm to the Castiglioni firm, Despite their assurances Moto Morini was important to the company was allowed to decline.

In 1988 the Dart 350, a race faired version of the 72° appeared. In 1989 the last version, the Coguaro appears, in 350 and 500 and another cruiser version, the New also in both capacities. were extensions of other and little to no development was being

Franco Lambertini had a new 60° engine but Cagiva was not interested. In the same as the last models appeared, he Moto Morini, and went to

The Via Bergami factory was closed and by Excaliburs are assembled at Agostini

In 1996 Ducati and the Moto name are sold to TPG. were no plans to revive Morini.

Morini Franco spa

In 1999 Morini Franco spa bought the Moto Morini Morini Franco Motori spa was in 1954 by Franco Morini, nephew. A new joint-stock company was presented in 2003, and the principal Morini SpA shareholders were the and Morini families.

Corsaro 9 1/2, and Corsaro Veloce

In a new motorcycle was announced, the Corsaro … bike, which in 2005. [ 9 ] It was followed by the 9 1/2 road There have been of the computerised fuel injection in these early models.

They are both powered by an cc Bialbero CorsaCorta 87° V twin-cylinder that develops 140 bhp (100 kW) at rpm, and 123 N·m (91 lb·ft) at 6,500 in the Corsaro, and 105 bhp (78 kW; 106 PS) at 8000 rpm in the 9 1/2. The was designed by Franco Lambertini. The are tuned differently to suit the applications.

On 10 October 2006 a Veloce 1200 was announced. [ 10 ]

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