Pasta Blaster

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Moto Morini Scrambler

Pasta Blaster

by Mark

Born on 22nd January to a family of limited means in the Italian town of Bologna, Morini began his working apprenticed to the local blacksmith, and everything towards a future he would be able to start his own and motor cycle repair

The business opened briefly outbreak of the First World but only just in time to himself called up for service in the army, and subsequently posted to the and motor cycle repair at Padua.

Following the war, established a partnership with Mazetti, another enthusiastic and engineer. By pooling their resources they formed the M-M company of Bologna in 1924, the launch of a simple two-speed road-racing two-…, which a big upset in September 1927 by its class race of the Italian Prix at Monza.

After 1930, M-M switched two-strokes, to making 4-strokes SV and OHV engines, then later OHC primarily for competition use.

Morini severed his connection M-M in 1937, to realise the ambition of his own business. These were times, and despite being with new motor cycle Moto Morini became in the building of three-wheel trucks than the intended production of

At commencement of World War 2, the factory was by the fascist government to the making of components and military equipment. In the Morini factory was situated at the of one of Europe’s principal centres for foundry works, and was subjected to and heavy aerial bombardment as forces advanced up the country.

Italy’s armistice with the signed on September 3rd 1943, and declared on the 8th, the Morini was bombed out later in the year, although Italy had surrendered, the part of the country remained the control of Nazi forces. It until 21st April that Bologna capitulated, and could return to assess his factory and organise rebuilding. The relocated onto Via Bergimi in and became one of the first Italian returning to production in 1946, a three-speed, 125 cc two-…, single motor cycle — and another example based the pre-war German DKW design.

Across town, the M-M factory was devastated by Allied bombing very much against the former partner Mazetti managed to restart his production in Morini entered competition and continued with two-… up to 1950, when production was by four-… racers, and later for bikes too. As Moto ascended, M-M seemed to inversely and, never managing to its pre-war glory, Mazetti’s closed in 1957.

Our interest approaches with the of the 125 cc four-… Corsaro (Pirate) cycle in 1959, but this is slightly beyond our small brief, and it isn’t until the Milan Show in November that the subject of our feature was — a miniature, 50cc, four-… motor cycle, the (Little Pirate).

Moto Morini Scrambler

The unit OHV engine is 41mm bore 37mm … for 49 cc. Initial models were specified at 8:1 ratio, and later sports and scrambles) models at nearly compression for 4.5 bhp @ 9,000 rpm. and capable up to 50 mph performance.

Model ‘V’ was a step-through moped-style machine with hand-shift, but footrests instead of

Model ‘Z’ was the moped machine with dual seat, listed with hand-shift gear arrangement and four-speed foot-change thereafter.

‘ZT’ was a motor cycle street cruiser.

Model was a race-style framed sports cycle, introduced with foot-change up to 1965, but four-speed from 1966.

Scrambles models were introduced 1967, and should only be to mount the four-gear foot-change We don’t know quite how the chassis might have designated, but our feature bike is marked ZT * 18348 *, so according to the Morini model chart, appear to be based on a ‘street’

Moto Morini Scrambler
Moto Morini Scrambler

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