1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino Frame no. 19981
Lot 269
1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino Frame no. 19981
Sold for £1,380 (US$ 2,263) inc. premium

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1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino Frame no. 19981 1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino Frame no. 19981 1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino Frame no. 19981 1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino Frame no. 19981
1968 Moto Morini 49cc Corsarino
Frame no. 19981
Moto Morini founder Alfonso Morini split from MM in 1937, setting up a foundry in Bologna. Post-WW2 he returned to motorcycle manufacture, commencing with a 125cc two-stroke and then a similar-sized sohc four-stroke single. Within a few years the range would consist of four-strokes only. One of the smallest machines in Moto Morini's range at the time of its introduction in 1963, the overhead-valve-engined Corsarino (little racer) was intended to give youngsters an introduction to 'real' motorcycling. The diminutive Corsarino proved popular despite being relatively expensive, the fact that it was a four-stroke in a market sector dominated by two-strokes no doubt enhancing its appeal. Early models had a three-speed gearbox with twist-grip change, later versions a four-speed foot-change 'box. This recently restored example is described as in generally very good condition and comes with its original Italian libretto. No reserve.
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