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.