c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420
Lot 225
c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce
Frame no. E 38420
Sold for €2,990 (US$ 3,671) inc. premium

Lot Details
c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420 c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce Frame no. E 38420
c.1964 Moto Morini 125cc Corsaro Veloce
Frame no. E 38420
Before the arrival of its family of 72-degree v-twin roadsters in 1973, Morini's reputation had rested mainly on its highly successful double-overhead-cam single-cylinder racers that came within a whisker of snatching the 1963 250cc World Championship from Honda. Founded in 1937, Alphonso Morini's company built two-stroke lightweights at first before developing a range of fast, overhead-camshaft roadsters during the 1950s. By the decade's end they had been replaced by a range of overhead-valve models and a 48cc two-stroke, which kept the firm afloat until the arrival of the v-twins. Built in various versions, Morini's offering in the 125cc class was the Corsaro (Pirate), which was first introduced towards the end of 1958. This well restored example of the latter previously belonged to the famous Dutch singer, Marco Borsato. Said to run well, the machine is offered with Netherlands registration application form (incorrectly identifying it as a 'Sette Bella').

Footnotes

  • Moto Morini 125 cm3 Corsaro Veloce c.1964
    Cadre n° E 38420

    Avant l'introduction en 1973 de sa famille de routières à moteurs V-twins à 72 degrés, la réputation de Morini reposait principalement sur ses machines de course monocylindres à 2 ACT qui furent à deux doigts de remporter le Championnat du Monde 250 cm3 1963 devant Honda. Fondée en 1937 la société d'Alphonso Morini produisit des motos légères deux-temps avant de développer dans les années 1950 une gamme de routières rapides à ACT. À la fin de la décennie, ces modèles avaient fait place à une famille de motos à soupapes en têe et à une deux-temps de 48 cm3 qui maintint l'entreprise à flot jusqu'à l'arrivée des V-twins. Construite en plusieurs versions, la proposition de Morini en catégorie 125 cm3 s'appelait Corsaro ( Pirate), machine introduite vers la fin de 1958. Cet exemplaire bien restauré de cette dernière fut auparavant la propriété du célèbre chanteur néerlandais Marco Borsato. Décrite comme fonctionnant bien, la machine est offerte avec ses papiers de demande d'immatriculation néerlandais (portant l'identification erronée « Sette Bella »).
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