1948 Moto Morini 125cc Turismo Frame no. T4845 Engine no. T4845

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Lot 587N
1948 Moto Morini 125cc Turismo
Frame no. T4845 Engine no. T4845

£ 2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900
To be sold without reserve
Amended
1948 Moto Morini 125cc Turismo
Frame no. T4845
Engine no. T4845
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. 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 that was followed by a range of fast overhead-camshaft roadsters. These were replaced during the 1960s by a range of overhead-valve models and a 48cc two-stroke, which kept the firm afloat until the arrival of the v-twins. Almost certainly an older restoration, this 125cc Moto Morini two-stroke retains the plaque of its supplier: G Castrucci of Firenze (Florence). The machine comes with an old Italian registration document, issued in 1963.

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1948 Moto Morini 125cc Turismo Frame no. T4845 Engine no. T4845
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