1958 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Racing Motorcycle Frame no. A28416 Engine no. not visible

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Lot 647N
1958 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. A28416 Engine no. not visible

Sold for £ 5,750 (US$ 7,435) inc. premium
1958 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. A28416
Engine no. not visible
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 overhead-camshaft four-stroke single. The company was active in racing right from the start, winning the Italian national 125 championship in 1949. Although never a Grand Prix category, the 175cc class was an important one in Continental Europe. Introduced for the 1954 model year, the Moto Morini Settebello (Seven of Diamonds) was a high-performance sports roadster that commenced a run of models named after card games. Although intended for production-class racing, the Settebello was sold with full road equipment and could be distinguished from Morini's other 175s by its larger cylinder head containing hairpin valve springs (all the rest used coils). GP rider Angelo Bergamonti helped in developing the Settebello for racing. Following the budget-priced Biscola (trumps) the last of Morini's card game-themed 175s was the Tresette (Three Sevens), which was newly introduced for 1958 together with the sporting Tresette Sprint. There was also an out-and-out racer, the twin-overhead-camshaft Rebello, which was one of the most advanced designs available when introduced in 1955. This Moto Morini Settebello racer is an older restoration. The machine is offered with ACI paperwork and an old Italian registration document issued in 1976.

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1958 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Racing Motorcycle Frame no. A28416 Engine no. not visible
1958 Moto Morini 175cc Settebello Racing Motorcycle Frame no. A28416 Engine no. not visible
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