Towards the end of the ‘60s Morini produced another off road 50cc version of the Corsarino.
As with its big sisters, the engine was a four stroke with a 4 speed gearbox but the cycle parts were in general not adapted to competition and, since we are talking of an excellent ‘moped’ it seems rather excessive to class this as a competition model.
It is incumbent on us to remember that the name of Morini is gloriously linked to that of the ‘Gruppo Sportivo’ of the Fiamme Gialle under the direction of Maresciallo Di Matteo, whose efficient organization, certainly helped boost the undoubted capacityof the bikes from Bologna, resulting in a wonderful series of successes which rendered them famous.
Last but not least, a point of gossip. The rider Demetrio Bonini married the daughter of the honourable Aldo Moro.
Our history finishes, more or less in 1981.
The history of Morini has proceeded for all these years, albeit with ups and downs.
The last Moto Morini models, the Excalibur, were assembled in 1993 by Agostini.
In 1966 the Morini name was sold, together with Ducati, to an American company and susequently bought back in April 1999 by Morini Franco Motori SPA (that of the “Turbo Special”), an organisation founded in 1954 by the nephew Alfonso Morini, specialized in the production of excellent engines, two and four stroke, for motorcycles and mopeds.
In 2003, thanks to the merging of two great business groups, Morini Franco Motori and Berti, Moto Morini re-opened its doors and in 2005 started production of motorcycles once more with various models of a potent twin cylinder 1200cc, rich and fascinating in its quality.