Moto Morini

Moto Morini


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Moto Morini is an Italian maker of motorcycles. It was founded by Alfonso Morini in Bologna, in 1937.

Earlier, Morini had also manufactured motorcycles together with Mario Mazzetti under the name MM. Morini came under Cagiva control in 1987, then in 1996 came under Texas Pacific Group, which had also bought Ducati, and in April 1999, the rights to the name were purchased by Morini Franco Motori spa, a company founded by Morini's nephew in 1954. MotoMorini Passage to Cagiva Group (Retrieved 26 October 2006) Visor Down Final Moto Morini being made (Retrieved 24 January 2011)


Alfonso Morini was born on January 22, 1898. Before he was 16 he was repairing motorcycles, and at the age of sixteen, opened a workshop. This was just before World War I broke out. During the war he was with the 8th Motorcycles Unit, stationed at Padova.


In 1925 Mario Mazzetti, impressed by Alfonso’s work, asked him to build a single cylinder 125 cc two stroke racing bike, making Alfonso the designer, constructor, and racer. They were successful racing, under the MM name, and Alfonso’s finest racing moment came in 1927 when his MM 125 took six world records at Monza, during the Grand Prix of Nations. (These records were not bettered for twenty years.) In 1933 he set a new world speed...
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