Moto Morini S.p.A. is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1938 by Alfonso Morini. Moto Morini hit the Italian motorcycle scene in 1945 when the T125 was built in Moto Morini's new Bologna factory, Via Berti. From this moment on, Moto Morini began representing an important example of Italian mechanical skill. This first Morini motorcycle, a single-cylinder two-stroke and three-speed 125cc marked Moto Morini's entrance into Italian motorcycle racing. Moto Morini is often confused with Morini Franco Motori.
Moto Morini Mopeds
Moto Morini produced mopeds with 50cc engines from 1960 to the mid-1970s. All of Moto Morini's mopeds had four-stroke engines, with the exception of the Dollaro, which was a two-stroke. The "Modell V" (pronounced "Vu"), a four-stroke moped for "ladies," was built between 1963 and 1966. Modell V Moto Morini mopeds were sold in Italy under the name Corsarino, translated as "Little Pirate". Apart from a normal Corsarino moped with a pilion seat (Corsarino "Z"), Morini produced the Corsarino "ZT," an off-road Corsarino Scrambler and a Corsarino "ZZ" super-sport version.