1964 Moto Morini Corsarino for Sale

1964 Moto Morini Corsarino L Front

“Tiddler Week” continues with one I’ve never seen before: a 1964 Moto Morini Corsarino. Corsarino translates to “little pirate” so it’s clear this bike was intended to introduce youths and learners to the world of motorcycles, giving Morini an entry-level product to hopefully keep buyers “in the family” as they moved up to a bigger bike. Interestingly, this bike is powered by a 48cc four-stroke, making it very unusual for the class and making for a more refined experience when compared to the rattly little two-strokes that usually powered such inexpensive machines.

1964 Moto Morini Corsarino R Rear

Early Corsarinos featured a three-speed, twist-grip shift similar to a scooter, but later examples like this one switched to a four-speed foot-shift that was more in keeping with the “real” motorcycle style. I’m not sure if Morini ever actually produced an actual “SS” model. I expect this is just the builder’s name for this particular customized, racier example.

1964 Moto Morini Corsarino R Tank

Unfortunately, the original eBay listing doesn’t have much useful information: 1964 Moto Morini Corsarino for Sale

Really fabulous Moto Morini Corsarino “Little Pirate” Has won its class in numerous shows. Including the prestigious Harvest Classic.
It is rare to find A Corsarino of this quality it appears to be all original.
This Morini runs great and needs nothing. Please look at the detailed pictures carefully as they really tell the story.

1964 Moto Morini Corsarino Dash

Luckily, the listing does in fact include a bunch of pictures, and they are pretty great. You’ve got to love that little cartoon pirate!

1964 Moto Morini Corsarino Tools

Bidding seems pretty slow so far, and I really have no idea what a bike like this is worth. But it seems like it’d be a pretty great addition to anyone looking for a small-displacement bike. This thing is cool as hell, and I seriously wish I had the cash to drop on it. If it breaks and you can’t find parts for it, you could at least park it up in your livingroom and look at it!

-tad

1964 Moto Morini Corsarino R Side

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. Roger says:

    The ss designation is a factory designation for the Corsarino.

    This is a very nice bike (there are a couple of inconsistancies, the center stand is not correct, and the forks are from a later model Corsarino, but I still love this bike) and it was once owned by Guy Webster from California. Yeah, the Guy Webster who took all the actor and rockstar photographs in the 1960’s-1980’s. If you think of the most famous pic of Jim Morrison, well, Guy took it. Guy still has a motorcycle museum and I’m kinda surprised this bike is for sale.

  2. Bruce Whalley says:

    Lovely tiddler. Is it still for sale? regards Bruce downunder