1967 Moto Morini Corsarino for Sale
As you may have picked up from previous articles, I’m a big fan of both Italian bikes and small-displacement machines. There’s just something so fun about them, something sporty, but not too serious that strikes the right chords for me. In an era of 2000cc v-twin cruisers and 180bhp sportbikes, bikes like that remind us that there’s more to motorcycling than size, that maybe your first motorcycle really shouldn’t be a Suzuki Hayabusa.
And this little 1967 Moto Morini Corsarino expresses that perfectly.
As you may have guessed from the little pirate decal, “corsarino” translates to “little pirate, which pretty perfectly evokes the spirit of this machine. Intended for younger riders just getting into the world of motorcycling, it gave Moto Morini an affordable, entry level product to get their hooks in early.
There’s not much performance here, but the sexy looks and sporty name would be ideal for a young person looking for some mobility to help them explore their bourgeoning independence.
The 48cc motor was actually a four-stroke, unusual in a sea of two-stroke competitors, and although early models got by with a 3 speed twist-grip shift, this later example has a four-speed foot-shift gearbox. These big-bike features gave the Corsarino a much more adult character than its more moped/scooter-like rivals.
From the original listing: 1967 Moto Morini Corsarino for Sale
1967 moto morini corsarino model z t 49 bike is in perfect condition has been stored since new. only 79 original miles.. .you will not find one as good as this.. .this is a rare find, in this condition.
As you can see, there’s not a ton of info here, although the background in several pictures suggests a good home full of bigger motorcycles that I’m sure are great role-models.
These things are really cool, and I’d love to have one in my garage. Bidding is up to $3,500 with the reserve not yet met. It has extremely low miles and is certainly rare, although it does seem like the seller may be aiming pretty high for what was intended to be a budget-friendly learner. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but it looks to be in nice shape. Obviously, there are probably a few issues that would need to be addressed before putting this on the road, but if you’re looking for an original showpiece, you certainly won’t find one with lower mileage.
Or uglier handlebars. Seriously, no matter what the buyer plans for this, they need to go.