Just outside Barcelona is a small workshop called Ad Hoc Cafe Racers with a story we can all relate to. It’s run by David, a man with a keen sense of priorities. “I started Ad Hoc as a project about a year go,” he says.… Read more
In Italian, “Settebello” is idiom for “seven of diamonds”. And this little 175cc Moto Morini is a real diamond, packing a surprising punch from its four-stroke single motor. This was during happier days for Moto Morini, when it enjoyed huge competition success after WWII.
I get a lot of requests to feature certain classic motorcycles, and the same bikes tend to pop up. Top of the list, believe it or not, is the Moto Morini 3½. So it looks like the Bologna-built machines have a very solid fan base… Read more
One of the saddest stories of recent times is the demise of Moto Morini. The Scrambler remains one of my all-time favorite bikes, but the factory is now in liquidation and remaining stock is for sale at a discount. So it felt appropriate to travel… Read more
If I lived anywhere near the city of Santa Paula, I’d be riding over to the California Oil Museum this weekend. The star attraction is a new exhibition called Italian Motorcycles: Incredible Classics to Modern Marvels, featuring delicious machines such as the 1959 Moto Morini… Read more
Moto Morini (est. 1937) deserves a much higher profile than it currently enjoys. The Scrambler has finally gone on sale, with a grunty 1187 cc ‘Bialbero CorsaCorta’ 87° V twin, and chunky rubber to match the typically Italian good looks. This motorcycle is not going… Read more