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NGC Moto Morini 175
« on: June 15, 2021, 05:57:36 PM »
Another nice Italian bike from MX Harper in California, he has the Airone on Ebay right now as well.

Its a 175cc 4 stroke from 1956, a true Giro bike. I would love to go visit this fellow in California and see his collection of Vintage Italian motorcycles, he has posted many of them on Ebay. This one is a 'custom' but its attractive and probably sounds great.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133787802120?hash=item1f265fda08:g:osoAAOSwbqFgxUGV



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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 09:04:31 PM »
Aaartrgghhgghh, toooo baaaaddddd

It has a heel/toe shifter. Maybe I could cut it off?  😂

Such exquisite design in there, especially when you think it’s from 1956

I guess the design today is all about aerodynamics. They had a little more free reign back then to make it beautiful, too

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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 04:15:27 PM »
I bet there were a lot of these and similar small displacement single cylinder red bombers blasting around the small towns of Italy back in the 50's and 60's, given the very narrow roads and all the hills and mountains of Italy it must have been a real treat to be sixteen and owned one of these in the old country.

Agostini on a Morini 175 Settebello




Imagine all the wannabe Agostinis' Pasolini's and Hailwood's racing around town.
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 06:04:33 PM »
I’ve been to mikes place when I bought the lodola 235 from him. Nice guy very knowledgeable and 100’s of bikes. Mostly Italian as I remember.  I couldn’t stop drooling and didn’t have enough money….. lol
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 07:38:47 PM »
I bet there were a lot of these and similar small displacement single cylinder red bombers blasting around the small towns of Italy back in the 50's and 60's, given the very narrow roads and all the hills and mountains of Italy it must have been a real treat to be sixteen and owned one of these in the old country.

Agostini on a Morini 175 Settebello




Imagine all the wannabe Agostinis' Pasolini's and Hailwood's racing around town.

Sort like this guy, young or old! https://vimeo.com/119259448
« Last Edit: June 17, 2021, 08:12:46 PM by Antietam Classic Cycle »
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2021, 08:41:47 PM »
WOW!

What a great video, that gentleman has lived a heck of a life. The roads he blasts along on the Morini 3-1/2 are just what I remember riding / driving on my trips to Italy, narrow, steep, hairpin corners and stone walls, and the bikes and cars being ridden quickly.

I rode in the north west corner of Italy near the French border where the main roads looked like the ones in the video, the incline was so steep and the corners so tight it was a real bugger manoeuvring a big heavy BMW around. On top of that we’re the secondary roads that went up and over the mountains that were just far to narrow and steep for two up on an 800lb bike. I have said I will one day go back to ride on a small bike like a new Honda 350, solo.
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2021, 09:13:37 AM »
Great video thanks!
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2021, 03:45:02 PM »
Wow, what a great video.  That guy can still hook it around the corners.  If only my parents had named me Giovanni..........s igh.
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2021, 04:18:53 PM »
Giovanni Burlando
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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2021, 04:26:30 PM »
That Morini si such a pretty little bike. Too bad I'm 6'3" and 60 years old....

And the video with Signore Burlando was terrific.   :grin:

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Re: NGC Moto Morini 175
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2021, 06:44:52 PM »
That Morini si such a pretty little bike. Too bad I'm 6'3" and 60 years old....

And the video with Signore Burlando was terrific.   :grin:

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