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Benelli/Morini hybrid.

PostPosted: 14 May 2013 19:35
by morini500dave
Hi all.
I've been building a hybrid bike comprising of a 1981 Benelli 125 Turismo frame and 1960's 125 Corsaro engine.It's taken me since Chistmas 2012 to get it to a mot test which it passed on Monday.I have tried to upload some photos but they seem to be too large info can I direct those that are interested to go to youtube and search under my user name morini500dave for a short film.

Thanks Dave

Re: Benelli/Morini hybrid.

PostPosted: 16 May 2013 05:50
by George 350

Really nicely done, It looks good enough to have come from the factory like that! What do you call it? A Morelli? A Benini? As the small Moto Guzzi's of the time were the same as the Benellis, a Moto Guzzini?
Hope it rides as well as it looks.


Re: Benelli/Morini hybrid.

PostPosted: 16 May 2013 06:38
by acemorini
very good Dave, nice looking bike and very good you tube films. Pete. :D

Re: Benelli/Morini hybrid.

PostPosted: 16 May 2013 16:10
by morini500dave
Hi all.

Thanks for the compliments.She had'nt been taxed since 1988 so I took the registration document to the mot.Still registered as a Benelli but the model is now a Corsaro! the mot tester said the dvla like a model name for identification,so as she has corsaro on the side covers that's what he put on the mot certificate,he complimented that it was a pretty bike and wouldn't have known that it was two different bikes which is what I wanted looking like a factory model.She's an on going project and riding her some more may reveal some other modification that may be needed.

Thanks Dave.

Re: Benelli/Morini hybrid.

PostPosted: 18 May 2013 21:43
by Daddy Dom
Berini? Morilli? Moto Menelli?

Re: Benelli/Morini hybrid.

PostPosted: 01 Sep 2013 15:15
by morini500dave
Hi All.
An update to the work I'm doing on my hybrid.At the moment a 17" rim for the rear wheel is being done,original is 18",this will allow me to get more clearence between the rear mud guard,I'll fit longer shocks when I have the wheel fitted with a tyre.Because the exhaust pipe runs inside the frame and very close to the tyre I'm going to re-route the down pipe under the engine with a silencer from a later Corsaro sport which I hope to mount as per the Corsaro country exiting 30-45 degrees,and lastly bore out to around 145cc.Sorry I'm unable to upload any photos but there's a picture in the latest ATG which I was surprised to see :o