The story of Moto Morini could be straight out of a Monty Python sketch, as the Italian brand has proven, several times now, that it’s not dead yet. Going into receivership back in late 2009, the brand was finally bought in July 2011 for the tidy sum of €1.96 million by entrepreneurs Sandro Capotosti and Ruggeromassimo Jannuzzelli. With production expected to resume in January of this year, the Italian company is teasing its first new bike: the Moto Morini Rebello 1200 Giubileo.
Likely to help celebrate Moto Morini’s 75th anniversary (“giubileo” means jubilee in Italian), it is anyone’s guess as to what sort of bike the Rebello 1200 will be, though it will almost certainly be powered by Moto Morini’s ubiquitous 1200cc-class v-twin lump.
Set to be teased out over a month-long course starting tomorrow (we would argue it started today), Moto Morini seems to be going for the old jigsaw-reveal trick for its unveiling, which should make for an arduous process by the time the final piece has been removed on April 14th. Expect the bike to leak well ahead of that schedule.