Moto Morini Opening Again…Sorta Not Really

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Don’t get too excited Moto Morini fans, the Italian brand isn’t making a comeback from the dead as of yet. However Piero Aicardi, Moto Morini’s receiver (the person in charge of handling the company’s affairs during the liquidation/bankruptcy process), wants to re-open the Bologna factory to assemble 45 bikes that are apparently sitting in parts at the factory.

With 16 Scamblers and 29 Granpasso’s capable of being built, Aicardi foresees that Moto Morini could open temporarily to build the 45 bikes, which would sell for €6,300 – €7,100 ($8,500 – $9,600), and use the proceeds to pay off some of Moto Morini’s debts.

The news is probably the last chance bike collectors will get at snatching up a motorcycle from Moto Morini, and it’s reported that seven Granpassos will get the yellow frame originally intended for the Granferro, making those units extra special and unique. Despite the fact that none of the post-liquidation Moto Morinis are being sold with a warranty, Aicardi has had no problem in the past unloading the 250 bikes that were in the company’s stock at the time it closed its factory doors.

After the labor unions nixed a deal that would see the company bought by Paolo Berlusconi, Moto Morini and its assets seem destined to go to the highest bidder as they are expected to go on the auctioning block in March of this year.