After we posted yesterday that Moto Morini had shut down its production line, amid the Italian company’s financial problems, other publications began covering the company’s complete closure. This caught the folks at Moto Morini off-guard, who while on an extended day-off, insist they are still keeping the production line functioning, if admittedly at a significantly reduced capacity.

According to Moto Morini, the company closed Monday for a traditional Italian holiday, and remained closed for an extra day after that. According to MCN, a spokesman for the company said that Moto Morini is still trading and producing bikes, “at present Moto Morini is only producing bikes to order while they clear a backlog of machines in stock. They remain optimistic about the future.”

While the good news is that Moto Morini’s demise appears to have been overstated, the response from the company is still bittersweet. Any company that has reduced its production to a per order basis, while having a backlong of machines in its stock, is upside down on its production line. Additionally, the lengthening of the holiday also sounds more like a holiday idling, than a generous holiday vacation.

Despite all this, Moto Morini is still actively looking for a potential buyer, and its operating sales, technical assistance and post-sales, as well as spare parts departments remain fully-functioning.

Source: MCN &

  • Hayabrusa

    C’mon somebody – bail these guys out and start homologating bikes for the US market!! I’d really like to get my hands on a Granpasso quite badly!

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  • i agree 100% with Hayabrusa up there, i also want a quirky 1200 Granpasso something awful! haha

    glad to hear they’re not hanging their hat just yet though.

  • Greg

    Give me a scrambler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • W

    Monday was the St. Ambrogio holiday in Milano , the city shuts down. Tuesday was the Immaculate Conception holiday. It is typical for many in Italy to combine these holidays into a 4 day weekend.

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  • Greg, the Scrambler was my second choice ;)

  • I’d take the Corsaro Avio. *whipes drool from mouth*

    That reminds me, I think I have enough shots of the other Morini’s to put a post together…their booth was horribly lit, but stay tuned I might have something for your dreamers.

  • Beveldrive900

    I bought myself a Corsaro Veloce 1200 at the end of 2008 and have been biting my nails almost ever since. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the bike, in fact it’s an utterly awesome machine, the problem is that within 2 months of my purchase the Australian importers went down the drain, last year (’09) I hear that MM are in liquidation and now the news just seems to be getting worse. I’m hoping like hell that they find a worthy investor, I bought my bike to be ridden as it’s designers intended, not to end up being a pretty decoration in my shed!