Saturday, November 8, 2014

Morbidelli 500 square four

This time some pics of a very nice Italian square four the Morbidelli, a rather special bike with an alloy monocoque frame and a very nice engine. This bike was ridden by Graziano Rossi and Giovanni Pelletier. Somewhere in the middle of last century, obsession for the motorcycles grew exponentially, so much so, that in 1950s, 60s and 70s, many riders decided to build their own bike for racing purposes. One such man was Giancarlo Morbidelli. He was among the few hobbyists who not only build his bike, but also won races with it. Initially started as a hobby, the Grand Prix wins gave him credibility and the small shop behind Morbidelli’s woodworking machine factory in Pesaro, Italy, launched top-level racing machines that earned four GP world championships.
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Morbidelli 500 square four