Pesaro based company manufacturing woodworking machinery. Owner Giancarlo Morbidelli had a strong passion for racing- motorcycles and
in 67 the first racebike carrying the Morbidelli name was created. Engine
of choice came from nearby neighbor Benelli.
|Late sixty-eight, a new engine was built by Franco Ringhini, who left
Guazzoni in favor of the new Morbidelli raceteam. This engine were
designed for racing: a six- speed trans, dryclutch, discvalve and
thermosiphon watercooling. Three- port cylinder was known to be a
Karting design. Chassis was improved with a more effective Fontana
four- leading shoe drumbrake.
|The new and improved bikes were raced in the 1969 Worldchampionships
by Franco Ringhini and Eugenio Lazzarini. Both riders took points -
5 and 6!
1970 season rewarded the Morbidelli- team with 9 points for Lazzarini
and Ringhini 3.
|A revision of the bike were made for the 71- season.|
In 1975 Morbidelli launched a production racer called the Morbidelli Ufo.
New style of engine and a distinctive frame make the Ufo easy recognizable.
|End of 1975 yet a new engine was presented. Designed by former Van Veen engineer Jörg Möller, this new powerful engine had in layout more than a slight resemblance to the Kreidler, with its horisontal barrel, Hoeckle crankshaft as well as bore and stroke.|
|Late 1976 a revised bike was introduced, with a new frame.
This design lasted until 1981.
|Lack of engine- spares made racers exchange engines to keep on racing.|