Published on 20 Jan 2011 by Toni M.
As everyone know Moto Morini is being shutdown after going into voluntary liquidation, and the court with Piero Aicardi (who is following the shutdown) has informed the media that the factory will be opening up again for a brief time, to assemble 45 motorcycles in order to use the proceeds to pay a part of the Casalecchio di Reno company debts.
Calling in the laid off workers, which are mostly women, they will assemble these 45 motorcycles which will be sold without warranties. These include 16 Scramblers that will go for € 6.360 each and 22 Granpasso’s with prices ranging from € 6.300 to € 7.110.
The company will also be producing seven models called the 2011 Special Edition that will mount yellow frames that were originally intended for the Granferro. The Granferro was seen at the 2009 EICMA show, but never hit the production line as the company went bust. The cost of a Special Edition is € 8.000.
There could still be hope for a Moto Morini future as soon as it goes on the auctioning block in March, as entrepreneur Stephan Franz from an Italo-Canadian group, has already contacted the bankruptcy/liquidation court showing a certain interest and has signed a pre-agreement with the same unions that boycotted Paolo Berlusconi’s Nuova Garelli company as an eventual buyer.
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Source | motoblog.it