Moto Morini and all of its assets were purchased this past July for a reported 1.95 million Euros ($2.78 million). All tooling, dies, complete engines, components and a substantial wealth of projects have been acquired by Eagle Motorcycles and its principals, Alessandro Capotosti and Ruggiero Massimo Jannuzzelli. These two gentlemen are totally unknown to the motorcycle world, both having been formerly involved in banking and financial brokerage activities in Milan, Italy.
At this stage, it is very hard to identify what the new owners will make of Moto Morini. Rumors suggest that they are a front sent forward by another entrepreneur, possibly Paolo Berlusconi (the brother of Italy’s Prime Minister, who attempted to purchase Moto Morini but was rebuffed by the radically communist unions in Bologna).
For now, it is all speculation. Apparently, Capotosti and Jannuzzelli have already contacted former Chief Project Engineer Franco Lambertini to learn if he is interested in a new phase of his long love affair with Moto Morini.