Made in Italy from 1954
Franco Morini engines have been used by numerous manufacturers including Aprilia, Baretta, Beta, Bianchi, BSA, Factory Bike (Spain), Fantic, Garelli, Husqvarna, Intramotor, Italjet, KTM. LEM, Macbor (Spain), Malaguti, Mecatecno, Monark, Oscar, Paloma, Proxon, Rivara, TM Racing and Viking.
Morini Franco Automatic S5 Engine 50cc
This engine was used by many motorcycle manufacturers from the 1960's up to 2001 and has the kick-start lever operating forward.
Manufacturers that have used this engine are as follows: Italjet/Indian, Malaguti, LEM, KTM, Husqvarna, DBM, Young Rider plus many others.
In the early 1990's the engine was also developed for more power, this included 2 and 4 reed valve cylinders with larger cooling fins and carburettors ( S5GS ). Manufacturers which have used this engine include: Husqvarna, KTM (pre 2001), LEM, Rivara and DBM.
The Husqvarna version of this engine was fitted with an O-ring head gasket & thicker base gasket in later years.
Sources: morinifrancousa.com, Cycle Memory
Have no figures on numbers exported to the US. Image received of 100cc California had been posted to gallery some years ago.
Fri May 19 2017
apckiebitz at gmail.com
me pueden ayudar a encontrar un cigue para el motor franco morini 2t 4m uc4 no encuentro ninguno
quiero comprar uno
Can help me find a crankshaft for the franco morini 2t 4m uc4 engine I can not find any. I want to buy one
mtnboyfloyd at hotmail.com
I need a magneto cover, for Indian mini bike. Do you know where I can get one.
Try this search: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=franco+morini+parts+usa
Sun Oct 12 2014
atoni51441 at comcast.net
1968 Frabco Morini Mini Bike
In 1968, I bought a mini bike with a Franco-Morini 100cc motor The Normal bikes in the US came with a 50cc, but my father special ordered 2 bikes from Italy. They had long silver gas tanks, high hanDle bars long seat and lights/speedo. Any pictures or info on this bike? I think we had THE ONLY 2 in the USA
Wine Country, CA
Thu May 22 2014
Fri Oct 04 2013
Sat Dec 08 2012
Mon Sep 24 2012
Any available info...
WIlier Morini Franco or Chris Cycle
Hi! I just picked up the listed model and was wondering if you had any info on it? Not much out there on this one.
Thu Dec 15 2011
Thu Dec 01 2011
Red Viking mini bike
Franco Morini ???
I have recently inherited a red bikini mini bike, needs work.. Original motor still runs, just needs tlc on e body and a seat. How much do they go for just another question... My sticker is misprinted ibassume, as it says Vicking, instead of Viking... Does that matter? Still has FM motor
Sat Sep 24 2011
Would you please help me identify this motor? any information on motor and frame would be greatly appreciated!
Wed Jun 22 2011
indian motocross 100
i need a sprocket cover for a morini franca 100..used on the indian motocross 100 indian 100 bobcat and indian 100 supersport
Wed Jun 22 2011
Dbm 50 crx Franco Marino
I am looking for full plastics for my sons dbm 50 crx,
Sun Jun 26 2011
Thu Apr 28 2011
Franco Morini FM 128
I have a new in the box, FM128 purchased from Herdan in the USA. For sale, best offer. I'm located in the USA, Chicago, IL.
Thank you very much,
I don't have any pictures, the FM-128 is new in the box. I thought about getting some pics, but figured people interested would know exactly what it was. Bought it for my nephew, but the family decided he wasn't skilled enough to race around w/ it on a mountain bike. It's sat around in the box in my den for a few years, so I decided to offer it up to the community. I paid $495 new, but would take anything over $300.
Mine is brand new, same as pic, no blue sticker on the side.
Thnks again for the tips and response,
Tue Aug 31 2010
motor franco morini 50 cc. embrague automatico
Necesito saber manual de despiece del motor de este modelo.
Tue Aug 24 2010
franco morini franco morini 50 cc
i build motorize bikes and would like some prices on your 50cc 2 stoke engine if you have a catalog on your motor it would be great if so please mail me some info at 1516 seminole rd jacksonville florida 32205
Sun Jul 25 2010
I need to know what spark plug to use on a 1978 Gyromat Morini F motor. Thanks, John
Richmond, Va, USA
Fri Feb 12 2010
alan.lydiate at skydot com
motori marini franco
friend, i have a mini motorbike that i believe to be a malagutti but i cannot find one similar it is very much like the mx but a road going version with twin pipes and chrome mudguards, can you help me i have pictures if you need further clues.
i have added some pictures which i hope will help with identifying the model of bike i have.
The frame number is, B585 and the engine number is, FM-55 DGM10142 OM. good luck friend and thankyou.
(images too fuzzy to use)
Thu Dec 17 2009
handchange at yahoodot com
Franco Morini Engine Spares?
Motori F Morini UC4 4M
Hi. Are there any spares available in the UK for a 1979 Italjet KS50 engine. Gaskets and piston 39mm (stamped B) required. Thanks
Tue Jul 28 2009
dalebrinkley at hotmail.co.uk
desert 50cc 2stroke 12-7020
Sun May 17 2009
777paul at fsmail.net
morini franco 50cc sidecar outfit
I have a miniature racing sidecar outfit fitted with a morini franco engine.
I have been told it may have been commissioned by MV Augusta in the 1970s for use as a GP pit bike.
The frame No. is T1S-224 and the engine No. is 00827.
Can you help me find more info on this.
Sat May 02 2009
philipyelito at yahoodot com
number of models made
Indian 1970 New 100 moto mrini/franco
I was wondering how many were made and how many imported to the states. Mine was stolen in Las Vagas NV 8 yrs ago. It Had Marzochi suspention Originally yellow and black
Wed Mar 11 2009
javier.almo at hotmaildot com
javier alonso moscoso
young rider trial
agradeceria saber si me facilitarian recambio en barcelona del motor s5n infantil me es muy dificil encontrar en barcelona o biem me faciliten distribuidor un saludo javier alonso
Sat Feb 28 2009
soltisx4 at netzero.net
franco morini motori bobcat 3cv
what year were these produced,is this the correct model ? where can i find info about the electrical system(coil, plug wire),is this a 2 stroke?
Fri Feb 06 2009
claudeandmarie at gmaildot com
2001 Fun tech Scoot Car
Fun Tech Scoot Car
Looking for a service manuel for 49cc morini engine used in 2001 Fun Tech Scoot Car
Wed Jan 28 2009
jpar327 at aoldot com
Motori Morini Franco, Kart engine
Parilla NEW 100
I'm looking for information regarding this Kart engine that was imported into the USA in the 1960's
Tue Dec 09 2008
hamiltonjuliojr at terra.com.br
PErAS DE REPOSt
TENHO UMA SCOOTER BRASILEIRA QUE UTILIZA MOTOR MORINI FRANCO 50CC DOIS TEMPOS. NECESSITO DE PEr (CILINDRO , ANEIS E PISTon). ONDE POSSO ENCONTRAR?
Tue Nov 11 2008
dotcomdotnet at hotmail.co.uk
morini franco motori young rider 50cc
i have recently purchasse a morini franco motori 50cc bike and i do not no the oil , fuel ratio could you please let me know , thank you
There may be some information here: Pre-Mix Twostroke Fuel
Wed Aug 13 2008
maarten.rutten at raedschelders.be
Roxon X-cube 2T monocil 50cc
Pleas sent us by E-mail information (part list)from the engine F.morini 2T 50cc monocil raffreddato adaria.
Is it also possible to change it in to 60cc or 70cc ?
Fri Aug 08 2008
amcatear at hotmaildot com
type of oil
i have a Morini-Franco-Motori-minbike-mattbarbie.
couild you what type of oil it takes and where do you put it frame no *01566*
Tue Mar 11 2008
nndickson at msndot com
vintage moped parts
motori franco morini pacer etc
Many replacement parts for moped engines available at
ocean city md usa
Fri Feb 15 2008
odin1964 at yahoodot com
franco morini 100c indian
Frame #32133. It is suppose to be a 1962 Indain 100 with morini franco motor. Need help to identify.
Fri Jan 04 2008
richard at 4playgaming.com.au
AH50l 50cc 2 stroke morini motori
i need this engine or parts can u help i live in australia nsw can u please give me a price or point me in the right direction
Sun Nov 04 2007
dkgilbert at optusnet.com.au
morini franco young rider (00-03)
hay there, just enquiring about front forks,back brake pedal and linkage,and the bottom chain support. is there any chance you could point me in the right direction with a few contacts.
Sun Oct 28 2007
philippe.langlet1 at club-internet.fr
je cherche un moteur franco morini comme sur la photo avec la bobine fixer par ses deux vise ,a cote du volant magnetique merci
Fri Sep 21 2007
Blueblood-3 at telenet.be
i wanted to know what type of bike this is and where I can find the technical data and spare parts.
I believe it to be a Franco Morini. Better photos showing engine and frame number would be helpful.
Mon Sep 17 2007
bonneville1992 at hotmaildot com
piston diameter and cc?
franko morini motori mattbarbie mini bike
i am looking to replace my piston in my motor, it is 50cc, the cylinder has the #2099 marked on it.
Fri Aug 31 2007
cadshack5 at netzerodot com
need parts please
dont know ?
i need piston and rings for this bike but i don't know what it is these are the numbers iv'e got on the crank case #27834 right side center on the flywheel or mag is stampedbosch made in germany #0212005021 then an arrow indicating direction with KD1 also there is the #6V18W and a small 732 the very bottom FM-S5 DGM 10142 OM the carb is made in italy DELLORTO SHA14 12 on the cylinder its IBIN-01 and on the top or head is F.48-M.5 F.M. with MOTORI MORINI FRANCO any help or a parts cat. would help me greatly have money need parts thanks James Caddy 616 morris ln Paradise California 95969
Mon Aug 20 2007
oliver.baumgartner at gmx.de
Help :Does anybody knows this minibike with morini engin
Motori Franco Morini,automatic Engine
Hello, I'm from germany and i need help to identify the following mini.bike from the seventies.
Theres no plate on the body,and no name of an manufactorer...there is only `` La Zanzara `` on the back of the seat! it has an Franco Morini engine ,and its has an automatik transmission.
Maybe you can identify this mini-bike !
Tue Aug 14 2007
bobber921 at yahoodot com
searching for parts
2004 morini f motori engine
This engine is on a youth rider dirt bike .
I believe it is a S6C competition motor I am looking for a jug and piston set complete with gaskets . A manual would also be helpful
Try the page of resources for Books and Manuals
Sun Aug 12 2007
steven.b.terry at gmaildot com
Franco Morini engine
I am lookng for charge coil and capacitor for 1977 Morini Pacer
The model I have is a 1976 Pacer Sport, P-78., maroon and silver.
Fri Aug 03 2007
alexjamieson54 at hotmail.co.uk
motori morini franco motor bike
not sure seriel no b513573
trying to finde more about it the only uther thing i know about it is on engein is the words is (olio carico livello) i woad be very grate full if u could help
i got more numbers off engine/gearbox could you add to site for me or can you
help with the numbers fm- S5 and d6m 10149 om thanks. as i am thinking or selling it ?
Thu Aug 02 2007
thirstad at gmaildot com
100cc Morini Franco
70's Indian Bobcat Mini bike
MINARELLI FRANCO MOTORI MORINI EXPERTS I Need Help!! I NEED PARTS For A 1970's Indian Bobcat Mini bike with A 100cc Morini Franco; Need Kickstart Shaft,Shifter Shaft, Oversize Piston Complete, Con rod + bearings or Complete Crankshaft, Points Condensor gaskets Etc.. I have pictures of this engine, and will send on request. Marking on top of case
is either 10-0 or 10-D. I believe this to be a 1974 Bobcat. All / Any Help Appreciated Thanks
Sun Jul 22 2007
any one know what this is: Viking minibikes
Sat Jun 30 2007
rminnich at uwmaildot com
Piston Rings 50cc
I have what I believe is a 50cc F. Morini engine. I need piston rings and would appreciate any help on finding them. Thank You -Ricky
Thu May 03 2007
slipperypigbob at aoldot com
Franco morini 80cc FMT4-6 speed
could anybody help with locating clutch parts for the above engine 1987
Thu Apr 05 2007
fastchevelle at aoldot com
50cc motor cycle
moto b. m. bologna, boss
bike was bought in 72 or73 from a cadalog & was shiped to our house.was my first bike and want to restore. it had a hard life & many parts are missing.i remember the motor being a powerhouse, but the bike not good quality. the bike is yellow with black trim. the tank said BOSS, back of seat says MOTO B. M. BOLOGNA. ROD SAYS TURBO, CYLINDER SAYS TURBO, HEAD SATS MOTORI MORINI FRANCO SPORT-TURBO
Sat Mar 10 2007
amymeddings at msndot com
morini f motori
i need a coil and stator 1980? i think
Mon Mar 05 2007
www.spurdog1972 at hotmaildot com
need parts for kick start
morini franco motori 50cc
need parts and book
Wed Dec 27 2006
CPC-JUD at YAHOOdot com
WHERE CAN I GET PARTS?
MORINO FRANCO MOTORI
NEED A CDI FOR A MORINO FRANCO MOTORI ENGINE 2 STROKE 50 cc
Tue Dec 26 2006
bslkennedy at yahoodot com
1976 morini franco motori
I need a set of rings for the above model 50cc motor drive 4545. I think the # on the moped
morini franco 1976 Idn # 04337
need a set of rings & gasket set for a morini franco moped 1976 Idn#04337 the other # on
the plate is 4545
Phoniex AZ USA
Fri Dec 22 2006
ANDREW-RENAGADE at YAHOO.CO.UK
old mini racer 1950- 1970
please help me i was given a very perqulor mini racer looks very old the only bit of information i have on the bike is a sticker on one of the housings it reads MORINI FRANCO MOTORI ITALY? i will attach some pictures Iwuold like to restore the bike any information you could help me with would be of great help thank you.
Thu Dec 14 2006
annet.leon at hetnet.nl
spare parts engine
morini franco FM F5 IGM 3639 OM
i'm looking for spare parts for my old morini franco engine. My questions is are they available for this type of engine.
Sat Sep 30 2006
wouterschar at aoldot com
franco morini engine
kids dirt bike 50 cc
hi are all frnco engines two stroke?. and can anyone tell me where i could get the gears to fix the kick start as my kick start as started slipping. also would anyone know what year and model it is kind regards charlie
Mon Jun 19 2006
boyhan at hotmail.co.uk
morini franco motori
i have a small motorcross style 50cc motorbike (forward kickstart) and whenever i start it the engine wont tick over i have to keep it at high revs otherwise the bike will stall any help would be greatly appreciated please email me thank you
Sun Apr 30 2006
marknju at cwazy.co.uk
morini franco engines
to all of you that need spares for the morini franco enines try jason at IGM-UK.co.uk he carries spares for most bikes using this engine
Fri Apr 07 2006
phipps.d at btinternetdot com
where to get part's from
morini franco 50cc crosser
we are looking for some part's for my son's bike can you help me it would be great if so thanks. dave.
I don't have a list of dealers in the UK at present, Dave, but will post a list when I compile it. In the meantime, try the Morini directory at Bikelinks, which contains information on both Morini and Franco Morini
Thu Apr 06 2006
quickchevelle at aoldot com
plug & gap info needed?
2001 DBM mini bike
my son took the spark plug out of this bike and now i need the ngk part # and gap specs. thx
2001 DBM 50 with a Franco Morini Motori two stroke engine
The Morini Motori site has a listing of current 50cc engines, along with the recommended spark plug. Ed. (morinimotori.com 404 Dec 2010
Mon Dec 19 2005
corvette2 at freenet.de
suche mittel zilinder fur kinder cross 50 cm
Sun Dec 18 2005
aidanfortune at yahoo.co.uk
piston and rings
i am looking for where to get a piston and rings for a morini franco motori 50cc
Wed Dec 07 2005
cliff at neo.rrdot com
morini lem 50
I have purchased a morini lem 50 its a dirtbike it is pinkish red with a purple seat and white gas tank I need to order an entire clutch,springs and basket for this can you tell me where i can get these parts and what year the bike is
thanks jeff w
Mon Nov 14 2005
nck15 at o2.pl
franco moto morini 50 dakarino
hello i've bought a dirt bike with engine franco moto morini 49ccm
it's called penta dakarino 50 i'm looking for some parts for it. i'm from poland but i'd like to get any importer
Mon Oct 10 2005
keyesakl at aoldot com
parts 1984 pacer super sport (franco engine)
Looking for any new part retailer for rehab project. also may be interested in performance for above. THX
Sun Oct 02 2005
blacbart at netzero.net
I am looking to purchase a throttle cable for an older moped (F Morini). Do you know where I can purchase this.
Fri Sep 16 2005
ehallii at yahoodot com
Franco Morini Motori Two-Stroke Engines
Does anyone have any info on the Yankee Boss, 1970? It used a 55cc F. Morini engine w/ 4 speed gearbox. I am looking for any parts and info. Thanks.
Fri Aug 19 2005
dmcgraw at centurytel.net
franco motori morini
i have a small vailla with a motori franco motor and am looking for any parts and information it is an older bike maybe 70's.
Sat Jul 30 2005
dpage100 at yahoodot com
i have a 50cc franco morini sport dirt bike i need a clutch. any info of where i can purchase parts in us please contactme at dpage100 at yahoodot com thanks
Thu Jul 21 2005
www.twoolley2004 at yahoodot com
I need a pistion and rings for this bike it has a Morini Franco Motori 50cc 2001 nuber on it is FM2082 OM86
Thu Jul 21 2005
defender26 at excitedot com
action brand 49cc
hello, i have a small 49cc motocross bike. it has a morini franco motor. it looks just like the one posted on your home page. the tank has an action sticker, with made in the usa in small print. the markings on the motor are morini franco. i can't seem to figure out the year model or where to obtain parts. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks.
Wed Jul 20 2005
frederic.feyen at skynet.be
Can anybody tell me if Morini makes buggys (50cc) for children? how much do they cost? where can i buy one ?
Fri Jul 08 2005
voksa at wi.rrdot com
I have what I believe is a 50cc F. Morini engine it has the numbers 2099 on the outside of the cyl. I need piston rings and would appreciate any help on finding them. Thank You Vic
Mon Jul 04 2005
mraltitudetby at aoldot com
Franco Motori Morini S5 50cc automatic
the motor is an S5-T from a 1997 KTM SXR50 ...
Listed under KTM
Wed Jun 29 2005
andidwhite at aoldot com
50cc Morini dirt bike
Trying to find a throttle cable for my sons dirtbike. I have emailed Lem and also Dellorto, they say they don't know. Vin#m10B123C82Y000012, Dellorto SHA 1412L, blue and says "it" on the side???? The throttle cable is one piece, doesn't split to two different lines.
Tues 31st May 2005
From: Dg54509 at aoldot com
that lem, is actually called a morini franco lx-2. it is an italian bike made by the former moto morini company. any suggestions, references or technical advice is welcome. bike is in good shape and runs good........except in needs a new plug about every 3 hours. plug is burning perfect. i thought somebody else might have the same problem and came up with a cheap, easy fix.
Mon May 23 2005
beniamin.herdean at personal.ro
Morini franco mx cross motori mx 4903
Witch is the price for morini franco mx cross motor mx 4903
Mon May 02 2005
smokinbikeworks at yahoodot com
1977 Pacer Morini
I need to find a magneito and points
1977 Pacer Morini Scooter
Email: matbarbie at yahoodot com
I have a little 50cc dirt bike, we want to rebuild it, but we have no idea what it is. it has a morini 50cc engine, with the #fm 55n under the gear case, *2460* on top of the gear case, carb is a delorto sha1412L, 250 10' tires, it says made in italy on the neck with the #00704. If anyone could give me some info on this bike I would be grateful.
Thu Mar 30 2006
morini franco motori;minibike
I had emailed you maybe a year ago and sent you a pic of the little minibike I'm trieing to rebuild for my son. I haven't had an email from anyone yet with any info. Thank you for posting my picture.I'm thinking now that the little bike might be a LEM CR3? not for sure though. Anyway thank you again for trying.
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005
subject: after market parts
Email: tifannyhudson at sbcglobal.net
message: I have a 50cc morini dirt bike im looking for after market parts like race pipes carb kits and other things can you please help. My name is Travis
December 21, 2001
My little brother bought a Morini Franco dirt bike, and that thing is nothing but trouble. The sproket is held on my four little bolts, and they just broke off. It's not organized. It's a royal piece of trash. -- skateonthedeck at hotmaildot com
September 2, 2001
I am looking for some information (Quick) on a Morini FGranco Motori LX2 50cc Child motor Bike... can you lead me in the right direction.... -- Many Thanks -- Paul -- paul at oakwood1.screaming.net
June 13, 2001
I have a 1981 Pacer Super Sport moped. Someone gave it to me brand new and I hardly use it. It has only 69 (sixty nine) original miles. I always kept it inside and it is in mint condition. Could you advise how much this bike could be worth in today's market? I know it was imported from Italy but don't know if the manufacturer was Morini-Franco. Your advise will be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much. -- Jose Silveira -- josesilv at us.ibmdot com
December 10, 2000
Doe's any one know where I can source a F Morini 50cc engine so I can get my old BSA Boxer on the road and if anyone has info on my model of bike any correspondence would be gratefully received . -- PPipanne at aoldot com
September 30, 2000
I just bought a 1977 Morini Franco Motori Model "Pratikal." I'd like to know some more about this scoot, but I have no clue of where to start. If anyone has any information about it please email me at suthida at u.washington.edu -- Thanks, -- Lisa
April 17, 2000
Hi. I wonder if anyone can help me find parts for Motori Morini/f off road buggy like, dingo?
Stewart Papworth -- stewart at sharmane19.freeserve.co.uk
January 3, 2001
I am looking of a German importer of "three wheels fun cars" from the Franco Morini Motori. I thank you for an address. -- Roland.Angermueller at t-online.de
October 25, 1999
Je recherche des pieces (segments de piston) pour une mini cros 50 avec moteur Morini (anne 90 environ) carburateur Dell Orto SHA 12/14. -- Merci -- spjlj28 at club-internet.fr
March 16, 1999
Franco Morini is a relative (cousin I think) of Alfonso Morini who made the wonderful bikes under his own name. I don't know of anyone who does spares, but you could try the factory itself:
Morini Franco Motori
Via Porrettana 377
40033 Casalecchio di Reno
Tel: (051)57 1257
Franco Morini makes small capacity two strokes for use in scooters and small mopeds. They have just produced a 125cc air cooled four stroke single, single overhead cam, two valves, six speeds. May be used by Piaggio and Gilera.
If you have a query or information about Franco Morini engines please contact us