Classic Italian specialists Mdina Italia have taken over the Moto-Morini spares operation from long-established specialists North Leicester Motorcycles (NLM).
NLM were the major source of UK spares and advice for the much-loved Morini v-twins and other Morini models.
Mdina Italia have a well-established Ducati, Moto Guzzi and Laverda parts business. Based in Baildon, West Yorkshire, Mdina Italia has been supplying motorcycle spares to customers across the globe since 2007. They now have all the Morini parts located on site and are beavering away tidying and organising the data to import into their own accounts and webstore, which should be live as CBG hits the newsstands.
The plan is to create a basic online catalogue initially with the system developed to contain parts pictures and details. In the meantime, as long as owners know the part number or have a description then they will be able to buy what they need.
Andrew Jones of Mdina Italia said: “I believe there could be more Morinis in the UK now than were originally officially imported. We’ve taken all the spare parts. In total we have collected 10 van loads and spent five days just putting it all on the racking. It has been a big job.”
The takeover follows the semi-retirement of Stuart Mayhew, who founded NLM nearly 50 years ago. The motorcycle sales and service business of NLM has been taken over by his son Chris and rebranded as Lusso Veloce.
Lusso Veloce will specialise in historic and Italian Motorcycles and vintage cars. It currently lists two Mike Hailwood Replicas, a Honda RC30 and a pair of Bimotas among the classics on its stock list.