Kanguro ni Morini ni moto kei na gasau vidi – Roadtest ni motovai momona – RealClassic.co.uk

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Kanguro ni Morini ni moto kei na gasau vidi

Most people tend to plump for one of the well-known Morini Sport or Strada models. Ia ena iyalayala veibasai kei na ivakarau o na kunea kina na gasau vidi super-sleek kei na Kanguro rufty-tufty. Vakacava o Ken Philp yaco sara mai vei ira na kai ruarua?

Au a raica taumada e dua na Kanguro ena mataveilewai ni Earls ena 1982, ka a vakauqeti me vaka ni sa dua off-road V-drua. Au a dua na leqa ni veiqaravi vakavuniwai 1984, me rawa ni biuta laivi e vica na basikeli ka volia oqo e dua, na imatai ni Kanguro ka NLM ena sitoa.

Sa toso tiko ga ena veigauna kece au a vinakata me! E a solia vei au e levu na marau off-road, se cava ga na kena bibi, Oi au e dua na shortie – 5' 5. Au ga a biuta tani ni sa ena 2003 baleta ni 'u walega 15% kaukauwa ni yatevuso oqo.

Au sa sega ni rawa ni kaya e dua na ka au sega ni taleitaka me baleta. Au sa vakayagataki kina me baleta na enduros, na gaunisala-vodo, Weston Beach veitau, vakayawa na veivakatovolei, kei na so tale, ka maroroi na yagoda ena dua na gauna 720 na maile ena 20 na auwa ena dua na soqo ni MCC.

Ena levu ni ilavo au ubi tu me baleta na 16,000 na maile. Era sa sega ni dua na leqa dina, o ira ga era na noqu cala!

E volia e dua na Kanguro dodonu me maroroya na matata vinaka tu ni na imatai X-ivakaraitaki vinaka. Na X1 kei na X2 tiko na tubular oqo, and the X cracks the frame at the right footrest point. The X1 has reinforcement there.

The headlamp is only AC direct light, so output varies with engine speed. It’s also a 6-volt lighting system, with a VERY small battery!

Vakakina, having owned the Kanguro from new, I really was very impressed with the motor. Then I saw a photo of a new Dart in the press, and wasn’t too impresseduntil I saw one close-up at the Earls Court Show in 1998. I positively DROOLED!

Moto Morini 350 Kanguro
Moto Morini 350 Kanguro

So I watched NLM unpack the first one they had from Harglo, and bought it straight away.

It’s a June 1990-registered Moto Morini Dart, so is now almost 16 years old. It’s got 54,000km on it and is still in very good condition. It’s had a few mods, all done by melike the right foot gearchange / left foot brake, a Honda NTV650 hydraulic adjuster on the rear Marzocchi monoshock, alloy tank, and handlebar raisers.

I also fitted it with a KN air filter, with suitable jet changes, and a Y-piece in the exhaust in place of the unobtainable expansion chamber, and a Micron exhaust can off a Ducati 750SS. The latter was done partly to reduce weight, partly to make it sound a proper V-twin! It’s also had extra spacers slotted in above the internal fork springs.

Without doubt, its best features are its looks, and performance. The Dart is not particularly fast (I’ve seen a max of 101.1mph on my digital cycle speedowhich is very accurate, by the way), but the handling is SUPERB! It’s also economical and has given 64mpg over its life (I have a record of all the fuel used from new).

It’s comfortable for a shortie, and it’s taken us on a couple of Continental tours two-up.

Moto Morini 350 Kanguro
Moto Morini 350 Kanguro

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