Retro Ride Moto Morini 500 Twin

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Moto Morini 500 M

Retro Ride Moto 500 Twin

Used and Classic Enthusiast Issue #7 — a back-issue copy from our store for the full feature and more.

(Now called: and Classic Bike Enthusiast)

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The and ultra sporty Mot Morini 500 was one bike that was destined to a rarity

Walking around stunning Moto Morini 500 at a local shop known for and maintaining rare collectables this baby, which to a prominent Sydney collector, has me Traditionally I’m a fan of early Japanese muscle and Japanese GP replicas. I’ve never a huge Ducaitisti or early bike person but this does it for me. It’s tiny. amazingly well built.

It’s sporty and it is high for its day.

The big brother of the famous Lambertini designed, Franco and Marchesini built 350 Sport and 350 72º V-twins, the Moto 500 twin first came to in 1977.

The engine was a bored and version of the 350 and an absolute trick bit of No wonder the modern Moto twins are so, so fantastic.

The cylinder-heads on the 500 were Heron that were milled with the combustion chamber into the piston crowns! The also had a one-piece forged plain main bearings, and the run on a common pin in desaxe design the cylinders offset by 50mm. The and rear cylinders and heads are and fuelling into the twin is by Dell’Orto 26mm VBH square carburettors that draw a common airbox.

The cam drive was via and the bike even had a Ducati electronic discharge ignition and the six-speed gearbox utilized a dry clutch.

Lubrication was by crank pressure to the rockers via the pushrod tubes, not via oil so it was crucial to warm the bike up to damage.

The Moto Morini 500 chassis was built using Morini’s extensive race using the best European parts and technology available at the

The frame is a duplex steel design and features Marzocchi suspension, Marzocchi front Grimeca rotors and callipers, alloy wheels and stylish clocks.

The bike had the sound and feel of a Italian sportsbike. But it wasn’t all and did receive some bad press in its It suffered rust problems on the system and was a notoriously hard to start.

And the bike didn’t standard with a mirror

Moto Morini 500 M

But the one-down four-up right-hand won hearts of traditional Euro who were struggling to get used to the style we all know today.

The ride was hard and sporty and the although good in dry conditions, notoriously bad in the wet weather.

However, stunning V-twin engine was the big and placed the 100mp/h capable 500 up with performance of bikes the RD350LC, Moto Guzzi V50 and CX500.

The Moto Morini 500 until 1986.


Air-cooled 72º V-twin cam pushrod two-valve four-…, compression, 69 x 64mm bore x wet sump lubrication, dry multi-plate five-speed gearbox, 26mm carburettors, electronic ignition

POWER: 42hp@7000rpm


PERFORMANCE: 106mp/h, 14.7@90mph

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