1975 Moto Morini 344cc ‘3½’ Sport  Frame no. A106 684 Engine no. A105 684

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Lot 387
1975 Moto Morini 344cc ‘3½’ Sport
Frame no. A106 684 Engine no. A105 684

Sold for £ 3,220 (US$ 4,054) inc. premium
1975 Moto Morini 344cc ‘3½’ Sport
Frame no. A106 684
Engine no. A105 684
Before the arrival of its family of 72-degree v-twin roadsters, Morini’s reputation had rested mainly on its highly successful double-overhead-cam single-cylinder racers. An entirely different approach was adopted for the v-twins: each cylinder’s two valves were pushrod-operated by a single camshaft while the combustion chambers were located, not in the flat-faced cylinder heads, but in the piston crowns. Coupled to a six-speed gearbox, this superb motor’s performance belied its lack of capacity, endowing the lightweight, nimble-footed Morini with a top speed of around 100mph. Sport and Strada (touring) versions were made, early models having drum brakes, later ones discs. This ‘3½’ Sport was brought to Austria by Messrs Huber, a company specialising in the importation of classic Italian motorcycles. Sold to Professor Ehn in 1995 immediately after its restoration, the machine has been ridden regularly, the last such occasion being in 2003, and displays a total of 32,784 kilometres (approximately 20,300 miles) on the odometer. Offered with Austrian Einzelgenehmigung.
1975 Moto Morini 344cc ‘3½’ Sport  Frame no. A106 684 Engine no. A105 684
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